smash season 2 premiere NBC midseason premiere dates: 'Smash' returns in February and 'The Biggest Loser' spells 'The Voice'“Community” isn’t the only NBC show that got a midseason home on Tuesday (Oct. 30).

The network has a host of changes to its schedule for early 2013, including the returns of “The Biggest Loser” and “Smash,” premiere dates for new series “Deception” (formerly “Infamous”), “1600 Penn” and “Ready for Love” and the start for a new “Celebrity Apprentice.”

“The Biggest Loser” will be the first show back, launching on Sunday, Jan. 6 before settling into its Monday home at 8 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 7. “Deception” will also premiere on Jan. 7. “The Biggest Loser” will give “The Voice” a break between its two cycles, and “Revolution” is also getting a long break — which in the past has been kind of a dicey proposition for serial dramas (see “FlashForward,” “The Event” et al). “The Voice” and “Revolution” are both set to return March 25.

“Smash” will open its second season with a two-hour episode at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and move to 10 p.m. the following week. It takes over for “Parenthood,” which will end its 15-episode season in January. New episodes of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” will fill the 8 o’clock hour on Tuesdays starting Jan. 8.

The Thursday schedule will undergo some tweaks as well: “1600 Penn,” about the bumbling son (Josh Gad) of the president (Bill Pullman), will premiere at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. “Parks and Recreation” will move to 8:30 starting Jan. 17 — filling the “Up All Night” spot while that show retools to become a multi-camera series — and “Community” debuts at 8 p.m. Feb. 7, taking over for “30 Rock.”

“The Celebrity Apprentice” premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 3 and will have four weeks of two-hour episodes before scaling back to an hour on March 31. Dating show “Ready for Love” debuts March 31 and will air from 8 to 10 p.m.

NBC hasn’t set dates yet for its new comedy “Save Me” or dramas “Do No Harm” and “Hannibal.” 

Posted by:Rick Porter