The NBC Schedule

Here’s the new NBC schedule, as circulated by TVTracker.  CROSSING JORDAN continues to hang-on, against all odds, but you’ll notice  the schedule doesn’t include LAW AND ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY. Maybe three branded spin-offs is all viewers can handle. Other cancellations include MEDICAL INVESTIGATIONS (which started out hot but faded fast), LAX, THIRD WATCH, HAWAII and AMERICAN DREAMS. SCRUBS and FEAR FACTOR have been held back until midseason.  For more details on the new shows, check out Zap2it.

UPDATE: Dick Wolf isn’t very happy about L&O:TBJ getting the ax. He tells Variety that he’s
"extremely upset and disappointed."

find the decision inexplicable, and frankly, inconceivable," Wolf said
Friday, working on the assumption that the fourth flavor of his
"L&O" brand was dead.

Peacock brass still weren’t saying anything about the show Sunday.

said he was "enormously proud" of "TBJ," noting that the casting of
thesps such as Candice Bergen, Annabella Sciorra and Lorraine Bracco
made the skein "A-level television."

"It was a good show. It was the exact formula that made the brand so valuable," he said.

there’s no doubt "TBJ" was far from an instant hit, it’s worth noting
that all of the "L&O"-branded skeins have been relatively slow

The schedule follows on the jump.

New programs on the schedule, laid out on the jump,  are in CAPS (with the exception of "ER").

8-9 p.m. "FATHOM"
9-10 p.m. "Las Vegas"
10-11 p.m. "Medium"

8-9 p.m. "The Biggest Loser"
9-9:30 p.m. "MY NAME IS EARL"
9:30-10 p.m. "The Office"
10-11 p.m. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

9-10 p.m. "E-RING"
10-11 p.m. "Law & Order"

8-8:30 p.m. "Joey"
8:30-9 p.m. "Will & Grace"
9-10 p.m. "The Apprentice"
10-11 p.m. "ER"

8-9 p.m. "THREE WISHES"
9-10 p.m. "Dateline NBC" (new time period)
10-11 p.m. "INCONCEIVABLE"


7-8 p.m. "Dateline NBC"
8-9 p.m. "The West Wing" (new day and time)
9-10 p.m. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
10-11 p.m. "Crossing Jordan"

8 thoughts on “The NBC Schedule”

  1. Without Jerry Orbach there isn’t much reason to hold on to “Trial by Jury” although I do like Bebe Nueworth… I am not suprised to see it cancelled, it was not a very good show. I am, however, bummed that “Medium” held on, that show is ass-bad.

  2. I’m just curious. How much attention does a TV writer have to pay to what’s in and what’s out? I mean, other than projects you’re working on?
    In other words, do schedule changes mean much to you if they don’t affect you directly?


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  4. I don’t know which is the bigger surprise, that NBC’s take on THE OFFICE turned out to be good or that the network brought the show back for a full season.

  5. I was pretty suprised by that as well. I figured that the office wouldn’t be a returning feature. My guess is that Scrubs has been pushed out to midyear to cover the eventual disappearance of the office though.

  6. I was bowled over by the Law and Order SVU on Tues. May 24, 2005. How could the disclaimer at the beginning cover the theme of the show as being not actual? …Some kind of malaria preventing medicine that screwed up the psyche of soldiers in Afghanastan … As they named names… Donald Rumsfeld for one. – Made it seem like a government coverup of blame for the screwed up lives caused from this drug. Can L&O DO that? It left me believing they not only can, but they did — despite any disclaimer at the beginning of the show, I was led to believe that there is actually a government cover-up of a similar situation. M-Jo


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