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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