For the first time since the writer's strike has ended, NBC Entertainment is preparing to announce a full year-round primetime schedule in April. According to Variety, for three days in April, Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, will meet in New York with ad-agency executives and media buyers to go over the network's 2008-09 programming strategy.

Jeff Zucker, president and CEO of NBC Universal, has been outspoken about using the disruption caused this season by the 100-day writers strike to work on many of the NBC's traditional business practices, including the pilot production process and stabilizing programming on a year-round basis.

NBC has scheduled May 12th to showcase the long-awaited primetime line-up.