Earlier this month, NBC indefinitely delayed the comedy series Community, which was originally set to debut Season 4 Friday, October 19. Today, the network has announced the show will return Thursday, February 7 at 8 PM ET, back in its original time slot. Take a look at the network's official announcement, which includes premiere dates for the rest of their midseason lineup.
NBC today announced changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season schedule highlighted by the premieres of three new series, including comedy 1600 Penn, from one of the architects of Modern Family; an intriguing drama Deception (formerly Infamous); and producer Eva Longoria's big reality relationship show Ready for Love
In addition, several of the network's biggest hits will return, including The Voice with new coaches Usher and Shakira; fall hit Revolution; Smash, featuring Jennifer Hudson; and The Biggest Loser, with some innovative changes to the format and the return of Jillian Michaels.
Further scheduling announcements will be forthcoming.
Following are the highlights of the changes:
The new drama Deception - starring Meagan Good (Think Like a Man), Victor Garber (Alias), Tate Donovan (Damages) and Katherine LaNasa (Alfie) in a dark family murder mystery -- debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding Deception is the new season of The Biggest Loser which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of The Voice.
The Voice maintains its momentum as it returns March 25 for a fourth season (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET). It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. Revolution -- the season's only bona fide new hit series -- will return and follow The Voice on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.
Last year's acclaimed musical drama Smash makes its much-anticipated return with a two-hour episode on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) -- with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson -- and will resume on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET) in its regular day and time. Betty White's Off Their Rockers premieres on January 8 with back-to-back episodes (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET) and will continue in that hour each Tuesday.
The Voice also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).
The new comedy 1600 Penn -- starring Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) and Josh Gad (Broadway's "The Book of Mormon") as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House -- debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of Modern Family is co-creator and director. The critically hailed comedy Community returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). Parks and Recreation moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.
The new alternative series Ready for Love -- an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria - premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice resumes with an "All-Star" edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET).
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