NBC has just released a full schedule of its 2007 fall premier programming, which will be launched on September 24th. Here is a complete list of what you can expect from the Peacock:
NBC launches its season premieres the week of September 24. The network will adjust its schedule by moving the new comedic spy thriller Chuck to Mondays (8-9 p.m. ET) followed by switching the popular Monday version of Deal or No Deal to Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET), and shifting Friday Night Lights to an earlier new time of 9-10 p.m. (ET) and Las Vegas to 10-11 p.m. (ET).
In addition, NBC will expand The Biggest Loser to 90 minutes on Tuesdays (8-9:30 p.m. ET) and will have a special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Summer's newest hit, The Great American Singing Bee (which premiered earlier this month), will have its fall premiere on Tuesday, September 25 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).
NBC's premiere week will also feature one-hour episodes each of My Name Is Earl (8-9 p.m. ET) and The Office (9-10 p.m. ET) on Thursday, September 27 and a two-hour episode premiere of Las Vegas on Friday, September 28 (9-11 p.m. ET).
The announcements were made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, and Marc Graboff, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
"We can't wait for the new season to begin and we believe that these programming changes will allow for a powerhouse Monday night with Chuck, Heroes, and Journeyman," said Silverman. "On Tuesdays, the 90-minute The Biggest Loser has always performed well and will fit perfectly with our new summer hit , The Great American Singing Bee. On Fridays, we can hammock Friday Night Lights between two proven hits Deal or No Deal and Las Vegas, with new cast member Tom Selleck."
Said Graboff: "We like that we can start our season off strong with hour-long episodes of such comedy favorites as My Name Is Earl and The Office. Coupled with the dynamo of NBC Sunday Night Football, we will have a very potent fall lineup and these schedule adjustments will only make us stronger."
All of NBC's primetime entertainment series will bow during the week of September 24 with the exception of The Biggest Loser (Tuesday, September 11), "30 Rock" (Thursday, October 4), Friday Night Lights (Friday, October 5) and Scrubs (Thursday, October 25).
In addition, Deal or No Deal will premiere on Monday, September 17 (8-9 p.m. ET) -- one final time in its previously announced day and time before moving to Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET) on September 28.
On September 24, NBC tees up its new season on Mondays (8-9 p.m. ET) with Chuck, a new hour-long series from executive producer Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") and executive producer-director McG, who deliver a comedic spy thriller about Chuck Bartowski-- a computer geek who is catapulted into a new career as the government's most vital secret agent. Then comes the much-anticipated second-season debut of "Heroes" (9-10 p.m. ET) as the epic ensemble drama centers on several ordinary people who possess extraordinary abilities.
Monday, September 24 will also serve as the premiere of the new drama Journeyman (10-11 p.m. ET). From Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Kevin Falls and Emmy Award-winning director-producer Alex, Journeyman is a romantic mystery-drama about Dan Vasser (Kevin McKidd), a San Francisco newspaper reporter and family man who inexplicably begins to travel through time and change people's lives.
Tuesdays mark the beginning of a new season of The Biggest Loser (8-10 p.m. ET) starting September 11 as the popular competitive weight-loss series boasts a few new twists. The Great American Singing Bee, introduced earlier this month, is hosted by Joey Fatone (*NSYNC) as it challenges contestants to not only sing a song but compels them to sing the words correctly. The variety-competition series will join the fall lineup on September 25.
The perennial favorite Deal or No Deal (8-9 p.m.) jump-starts Wednesdays beginning September 25 with host Howie Mandel, whose provocative series title question: "Deal or no deal?" has become a national catchphrase. The new The Bionic Woman (9-10 p.m. ET) stars Michelle Ryan as a young woman whose life is radically altered and empowered after a car crash as it debuts on September 25. Also on the same night, the new drama Life (10-11 p.m. ET) features a complex police detective (Damian Lewis) who's given a second chance on the force after serving years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
My Name Is Earl (8-9 p.m. ET) and the Emmy Award-winning The Office (9-10 p.m. ET) will break out of the gate in a big way on Thursday, September 27 as each premieres with an hour-long episode. The 14th season debut of E.R.follows (10-11 p.m. ET).
As it did during last fall, Football Night in America (7-8 p.m. ET) and NBC Sunday Night Football (8-11 p.m. ET) will dominate on autumn Sundays.
A calendar of NBC's Fall 2007-08 series premieres follows:
The Biggest Loser (8-10 p.m.)
Deal or No Deal (8-9 p.m.)
Chuck (8-9 p.m.)
Heroes (9-10 p.m.)
Journeyman (10-11 p.m.)
The Great American Singing Bee (9:30-10 p.m.)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10-11 p.m.)
Deal or No Deal (8-9 p.m.; marks Wednesday debut)
The Bionic Woman (9-10 p.m.)
LIFE (10-11 p.m.)
My Name Is Earl (8-9 p.m.)
The Office (9-10 p.m.)
ER (10-11 p.m.)
Deal or No Deal (moves to new day, 8-9 p.m.)
Las Vegas (9-11 p.m.)
30 Rock (8-8:30 p.m.)
Friday Night Lights (9-10 p.m.)
Scrubs (9:30-10 p.m.)