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NBC announces its midseason lineup (Updated)

NBC announced the long-awaited premiere date for "Parenthood" today, along with the rest of its midseason lineup.

"Parenthood," starring an A-List ensemble that includes Peter Krause and Craig T. Nelson, will debut on March 1 at 9 p.m. Jerry Seinfeld's new comedy, "The Marriage Ref," will premiere on March 14 at 8 p.m.

[Update 11:50: We neglected to note that the "Heroes" season finale will air on Feb. 8 and the Winter Olympics will air on NBC from Feb. 12-28].

Here is the complete schedule:


8-9 p.m. -- “Chuck” (begins Jan. 11; two back-to-back season-premiere episodes on Jan. 10 from 9-11 p.m.)

9-10 p.m. -- “Parenthood” (premieres March 1)

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”


8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (its new season premieres on Jan. 5)

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”


8-9 p.m. – “Mercy”

9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”


8-8:30 p.m. – “Community”

8:30-9 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”

9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”  

9:30-10 p.m. – “30 Rock”

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”


8-9 p.m. -- “Law & Order”

9-10 p.m. -- “Dateline NBC”

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”


8-11 p.m. -- encores of dramas


7-9 p.m. -- “Dateline NBC” (through March 7, then moves to 7-8 p.m. beginning March 14)

8-9 p.m. – “The Marriage Ref” (debuts March 14)

9-11 p.m. -- “The Celebrity Apprentice” (premieres March 14)

-- Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

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What happened to Southland ?? Too sophisticated or maybe too sensitive on LAPD nerves ?


OMG What about Heroes??

Southland moved to a different channel. I can't remember which though...

TNT purchased the rights to "Southland".


Oh good. Now I don't have to watch anything except Chuck and 30 Rock.

Thanks for mentioning Heroes - I hadn't seen it on many other posts about the NBC Schedule. I thought it was canceled; which wouldn't have been a bad thing. I'm excited for their Monday/Thursday nights. Everything else is forgettable.

Its been a year and a half since I've watched "TV" -- its all Hulu and Netflix now. Avatar might get me to go see a movie in a theater, but nothing else has since 2006. So, NBC's prime-time schedule is utterly irrelevant to my existance. Generally that whole prime time schedule practice feels about 20 years out of date even though its only 3 years out of date. Maybe we all got tired of it 20 years ago and were just biding our time?


Great! I can watch The Office and 30 Rock then read for the rest of the week.


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