NBC dates, shuffles fall lineup

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It was NBC's turn to unveil its fall lineup dates and schedule at the Television Critics Association press tour today, and for the most part, things look a lot like they did back in May at the network's upfronts, with only a few changes.

On Monday, September 24, NBC will debut its scripted fall lineup at 8 p.m. with Chuck, the comedy about a young college student who is thrust into a world of espionage. The show gets the privilege of being lead-in for the network's most anticipated program, the season two premiere of the smash hit Heroes. Chuck was originally scheduled for Tuesday nights, but now replaces Deal or No Deal in its new slot.

Deal or No Deal moves into its new slot on Friday nights at 8 p.m., and, as previously announced, can also be seen on Wednesday nights. Filling the Tuesday slot vacated by Chuck will be the new singing competition The Singing Bee, which recently premiered on the network to some success.

In addition to Chuck, scripted shows making their first appearance on television include the time-traveling Journeyman (September 24 at 10 p.m.), the supercharged remake Bionic Woman (September 26 at 9 p.m.), and the House-if-he-were-a-detective show Life (September 26 at 10 p.m.).

As previously mentioned, the highly anticipated second season of Heroes will debut following Chuck on September 24. My Name Is Earl and The Office kick off their seasons with hour-long episodes on September 27, with fellow Thursday-night comedy 30 Rock debuting its second season the following week at 8 p.m.

On the drama side, Friday Night Lights takes the field for its second season on October 5, and Las Vegas will air its latest with a two-hour season premiere on September 28.

Below is the fall premiere schedule for NBC:

September 11
The Biggest Loser (8-10 p.m.)

September 17
Deal or No Deal (8-9 p.m.)

September 24
Chuck (8-9 p.m.)
Heroes (9-10 p.m.)
Journeyman (10-11 p.m.)

September 25
The Singing Bee (9:30-10 p.m.)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10-11 p.m.)

September 26
Deal or No Deal (8-9 p.m., Wednesday debut)
Bionic Woman (9-10 p.m.)
Life (10-11 p.m.)

September 27
My Name Is Earl (8-9 p.m.)
The Office (9-10 p.m.)
ER (10-11 p.m.)

September 28
Deal or No Deal (moves to new day, 8-9 p.m.)
Las Vegas (9-11 p.m.)

October 4
30 Rock (8-8:30 p.m.)

October 5
Friday Night Lights (9-10 p.m.)

October 25
Scrubs (9:30-10 p.m.)

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Jan 08, 2009
bring it back! really enjoyed it
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Jul 09, 2008
hey does anyone know if they are just gonna start season 8 of scrubs or air the canceled special ?
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Jan 03, 2008
I like the woman in blue.. so sexy. My brother told me he saw her personal profile at an age gap dating site called agemingle.com. Is that you?
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Sep 27, 2007
Can't wait for scrubs to start again!!
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Sep 18, 2007
cant wait for new Survivor! should be good!!!
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Sep 17, 2007
When is the original Law and Order coming on this fall?? I have to have that one to go with SVU...
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Sep 14, 2007
Scrubs!!! ftw w00t w00t can't wait
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Aug 11, 2007
I'm totally stoked for Bionic woman, Heroes, Chuck, and did I say Heroes? I'm creating a fan site for bionic woman as I type. BionicWomanForum check it out.
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Aug 06, 2007
The Singing Bee as a lead in to SVU? Thats so stupid in my opinion. SVU & Scrubs are the only shows i'll be watching on NBC this fall.
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Aug 05, 2007
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IS WHERE IT IS AT
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Aug 05, 2007
My Name is Earl Season 3!
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Aug 01, 2007
I'm excited Chuck,Life, Heroes Season 2
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Jul 30, 2007
Excited about the return of Heroes, will check out Journeyman and Life
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Jul 29, 2007
can't wait to watch heroes :-)
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Jul 27, 2007
Thank you NBC for your beutiful thursdays, with The bests comedies and one of the best dramas on tv!!
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Jul 25, 2007
That's great ER is there !!! Yey !!! I can't wait for the season 14 of ER!!!!!!! :)
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Jul 22, 2007
I hope Chuck is good. We need more sitcoms.
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Jul 21, 2007
Good, ER is still there.
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Jul 19, 2007
Bionic Woman... I can't wait. I'll watch Heroes if I can watch the 1st season on DVD.
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Jul 19, 2007
Heroes is back :D finaly
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Jul 19, 2007
I can't wait for Heroes season 2!!
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Jul 19, 2007
why does scrubs start so late?
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Jul 19, 2007
I hope LIPSTICK JUNGLE airs soon.
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Jul 19, 2007
NBC looks like the network for me, Scrubs, Heroes and The Office. Nuff said!
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Jul 18, 2007
The only show I'll be watching on NBC is Law & Order:SVU. The rest of the shows have little appeal.
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Jul 18, 2007
The Office, Earl, Heroes , Scrubs, Law and Order SVU, I think the only network I will be watching is NBC
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Jul 17, 2007
Ditch the primetime gameshows already. They are stupid and boring! Try hiring some writers for once! Oh, and give a show more than two episodes before canning it!
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Jul 17, 2007
Can't wait for more Heroes!!!
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Jul 17, 2007
I cant wait for CHUCK, it looks so good!
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Jul 17, 2007
I hope that Heroes' second season will be better than the first, I was quite disappointed
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Jul 17, 2007
horray for 30rock
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Jul 17, 2007
YAY! September 24 for Heroes! It's a lot closer than the January 2008 start for One Tree Hill!
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Jul 17, 2007
looks like I'm only going to be watching Mondays and Wednesdays shows on NBC. As for Chuck if Prison Break is not on I'll check it out
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Jul 17, 2007
cant wait for ER and Heros
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Jul 17, 2007
cant wait for an hour long season premiere of the office!!!!
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Jul 17, 2007
I can't wait for: The Office, 30 Rock, & Scrubs. Also Medium when it comes in January!
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Jul 17, 2007
as the late night talk show hosts say: wait a minute, people are still watching NBC?
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Jul 17, 2007
I cant wait to see Chuck. I really hope it does well in the new timeslot. I am also looking forward to Journeyman.
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Jul 17, 2007
Heroes, SVU, and Office. Awesome, I love the fall
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Jul 17, 2007
Oct. 25 better come soon. I need me Scrubs. Eagle!!!
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Jul 17, 2007
NBC never seems to have a good line-up. I dislike about every show they have ever aired on their network.
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Jul 17, 2007
October 25th!!!! Come On!!! Well I guess that's what happens when you get a 18 episode final season. Can't wait until Scrubs returns.
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