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NBC Development Slate/Schedule for 2009/2010 Season [Continually Updated]

Following you will find NBC’s current development slate (confirmed and rumored) and schedules for the 2009/2010 season.  Updates will be made on a regular basis, ahead of and through the upfronts which take place next week.

I’ll sticky the thread to the of the page when an update happens, but you can find this post on the Television page of the website at all times at this link.

LATEST UPDATE@ 12:05pm on 5/19/2009: NBC has declined the opportunity to pick up Medium for an additional season, however, as was noted previously, CBS has decided to pick it up.  CBS is expected to put the show on Friday night’s following Ghost Whisperer.  That could actually work out really well.  Also added the network’s 2009/2010 schedules for fall and midseason.

For updates and changes, click here.

NEW SHOW PICKUPS

DRAMA

  • Mercy
  • Parenthood
  • Trauma

COMEDY

  • 100 Questions
  • Community and 100 Questions

REALITY/ALTERNATIVE


EVENTS/MINISERIES/MOVIES

  • Day One

RUMORED NEW SHOW PICKUPS

DRAMA


COMEDY


REALITY/ALTERNATIVE


EVENTS/MINISERIES/MOVIES


CURRENT SHOWS

Renewed for 2009/2010

  • 30 Rock
  • The Biggest Loser
  • The Celebrity Apprentice
  • Chuck
  • Friday Night Lights (renewed for two additional seasons via partnership with DirecTV–see related story)
  • Heroes
  • Law & Order
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
  • Southland

Canceled

  • America’s Toughest Jobs
  • Chopping Block
  • Crusoe
  • ER
  • Kath & Kim
  • Kings
  • Knight Rider
  • Life
  • Lipstick Jungle
  • Medium (CBS is expected to pick it up)
  • Momma’s Boys
  • My Own Worst Enemy
  • My Name Is Earl (being shopped to ABC and Fox)

Fate Unknown

  • Howie Do It
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Superstars of Dance

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2009-10 (from the official press release)

FALL 2009-10
*New programs in UPPER CASE and BOLD

MONDAY
8:00 p.m. “Heroes”
9:00 p.m. “TRAUMA”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

TUESDAY
8:00 p.m. “The Biggest Loser”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

WEDNESDAY
8:00 p.m. “PARENTHOOD”
9:00 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

THURSDAY
8:00 p.m. “SNL Weekend Update Thursday” /  “COMMUNITY
8:30 p.m. “Parks & Recreation”
9:00 p.m. “The Office”
9:30 p.m. “COMMUNITY” / “30 Rock”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

FRIDAY
8:00 p.m. “Law & Order”
9:00 p.m. “Southland”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

SATURDAY
8:00 p.m. “Dateline NBC”
9:00 p.m. “TRAUMA” (Encores)
10:00 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU” (Encores)

SUNDAY
7:00 p.m. “Football Night in America”
8:20 p.m. “NBC Sunday Night Football”

MIDSEASON 2010
2020 Winter Olympics will run from February 12-28, 2010
*New programs in UPPER CASE and BOLD

MONDAY
8:00 p.m. “Chuck”
9:00 p.m. “DAY ONE”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

TUESDAY
8:00 p.m. “The Biggest Loser”
9:30 p.m. “100 QUESTIONS”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

WEDNESDAY
8:00 p.m. “MERCY”
9:00 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

THURSDAY
8:00 p.m. “COMMUNITY
8:30 p.m. “Parks & Recreation”
9:00 p.m. “The Office”
9:30 p.m.  “30 Rock”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

FRIDAY
8:00 p.m. “Law & Order”
9:00 p.m. “Southland”
10:00 p.m. “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

SATURDAY
8:00 p.m. “Dateline NBC”
9:00 p.m. “Southland” (Encores)
10:00 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU” (Encores)

SUNDAY
7:00 p.m. “Dateline NBC”
8:00 p.m. “THE MARRIAGE REF”
9:00 p.m. “The Celebrity Apprentice”

SUMMER 2010
*New programs in UPPER CASE

NBC’s official press release from their upfront presentation given on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 follows below.

NBC ANNOUNCES 2009-2010 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE BOLSTERED BY MORE ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING THAN EVER BEFORE

Shared Time Period Strategy Around NBC’s Broadcast of 2010 Winter Olympics Along with Jay Leno at 10 p.m. Enables Network to Broadcast Original Programming Year-Round

Network Renews Returning Series “Law & Order” and “Chuck”

NEW YORK — May 19, 2009 – NBC announced today its 2009-2010 schedule featuring more original programming than ever before and a shared time-period strategy around NBC’s Olympics platform that, along with “The Jay Leno Show” (Mondays-Fridays 10-11 p.m. ET), allows the network to broadcast all-new content year-round.

