NBC re-works fall schedule

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With Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff now in charge as Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, NBC has re-jiggered its fall lineup.


The network is moving the new comedic spy thriller "Chuck" to Mondays (8-9 p.m. ET) – followed by switching the Monday version of "Deal or No Deal" to Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET), and shifting "Friday Night Lights" to an earlier new time of 9-10 p.m. (ET) and "Las Vegas" to 10-11 p.m. (ET). In addition, NBC will expand "The Biggest Loser" to 90 minutes on Tuesdays (8-9:30 p.m. ET) and will have a special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, September 11. Summer's newest hit, "The Singing Bee" (which premiered earlier this month), will have its Fall premiere on Tuesday, September 25 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

NBC's premiere week, beginning September 24th, will also feature one-hour episodes each of "My Name Is Earl" (8-9 p.m. ET) and "The Office" (9-10 p.m. ET) on Thursday, September 27 and a two-hour episode premiere of "Las Vegas" on Friday, September 28 (9-11 p.m. ET).

"Coupled with the dynamo of 'Sunday Night Football,' we will have a very potent fall lineup and these schedule adjustments will only make us stronger," declared Graboff.

A calendar of NBC's Fall 2007-08 series premieres follows. New series are capitalized (except for "ER") and all times are ET:

SEPTEMBER 11
"The Biggest Loser" (8-10 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 17
"Deal or No Deal" (8-9 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 24
"CHUCK" (8-9 p.m.)
"Heroes" (9-10 p.m.)
"JOURNEYMAN" (10-11 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 25
"The Singing Bee" (9:30-10 p.m.)
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10-11 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 26
"Deal or No Deal" (8-9 p.m.; marks Wednesday debut)
"BIONIC WOMAN" (9-10 p.m.)
"LIFE" (10-11 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 27
"My Name Is Earl" (8-9 p.m.)
"The Office" (9-10 p.m.)
"ER" (10-11 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 28
"Deal or No Deal" (moves to new day, 8-9 p.m.)
"Las Vegas" (9-11 p.m.)

OCTOBER 4
"30 Rock" (8-8:30 p.m.)

OCTOBER 5
"Friday Night Lights" (9-10 p.m.)

OCTOBER 25
"Scrubs" (9:30-10 p.m.)


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