NBC sets primetime sked

New lineup includes drama blocks, return of most Thursday laffers

NBC is set to announce a 2010-2011 primetime sked on Monday bursting at the seams with new fare.

Peacock’s fall sked includes drama blocks on Mondays and Wednesdays and the return of its Thursday comedy lineup — with one notable exception: Critic fave “Parks and Recreation” has been held for midseason.

New J.J. Abrams drama “Undercovers” kicks off Wednesdays at 8 p.m., while the net will use “Law & Order: SVU” that night to launch “Law and Order: Los Angeles.”

As expected — and posted on Variety’s On the Air blog over the weekend — NBC will launch new comedy “Outsourced” behind “The Office” on Thursdays, and lead into “Love Bites” at 10 p.m.

Mondays will include new dramas “The Event” and “Chase” along with returnee “Chuck.” “The Event” is expected to get NBC’s biggest marketing push of the year.

Tuesday reps the only night of the week without change, as “The Biggest Loser” continues to air into “Parenthood” at 10 p.m.

Sked is also notable for what it doesn’t have: A second night of comedy. Net nixed those plans for now.

Much of NBC’s new fare will wait until midseason. including the new series “The Cape,” “Friends With Benefits,” “Perfect Couples,” “Harry’s Law” and “The Paul Reiser Show” (formerly “Next”), all of which will premiere later in the season along with a new version of “The Apprentice,” “The Marriage Ref” and the new series “America’s Next Great Restaurant” — starring celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay.

Overall, Peacock has added a whopping five new comedies, seven new dramas and one new reality show to the mix.

Here’s NBC’s fall linup:

*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET

8-9 p.m. : “Chuck”
9-10 p.m. : “THE EVENT”
10-11 p.m. : “CHASE”

8-10 p.m.:“The Biggest Loser”
10-11 p.m.: “Parenthood”

8-9 p.m.:“UNDERCOVERS”
9-10 p.m. :“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. :“LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES”

8- 8:30 p.m. : “Community”
8:30-9 p.m. : “30 Rock”
9-9:30 p.m. : “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. : “OUTSOURCED”
10-11 p.m.: “LOVE BITES”

8-9 p.m. : “Who Do You Think You Are?”/”SCHOOL PRIDE”
9-10 p.m. : “Dateline NBC”
10-11 p.m. : “OUTLAW”


7- 8:15 p.m.: “Football Night in America”
8:215-11:30 p.m. : “NBC Sunday Night Football”

SUNDAY (beginning March 2011):
7-8 p.m. : “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. : “Minute to Win It”
9-11 p.m.:“The Celebrity Apprentice”

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