Part of a mid-season schedule shakeup that will include the premieres of two new shows, the return of Scrubs, and moving the network's My Name Is Earl/The Office sitcoms into the Thursday night time period that is currently occupied by The Apprentice, The Biggest Loser: Special Edition will air weekly in the Wednesday time period until the February 10 start of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage.
"These mid-season adjustments allow us to showcase the season's top-rated new comedy in Earl as well as the increasingly popular The Office on Thursdays along with the new Four Kings while we also introduce a great new drama series in Book of Daniel on Fridays" NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly stated in the network's announcement of the moves.. "In so doing, we have the pieces in place to fulfill one of our goals -- to bring back a block of quality comedy to Thursday nights."
Both The Apprentice and Joey -- the current Thursday night shows that Earl, Office, and Kings will be replacing -- will return after the Olympics, however NBC won't reveal the details of its post-Olympic broadcast schedule until January.
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