NBC Springs Into Action on Thursdays


NBC announced it will return its critically hailed “30 Rock” on Thursday, April 5, for a special night of super-sized comedies and laughs that includes original episodes of “The Office,” “Scrubs” and “Andy Barker, P.I.” and an encore episode of “My Name Is Earl.” The following Thursday, April 12, “30 Rock” takes over its new regular time period, Thursdays from 9-9:30 p.m. ET.

On April 5, NBC’s super-sized lineup will include (times approximate): “The Office” (8-8:40 p.m. ET); “30 Rock” (8:40-9:15 p.m. ET); “Scrubs” (9:15-9:50 p.m. ET); “Andy Barker, P.I.” (9:50-10:20); and an encore episode of “My Name Is Earl” (10:20-11 p.m. ET).

The following Thursday, April 12, NBC’s “30 Rock” will air in its new time period, 9-9:30 p.m. ET, and original “ER” episodes will resume at 10-11 p.m. ET. The episode of “Scrubs” previously announced for the 9-9:30 time period on April 12 has been re-scheduled as part of a special back-to-back “Scrubs” hour on Thursday, May 3.

“Andy Barker, P.I.” will conclude its run in the Thursday 9:30-10 p.m. ET slot on April 12. “Scrubs” moves into that time period the following Thursday, April 19.

“30 Rock” concludes its season on Thursday, April 26, from 9-9:30 p.m. ET.