NBC’s 2009/2010 TV Schedule

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.

You have to feel sorry for the Peacock. Though it tried and failed to foster some real dogs on us last year like “Crusoe,” “Kath and Kim” and “Knight Rider”, its one or two well reviewed gems like “Kings” and “My Own Worst Enemy” also fizzled right from the start.

Worse yet its pre-existing hits like “Life,” “Medium” and “Lipstick Jungle” all did so badly that they’ve gotten the boot. Even “Chuck” and “Heroes” struggled with the former just making it back under the wire.

With Jay Leno’s new show taking up the 10pm slot, there’s obviously less free time for the network to spare. The popular “The Office” and the critically heralded “30 Rock” retain their Thursday night placing, though the later gets an hour later timeslot. “Law & Order” and its ‘SVU’ spin-off both made it back as well.

Joining them are three reality shows, four dramas and two comedies. The new shows are fairly evenly spread out to try and grab some traction – the network’s Winter Olympics commitments keeps things tight. The big change to existing shows is that “Heroes” will run new shows through the Fall and holiday, ending just before the Olympics. A 13-episode run of “Chuck” will begin after.

Several notable pilots didn’t make the final cut and won’t be seen. These include David E. Kelley’s Chicago-set law firm comedy/drama “Legally Mad”; a John Doe female detective drama “Lost & Found” with Katee Sackhoff and Brian Cox; a single-camera comedy about a once-legendary cop on the way out butting heads with his new ‘rising star’ partner; and an untitled comedy about adult siblings starring talents like John Michael Higgins, Henry Winkler, Jill Clayburgh, Michael Rosenbaum, Missi Pyle and Nick D’Agosto.

Onto the new shows and they are:

100 Questions
(Comedy, Tuesdays 9:30pm – Spring)
Emmy winner James Burrows (“Will & Grace,” “Friends”) directs “100 Questions,” a new comedy series written and executive-produced by Christopher Moynihan (“For Your Consideration”) that provides hilarious answers to 100 questions about love.

Charlotte Payne (Sophie Winkleman, “Peep Show”) is looking for love and has rejected multiple marriage proposals — but she has yet to meet Mr. Right. When she joins a popular online dating site, she gets a little help from her dating counselor Ravi (Amir Talai, “The Ex List”) – who requires her to take a 100-question compatibility test.

The questions aren’t easy for Charlotte to answer, and each one requires her to recount a poignant and humorous time in her life with friends Leslie (Elizabeth Ho, “Women’s Murder Club”), Jill (Joy Suprano, NBC’s “Law & Order”), Mike (Christopher Moynihan “For Your Consideration”) and Wayne (David Walton “Quarterlife”). The test becomes a journey of self-discovery for Charlotte who begins to realize what she truly wants in a relationship.

Community
(Comedy, Thursdays 9:30pm)
From Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (“Arrested Development”) comes “Community,” a smart comedy series about higher education — and lower expectations. The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active.

Within these not-so-hallowed halls, “Community” focuses on a band of misfits, at the center of which is a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), who form a study group and end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work.

In addition to McHale, the series also stars: Gillian Jacobs (“The Book of Daniel”); Yvette Nicole Brown (“Rules of Engagement”); Danny Pudi (“Greek”); Alison Brie (“Mad Men”); and comedy legend Chevy Chase (“Saturday Night Live”).

Day One
(Drama, Mondays 9pm – Spring)
From executive producer/writer Jesse Alexander (“Heroes,” “Lost,” “Alias”) and director Alex Graves (“Fringe,” “Journeyman”), “Day One” tells the story of life on earth following a global catastrophe that has devastated the world’s infrastructures.

Beginning with the immediate aftermath of the cataclysmic event, an eclectic band of survivors — played by Adam Campbell (“Date Movie”), Catherine Dent (“The Shield”), Julie Gonzalo (“Eli Stone”), David Lyons (“ER”), Derek Mio (“Greek”), Carly Pope (“24”), Thekla Reuten (“Sleeper Cell”) and Addison Timlin (“Cashmere Mafia”) — strives to rebuild society as they unravel the mysteries of what happened and face their uncertain future.

The group, all residents of one apartment building in suburban Van Nuys, Calif., embarks on a quest for survival and discovers that hope is found in small victories — and heroes are born every day.

Mercy
(Drama, Wednesdays 8pm – Spring)
“Mercy,” a new medical drama with a unique point of view, portrays the lives of the staff at Mercy Hospital as seen through the eyes of those who know it best — its nurses. Nurse Veronica Callahan (Taylor Schilling, “Dark Matter”) returns to Mercy from a military tour in Iraq — and she knows more about medicine than all of the residents combined.

Together with fellow nurses Sonia Jimenez (Jamie Lee Kirchner, “Rescue Me”) and Chloe Payne (Michelle Trachtenberg, “Gossip Girl”), Callahan navigates through the daily traumas and social landmines of life and love both inside the hospital and out in the real world.

The cast also includes: James Tupper (“Men in Trees”) as Dr. Chris Sands, a new doctor at the hospital who complicates Veronica’s life; Diego Klattenhoff (“Supernatural”) as Mike Callahan, Veronica’s husband; and Guillermo Diaz (“Weeds”) as Nurse Angel Lopez.

