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Thursday, December 06, 2007

NBC announces 2008 mid-season schedule

NBC just announced its schedule for the upcoming months.

It’s a blend of reality programming, new original programs, and new episodes of old favorites such as Friday Night Lights, Las Vegas, Scrubs, ER, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the returns of Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

I’m most looking forward to the new dramedy Lipstick Jungle, starring Brooke Shields. It premieres February 7, so mark your calendars. I haven’t seen a screener yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

Here’s the official schedule, according to a press release. All times are ET.

Mondays (effective January 7, 2008)
8-9 p.m. -- "American Gladiators"; (premieres Sunday, January 6, 9-11p.m.)
9-10 p.m. - "Deal or No Deal"
10-11 p.m. - "Medium" (season premiere)

Tuesdays (effective January 1, 2008)
8-10 p.m. -- "The Biggest Loser"
10-11 p.m. -- "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

Wednesdays (effective January 9, 2008)
8-9 p.m. - "Deal or No Deal"
9-10 p.m. - "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (broadcast premiere)
10-11 p.m. - "Law & Order" (premieres January 2 with a two-hour debut)

Thursdays (effective January 3, 2008)
8-8:30 p.m. - NBC Comedy Series
8:30-9 p.m. - NBC Comedy Series
9-10 p.m. - "The Celebrity Apprentice" (season premiere)
10-11 p.m. - "ER" ("Lipstick Jungle" premieres February 7 in time slot)

Fridays (effective January 4, 2008)
8-9 p.m. - "1 vs. 100"
9-10 p.m. - "Friday Night Lights"
10-11 p.m. - "Las Vegas"

Additional dates:
Sunday, January 6, 2008
7-9 p.m. - "Deal or No Deal"
9-11 p.m. - "American Gladiators" (two-hour series premiere; regularnight January 7)
Sunday, January 13, 2008
8-11 p.m. - "The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards"
Sunday, January 27, 2008
9-11 p.m. - "The Guinness Book of World Records - Live!"
Thursday, February 7, 2008
10-11 p.m. - "Lipstick Jungle"
Sunday, February 10, 2008
9-11 p.m. -- "Top 100 Most Outrageous Moments"Mondays (effective February 18, 2008)
8-9 p.m. -- "The Baby Borrowers" (series premiere)

NBC's reality series "The Baby Borrowers" is an intriguing new socialexperiment based on the hit British program that asks five diverseteenage couples -- ages 18-20 -- to fast-track to adulthood by settingup a home, getting a job and becoming caring parents first to babies,toddlers, pre-teens and their pets, teenagers and senior citizens -- allover the course of three weeks. Through this emotional, dramatic journey, each young couple will get a unique opportunity to peer into the future and see what they (and their partners) might be like if they remain together and decide to build a family. Tested by the everyday ups and downs of taking care of others and maintaining a relationship, most of the teens find themselves looking at all of their relationships and notions of parenthood in a new light. "The Baby Borrowers" is produced by Love Productions. Richard McKerrow (the U.K.'s "Cirque de Celebrite") and Tom Shelly ("Survivor") are executive producers."The Guinness Book of World Records - Live!" special will feature acountdown to the craziest world records held in history leading up to alive, death-defying stunt never seen before on television.

"TheGuinness Book of World Records - Live!" is produced by TrueEntertainment. "Top 100 Most Outrageous Moments" is a fun-filled special featuring 100 of the most outrageous moments of all time. It's the ultimate countdown to the best of the best clips that will keep viewers laughing out loud for hours. Clips include viewer submissions, TV show bloopers, games show flubs, classic outrageous moments and all-new never before-seen moments.

"Top 100 Most Outrageous Moments" is a follow-up to NBC's successful "Outrageous Moments" franchise. "Top 100 Most Outrageous Moments" is produced by Scott Satin ("Who Wants to Be a Superhero?")


steph in la said...

I can't wait for Lipstick Jungle, too. I've always loved Brooke Shields...even when she went wacko on Nip/Tuck!

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