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. But what else of NBC's mid-season line-up? What new series will premiere, and when will returning favorites like 'Smash' or 'Revolution' pick up again? 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. Among the new series joining the line-up, '1600 Penn,' 'Deception' (formerly 'Infamous') and Eva Longoria's 'Ready For Love' will make their debuts. 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! Check out NBC's announcement below for all the details on your favorite shows! Let us know what you're most excited to see in the comments!
-- New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7
-- New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10
-- New Relationship Series "Ready for Love" from Eva Longoria March 31
-- “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26
-- The Season's Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25
-- "The Biggest Loser" Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels
-- “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson
-- “Community” Returns February
--“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3
-- “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8
The new drama “Deception” – starring Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”), Victor Garber (“Alias”), Tate Donovan (“Damages”) and Katherine LaNasa (“Alfie”) in a dark family murder mystery -- debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding “Deception” is the new season of “The Biggest Loser” 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."
“The Voice” 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. “Revolution” -- the season’s only bona fide new hit series -- will return and follow “The Voice” on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.
Last year’s acclaimed musical drama “Smash” 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. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” 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.
“The Voice” also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).
The new comedy “1600 Penn” -- starring Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) 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 “Community” returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). “Parks and Recreation” moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.
The new alternative series “Ready for Love” -- an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria – premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” resumes with an “All-Star” 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).