or


[02/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Tweaks Spring Schedule by Moving Up Previews and Premiere of 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury' to March 3 and 4, Adds Preview of 'The Office' on March 24 and Adjusts Premiere to March 29

[via press release from NBC]

NBC TWEAKS SPRING SCHEDULE BY MOVING UP PREVIEWS AND PREMIERE OF "LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY" TO MARCH 3 AND 4, ADDS PREVIEW OF "THE OFFICE" ON MARCH 24 AND ADJUSTS PREMIERE TO MARCH 29

NETWORK NOW ALSO PUTS 'THE CONTENDER' INTO RING ON SUNDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 13 AFTER TWO PREVIEWS ON MARCH 7 AND 10

Moves Allow "American Dreams" to Shift to Wednesdays (8-9 p.m. ET) for First Time in Drama's Three-year History

BURBANK, Calif. -- February 7, 2005 -- NBC has fine-tuned its next tier of Spring programming by moving up the preview and series premiere of 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury" to March 3 and March 4 (respectively) while adding a March 24 preview to its new comedy "The Office" followed by a new premiere date on March 29. NBC also gives "The Contender" two previews (March 7 and 10) prior to its new series premiere date on Sunday, March 13.

In additional news, NBC also offers fans of "American Dreams" their first chance to see the series on a weekday beginning Wednesday, March 9 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The announcement was made by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"We are tweaking our rollout of three fine and promising series in 'Trial by Jury,' 'The Office' and 'The Contender' in order to provide the best launch platform possible in March," said Reilly. "Plus, 'American Dreams' will have the chance to add new viewers to its loyal audience in its new mid-week position."

"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" will now preview on Thursday, March 3 (10-11 p.m. ET) while its official premiere will follow on the next night, Friday, March 4 (10-11 p.m. ET).

"The Office" will preview on Thursday, March 24 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) after an all-new episode of "The Apprentice." The comedy will then premiere in its regular day and time on Tuesday, March 29 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

"The Contender" will still preview on Monday, March 7 (9:30-11 p.m. ET) but will now have a second preview on Thursday, March 10 (10-11 p.m. ET). In addition, the unscripted drama will have a new premiere date on Sunday, March 13 (8-9 p.m. ET).

"American Dreams" -- now in its third season -- will move for the first time from its Sundays (8-9 p.m. ET) perch to Wednesdays (8-9 p.m. ET) beginning March 9.

"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" is the latest series from Dick Wolf, architect of the most successful brand in primetime television with NBC's "Law & Order" -- and takes viewers where they have never been before. For the first time, a "Law & Order" series is told not only from the point-of-view of the prosecutors and police but also from the perspective of the defense attorneys, defendants, judges and jurors.

"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" stars Bebe Neuwirth ("Cheers," "Chicago"), Amy Carlson (NBC's "Third Watch"), Fred Dalton Thompson (NBC's "Law & Order"), the late Jerry Orbach (in a few episodes) and Kirk Acevedo ("Band of Brothers"). Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer; Walon Green and Peter Jankowski are executive producers; Arthur Forney and Richard Pearce are co-executive producers. "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" is a production of Wolf Films in association with NBC Universal Television Studio.

"The Office," from Reveille and NBC Universal Television Studio, offers a documentary-style look into the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the world of 9-to-5. The comedy is based on the award-winning BBC hit "The Office" and offers a fly-on-the-wall docu-reality parody about modern American office life, the series delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder-Mifflin paper-supply. Steve Carell ("The Daily Show"), Jenna Fischer ("Miss Match"), John Krasinski, "Kinsey"), Rainn Wilson ("Six Feet Under") and B.J. Novak ("Punk'd") star.

"The Office" is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Howard Klein.

Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone ("Rocky"), executive producer Mark Burnett (NBC's "The Apprentice," "Survivor") and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-Principal, DreamWorks SKG are executive producers for "The Contender" an unscripted series about the search for the next boxing superstar. "The Contender" follows 16 professional boxers as they come to a training camp to follow their dream of becoming a champion boxer.

Stallone and international sports legend Sugar Ray Leonard will serve as both hosts and boxing mentors to this group of fighters as they each try to improve their skills in order rise to the rank of professional boxers. "The Contender" is a joint production between Mark Burnett Productions, DreamWorks Television and Rogue Marble.

