NBC’s New Fall Lineup (Supress Chuckle), 30 Rock On Life Support

This is how bad things have gotten for the National Broadcasting Corporation: they’re benching their best show until mid-season.

30 Rock won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock's first season won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. However more people watched them win the award than actually watched the show.

30 Rock is coming back for another season on the Peacock but not until the halfway point. This news is a huge disappointment to the show’s dozens of fans, especially since it’s being replaced by the oddly titled SNL Weekend Update Thursday (how can you have a weekend update two days before the weekend) and a show that has never even aired, Community.

All this whenTina Fey’s witty comedy is coming off of its best season… where it finished in 66th place. The show will probably win another Emmy for best comedy and then finish its run with 13 hilarious episodes. It’s quite clear that 30 Rock is not long for the world.

NBC's highest rated show for the 2008-2009 season was Sunday Night Football.  So their only responsibility for their best show was to turn on a camera.

NBC's highest rated show for the 2008-2009 season was Sunday Night Football. So basically the network's only responsibility to their most successful show was to turn on a camera.

Meanwhile, NBC is returning Law and Order for a record tying 20th season. Law and Order will tie Gunsmoke for primetime’s longest running drama series. No doubt NBC wanted to cancel Law and Order and replace it with another hour of Dateline or Biggest Loser, but probably kept it to capitalize on the press it will receive for it’s 20th year.

Also highlighting NBC’s awful fall lineup is five hours of The Jay Leno Show (nothing wrong with Leno but this is the television equivalent to punting on 3rd down). Also of note, NBC is scheduling two hours of reruns (which is the television equivalent of giving up).

Below is NBC’s New Fall Lineup. It maybe the worst lineup EVER, in the history of television.

NBC FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Heroes”
9-10 p.m.- “Trauma”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

TUESDAY
8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Parenthood”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 p.m. – “SNL Weekend Update Thursday”
8:30-9 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
9- 9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “Community” (moves to Thursdays 8-8:30 p.m. when “30 Rock” returns)
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Law & Order”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Trauma” (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7- 8:20 p.m. “Football Night in America”
8:20-11 p.m. “NBC Sunday Night Football”

NBC MID-SEASON 2010 SCHEDULE

The 2010 Winter Olympics will thankfully preempt regularly scheduled programming from February 12-28, 2010.

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Chuck” (season premiere)
9-10 p.m.-“Day One”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

TUESDAY
8-9:30 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
9:30-10 p.m. – “100 Questions”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Mercy”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 p.m. – “Community”
8:30-9 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
9- 9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “30 Rock”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Law & Order”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland”
10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland” (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. -“The Marriage Ref”
9-11 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice”

For the week of April 20-29, NBC's highest rated show was Biggest Loser.

NBC is making a strong case for the worst network of all-time.

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