NBC is shaking things up for the 2013-14 season.
After a rough winter season that saw the network lose much of its fall momentum, it has opted to move several returning dramas around, placing them on new nights and times. Additionally, the network has retreated from the comedy expansion it attempted this year, choosing to keep Thursday its only comedy night.
“Parks and Recreation,” NBC’s only returning comedy scheduled for the fall, will kick off Thursdays at 8 p.m., followed by Mike O’Malley’s “Welcome to the Family,” Sean Hayes in “Sean Saves the World” and the new “Michael J. Fox Show.” “Parenthood” moves to the prestige 10 p.m. slot to close out the night, giving the Bravermans a real chance to shine this season.
NBC is showing great faith in “Revolution,” taking it out of the plum post-“Voice” slot on Mondays and using it to kick off Wednesdays at 8 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU” will stay put at 9 p.m., and the new series “Ironside,” starring Blair Underwood, will bow at 10 p.m.
New drama “The Blacklist,” starring James Spader, has been gifted the ideal Monday post-“Voice” slot at 10 p.m., proving the network has its hopes set high for this one.
Fridays stay relatively the same, with “Dateline” and “Grimm” at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively. New drama “Dracula,” a carry-over from last year’s upfront starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, will air at 10 p.m.
The network has a lot on tap for midseason, planning to launch two new comedies and three new dramas come spring. “Community,” though renewed, remains unscheduled, while the fates of “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Hannibal” will be decided in the next few weeks.