By James Hibberd
Updated May 13, 2012 at 05:45 PM EDT
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The Voice in the fall! Comedy on four weeknights! Community and Whitney on Fridays! Rock Center with Brian Williams somehow still on the air! NBC has just released its fall schedule. (Below).

“We’ve taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we’re seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process,” said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “We’ve got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice. And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of The Voice in the fall, we’ve also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve.”

The Voice will not only air in the fall, but will have another spring cycle as well — doubling down on the music competition for the first time and setting the stage for a X Factor vs. The Voice rivalry in a few months (especially if Christina Aguilera returns as a Voice judge and Britney Spears is officially announced as an X Factor judge, as expected). Greenblatt told reporters on a conference call Sunday that he also plans to add the ever-popular spinning chairs from the audition phase into the battle rounds, though wouldn’t reveal further details on that change. (Fox’s fall schedule is here).

Asked about the fate of NBC’s returning comedies, Greenblatt said that, contrary to what’s been widely reported, this is not necessarily the final season of 30 Rock. In fact, none of the NBC comedies, including the modestly rated titles picked up for only 13 episodes, are automatically going into their final season. “As they age [ordering a final season is] something you look at each year, but we haven’t definitively said that to any of them yet,” Greenblatt said. (Details about Community‘s move to Fridays here).

As for The Office, which has been rocked by departures both certain (co-star James Spader, showrunner Paul Lieberstein) and uncertain (Rainn Wilson leaving for the spinoff? Cast members haggling contracts?) the network chief said he expects the entire cast to return except Mindy Kaling, who’s starring in a new comedy on Fox that’s produced by NBC’s studio. Plus, “Expect some new faces to drop in,” Greenblatt said.

Another headline coming out of the announcement was that musical drama Smash is being held for midseason (along with new dramas Infamous and Hannibal and new comedies Save Me, 1600 Penn and Next Caller). Asked by EW.com about Smash‘s creative direction for its second season now that Gossip Girl writer Josh Safran is taking the showrunner reins, Greenblatt said, “[Safran] has a real passion for this world and he’s a really smart and sophisticated writer. He’s going to raise the bar for us. I do think we’re going to do a better job of arcing really interesting and complex serialized stories.”

There’s also a ton of unscripted shows waiting in the wings, including returning titles The Celebrity Apprentice, Fashion Star, The Biggest Loser and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, plus newcomers Stars Earn Stripes, Howie Mandel’s White Elephant, Ready for Love and Surprise with Jenny McCarthy.

The below schedule doesn’t have premiere dates yet. Greenblatt confirmed, however, that you can expect NBC to take advantage of its Summer Olympics coverage to launch some of these shows earlier than the usual late-September premiere week.

RELATED: NBC’s new fall trailers are up!Your fall TV resource is here! The complete schedule for Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and The CW is below. Marvel at the broadcast’s lineup grid-y goodness, admire its artful feng shui. And if want to know our predictions for who will win certain time-period battles, see our story here.

MONDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

HIMYM

Partners

2 Broke Girls

Mike & Molly

Hawaii Five-O

NBC

The Voice

Revolution

FOX

Bones

The Mob Doctor

ABC

Dancing with the Stars

Castle

CW

90210

Gossip Girl

TUESDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

NCIS

NCIS: Los Angeles

Vegas

NBC

The Voice

Go On

The New Normal

Parenthood

FOX

Raising Hope

Ben and Kate

New Girl

The Mindy Project

ABC

Dancing with the Stars the Results Show

Happy Endings

Don’t Trust the B—

Private Practice

CW

Hart of Dixie

Emily Owens, M.D.

WEDNESDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

Survivor: Philippines

Criminal Minds

CSI

NBC

Animal Practice

Guys with Kids

Law & Order: SVU

Chicago Fire

FOX

The X Factor

ABC

The Middle

Suburgatory

Modern Family

The Neighbors

Nashville

CW

Arrow

Supernatural

THURSDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

The Big Bang Theory

Two and a Half Men

Person of Interest

Elementary

NBC

30 Rock

Up All Night

The Office

Parks and Recreation

Rock Center with

FOX

The X Factor Results

Glee

ABC

Last Resort

Grey’s Anatomy

Scandal

CW

The Vampire Diaries

Beauty and the Beast

FRIDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

CSI: NY

Made in Jersey

Blue Bloods

NBC

Whitney

Community

Grimm

Dateline NBC

FOX

Touch

Fringe

ABC

Shark Tank / Last Man Standing, Malibu Country

Primetime: What Would You Do?

20/20

CW

America’s Next Top Model

Nikita

SUNDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

The Amazing Race

The Good Wife

The Mentalist

NBC

Football Night in America

The Celebrity Apprentice

Do No Harm

FOX

The Simpsons

Bob’s Burgers

Family Guy

American Dad

ABC

Once Upon a Time

Revenge

666 Park Avenue

KEY: ABC: PINK | CBS: BLUE | FOX: ORANGE | NBC: GREEN | CW: PURPLE Note: New shows highlighted in red | NT: New Time Slot

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