NBC is once again on a downward spiral with it’s freshman shows, with The Event being the highest rated freshman program, and even that show’s ratings are becoming pretty bad. As you heard before right here, NBC gave most of their new shows full season pickups and it seems like they’re a little worried that they’ve made the wrong decision.Now NBC has announced that they are shuffling up much of their programming in the Midseason, which includes Chase moving to Wednesdays and a stretch to their Thursday comedy lineup. In the Midseason, NBC is bringing back Parks and Recreation and is bringing a new comedy to their Thursday lineup named Perfect Couples along with all the other comedies that usually air on Thursday nights (Community, The Office, 30 Rock, Outsourced) but they’re getting rid of The Apprentice (presumably and hopefully for good) and are moving 30 Rock and Outsourced to 10 PM, where dramas are usually reserved for which officially makes NBC’s Thursday programming all comedy. Another switch is the moving of the Law & Orders. SVU will be moved from 9PM Wednesdays to 10 PM, and Law& Order: Los Angeles is going to be moved from it’s 10PM Wednesday time-slot to Tuesdays at 10PM (my prayers have been answered! No more back-to-back Law & Order!) Returning shows coming back for Midseason are The Marriage Ref, The Celebrity Apprentice, Parks and Recreation, Minute to Win It, and Who Do You Think You Are? New shows coming to NBC are (as I mentioned,) Perfect Couples, Harry’s Law, and America’s Next Great Restaurant.
NBC Reattempts Comedy at 10 With A Midseason Shuffle-Up