NBC just revealed their 2012 mid-season schedule, with Whitney, Up All Night, Rock Center with Brian Williams and Harry’s Law all getting new days and/or time periods. The network will also be debuting four new shows – Smash, Fashion Star, Are You There, Chelsea?, and The Firm – in early 2012.
NBC 2012 Mid-Season Schedule:
Last spring’s hit vocal competition series The Voice returns even louder with an hour-long season debut following Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5 (10-11 p.m. ET, time approximate) and then resumes in its regular day and time on Monday, February 6 (8-10 p.m. ET). Following The Voice is the much-anticipated musical drama Smash which premieres Monday, February 6 (10-11 p.m. ET).
Fashion Star – the new reality competition series hosted and executive-produced by Elle Macpherson – will premiere with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, March 13 (9-11 p.m. ET) and resume on Tuesday, March 20 (10-11 p.m. ET). The Biggest Loser will open a new edition on Tuesday, January 3 (8-10 p.m. ET) followed by Parenthood (10-11 p.m. ET) which continues through its season finale on February 28.
The freshman comedy Whitney (8-8:30 p.m. ET) moves into a new day and time beginning January 11 followed by the series debut of the new comedy Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30-9 p.m. ET) on January 11. Rock Center with Brian Williams (9-10 p.m. ET) also joins the Wednesday lineup starting February 8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit remains at 10-11 p.m. (ET).
The new drama The Firm moves into the Thursday lineup (10-11 p.m. ET) beginning January 12 following its two-hour premiere the previous Sunday (January 8th) from 9-11 p.m. ET. The first-season comedy Up All Night will also move to Thursday nights at 9:30 p.m. (ET) on January 12 which is also the night that multiple Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock returns for its season debut (8-8:30 p.m. ET). Parks and Recreation (8:30-9 p.m. ET) and the Emmy-winning The Office (9-9:30 p.m. ET) remain in the same time periods.
The returning series Who Do You Think You Are? makes its season debut on February 3 (8-9 p.m. ET). Chuck will have its two-hour series finale on January 27th (8-10 p.m. ET). Grimm (9-10 p.m. ET) and Dateline NBC (10-11 p.m. ET) remain in the respective time periods.
The Celebrity Apprentice returns on Sunday, February 12 (9-11 p.m. ET). Dateline NBC begins on Sundays (7-9 p.m. ET), on January 8. Harry’s Law moves to the 8-9 p.m. (ET) time period on March 4 and Dateline NBC will return to 7-8 p.m. (ET) on March 4.