NBC Reveals New 2011 Schedule, Announces Premieres of The Cape, Harry's Law

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NBC really hopes viewers are ready to laugh on Thursday nights.

The network announced today that it will go to a three-hour comedy block starting on January 20, moving 30 Rock to 10 p.m., debuting Perfect Couples at 8:30 p.m. and bringing back Parks and Recreation at 9:30 p.m.

A few new shows will also premiere in the new year. Here's a look at the revamped NBC schedule and when these changes will take place:

8-9 p.m. Chuck
9-10 p.m.  The Cape (premieres with a two-hour episode on Sunday, Jan. 9; new episodes begin in regular time period on Jan. 17)
10-11 p.m. Harry’s Law (Jan. 17)
9-10 p.m. The Event (returns on Feb. 28, 9-11 p.m.; resumes in its regular time slot March 7)
10-11 p.m. Parenthood (debuts in this slot March 7)

Main Chuck Stars

8-10 p.m. The Biggest Loser: Couples (Jan. 4)
10-11 p.m. Parenthood (Jan. 4 for four episodes)
10-11 p.m. Law & Order: Los Angeles (Feb. 8)

8-9 p.m. Minute to Win It (Jan. 5)
9-10 p.m. Chase (Jan. 12)
10-11 p.m. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Jan. 5)
9-10 p.m. America’s Next Great Restaurant (March 16)

Thursdays (Jan. 20)
8-8:30 p.m. Community
8:30-9 p.m. Perfect Couples
9-9:30 p.m. The Office
9:30-10 p.m. Parks and Recreation
10-10:30 p.m. 30 Rock
10:30-11 p.m. Outsourced

8-9 p.m. Who Do You Think You Are? (Jan. 21)
9-11 p.m. Dateline NBC (Jan. 7)

7-8 p.m. Dateline NBC
8-9 p.m. The Marriage Ref (March 6)
9-11 p.m. The Celebrity Apprentice (March 6)

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Thank you for giving us all a reason for checking out the other networks all week long.


/yawn to most of those shows.


I'll watch Parenthood on that day, because I don't have much to watch on Monday anyway. As far as ratings though it could hurt the show.

Matt richenthal

@Little Angel: You're correct. The show was teetering on cancellation anyway, averaging barely 5 million viewers/week.


I think that it's better for Parenthood to be against Castle and Hawai 5.0 cause it's not the same viewers cause when it was against the Good Wife, it's was the same audience target


yeahhhhhhh... park and rec will be back on january 20!!! awesome


Stupid move...putting parenthood up against two strong shows Castle & Hawaii 5-0. I like parenthood and BBC is setting it up to fail!.