NBC Schedule Changes to Impact Four Nights

Troubled NBC has announced scheduling changes for next month in prime-time that will impact four nights of the week. Included are new non-scripted series Superstars of Dance and Howie Do It; and new seasons of The Biggest Loser: Couples and Friday Night Lights. 

Superstars of Dance, a new reality/competition from the producers of So You Think You Can Dance?, will open with a two-hour installment on Sunday, Jan. 4 from 9-11 p.m. One night later it moves into its regularly scheduled Monday 8-10 p.m. block, leading into Ryan Seacrest relationship-driven hour Momma’s Boys. Tuesdays will remain unchanged care of The Biggest Loser: Couples (which returns on January 6), followed by Law & Order: SVU. 

And encore telecasts of SVU will step into the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour in January, giving struggling Life a much-needed break.
 
No changes are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, but the network is hoping to generate interest on Friday with the non-scripted Howie Do It, hosted by Howie Mandel at 8 p.m., followed by season three of Friday Night Lights and a 10 p.m. edition of Dateline (which will go head-to-head with ABC’s 20/20). 

Sunday in January will be populated with an array of special programming including The Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, Saturday Night Live Film Festival on Jan. 18, The Last Templar on Jan. 25 (and Monday, Jan. 26) and Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1.