Shakira, Usher to The Voice: NBC announces changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season
By April MacIntyre Oct 30, 2012, 19:31 GMT
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NBC just announced changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season schedule highlighted by the premieres of three new series, including comedy 1600 Penn, intriguing drama Deception (formerly “Infamous”), and producer Eva Longoria's relationship show Ready for Love.
In addition, The Voice comes back with Usher and Shakira.
Plus, scroll down for new dates and premieres for fall hit Revolution, Smash (featuring Jennifer Hudson), and The Biggest Loser (Jillian Michaels is back!).
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NBC REVEALS CHANGES FOR MID-SEASON 2013
-- New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7
-- New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10
-- New Relationship Series "Ready for Love" from Eva Longoria March 31
-- “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26
-- The Season's Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25
-- "The Biggest Loser" Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels
-- “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson
-- “Community” Returns February 7
--“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3
-- “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8
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 and 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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