NBC details midseason schedule


NBC unveiled its post-January mid-season schedule that features the series premieres of the new drama "Kings" (March 19) with a two-hour event, plus the season debuts of "Medium" (2/2) and a two-hour "Celebrity Apprentice" (3/1) — as well as original episode returns for "Chuck" (returning with a special "3-D" episode 2/2), "Heroes" (which begins "Fugitives," a new volume on 2/2) and "Life" (2/4) — and the movie event "XIII" (2/8 & 15). All the series and movie events will be given a huge promotional boost during "Super Bowl XLIII" on 2/1.
Immediately following "Super Bowl XLIII", NBC will broadcast an original, hour-long episode of "The Office" (10:30-11:30 p.m. ET; simultaneously to all time zones).

In addition, NBC has scheduled the two-hour series finale of "ER" for Thursday, March 12 (9-11 p.m. ET).
The original movie event "XIII," starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff, will air on Sunday, February 8 and 15 (9-11 p.m. ET both nights).

Premieres for additional mid-season shows — "The Untitled Amy Poehler Project" and "The Philanthropist" – will be announced at a future date.

Beginning February 2, Monday nights will feature original episodes of "Chuck" (8-9 p.m. ET), the latest volume of "Heroes" (9-10 p.m. ET) and the return of "Medium" (10-11 p.m. ET).

From executive producer Michael Green (NBC’s "Heroes") comes "Kings," a riveting new drama about a modern-day monarchy. "Kings" is a contemporary retelling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath.

"XIII" is a high-stakes cat-and-mouse thriller starring Val Kilmer ("The Doors"), Stephen Dorff ("World Trade Center"), Stephen McHattie ("Watchmen") and Jessalyn Gilsig (NBC’s "Heroes"). The adrenaline-charged miniseries begins dramatically as the first female U.S. president is shot dead by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Three months later, a wounded man is found tattered in a forest with no memory of his identity. The only clue is a tattoo on his neck — "XIII."

The new post-January mid-season additions to NBC’s program schedule grid follows (all times ET); new series are capitalized except for "ER":

MONDAYS (beginning February 2)
8-9 p.m. — "Chuck" (returns with "3-D" episode)
9-10 p.m. — "Heroes" (new volume "Fugitives" begins)
10-11 p.m. –"Medium"

8-9 p.m. — "Knight Rider" (season finale February 25; new show beginning March 4 to be announced soon)
9-10 p.m. – "Life" (beginning February 4)

THURSDAY (March 12)
9-11 p.m. – "ER" Series Finale

9-11 p.m. – "KINGS" (two-hour series premiere March 19)
10-11 p.m. – "KINGS" (regular day and time beginning March 26)

SUNDAYS (February 8 and 15)
9-11 p.m. — "XIII" (original movie event)

SUNDAYS (beginning March 1)
9-11 p.m. — "Celebrity Apprentice" (special two-hour episodes)

6:15-10:30 p.m. – "SUPER BOWL XLIII" (February 1)
10:30-11:30 p.m. (ET) – "The Office" (February 1; broadcast simultaneous to all time zones)
9-11 p.m. – "XIII" (February 8 and 15)