The evocative drama "American Dreams" has won two Emmy Awards and is set against the memorable music, the cultural clashes, and the Vietnam War during the 1960s. The ambitious series depicts the American landscape -- as seen through the youthful Pryor family of Philadelphia as they brace for the cultural turbulence ahead that still resonates in this contemporary era.

Brittany Snow, Vanessa Lengies, Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Will Estes, Rachel Boston, Ethan Dampf, Sarah Ramos, Jonathan Adams, Arlen Escarpeta and Ben Taylor star. Michael Rodgers also is a recurring cast member. The drama continues to embrace contemporary musicians as guest stars who portray classic 1960s icons on "American Bandstand." Dick Clark ("American Bandstand") and Jonathan Prince ("Wilder Days") are the executive producers. "American Dreams" is from NBC Universal Television Studios.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· CONTENDER, THE (EPIX)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY (NBC)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PUNK'D (BET)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· WILDER DAYS (TNT)





[08/21/19 - 01:48 PM]
Starz Picks Up "Shining Vale" Horror Comedy Pilot
The half-hour comedy is written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan.

[08/21/19 - 01:35 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Directs "We Can Be Heroes" for Netflix
When alien invaders kidnap Earth's superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.

[08/21/19 - 12:24 PM]
"Awake" Rounds Out Cast
Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Frances Fisher, Shamier Anderson, Finn Jones, Lucius Hoyos, Gil Bellows, Barry Pepper and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in the Netflix film.

[08/21/19 - 10:30 AM]
NBC to Air "A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special" on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m.
The one-hour special immediately follows the two-hour season finale of "America's Got Talent."

[08/21/19 - 10:02 AM]
"Ink Master: Grudge Match" Premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10pm ET/PT on Paramount Network
The new installment in the franchise settles the score once and for all when former contestants get the opportunity to go head to head with their biggest rivals from their seasons.

[08/21/19 - 10:00 AM]
The Duplass Brothers' DBP Donut to Produce an Original Short Form Series, "Shook," Starring Sofia Wylie for Disney Channel's YouTube
A scripted single-camera narrative, "Shook" centers around Mia, a 15-year-old who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister, Skylar, and their single mom, a registered nurse.

[08/21/19 - 09:40 AM]
Cool Down This Labor Day with a Chilling Lineup of All-New True-Crime Episodes During Investigation Discovery's Labor Day Premiere Marathon
This Labor Day, Investigation Discovery is giving fans a marathon day filled with brand new episodes of its most popular shows.

[08/21/19 - 09:35 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights "The Chris Watts Story" (WT) Starring Sean Kleier, Ashley Williams, and Brooke Smith Based on True Events
When Chris Watts tearfully pleaded to television cameras for the safe return of his missing pregnant wife Shanann and their two young daughters, dark secrets loomed just beneath the surface.

[08/21/19 - 09:32 AM]
Bigtime Chefs Bring Bigtime Flavors on the New Season of "Guy's Ranch Kitchen"
The series returns to Food Network on Saturday, September 28 at 12:30pm ET/PT.

[08/21/19 - 09:31 AM]
"Big Mouth" Season 3 Lands October 4 on Netflix
The show's social media account broke the news this morning.

[08/21/19 - 08:42 AM]
MTV Taps Former "Bachelorette" Star Rachel Lindsay and Artist Travis Mills to Host "MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing"
In the eight-episode docuseries, Lindsay and Mills help distraught individuals track down and confront a former lover, friend, or family member in an effort to uncover the harsh realities of why they "ghosted" them.

[08/21/19 - 08:15 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Middle School Moguls" Premieres Sunday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT)
The four half-hour, CG-animated specials chronicle the ambitions of four new friends striving to create their own companies while attending Mogul Academy, an entrepreneurial school where kid-business dreams come true.

[08/21/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Reign
The Peacock easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[08/21/19 - 08:08 AM]
HGTV Announces First Special Guest Appearances For Its Reboot of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The series, hosted by award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, will feature special guest stars in every episode, including Tarek El Moussa, Jasmine Roth and Tamara Day.

[08/21/19 - 08:01 AM]
A&E Premieres a Special Daytime Family Programming Event - "The Day I Picked My Parents" - on Sunday, September 8th
The original limited five-hour documentary series follows ten foster children who are part of a revolutionary program operated by the nonprofit organization Kidsave in California, as they search to find their forever home.