NBC Midseason Schedule: 'Community' Shelved, 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' Moved


NBC Midseason Schedule: 'Community' Shelved, 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' Moved


'Prime Suspect' is missing from the line-up, while new series 'Are You There, Chelsea?', 'The Firm' as well as 'Fashion Star' get their premiere dates.

NBC will enter 2012 midseason with a new schedule which sees a major reshuffle. On its Thursday 8 P.M. line-up, "Community" is benched to give a room for the return of "30 Rock" starting January 12. The network insists the college-set comedy has not been canceled, but it is unclear when the remaining of the season will return.

Still on January 12, "Whitney" will be replaced by "Up All Night" at 9:30 P.M. The Whitney Cummings-starring series is moved to Wednesdays at 8 P.M. starting January 11. Meanwhile, "Prime Suspect" is missing from the line-up and its Thursday 10 P.M. slot is filled with new show "The Firm". A representative for NBC says the network is considering the options on the police procedural series.

Also getting a new slot is "Rock Center With Brian Williams" which will air on Wednesdays at 9 P.M. starting February 8. The newsmagazine's old Monday 10 P.M. slot will be filled with new show "Smash". Accordingly, "Harry's Law" is moved from Wednesdays at 9 P.M. to Sundays at 8 P.M. Reports say the new drama will get a full-season order.

Meanwhile, "Are You There, Chelsea?" which was previously known as "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" will premiere on Wednesday, January 11 at 8:30 P.M., with "Whitney" as its lead-in. New reality series "Fashion Star" will debut on March 13 at 9 P.M. with a two-hour premiere. It will return with its regular slot at 10 P.M. on March 20.

MONDAYS
8-10 P.M. - "The Voice" (season premiere Sunday, February 5 at 10-11 P.M. ET; series resumes February 6)
10-11 P.M. - "Smash" (beginning February 6)

TUESDAYS
8-10 P.M. - "The Biggest Loser" (beginning January 3)
10-11 P.M. - "Parenthood" (through February 28)
10-11 P.M. - "Fashion Star" (beginning Tuesday, March 13, 9-11 P.M. ET with two-hour premiere; one-hour broadcasts resume March 20)

WEDNESDAYS
8-8:30 P.M. - "Whitney" (beginning January 11)
8:30-9 P.M. - "Are You There, Chelsea?" (beginning January 11)
9-10 P.M. - "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (beginning February 8)
10-11 P.M. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

THURSDAYS
8-8:30 P.M. - "30 Rock" (beginning January 12)
8:30-9 P.M. - "Parks and Recreation"
9-9:30 P.M. - "The Office"
9:30-10 P.M. - "Up All Night" (beginning January 12)
10-11 P.M. - "The Firm" (two-hour premiere Sunday January 8 at 9-11 P.M. ET; Thursday time period premiere January 12)

FRIDAYS
8-9 P.M. - "Who Do You Think You Are?" (beginning February 3)
9-10 P.M. - "Grimm"
10-11 P.M. - "Dateline NBC"

SATURDAYS
8-9 P.M. - "Harry's Law" (encore broadcasts)
9-10 P.M. - "The Firm" (encore broadcasts)
10-11 P.M. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (encore broadcasts)

SUNDAYS
7-9 P.M. - "Dateline NBC" (beginning January 8)
8-9 P.M. - "Harry's Law" (beginning March 4)
9-11 P.M. - "The Celebrity Apprentice" (beginning February 12)

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