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NBC’s January Plan Leans on Reality

November 29, 2007 8:00 PM

NBC has revealed some of its strike-inspired January scheduling, slotting “American Gladiators,” another round of “The Biggest Loser” and a second season of “1 vs. 100.”

As reported Monday, “Gladiators” will launch Jan. 6. After the premiere’s two-hour opener, the reality competition revival will move to Monday at 8 p.m.

“The Biggest Loser” will continue Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting Jan. 1. In this round, couples will compete rather than individuals—a first for the show.

The game show “1 vs. 100” will fall back into its Friday 8 p.m. slot on Jan. 4.

The unscripted programs join NBC’s previously announced “Celebrity Apprentice,” which will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 3.

“We’re kicking off the New Year with a bang,” said Craig Plestis, executive VP of alternative programming, development and specials at NBC. “With the adrenaline rush of ‘Gladiators,’ a brand-new twist on ‘Biggest Loser,’ the first million-dollar winner on ‘1 vs. 100’ and the wildest boardrooms ever seen on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ NBC has a lot of excitement in store for reality fans in 2008.”

Unlike Fox’s strike schedule shuffle announced earlier this month, however, NBC’s premiere dates leave some intriguing question marks in its lineup. For instance: NBC only has one episode remaining of “Heroes” and three “Journeyman” left in its stockpile. On Mondays after “Gladiators,” it’s unclear what the network will air in the 9 and 10 p.m. hours.

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Hurray for NBC. Hopefully, this will help them in the ratings. If not, They should contact me for another winner series.

Hurray for NBC. Hopefully, this will help them in the ratings. If not, They should contact me for another winner series.

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