NBC has just released its prime-time Fall 2014 schedule. Associated Press reported at 4:04 PM EST the schedule that NBC would be following in the upcoming season. On Monday, from 8 to 10 PM, The Voice will run, followed by The Blacklist. After November 17, State of Affairs will follow The Voice. On Tuesday, The Voice will air from 8 until 9 PM, followed by Marry Me from 9 to 9:30 PM. About a Boy will air from 9:30 to 10 PM and, finally, Chicago Fire from 10 to 11 PM.
On Wednesday, NBC has said it will air The Mysteries of Laura from 8 to 9 PM, Law & Order: SVU from 9 to 10 PM, and Chicago P.D. from 10 to 11 PM. Starting Thursday, the popular series The Biggest Loser will run from 8 to 9pm, while Bad Judge, A to Z, and Parenthood will follow from 9 to 9:30 PM, 9:30 to 10 PM, and 10 to 11 PM, respectively. The classic Dateline NBC will hold the Friday night 8 to 9 PM time slot, while Grimm and Constantine will follow from 9 to 10 and 10 to 11 PM. In the breaking NBC schedule, Saturday is listed as simply a day filled with various reruns, while Sunday includes Football Night in America from 7 to 8:20 PM and NBC Sunday Night Football from 8:20 to 11:30 PM.
NBC released its prime-time Fall 2014 schedule and ordered pilots from three new comedies. One Big Happy, produced by Ellen DeGeneres, is a sitcom that focuses around the relationship between a lesbian and her best friend Luke. The pair commit to having a baby before Luke finds the love of his life and conflict is born. Bad Judge centers on the conflicted life of Walsh, a wild child-criminal judge played by Rebecca Wright. Mission Control is a comedy that focuses on a female aerospace engineer and her difficulties in a male-dominated field in the 1960s. BuddyTv has remarked that the comedy series Parks and Recreation will end after its current, 7th season.
State of Affairs is a new series that will star Blacklist actress Katherine Heigl. The Mysteries of Laura is another female-lead drama about a cop that is balancing her time between work and family. The television channel rose from fourth in viewership to second, due to the Winter Olympics and shows favorites like The Voice. Young viewers also tuned in with more frequency, except on Thursdays where NBC appeared to falter. The NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, has said that his focus was to “reinvigorate” Thursdays while maintaining the stability associated with NBC’s anchor shows. Greenblatt strategically moved the popular series Blacklist to 9 PM on Thursdays with the intention of attracting viewers to a day that is an advertiser staple.
Some were surprised by the cancellation of the series based upon the classic novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula. The show was discontinued after only one season on the network. Even more shocking to some fans was comedy sitcom Community’s cancellation. The series seemed to have a loyal, almost cult-following of viewers but, according to IGN, never had favorable ratings. The show was critically well-received, but went through three very poorly rated seasons and lost fan favorites Chevy Chase and Donald Glover in Seasons 4 and 5, respectively. Michael Ausiello, and others, have suggested that the producers of the show at Sony find the series a new network. NBC released its prime-time fall schedule and though Community did not make the cut, new and exciting shows are promised to become fan favorites.
By James Ryder