Scheduling Shocker! NBC Announces Midseason 2012 Moves

The TV Gods giveth and the TV Gods taketh away. Or at least that was our taketh away following NBC’s announcement of its 2012 midseason schedule. On the positive side, joining 30 ROCK on the Peacock’s midseason schedule will be much-buzzed-about newcomers SMASH and THE FIRM. Unfortunately, making room for the highly-anticipated aforementioned series’ on NBC’s Thursday night lineup will be the low-rated, albeit critically acclaimed laugher that is COMMUNITY and PRIME SUSPECT. Other less controversial moves include UP ALL NIGHT and WHITNEY swapping timeslots, as well as HARRY’S LAW relocating to Sundays. Complete schedule of which can be found after the jump.

MONDAYS
8PM: THE VOICE (season premiere Sunday, February 5; series resumes February 6)
10PM: SMASH (beginning February 6)

TUESDAYS
8PM: THE BIGGEST LOSER (beginning January 3)
10PM: PARENTHOOD (through February 28)
10PM: FASHION STAR (beginning Tuesday, March 13, 9-11 p.m. ET with two-hour premiere; one-hour broadcasts resume March 20)

WEDNESDAYS
8PM: WHITNEY (beginning January 11)
8:30PM: ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA? (beginning January 11)
9PM: ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS
10PM: LAW & ORDER: SVU

THURSDAYS
8PM: 30 ROCK (beginning January 12)
8:30PM: PARKS AND RECREATION
9PM: THE OFFICE
9:30PM: UP ALL NIGHT (beginning January 12)
10PM: THE FIRM (two-hour premiere Sunday January 8; Thursday time period premiere January 12)

FRIDAYS
8PM: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (beginning February 3)
9PM: GRIMM
10PM: DATELINE NBC

SATURDAYS
8PM: HARRY’S LAW (encore broadcasts)
9PM: THE FIRM (encore broadcasts)
10PM: LAW & ORDER: SVU (encore broadcasts)

SUNDAYS
7PM: DATELINE NBC (beginning January)
8PM: HARRY’S LAW (beginning March 4)
9PM: THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE (beginning February 12)

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  • shanna bowie

    Where the heck is Parks & Rec?

  • Anonymous

    Thursday @ 8:30, where it has been all season. lol Disappointing about Community but that Thursday lineup is pretty flawless.

  • Flawless? Have you seen THE OFFICE lately!

  • Jordy

    Where is Awake???

  • Wait, so do we know when Community’s coming back? (later in the season or next season?)

    I was so happy to finally have a return date for 30 Rock and then I realized that Community wasn’t part of the Thursday lineup anymore… Gosh, it’s just impossible to have it all!

  • As of yet, NBC hasn’t announced plans for COMMUNITY’s return. The good news is that we should get an entire third season since it’s already been ordered. That said, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a fourth season.