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NBC has announced their full midseason schedule.

Among the announcements, NBC has confirmed the special 3D episode of Chuck will air on February 2nd (which signals the start of all new installments for our favorite action/comedy series), a special one-hour episode of The Office in the post-Super Bowl slot, the launch of Kings in March, and new episodes of Life and Heroes on deck for February. (And, oh, Knight Rider has been cut to only 17 episodes. Huzzah!)

No surprise: no official launch dates for the Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy, from executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, or The Philanthropist.Given the fact that the Amy Poehler project still hasn't filled out its cast (or, as far as I know, has a finished script), I have a feeling that this will be pushed to fall 2009 at this point.

The full press release from NBC can be found after the break.

NBC KICKS-OFF A POST-SUPER BOWL PRIMETIME SCHEDULE WITH NEW MID-SEASON SERIES PREMIERES, POPULAR SERIES RETURNS, THE 'ER' SERIES FINALE AND AN ORIGINAL MOVIE EVENT

"Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1 -- Followed by an Hour-long Original Episode of "The Office" -- Will Serve as Launching Platform for Returning Series, Including New Volume of "Heroes" and a Special "3-D" Episode of "Chuck" both on February 2

New Lineup Showcases Premiere of New Drama "Kings" with Two-hour Event on March 19 in Addition to the Returns of "Medium" (February 2) and Two-hour "Celebrity Apprentice" (March 1), as well as Original Episodes of "Heroes" (February 2), "Chuck" (February 2) and "Life" (February 4)

Two-hour Series Finale of "ER" Slated for March 12

NBC Offers Original Movie Event "XIII" on February 8 and 15

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 3, 2008 -- NBC unveiled today a wide spectrum of 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" (February 2) and a two-hour "Celebrity Apprentice" (March 1) -- as well as original episode returns for "Chuck" (returning with a special "3-D" episode February 2), "Heroes" (which begins "Fugitives," a new volume on February 2) and "Life" (February 4) -- and the movie event "XIII" (February 8 & 15). All the series and movie events will be given a huge promotional boost during "Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1.

Immediately following "Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1, NBC will broadcast an original, hour-long episode of "The Office" (10:30-11:30 p.m. ET; simultaneously to all time zones). Noteworthy announcements regarding this special episode are forthcoming.

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.

The announcements were made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"February and March are going to be exciting months on NBC and the Super Bowl is just the beginning," said Silverman. "The biggest event on television will provide the perfect promotional platform as we launch some of the most eagerly anticipated new and returning shows on any schedule."

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).

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"

WEDNESDAYS
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

THURSDAY
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)

SUNDAY EVENT SPECIALS
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)

Stay tuned.

Comments

Anonymous said…
OK so for Chuck that means episode 2.12 Vs The Best Friend is being skipped? The 3D episode is 2.13.

When we will see 2.12?

Old Darth
Anonymous said…
Wait I thought Chuck was airing after the Super Bowl????? WTF?

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