Meet Your Jay Leno Show Replacements


With the ink not yet dry on Jay Leno's most recent Tonight Show contract, NBC is already announcing their new 10 P.M. schedule, which looks pretty much like their old 10 P.M. schedule with a few minor adjustments.

NBC scheduling chief Mitch Metcalf patted the network on the back for its lightning-quick changes, saying: "This is a schedule that, given the situation we're in, we're really proud of...It has a nice balance of scripted, unscripted, new and returning. No schedule is perfect, but this will serve the needs of our affiliates really well."

The only two new programs actually appearing in the 10 P.M. hour are Parenthood, a drama starring Lauren Graham and Craig T. Nelson, and the Jerry Seinfeld-produced reality show Marriage Ref.


8-9 p.m. -- "Chuck"

9-10 p.m. -- "Trauma" (beginning March 8)

10-11 p.m. -"Law & Order" (returns March 1 with two-hour episode, 9-11 p.m. (ET); resumes in regular time slot March 8)


8-10 p.m. - "The Biggest Loser"

10-11 p.m. - "Parenthood" (premieres March 2)


8-9 p.m. - "Mercy"

9-10 p.m. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (encores beginning March 3)

10-11 p.m. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (originals beginning March 3)


8-8:30 p.m. - "Community"

8:30-9 p.m. - "Parks and Recreation"

9-9:30 p.m. - "The Office"

9:30-10 p.m. - "30 Rock"

10-11 p.m. - "The Marriage Ref" (premieres March 4; sneak preview February 28)


8-9 p.m. - "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" (premieres March 5; "Friday Night Lights" returns on April 30)

9-11 p.m. - "Dateline NBC" (begins March 5)

SATURDAYS (all beginning March 6)

8-9 p.m. - "The Biggest Loser" (encore episode)

9-10 p.m. - "Law & Order" (encore episode)

10-11 p.m. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (encore episode)

SUNDAYS (all beginning March 14)

7-8 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"

8-9 p.m. - "MINUTE TO WIN IT" (premieres March 14)

9-11 p.m. -- "The Celebrity Apprentice" (season premiere March 14)

· NBC's Post-Leno Schedule Revealed [THR]