NBC is introducing 12 new series next season — six dramas, including acquisition The Firm, and six new comedies. As we predicted, the network is planning a splash in midseason by holding one of its biggest new shows, Smash, to launch in January with freshman hit The Voice. NBC has put six new series — dramas The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect and Grimm and comedies Up All Night, Free Agents and Whitney — on the fall schedule and has slots reserved for Smash and The Firm in midseason. Drama Awake and comedies Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; Bent and BFF have yet to be scheduled. For analysis of the schedule, including NBC chief Bob Greenblatt talking the rational behind some key scheduling decisions and the reasons to renew Chuck and cancel Law & Order: Los Angeles, read Analysis Of NBC Schedule: Bob Greenblatt On Renewing ‘Chuck’ & Canceling ‘LOLA’. You can see previews of all new series here.

NBC FALL 2011-12 SCHEDULE (New programs in UPPER CASE)
MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – The Sing-Off
10-11 p.m. – THE PLAYBOY CLUB

TUESDAY
8-10 p.m. – The Biggest Loser
10-11 p.m. – Parenthood

WEDNESDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT
8:30-9 p.m. – FREE AGENTS
9-10 p.m. — Harry’s Law
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

THURSDAY
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. – WHITNEY
10-11 p.m. – PRIME SUSPECT

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – Chuck
9-10 p.m. – GRIMM
10-11 p.m. – Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
Encore programming

SUNDAY
7- 8:15 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:15-11:30 p.m. — NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC 2012 MID-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
SUNDAY
7-8 p.m. – Dateline NBC
8-10 p.m. – The Celebrity Apprentice
10-11 p.m. – THE FIRM

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – The Voice
10-11 p.m. – SMASH

Here is NBC’s release with descriptions of all new series: (more…)