NBC Tweaks Mid-Season Schedule: 'Community' and 'Smash' Return, Extended Break for 'Revolution' and more


NBC announced changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season schedule with the return of Community, Smash and The Biggest Loser; new series Deception, 1600 Penn and Ready for Love to debut.


Freshman drama, Revolution (or as NBC calls it “the season’s only bona fide new hit series “) will take a four month hiatus. Its fall season finally will air in November and return Monday, March 25.

Christina Applegate’s Up All Night will go on hiatus from December to April/May. NBC is re-tooling the single-camera comedy as a more traditional, multi-camera comedy with a live audience.


The critically hailed comedy Community makes its long awaited return February 7 at 8PM. Initially set to return October 19, NBC bumped it for whatever reason. Parks and Recreation moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.

Musical drama Smash returns Tuesday, February 5 (9-11PM) for a two hour season premiere. It will resume its normal timeslot on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11PM).

The fourth season of The Voice begins Tuesday, March 26 (8-9PM).  It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. Revolution will return and follow The Voice on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.

The Biggest Loser weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers comes back January 8. Donald Trump’s The Celebrity Apprentice resumes with an All-Star edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET).THE DEBUTS

The new drama Deception (formerly Notorious and Infamous)  – starring Meagan Good (Think Like a Man), Victor Garber (Alias), Tate Donovan (Damages) and Katherine LaNasa (Alfie) in a dark family murder mystery — debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET).  NOTE: Preceding Deception is the new season of The Biggest Loser which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of “The Voice.”

The new comedy 1600 Penn — starring Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon) as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House — debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).  Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of “Modern Family” is co-creator and director.

The new alternative series Ready for Love — an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria – premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). 

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