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NBC Announces Midseason Schedule, The Office Gets Post-Super Bowl Spot December 3, 2008 9:53 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2008/2009 Television, Celebrity Apprentice, Chuck, E.R., Heroes, Kings, Life, NBC, News, Television, The Office, XIII.
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nbclogo-513NBC has announced their programming lineup for Super Bowl night, as well as what the network has in store later in the season. Super Bowl XLIII on February 1st will be followed by an hour-long original episode of The Office.  The following evening, February 2nd, will see the returns of both Chuck (via a special 3-D episode) and Heroes (with the new volume titled “Fugitives”), as well as the 5th season premiere of Medium. Other returns include Life (February 4th) and Celebrity Apprentice (March 1).  The network also announced that the original movie event XIII will air on February 8th and 15th, new drama Kings will premiere with a two-hour event on March 19th and the two-hour ER series finale will air on March 12th.

The full press release, which includes a look at the new schedule, follows after the jump.



Life Gets Full Season November 11, 2008 2:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Life, NBC, News, Renewals, Television.
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life-111108NBC has ordered the back-nine episodes for Life, bringing the second year show to a full season of 22 episodes.  The show has done fared that well this season–last week’s episode drew just a 4th place 2.0 rating among adults 18-49–but it is performing more strongly than it did during its recent Friday night airings.

“This unique crime drama continues to offer consistent and compelling stories each week,” said Teri Weinberg, executive vp, NBC Entertainment. “We love ‘Life’ and are thrilled that we get to see more of these characters and amazing new cases.”

Life airs Monday nights at 10pm on NBC.

Source: THR

Five NBC Shows Premiering Online September 3, 2008 7:19 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 30 Rock, Chuck, Hulu, Knight Rider, Life, Lipstick Jungle, NBC, News, Television.
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NBC has announced that they’ll be premiering five shows online on the newly formed service Hulu before their TV premiere.  The five shows are Knight Rider, 30 Rock, Lipstick Jungle, Life and Chuck.  The episodes will air a week prior to their broadcast premiere.

The shows will likely appear on NBC.com as well, though that hasn’t been announced yet.

Lipstick Jungle
Hulu: Wednesday, September 17th, NBC: September 24th

Knight Rider
Hulu: Wednesday, September 17th, NBC: September 24th

Hulu: Monday, September 22nd, NBC: September 29th

Hulu: Monday, September 22nd, NBC: September 29th

30 Rock
Hulu: Thursday, October 23rd, NBC: October 30th

Source: Hulu

NBC Renews “Chuck”, “Life” and “Heroes” for the 2008-09 Season February 14, 2008 1:50 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2008/2009 TV Season, Chuck, Heroes, Life, NBC, News, Television.

NBC has picked up freshman drama series Chuck and Life, as well as the hit sci-fi drama Heroes for the 2008-09 season.


NBC Gives “Chuck” and “Life” Full Season Orders November 26, 2007 6:52 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2007/2008 TV Season, Chuck, Life, NBC, News, Renewals, Television.

TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that NBC has put in back-nine orders for two of their freshman series: Chuck and Life.


CBS, CW and NBC All Order More Scripts October 11, 2007 7:38 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Aliens in America, Bionic Woman, Broadcast TV Ratings, Cane, CBS, Chuck, Journeyman, Life, NBC, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Script Orders, Television, The CW.
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Three networks have put in additional script orders for several of the fall’s new shows. CBS has ordered four more scripts of the Jimmy Smitts drama Cane, while CW has ordered three more scripts for its new comedy Aliens in America.