NBC is patching the Jay Leno-shaped hole in its prime-time schedule by adding to the orders of several of its series.
Both “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU,” which will move back to 10 p.m. in March, have been extended. So have “Trauma,” the once-believed-dead show that will return to Mondays since “Parenthood” is moving to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and comedies “Community” and “Parks and Recreation.”
“L&O” classic will get three extra episodes this season, pushing its total to 22, while “SVU” is doing two more hours for a total of 25, the Live Feed reports. “Trauma” will get four more shows, going from 16 to 20 and taking the show into early May. “Community” gets three more episodes and “Parks and Rec” two.
NBC is trying to populate the schedule with as many original episodes as it can after the Olympics. The additional episodes will allow most of its series to stay in originals from March until the end of the season.
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