NBC sets ER finale, Kings premiere

ABC, CBS, and CW have all revealed their updated midseason lineups, so today it was NBC's turn. The highlights of the announcement include the final episode of the long-running ER, the debut of the awesome-looking drama Kings, and the premiere of Medium's latest season.

ER will wrap up its 15th and final season on March 12, and NBC is sending it off with a bang. The award-winning medical drama will be treated to a two-hour finale from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ER's final episode will mark the end of one TV legend but will also signal the possible beginning of another. Kings will debut with a two-hour event on March 19, and we're jazzed. The drama, which made quite an impression when it was previewed at Comic-Con, is a retelling of the story of David and Goliath set during an alternate history. Plus it stars Deadwood's Ian McShane, so it has to be watchable.

Medium joins NBC's Monday-night block February 2, which also happens to be the same day Chuck and Heroes return from winter break. The day will also signify the launch of Heroes' next chapter, "Fugitives."

Other highlights include the March 1 return of The Apprentice (which was promoted to two-hour episodes each week) and a special one-hour The Office following the Super Bowl on February 1.

Also of note is the reduction of Knight Rider's season by five episodes. According to EW.com, low ratings have forced NBC to snip off some KITT and air a season finale on February 25.

Woo-hoo! Kings! Mark your calendars now, because it looks like a good one!

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Dec 20, 2008
whoops! Fixed, thanks guys!
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Dec 20, 2008
whoops! Fixed, thanks guys!
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Dec 16, 2008
They mistyped at the end of the forth paragraph. 'The day will also signify the lanuch of Heroes' next chapter, "Villians." ' Villians is supposed to be "Fugitives"...
Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :)
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Dec 10, 2008
well i know on Er all the main characters like George Clooney playing Doug Ross Noah Wyle playing John Carter Eriq La Salle playing Peter Benton is gonna come back for the finale episdoe except Juliana Marguiles playing Carol Hatahway. But i know that ER is a great show.
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Dec 10, 2008
Also all ross/benton/hathaway/weaver/lewis/malucci all BETTER be on the finale.

(clooney/la salle/margules/stringfield
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Dec 10, 2008
Jay Leno's show is gonna be on m-f 10-11pm.

So what time will medium/kings/ etc be on?
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Dec 07, 2008
Found hilarious Office T-shirts for Xmas: RecklessTs.com!
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Dec 07, 2008
Fifteen seasons - wow.
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Dec 06, 2008
Really looking forward to Heroes"Fugitives".Can't wait for Chuck because it's going to be in 3D.
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Dec 06, 2008
Thank goodness NBC is ending ER, 15 years is a long time. No talks of an ER-spin off? That's good as well. Having Knight Rider drop 5 episodes is good, but a total cancellation would be better. Heroes 3.5/Fugitives should be awesome. I'm not into Medium, but Kings I'll have a look at.
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Dec 06, 2008
Yeah, Fiarosh called it. The next Heroes chapter is supposed to be called "Fugitives"...guest starring David Janssen ;)
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Dec 05, 2008
Hopefully ER can get back George Clooney and Eriq Lasalle. I'm kind of surprised that the finale is in March, isn't that kind of early? Don't most series end in May. Well that's NBC for you. I'm almost done for Heroes, I'm only watching it for comical value at this point.
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Dec 05, 2008
Kings seen odd, I hope the show works.
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Dec 05, 2008
Yay for Medium!! I have been waiting forever!!!
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Dec 05, 2008
...."Heroes' next chapter, "Villains." ?? You meant "Fugitives" right?
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Dec 04, 2008
It was a very good long run
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Dec 04, 2008
It's about time that they end ER. I was beginning to wonder if they would ever end this show.
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Dec 04, 2008
Kings might be good.....
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Dec 04, 2008
Goodbye ER! I will always love you! I'm gonna need a good drink, a meal and a box of tissuses to say goodbye to one of my all time favouite shows!
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Dec 04, 2008
Good bye ER, It's one of the greatest show ever!
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Dec 04, 2008
I watched a trailer for Kings and my calendar is marked!
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Dec 04, 2008
If a legendary show like ER is ending it's run, it should be with sails ablaze, and what better than a two hour finale. Wish some other shows would have had the common sense to do that
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Dec 04, 2008
Sad to see ER go
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Dec 04, 2008
Does Donald Trump know The Office is airing after the Superbowl? He told CNBC that his show would be airing then. ...Hopefully he's wrong!!
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Dec 04, 2008
Yay,a full hour of the office after the superbowl, billiant!
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Dec 04, 2008
Always a shame when a veteran show ends, ER particularly was so famous for so long. I can't believe it's ending.
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Dec 04, 2008
I'm really looking forward to the premiere of Kings with Ian McShane. From what I've heard about the show, it does sound interesting. Not sad to see ER leave the air waves. That show should have been put out to pasture five years ago.
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Dec 04, 2008
I'm not sure about "Kings" yet, but I'am glad "Medium" is coming back.
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Dec 04, 2008
Ok so er is still on the TV. No really they lost there plot about 3 years ago and have been flogging a head horse. It was a great show for the first 10 or 11 years but it should have been let go and die in peace but instead some one came up with the idea that we could have a show with a story line that made no since and people kept watching. So rest in peace my old friend we loved you once but you just outstayed your welcome SORRY
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Dec 04, 2008
Kings sounds watchable, especially with Ian McShane. Glad Knight Rider has been reduced.
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Dec 04, 2008
KIngs sounds interesting Ian McShane is a LEGEND. Hope Heroes returns will some strong storylines that restore it to it's former glory.
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Dec 04, 2008
I hope Heroes returns to the hit it once was, season 3 is the best but ratings are continuing to fall
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Dec 04, 2008
Well, I mon't miss Knight Rider. I hope Heroes works out and I'll probably take a look at Kings. Medium coming back is a good thing but don't care about the Apprentice.
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Dec 04, 2008
I am really not sure how to feel about Kings. I really do like Ian McShane but I have not really heard anything about it.
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Dec 04, 2008
i thought knight rider had a full season??? i like it
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Dec 04, 2008
Hooray for unbiased journalism!
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Dec 04, 2008
cant wait for heroes - i might watch er
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Dec 04, 2008
Finally, some good news from NBC -- they're cutting their extended Knight Rider season! Chuck/Heroes/Medium -- a good Monday night lineup, but it'll be tough to be out FOX with 24 & House (if I remember that move correctly). Didn't hear much about Kings -- but will be looking online for any available trailers or leaked info. Good buzz at Comic-Con is good, but only solid Nielsen ratings will help this show make the cut.
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Dec 04, 2008
It is soooooo sad That ER makes an end but great that they put a two hours episode ER is sssoooo a really great show , the best on history!!!!(for me)!!!!
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