Parenthood
(Drama, Wednesdays 8pm)
From the executive producers of the box-office hit “Parenthood” — Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (Oscar winners for “A Beautiful Mind”), and writer/executive producer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”) — this contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster film depicts the colorful and imperfect Braverman family — four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and joy of being parents.

The star-studded cast includes Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Sarah Ramos.

When Sarah Braverman (Tierney, “ER”), a financially strapped single mother, returns home to her parents and siblings in Berkeley, Calif. after packing up her Fresno apartment and uprooting her two inconvenienced kids, Amber (Mae Whitman, “In Treatment”) and Drew (Miles Heizer, “ER”), she is greeted by her opinionated father, Zeek (Nelson, “Family Stone,” “Coach”), and strong mother, Camille (Bedelia, “Heart Like a Wheel”), who are privately dealing with their own marital issues.

As Sarah is reunited with her siblings — sister, Julia (Christensen, “Traffic”), and brothers Crosby (Shepard, “Baby Mama”) and Adam (Krause, “Six Feet Under”) — all struggling with issues of their own, it’s clear that the Braverman reunion is just what they need to face the everyday challenges of modern family life.

Trauma
(Drama, Mondays 9pm)
Executive producer Peter Berg (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”) delivers “Trauma,” the first high-octane medical drama series to live exclusively in the field where the real action is. Like an adrenaline shot to the heart, “Trauma” is an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics.

When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco General is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city’s Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San Francisco Bay, these heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives — and give meaning to their own existence in the process.

Starring in “Trauma” are Derek Luke (“Notorious”), Cliff Curtis (“10,000 B.C”), Anastasia Griffith (“Damages”), Aimee Garcia (“George Lopez”), Kevin Rankin (“Friday Night Lights”) and Jamey Sheridan (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”).

Breakthrough with Tony Robbins
(Reality, Undetermined)
NBC has ordered a new life-changing series starring Tony Robbins whose worldwide work as a peak performance strategist is renowned. The series will feature Robbins guiding participants through complex challenges and personal obstacles, while changing their lives and redesigning their futures.

The Marriage Ref
(Reality, Sundays 8pm)
NBC is proud to announce a new comedy-reality series created by superstar comedian and producer Jerry Seinfeld’s Columbus 81 Productions. Mr. Seinfeld has partnered with Ellen Rakieten, a 23-year veteran of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on this project. This new series titled “The Marriage Ref” (working title) will feature opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will candidly comment, judge and offer different strategies for real-life couples in the midst of a classic marital dispute.

Who Do You Think You Are?
(Reality, Undetermined)
Some of today’s most-beloved and iconic celebrities including Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon are set to star in NBC’s new alternative series “Who Do You Think You Are?”. From executive producer Kudrow (“Friends,” “The Comeback”) in conjunction with her production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment and the U.K.’s Wall to Wall productions, the series – an adaptation of the award-winning hit British television documentary series – will lead celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that often are linked to crucial events in American history.

The nightly NBC schedule will be as follows:

FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8pm: “Heroes”
9pm: “Trauma”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

TUESDAY
8pm: “The Biggest Loser”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

WEDNESDAY
8pm: “Parenthood”
9pm: “Law & Order: SVU”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

THURSDAY
8pm: “SNL Weekend Update Thursday” (early Fall) / “Community” (late Fall)
8:30pm: “Parks & Recreation”
9pm: “The Office”
9:30pm: “Community” (early Fall) / “30 Rock” (late Fall)
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

FRIDAY
8pm: “Law & Order”
9pm: “Southland”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

SATURDAY
8pm: “Dateline NBC “
9pm: “Southland” (encore screening)
10pm: “Law & Order: SVU” (encore screening)

SUNDAY
7pm: “Dateline NBC”
8pm: “The Marriage Ref”
9pm: “The Celebrity Apprentice”

SPRING 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8pm: “Chuck”
9pm: “Day One”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

TUESDAY
8pm: “The Biggest Loser”
9:30pm: “100 Questions”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

WEDNESDAY
8pm: “Mercy”
9pm: “Law & Order: SVU”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

THURSDAY
8pm: “Community”
8:30pm: “Parks & Recreation”
9pm: “The Office”
8:30pm: “30 Rock”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

FRIDAY
8pm: “Law & Order”
9pm: “Southland”
10pm: “The Jay Leno Show”

SATURDAY
8pm: “Dateline NBC “
9pm: “Southland” (encore screening)
10pm: “Law & Order: SVU” (encore screening)

SUNDAY
7pm: “Dateline NBC”
8pm: “The Marriage Ref”
9pm: “The Celebrity Apprentice”

Renewals include “30 Rock,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Biggest Loser”, “Chuck,” “Dateline NBC,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Heroes,” “Law and Order”, “Law and Order: SVU,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Southland,” “Sunday Night Football.”

Cancellations include “American Gladiators,” “Crusoe,” “E.R.,” “Kath and Kim,” “Kings,” “Knight Rider,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Life,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Medium,” “Most Outrageous Moments,” “My Name is Earl,” “My Own Worst Enemy,” “The Philanthropist”.