Monday, May 17, 2010
BREAKING UPFRONTS NEWS: FOX, NBC Set Schedules
These things are becoming a bit anti-climatic with networks announcing renewals/cancellations ahead of time and, in the case of NBC, releasing the entire fall schedule before the announcement, but nonetheless, it's that nail-biting time we call Network Upfronts Week where our faves get a second chance or an early retirement. Fox was up first and there weren't too many shake-ups. PTR faves Bones and Fringe will retain their Thursday night slots while fellow PTR fave Glee will stay on Tuesdays, but move to an earlier slot (8 p.m.). Glee will also get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot in February. Meanwhile, bubble series Human Target got picked-up, but moves to Friday nights.
Over at NBC, "new" is the buzzword as the network will roll out five new comedies and seven new dramas this fall. On the returning favorites side, Law & Order: SVU will move back to the 9 p.m. slot on Wednesdays where it was earlier this season, PTR fave Chuck will return to Mondays at 8 p.m., and one of TV's best character dramas, Parenthood, returns to Tuesday nights.
Get a closer look at both Fox and NBC's fall schedules after the jump.
FOX FALL 2010 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM LONESTAR (new)
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (new)
9:30-10:00 PM RUNNING WILDE (new)
8:00-9:00 PM LIE TO ME
9:00-10:00 PM HELL'S KITCHEN
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE
8:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD GUYS
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED
7:00-8:00 PM THE OT (NFL post-game)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
For more on Fox's schedule (including details on new series), visit The Futon Critic.
Now, here's a closer look at NBC's new fall schedule:
NBC FALL 2010 SCHEDULE *New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET
8-9 p.m. - "Chuck"
9-10 p.m. - "THE EVENT"
10-11 p.m. - "CHASE"
8-10 p.m. - "The Biggest Loser"
10-11 p.m. - "Parenthood"
8-9 p.m. - "UNDERCOVERS"
9-10 p.m. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
10-11 p.m. - "LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES"
8- 8:30 p.m. - "Community"
8:30-9 p.m. - "30 Rock"
9-9:30 p.m. - "The Office"
9:30-10 p.m. - "OUTSOURCED"
10-11 p.m. - "LOVE BITES"
8-9 p.m. - "Who Do You Think You Are?"/"SCHOOL PRIDE"
9-10 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"
10-11 p.m. - "OUTLAW"
7- 8:15 p.m. -- "Football Night in America"
8:15-11:30 p.m. -- "NBC Sunday Night Football"
SUNDAY (beginning March 2011)
7-8 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"
8-9 p.m. - "Minute to Win It"
9-11 p.m. - "The Celebrity Apprentice
For more on NBC's schedule (including details on new series), visit The Futon Critic.