NBC to Unveil Parenthood in Midseason; Chuck to Return

NBC has announced its official midseason initiatives, including the premiere of two new series (long-awaited scripted drama Parenthood, based on the 1989 Ron Howard theatrical and nonscripted The Marriage Ref from Jerry Seinfeld) and the return of Chuck and Celebrity Apprentice.

Chuck will kickoff season three with back-to-back episodes on Monday, Jan. 10 beginning at 8 p.m.  One week later, Heroes moves back to 9 p.m. out of Chuck and until Parenthood steps into the time period on Monday, March 1.  
The Marriage Ref, which takes at a look at legalized unions as celebrities, comedians and sports stars decide who is right and wrong in disputes between real-life spouses, airs Sundays at 8 p.m. out of Dateline beginning on March 14. The new season of Celebrity Apprentice, which is scheduled for two hours each week, begins at 9 p.m. also on March 14.
Sitcom 100 Questions, which had its episode order slashed from 13 to 6 and was originally announced for Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. out of a 90-minute edition of The Biggest Loser, has been pulled from the schedule. Also missing is drama Day One, which was pared down to a miniseries format.  
Here is NBC’s entire prime-time lineup in midseason (with new shows in caps):
 8:00 p.m. Chuck (season premiere, Jan. 11)
 9:00 p.m. Heroes / PARENTHOOD (series premiere: March 1)
10:00 p.m. The Jay Leno Show
 8:00 p.m. The Biggest Loser (two hours, season premiere: Jan. 5)
10:00 p.m. The Jay Leno Show
 8:00 p.m. Mercy
 9:00 p.m. Law & Order: SVU
10:00 p.m. The Jay Leno Show
 8:00 p.m. Community
 8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation
 9:00 p.m. The Office
 9:30 p.m. 30 Rock
10:00 p.m. The Jay Leno Show
 8:00 p.m. Law & Order
 9:00 p.m. Dateline
10:00 p.m. The Jay Leno Show
 8:00 p.m. Drama repeats
 9:00 p.m. Drama repeats
10:00 p.m. Drama repeats
 7:00 p.m. Dateline
 8:00 p.m. THE MARRIAGE REF (series premiere: March 14)
 9:00 p.m. Celebrity Apprentice (season premiere: March 14, two hours)