Upfronts are officially kicking off tomorrow, but NBC has already switched a few things up as they revealed their fall schedule on Sunday (May 13).
So just what kind of changes can fans expect to see? Well, fan favorite "The Voice" is getting it's shot at staying on air this fall and even next spring while another network returnee, "Community," will now be showing Friday nights at 8:30 pm following the sexy comedy, "Whitney."
Unfortunately, all the shows weren't lucky enough to keep their spots. According to a network release, five programs have already gotten the axe - among those are two dramas, "Awake" and "Harry's Law," as well asthree comedies, "Are You There Chelsea?", "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."
Taking the slots of some of the ousted offerings will be newbies including "Go On", which stars Matthew Perry; "The New Normal" featuring reality TV personality NeNe Leakes; and "Guys With Kids" which will star Jesse Bradford and Jamie Lynn Sigler.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt explained that he thinks they are moving in the right direction, saying, "We’ve taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we’re seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process,” adding, “We’ve got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice. And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of The Voice in the fall, we’ve also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve.”
It has also been confirmed by Greenblatt that, although there have been talks of certain shows such as "30 Rock" and other smaller rated series being on their final season, he says that's not entirely true, explaining, "As they age [ordering a final season is] something you look at each year, but we haven’t definitively said that to any of them yet.”
The complete rundown of NBC's 2012-2013 Fall Schedule is as follows:
8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. – “Revolution”
8-9 p.m. –“The Voice”
9-9:30 p.m. – “Go On”
9:30-10 p.m. – “The New Normal”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”