amber heard playboy alt NBC 2011 12 schedule: 'Playboy Club,' 'Prime Suspect' kick off fall; '30 Rock' moved to midseasonFor the 2011-12 television season, NBC is coming out of the gate in the fall with new shows “The Playboy Club” on Mondays, “Up All Night” and “Free Agents” on Wednesdays, “Whitney” and “Prime Suspect” on Thursdays and “Grimm” on Friday nights.

Fan-favorite “Chuck” joins “Grimm” on Friday nights, while award-winning comedy “30 Rock” moves to midseason in the wake of Tina Fey‘s pregnancy news (she’s due in September).

Also joining “30 Rock” for the midseason schedule are keepers “Celebrity Apprentice” and “The Voice,” plus new shows “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” “Bent,” “Best Friends Forever,” “Awake,” “Smash” and “The Firm.”

NBC’s full schedule (new shows in bold):


8 p.m. “The Sing-Off”
10 p.m. “The Playboy Club”

8 p.m. “The Biggest Loser”
10 p.m. “Parenthood”

8 p.m. “Up All Night”
8:30 p.m. “Free Agents”
9 p.m. “Harry’s Law”
10 p.m. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

8 p.m. “Community”
8:30 p.m. “Parks and Recreation”
9 p.m. “The Office”
9:30 p.m. “Whitney”
10 p.m. “Prime Suspect”


8 p.m. “Chuck”
9 p.m. “Grimm”
10 p.m. “Dateline NBC”

Encore programming

7 p.m. Football Night in America
8 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football


7 p.m. “Dateline NBC”
8 p.m. “The Celebrity Apprentice”
10 p.m. “The Firm”

8 p.m. “The Voice”
10 p.m. “Smash”

Not returning: “The Cape,” “Chase,” “The Event,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Outsourced” and “Perfect Couples.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."