To no one’s surprise, NBC has revamped its fall lineup, announced a few weeks before the upfront. The changes are:
– NBC’s premiere week will now take place the week of Sept. 22 instead of after the Olympics in August. This means NBC will launch its new shows alongside the rest of the other networks (except Fox, which still plans to rollout its series in late August.)
– NBC has scrapped plans to air comedies on Tuesdays, and instead is shifting Kath & Kim to Thursday nights, to join the other comedies airing there. NBC expands The Biggest Loser to two hours (!) on Tuesdays when it returns in October.
– NBC is also adding a new reality show called America’s Toughest Jobs. It’ll premiere on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. (CT) for a six-week run, then moves to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24. It replaces Deal or No Deal, which after that date, will air on Wednesdays only (However, Deal is airing as a weekday strip this fall in syndication.)