NBC midseason: 'Parenthood,' 'Celebrity Apprentice' premiere in March
"Parenthood," a loose remake of Ron Howard's 1989 movie revolving around a group of adult siblings (Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen and Dax Shepard) and their respective families, will premiere at 9 p.m. ET Monday, March 1 -- one day after NBC wraps its coverage of the Winter Olympics. It will fill the slot vacated by "Heroes," which ends its season Feb. 8, and pair with "Chuck" on Mondays.
The Sunday-night schedule will fall into place starting March 14, with the Jerry Seinfeld-produced "Marriage Ref" debuting at 8 o'clock and the third season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" following at 9 (it will again run for two hours each week).
Several specials, including the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 17 and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 24, will help fill gaps on Sunday.
The next edition of "The Biggest Loser" will debut at 8 p.m. Jan. 5; NBC's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday schedules are remaining unchanged
Absent from NBC's midseason announcement is "Day One," the alien-invasion project that, way back in May, was slated to pair with "Chuck" on Mondays. The network later pared the show back from 13 episodes to a four-hour miniseries; an NBC rep tells Zap2it that no airdate has been set.
The network also hasn't found a home for its comedy "100 Questions" yet. It was initially slated for 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays following a 90-minute "Biggest Loser," but it's unlikely the show would have sustained the ratings "The Biggest Loser" generated in its final half-hour.
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