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NBC fall lineup adds new comedies

Angie Johnson and Cheesa compete in the first

Angie Johnson and Cheesa compete in the first week of "battle rounds" airing on March 5, 2012, on the second season of "The Voice." Credit: NBC

Expect no huge changes for NBC's fall 2012 lineup, which you can read as: 1) We're so darned happy with what we've got that there's no need to change much; or 2) it doesn't matter what we do because this is still gonna be a long, hard slog back (the best answer is behind door No. 2).

Yes, new comedies were added, and a pair of dramas were dumped: notably, "Awake," a newcomer that not enough people watched, and "Harry's Law," with Kathy Bates. Otherwise, this lineup looks reasonably familiar:

MONDAY. "The Voice," (8 p.m.); "Revolution" (10), starring Billy Burke, of "The Twilight Saga," about a post-apocalyptic world that isn't so apocalyptic at all -- after something had made all power shut down worldwide, 15 years later, the world is back to normal, only better. But who caused the shutdown?

TUESDAY. "Voice" (8); "Go On" (9), with Matthew Perry, described as a misery-loves-company sitcom, it's about a former sportscaster who loses his wife, joins a support group and creates general havoc; "The New Normal" (9:30), the Ryan Murphy ("Glee") sitcom about two gay Beverly Hills guys looking to become fathers; "Parenthood" (10).

WEDNESDAY. "Animal Practice" (8) with Justin Kirk and Tyler Labine, about a New York vet who is unorthodox; "Guys with Kids" (8:30), produced by Jimmy Fallon (not starring -- he's busy at night), about new dads struggling with fatherhood; "L&O: SVU" (9); "Chicago Fire" (10), a drama about "the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51."

THURSDAY. "30 Rock" (8); "Up all Night" (8:30); "The Office" (9); "Parks and Rec" (9:30); "Rock Center" (10).

FRIDAY. "Whitney" (8); "Community" (8:30); "Grimm" (9); "Dateline" (10).

SATURDAY. Repeats.

SUNDAY. Football.


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