Caffeine Special Report: NBC Upfront

This week, the big five broadcast networks are revealing their fall schedules to their advertisers – and the rest of us. NBC went first, with a press release accompanying its official presentation. Here’s what you can expect. (All times are Eastern.)

The Fall Schedule

8:00: The Sing-Off
10:00: The Playboy Club

8:00: The Biggest Loser
10:00: Parenthood

8:00: Up All Night
8:30: Free Agents
9:00: Harry’s Law
10:00: Law & Order: SVU

8:00: Community
8:30: Parks and Recreation
9:00: The Office
9:30: Whitney
10:00: Prime Suspect

8:00: Chuck
9:00: Grimm


NBC has several new shows in development that they plan to air later in the season – replacing early failures, or at midseason – including dramas The Firm and Awake, musical Smash, and comedies Bent, Best Friends Forever, and Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. In addition, 30 Rock will be held until midseason because of Tina Fey’s maternity leave.

Say Goodbye…

…to The Cape, Chase, The Event, Law & Order: LA, Outsourced, and Perfect Couples. None of them will be returning.

Your thoughts? Any new shows look good to you? Will you miss any of the cancelled shows?

Grimm Photo Courtesy of NBC

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