NBC released its 2010-2011 midseason schedule today, and among the major changes was the announcement of a three-hour comedy block on Thursday nights. There are currently four comedies on NBC's Thursday night lineup - Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Outsourced - which run from 8 PM ET to 10 PM ET.

The network will extend the block into the 10 PM hour, moving 30 Rock and Outsourced into that time frame. While returning their hit comedy series Parks and Recreation to earlier in the night, along with adding the brand new sitcom Perfect Couples into the lineup.

The network issued an early renewal to its Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock for a sixth season next fall, along with announcing premiere dates for new series such as The Cape and Harry's Law. NBC also moved a few current series' to all-new days, such as Parenthood to Monday night, Law & Order: Los Angeles to Tuesday night and Chase to Wednesday night. Take a look at the full midseason schedule with premiere dates below:


  • 8-9 p.m. - Chuck
  • 9-10 p.m. - The Cape (Two-hour premiere episode on Sunday, January 9 from 9 PM ET to 11 PM ET. The series will debut in its regular time period on January 17 at 9 PM ET)
  • 10-11 p.m. - Harry's Law (Starting on January 17)
  • 9-10 p.m. - The Event (Returns on February 28 with a two-hour episode at 9 PM ET. The series resumes in its regular time slot March 7)
  • 10-11 p.m. - Parenthood (Debuts On March 7)



Thursday (all beginning January 20)