NBC Releases Full Mid-Season Schedule, Who’s Returning?
Just minutes ago we heard the glorious news that ‘Community‘ would finally get its long-awaited return on Thursday, February 7, taking over for ‘30 Rock‘ after its final season run.Â But what else of NBC’s mid-season line-up?Â What new series will premiere, and when will returning favorites like ‘Smash‘ or ‘Revolution‘ pick up again?Â Head inside for all the details on NBC’s initial 2013 line-up, or you’ll be left out!
Looking past the momentous announcement that brings ‘Community’ season 4 into our lives next year, NBC has also set a number of return dates and premieres for its new series.Â Among the new series joining the line-up, ’1600 Penn,’ ‘Deception’ (formerly ‘Infamous’) and Eva Longoria’s ‘Ready For Love’ will make their debuts.Â No word yet on ‘Hannibal,’ but additional announcements are to follow.
We’ve also learned that ‘Smash’ will move to Tuesday, February 5 with a two-hour premiere!Â Check out NBC’s announcement below for all the details on your favorite shows!Â Let us know what you’re most excited to see in the comments!
– New Drama âDeceptionâ (Formerly âInfamousâ) January 7
– New Comedy â1600 Pennâ January 10
– New Relationship Series “Ready for Love” from Eva Longoria March 31
– âThe Voiceâ Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26
– The Season’s Newest Hit âRevolutionâ Returns March 25
– “The Biggest Loser” Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels
– âSmashâ Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson
– âCommunityâ Returns February
–âThe Celebrity Apprenticeâ Debuts March 3
– âBetty Whiteâs Off Their Rockersâ Comes Back January 8
The new drama âDeceptionâ â starring Meagan Good (âThink Like a Manâ), Victor Garber (âAliasâ), Tate Donovan (âDamagesâ) and Katherine LaNasa (âAlfieâ) in a dark family murder mystery — debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding âDeceptionâ is the new season of âThe Biggest Loserâ which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of “The Voice.”
âThe Voiceâ maintains its momentum as it returns March 25 for a fourth season (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET). It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. âRevolutionâ — the seasonâs only bona fide new hit series — will return and follow âThe Voiceâ on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.
Last yearâs acclaimed musical drama âSmashâ makes its much-anticipated return with a two-hour episode on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) — with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson — and will resume on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET) in its regular day and time. âBetty Whiteâs Off Their Rockersâ premieres on January 8 with back-to-back episodes (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET) and will continue in that hour each Tuesday.
âThe Voiceâ also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).
The new comedy â1600 Pennâ — starring Bill Pullman (âIndependence Dayâ), Jenna Elfman (âDharma and Gregâ) and Josh Gad (Broadwayâs âThe Book of Mormonâ) as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House — debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of “Modern Family” is co-creator and director. The critically hailed comedy âCommunityâ returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). âParks and Recreationâ moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.
The new alternative series âReady for Loveâ — an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria â premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trumpâs âThe Celebrity Apprenticeâ resumes with an âAll-Starâ edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET).