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NBC releases Jay Leno-free midseason prime-time schedule

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On the heels of NBC’s announcement on Jan. 10 that it will no longer air The Jay Leno Show in prime time, the Peacock released its midseason schedule today, set to start on March 1 after the conclusion of the network’s Winter Olympics coverage. The dramas Trauma, the new Parenthood, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and a new comedy from Jerry Seinfeld called The Marriage Ref will occupy the slot previously held by Leno, with Dateline NBC picking up the slack on Fridays. Meanwhile, the  series Who Do You Think You Are from Lisa Kudrow and the new game show Minute to Win It also join the lineup after the Olympics, and Friday Night Lights will air Fridays at 8 p.m. starting April 30.

Mondays

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.; resumes in regular time slot March 8 )

Tuesdays

8-10 p.m. The Biggest Loser

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

Wednesdays

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)

Thursdays

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 Feb. 28)

Fridays

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)

Sundays  (beginning March 14)

7-8 p.m. Dateline NBC

8-9 p.m. Minute to Win It

9-11 p.m. The Celebrity Apprentice

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