NBC picks up Chuck and Day One, but where's Medium?

NBC picked up Heroes, Chuck and the new series Day One as expected when it unveiled its fall schedule on Tuesday. But despite the buzz that Medium would likely be picked up, the Patricia Arquette psychic fantasy was not on the schedule, and the network did not say to SCI FI Wire whether it had been officially canceled.

A new "shared time-period strategy," along with five nights of The Jay Leno Show and the 2010 Winter Olympics, "allows the network to broadcast all-new content year-round," the network stated in a press release. The new strategy affects Heroes and Chuck, which will share Chuck's Monday-night timeslot at 8 p.m. Heroes gets fall, while Chuck will premiere in midseason after the Olympics.

NBC announced that Chuck's renewal was due to a partnership with Subway, which has been one of the show's major sponsors. "This innovative partnership is a perfect example of the effectiveness of the NBC Infront," said co-chairman of NBC Entertainment Ben Silverman. "By involving Subway early in the process, we were able to bring a quality show like Chuck back to NBC for next season. Everybody wins—NBC, Subway and the loyal fans who so enthusiastically lobbied for Chuck's renewal."

The one new sci-fi show, Day One, will be held until midseason, when it will premiere after Chuck at 9 p.m. Day One is about what happens after a global event devastates the world's infrastructures. David Lyons, July Gonzalo and Adam Campbell star in this series from Jesse Alexander and Alex Graves.

Below is the new schedule for the fall 2009 season.

NBC Prime-Time Schedule: Fall 2009
(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8-9 PM Heroes
9-10 PM Trauma
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

TUESDAY
8-10 PM The Biggest Loser (two-hour edition)
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM Parenthood
9-10 PM Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

THURSDAY
8-8:30 PM SNL Weekend Update Thursday (multi-episode run)
8:30-9 PM Parks and Recreation
9- 9:30 PM The Office
9:30-10 PM Community (moves to Thursdays 8-8:30 p.m. after multi-episode run 30 Rock returns)
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

FRIDAY
8-9 PM Law & Order
9-10 PM Southland
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

SATURDAY
8-9 PM Dateline NBC
9-10 PM Trauma (encore broadcast)
10-11 PM Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7- 8:20 PM Football Night in America
8:20-11 PM NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC Prime-Time Schedule: Midseason 2010
(2010 WINTER OLYMPICS pre-empt regularly scheduled programming Feb. 12-28, 2010)

MONDAY
8-9 PM Chuck (season premiere)
9-10 PM Day One
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

TUESDAY
8-9:30 PM The Biggest Loser (90-minute edition)
9:30-10 PM 100 Questions
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM Mercy
9-10 PM Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 PM Community
8:30-9 PM Parks and Recreation
9- 9:30 PM The Office
9:30-10 PM 30 Rock
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

FRIDAY
8-9 PM Law & Order
9-10 PM Southland
10-11 PM The Jay Leno Show

SATURDAY
8-9 PM Dateline NBC
9-10 PM Southland (encore broadcast)
10-11 PM Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7-8 PM Dateline NBC
8-9 PM The Marriage Ref
9-11 PM The Celebrity Apprentice (season premiere; two-hour edition)

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