NBC Releases Their Fall 2006 TV Schedule

***UpdateNBC makes changes to their Fall 2006 TV schedule.***

This is the week all us TVaholics have been waiting for, it is Upfronts week for the networks. Today NBC (read the press release) was the first of the now five broadcast networks to show their wares. Tomorrow will be ABC with CBS on Wednesday and FOX“>FOX and The CW on Thursday.

A couple of interesting things as NBC will be putting the new Aaron Sorkin (creator/writer of Sports Night, The West Wing) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in the second hour primetime slot up against CBS’ #1 rated show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. My Name Is Earl and The Office will be kicking off the new must see TV lineup. The other being that Crossing Jordan and Scrubs will be back on the schedule at some point as they will probably be used to replace the first drama and comedy respectively that fails to garner an audience.

So, what does the new NBC Fall 2006 lineup look like?

Football Night in America – Pre-game studio show hosted by Bob Costas.
Sunday Night Football – New Network formerly on ESPN
In January after football season the new America’s Got Talent hosted by Regis Philbin and created by Simon Cowell will start followed by The Apprentice. Capping the night off with the new detective show Raines.

Deal or No Deal
Heroes – New Drama. Young beautiful people discover they have superpowers with which they must save the world.

Friday Night Lights – New Drama. Based on the film by the same name.
Kidnapped – New Drama. Follow the family, cops and kidnappers as the teenage son of a wealthy family is taken.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

The Biggest Loser
20 Good Years – New half-hour comedy. Stars John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Jeffery Tambor (Arrested Development).
30 Rock – New half-hour comedy from Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls). She will write, produce and star in the show.
Law & Order

My Name Is Earl – New timeslot.
The Office – New timeslot.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – New dramedy from Aaron Sorkin. Stars Matthew Perry (Friends), Steven Weber (Wings) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing).
ER – New episodes leading to a cliffhanger in December. In January/February The Black Donnellys take over this timeslot with ER returning in March to finish out the season.

Deal or No Deal
Las Vegas
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – New night and timeslot

Dateline Saturday
Repeats of NBC Dramas

Some of the shows that won’t be returning are Conviction, E-Ring, Four Kings, Joey, Surface and Teachers.

New shows waiting in the wings with Crossing Jordan and Scrubs are the half-hour comedies Andy Barker, P.I. and The Singles Table.

The shows that look interesting to TVaholic at this point are Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Heroes, 20 Good Years and 30 Rock. What shows look good to you? What shows are you sad to see didn’t make the new Fall TV schedule for NBC?

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