In addition, NBC issued renewals to “Law & Order” and “Chuck” (see accompanying release) as part of its strong slate of new and returning shows announced recently at the network’s highly successful Infront.

“NBC has picked up more scripted shows than last season even with ‘The Jay Leno Show’ at 10 p.m.,” said Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. “We’re incredibly excited about our new and returning series and have more comedy programming than anyone else, as well as two of the most buzzed about new shows, ‘Community’ and ‘Parenthood.’ We can’t wait for the fall.”

“We are extremely proud to introduce these strong new series to NBC’s schedule next season in strategic timeslots that position them for success,” said Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “They join some of the highest quality returning shows on television, which will serve as a strong foundation to the new schedule. I think viewers are going to be happy to see this lineup of great new shows that will truly fit the NBC legacy of quality, culturally defining shows.”

NBC’s shared time period strategy will kick off this fall on Mondays with the premiere of “Heroes” (8-9 p.m. ET) continuing with all originals before “Chuck” assumes the time period after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which will be a powerful launching platform with its broad, female appeal and strong ratings as the most-watched event of the year. Using “NBC Sunday Night Football’s” potent promotional platform, the new high-octane drama “Trauma” will debut Mondays (9-10 p.m. ET) with the epic event series “Day One” taking over the time period following the Olympics.

NBC’s successful “The Biggest Loser” series continues Tuesdays (8-10 p.m.) and will help launch the new Wednesday lineup this fall, with the new family drama “Parenthood” debuting (8-9 p.m. ET) and the new hospital drama “Mercy” assuming the time period post-Olympics. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will air 9-10 p.m. ET following ‘Parenthood.’

NBC’s Thursday marquee comedy night will begin with the only live comedy between 8-10 p.m. on any network, “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” (8-8:30 p.m. ET), followed by “Parks and Recreation” (8:30-9 p.m. ET), “The Office” (9-9:30 p.m. ET) and the new comedy “Community” (9:30-10 p.m. ET). After “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” completes its multi-week run, “Community” will move to 8 p.m. and “30 Rock” will debut at 9:30 p.m., enabling NBC to feature more original comedy than ever before.

On Fridays in the fall, the enduring drama “Law & Order” will return for its record 20th season (tying “Gunsmoke” as the longest running drama series in primetime) and will lead off at 8-9 p.m. (ET) while “Southland” follows at 9-10 p.m. (ET), building a great crime block.

Saturdays will be a showcase for “Dateline NBC” (8-9 p.m. ET) and encore episodes of “Trauma” (9-10 p.m. ET) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (10-11 p.m. ET).

“Football Night in America” (7-8:20 p.m. ET) and “NBC Sunday Night Football” (8:20-11 p.m. ET) – the number one show of the fall — will return on Sundays in the fall with a fan-pleasing schedule of games to round out the fall season.

Utilizing the compatible demographics provided by the Olympics, NBC will launch the premieres of “The Marriage Ref” from executive producers Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen Rakieten (“Oprah”) on Sundays (8-9 p.m. ET) and the third season premiere of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on Sundays with two-hour editions (9-11 p.m. ET). In addition, the new comedy “100 Questions” will debut on Tuesdays (9:30-10 p.m. ET) following a 90-minute edition of “The Biggest Loser” (8-9:30 p.m. ET).

And coming in the summer, NBC will telecast all original episodes of “The Jay Leno Show,” “Friday Night Lights,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Breakthrough with Tony Robbins,” “Dateline NBC,” with additional programs to be announced later.

To catch up on season finales, watch new “Heroes” and “The Office” web series, and more, please log onto NBC.com.

NBC FALL 2009 SCHEDULE
*New programs in UPPER CASE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Heroes”
9-10 p.m. – “TRAUMA”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

TUESDAY
8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (two-hour edition)
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “PARENTHOOD”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 p.m. – “SNL WEEKEND UPDATE THURSDAY” (multi-episode run)
8:30-9 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
9- 9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “COMMUNITY” (moves to Thursdays 8-8:30 p.m. after multi-episode run “30 Rock” returns)
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Law & Order”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “TRAUMA” (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7- 8:20 p.m. “Football Night in America”
8:20-11 p.m. “NBC Sunday Night Football”

NBC MID-SEASON 2010 SCHEDULE
(2010 WINTER OLYMPICS preempt regularly scheduled programming from February 12-28, 2010)

*New programs in UPPER CASE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Chuck” (season premiere)
9-10 p.m. – “DAY ONE”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

TUESDAY
8-9:30 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (90-minute edition)
9:30-10 p.m. – “100 QUESTIONS”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “MERCY”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

THURSDAY
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”

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Law & Order”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland” (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. – “THE MARRIAGE REF”
9-11 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice” (season premiere; two-hour edition)

Additional press releases.

press releases will go here

This post will be continually updated with new shows and revised schedules as soon as announcements are made.

