TV Show Renewals And New Episodes
This just in: NBC has renewed Life, Chuck and (no surprise here) Heroes have been renewed for the 2008-09 TV season. All three will have "major re-launch campaigns next (TV) year."
NBC also announced the return in April for some of your favorite scripted series: The Office, 30 Rock, ER, Scrubs, My Name Is Earl, and others. CBS says How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory return with new shows March 17, and CSI comes back on April 3. Yeah!
BURBANK - February 13, 2008 - NBC will resume the broadcast of many of its scripted series in April with new original episodes following the settlement of the Writers Guild of America strike, including The Office, 30 Rock, My Name Is Earl, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among other programs, it was announced by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, and Marc Graboff, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
The list of comedies and dramas includes: My Name Is Earl (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. ET), which will return with a one-hour episode on Thursday, April 3; the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock (Thursdays, 8:30-9 p.m. ET) will begin on Thursday, April 10; likewise, the Emmy-winning The Office (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) also resumes with new episodes on Thursday, April 10; and Scrubs (Thursdays, 9:30-10 p.m. ET) will come back with original episodes beginning Thursday, April 10.
ER (Thursdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) also will come back on Thursday, April 10 with new episodes following the complete run of Lipstick Jungle, which concludes on March 20.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) will return with fresh episodes on Tuesday, April 15. Law & Order (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) resumes with original episodes on Wednesday, April 23. Meanwhile, Medium (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) continues in originals.
Specific plans for other NBC scripted series are currently being determined and will be announced later.