NBC Announces New Lineup; Future Of ‘Chuck,’ ‘Law & Order’ Unknown

NBC announced its new primetime lineup for the 2009-2010 television season on Monday, announcing the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas, including “Trauma,” “Parenthood,” “Mercy” and the event series “Day One,” as well as two new comedies, including “Community” and “100 Questions.”

Four returning series pickups were also announced, including “Heroes,” “Southland,” “Parks and Recreation” and the addition of six new episodes of “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday.”

The new and returning series will launch next season and the event series “Day One” is slated to premiere out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

The network has yet to announce the fate of “Chuck” and “Law & Order,” but said additional series pickups will be announced on May 19.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, both show are likely to return.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Jay Leno will be moving to the 10 PM slot with “The Jay Leno Show,” which will air weekdays beginning in the fall.

“We are thrilled to be announcing such an awesome slate of new series that build on our existing quality brand and deliver emotional, human stories,” said Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. “NBC will strive to make viewers feel and our shows represent the full range of human emotion from laughter to tears. We can’t wait to share these concepts with our audience and our advertising partners.”

Previously announced series pickups include “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “The Biggest Loser,” “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Friday Night Lights,” and new alternative series “The Marriage Ref,” “Breakthrough With Tony Robbins” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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