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

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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.

THE SHIFTS

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 RETURNS

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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