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NBC Announces Its Fall 2008 Schedule
Copyright 2007 Mitchell Haaseth/ NBC / NBC
NBC got the jump on its competitors, announcing its upcoming fall 2008-2009 schedule today.
NBC will only be adding four new shows to its schedule this fall: "My Own Worst Enemy" starring CHRISTIAN SLATER, "Kath & Kim," an Australian import starring MOLLY SHANNON and SELMA BLAIR, "Knight Rider," which was introduced as a two-hour movie, and "Crusoe."
Fans of "Friday Night Lights" can rest easy. Despite the critically acclaimed show's so-so ratings, it is returning, but not until the winter. It will first air on DirecTV, as part of a special deal that NBC made in order to continue producing new episodes of the series.
"We are laying out a 52-week schedule," explained BEN SILVERMAN, co-chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. "This is a year that we chose to do it because it is a 'perfect storm' for NBC. We have the greatest cultural institutions on our air -- all in the span of six months: From the Olympics this late August, into the best Sunday night football package, followed by the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, two wild-card playoff games, the Golden Globes and the Superbowl. We have incredible platforms that we have invested heavily in to launch our new shows and entertainment brands."
Here is the NBC line-up for the fall:
8 p.m. "Chuck"
8 p.m. "Biggest Loser: Families" 90-minutes
8 p.m. "Knight Rider"
8 p.m. "My Name Is Earl"
8 p.m. "Robinson Crusoe"
"Sunday Night Football" / "Kings"
ET will have more on this story. Check back for more details.
Posted April 02, 2008 12:39:00 PM
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