UPDATES

Updated @ 1:00pm on 5/19/2009: I’ve added the 2009/2010 schedule.  A couple notes: Chuck is staying put on Monday’s, as I’ve previously noted. Friday Night Lights won’t air on NBC until summer 2010!  Still looks like it’ll air on DirecTV this fall.

Updated @ 12:05pm on 5/19/2009: NBC has declined the opportunity to pick up Medium for an additional season, however, as was noted previously, CBS has decided to pick it up.  CBS is expected to put the show on Friday night’s following Ghost Whisperer.  That could actually work out really well. I’ve put the show on the Canceled list, but with the CBS note next to it. [EW]

Updated @ 11:45am on 5/19/2009: NBC has canceled My Name Is Earl.  20th Century Fox TV, the show’s producer, is reportedly shopping the show to ABC and Fox. In the mean time I’ve put the show on the Canceled list with a note next to it. [Ethan Suplee]

Updated @ 11:50pm on 5/18/2009: NBC has officially renewed Law & Order for a record-tying 20th season (that ties Gunsmoke as the longest-running drama series on U.S. television).  The show is rumored to have been picked up for 16 episodes. Details here.  In light of the announcement, I’ve moved the show off the Fate Unknown list to the Renewed for 2009/2010 season.

Updated @ 11:50pm on 5/18/2009: NBC has officially renewed Law & Order for a record-tying 20th season (that ties Gunsmoke as the longest-running drama series on U.S. television).  The show is rumored to have been picked up for 16 episodes. Details here.  In light of the announcement, I’ve moved the show off the Fate Unknown list to the Renewed for 2009/2010 season.

Updated @ 1:30pm on 5/18/2009: NBC has officially renewed Chuck for a third season.  I’ve moved the show from the Fate Unknown list to the Renewed for 2009/2010 list. The network only gave the show a 13-episode pickup and only did so after the show made some major budget concessions: [THR, DHD and EW]

The 13-episode pickup came after Warner Bros. agreed to make significant budget concessions, including scaling back the number of episodes several members of the show’s stellar supporting cast will appear in and, per one insider, possibly eliminating one actor altogether (R.I.P. Anna Wu?). The show is also expected to cut two of its staff writers.

Updated @ 10:15pm on 5/14/2009: Last Call with Carson Daly has been renewed. [DHD]

Updated @ 9:45pm on 5/14/2009: It doesn’t look like My Name Is Earl will be returning for another season, but I’m gonna hold off on placing a (C) next to it on the Fate Unknown list because comedies always seem to have a better shot at renewals, so I want to be safe, just in case. [THR]

Updated @ 11:35pm on 5/13/2009: I’ve put up a rumored 2009/2010 schedule courtesy Nikki Finke. She says it may be the final one, but is definitely one that NBC is considering.  I like that I see Chuck on the list but I don’t like that it may be on Friday nights.  Finke also notes that Law & Order will likely be renewed, but it probably won’t get a full order and may not premiere during the fall season.

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  • David Via Jr

    Every likes a good comedian once a week but not 5 times a week. Moving Law & Order SVU from Tues nite at 10:00pm after it has been on in this time slot for so many years is crazy. People have TVO, DVRs set for these particular timeslots as well too. Also what is crap about cancelling MEDIUM. It looks like you are replacing Medium for The Jay Leno Show. That also tell me that someone wanted a new host for the Tonight Show and you still had a contract for Jay Leno for 5 days a week and so you did this.

  • David Via Jr

    Every likes a good comedian once a week but not 5 times a week. Moving Law & Order SVU from Tues nite at 10:00pm after it has been on in this time slot for so many years is crazy. People have TVO, DVRs set for these particular timeslots as well too. Also what is crap about cancelling MEDIUM. It looks like you are replacing Medium for The Jay Leno Show. That also tell me that someone wanted a new host for the Tonight Show and you still had a contract for Jay Leno for 5 days a week and so you did this.