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NBC Announces Fall Line Up, Claims ‘Momentum’ At Upfronts



NBC officially unveiled its new fall line up at the Upfronts in NYC this morning. But, the ceremony didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. Since the network neglected to have any security at its technical rehearsal at a NYC Hilton hotel last week, they were easily infiltrated by The Hollywood Reporter. The trade publication immediately released bits and pieces of the rehearsal, causing NBC to ban them from the real thing.

Despite the minor set back, the network still felt, “for the first time in quite a while we feel we have some real momentum at NBC,” Jeff Gaspin, the chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said.

And the critics seem to be agreeing. The most buzzed about new show at the network is “The Event”, whose preview wowed the press at Monday’s Upfronts. It showed a presidential assassination plot, a woman’s disappearance and a C.I.A. cover-up of detainees – all followed by messages that those, um, events are not “The Event”.

As a plane hijacking is attempted and a secret prison is discovered, an announcer says, “In our history there have been few events that have changed mankind. The next event is upon us.”

Finally, a woman who is apparently the leader of the detainees is heard saying “I haven’t told you everything,” and then a man is heard saying, “We may have a problem. She’s going to tell them about The Event.”

The entire promo is meant to leave you asking, “so what exactly is ‘The Event’?”

During their Upfront presentation, NBC also showed long clips from the new dramas “Chase,” “Undercovers,” the new sitcom “Outsourced” and the returning drama “Parenthood.” It showed nearly 15 minutes from “Love Bites,” an hourlong comedy coming to Thursdays at 10.

You can check out the entire schedule below. The networked also noted that though “Parks and Recreation” will not be back in the fall, it will be a mid-season replacement.

MONDAY
8 P.M. CHUCK
9 P.M. THE EVENT
10 P.M CHASE

TUESDAY
8-10 P.M. BIGGEST LOSER
10 P.M. PARENTHOOD

WEDNESDAY
8 P.M. UNDERCOVERS
9 P.M. LAW & ORDER: SVU
10 P.M. LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES

THURSDAY
8 P.M. COMMUNITY
8:30 P.M. 30 ROCK
9 P.M. THE OFFICE
9:30 P.M. OUTSOURCED
10 P.M. LOVE BITES

FRIDAY
8 P.M. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE / SCHOOL PRIDE
9 P.M DATELINE
10 P.M. OUTLAW (AKA GARZA)

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