NBC’s 2012-2013 schedule

NBC 2012-2013

After spending most of last week hyperventilating into a paper bag over the distinct possibility that blogosphere darlings Community and Parks and Recreation might be cancelled, NBC gave us all some good news, announcing the renewal of both shows, and then releasing their schedule of new fall releases. Except TWIST! Not only will the much maligned Whitney be returning, but it’s moving to Friday with Community! Dun-dun-DUHN!!! Via Huffington Post:

“The Voice,” 8 p.m. ET
* “Revolution,” 10 p.m. ET

“The Voice,” 8 p.m. ET
* “Go On,” 9 p.m. ET
* “The New Normal,” 9:30 p.m. ET
“Parenthood,” 10 p.m. ET

* “Animal Practice,” 8 p.m. ET
* “Guys With Kids,” 8:30 p.m. ET
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 9 p.m. ET
* “Chicago Fire,” 10 p.m. ET

“30 Rock,” 8 p.m. ET
“Up All Night,” 8:30 p.m. ET
“The Office,” 9 p.m. ET
“Parks and Recreation,” 9:30 p.m. ET
“Rock Center with Brian Williams,” 10 p.m. ET

“Whitney,” 8 p.m. ET
“Community,” 8:30 p.m. ET
“Grimm,” 9 p.m. ET
“Dateline NBC,” 10 p.m. ET

Encore programming

“Football Night in America,” 7 p.m. ET
NBC Sunday Night Football, 8:15 p.m. ET

SUNDAY (Post-football/Winter 2013)
“Dateline NBC,” 7 p.m. ET
“Fashion Star,” 8 p.m. ET
“The Celebrity Apprentice,” 8 p.m. ET
* “Do No Harm,” 10 p.m. ET


The good news is that all the shows you love are coming back one way or another. While most returning shows are only coming back with a 13 episode order, this does give them an excellent opportunity to trim some fat, and it offers 30 Rock the chance to end on a high note.

NBC 2012-2013

On the other end of the spectrum, NBC also announced the shows that are getting the unceremonious axe. Which means bad news for Whitney Cummings‘ BFF, Chelsea Handler. From The A.V. Club:

For every blessedly saved show there must be some blood spilled, and so NBC has made its Sophie’s Choice to cull the herd to make room for the new, the good stuff it’s hanging onto, and Whitney. Fortunately, these final blows on the killing floor are softened a bit by pretty much knowing well in advance that Bent and Best Friends Forever—the shunned, unwanted series the network had already been starving to death—weren’t long for this world. Anyway, their cancellation is now official, as it is for Awake and Are You There Chelsea, two different visions of parallel universes: one in which a cop deals with the mysterious deaths of different members of his family, and one in which Chelsea Handler’s fictionalized life makes for good comedy. Likely you’ve long ago said goodbye and/or “What the hell is this? Well, I’m not watching it” to most of these, so the news comes as somewhat less of a shock.

To be honest, most of these are shows I’ve never seen before, so I can’t say I’m all together saddened by this. Oh well, dust to dust, ash to ash I suppose.

Chelsea Handler

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