NBC Shuffles Thursday Comedy Schedule

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In comedic TV scheduling news, NBC has decided to give its new comedy series, the Amy Poehler vehicle, Parks and Recreation, a big push by sandwiching it between new episodes of The Office when it debuts on Thursday April 9, at 8:30.

The Office had originally been scheduled to finish its 29-episode Season Five run with a double bill on May 14, but due to the double episodes around the Parks and Recreation (formerly Public Service) launch, it will now go out with a single installment.

The change will leave 30 Rock an episode up, however, meaning that the satirical sitcom starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin will fill the May 14 gap with its own finale.

Two many funny shows = scheduling conflicts to figure out when is best to air them all. Guess that's a good problem to have for the Peacock on Thursday evenings.

Amy P.

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The Office Quotes

Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada. I don't trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he's the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting: I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris, by the Trocadero. She's been waiting for me all these years; she's never taken another lover. I don't care, I don't show up. I go to Berlin. That's where I stashed the chandelier.

Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.

Michael