Today NBC announced their tentative fall lineup. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the new season will include zero new comedies. Some shows were dropped and some shows were picked up, so keep reading to see if your favorite shows made it. (All lists/images are from TV Squad)

CanceledStudio 60 On The Sunset Strip, Crossing Jordan, The Black Donnellys, Kidnapped, Andy Barker, P.I., Identity, Raines, 20 Good Years, Grease: You’re The One That I Want, The Real Wedding Crashers, Thank God You’re Here.

Returning – Friday Night Lights, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI, Law & Order: SVU, Deal or No Deal, 30 Rock, The Office, Heroes, Scrubs, ER, The Biggest Loser, Las Vegas, My Name Is Earl, 1 vs. 100, Dateline, Football Night In America, Medium, and Saturday Night Live.

Some surprises here, I think. First, from the canceled category: It should come as no surprise that many of these shows are out, I don’t think too many people had hope for Andy Barker, Wedding Crashers, or Thank God You’re Here. I believe Kidnapped was also out before it even got the chance to really air, so that was also a no-brainer, as well as Donnelly’s being given the axe a while back. The surprises for me are Studio 60 and Crossing Jordan. Granted, I wasn’t a fan of either show, but Crossing Jordan ran for 6 strong seasons, and Studio 60 had a decent fan backing. With the amount that it fell off in the end it lost a lot of critical support from television writers that could have helped to save it (and I know fans will fight me about the “falling off” but I’m simply speaking from what I could see in terms of support in the press).

Returning, there are a bunch of oldies and a couple of nice surprises. First and foremost, it’s great to see Friday Night Lights written there. I knew it was coming back, but now that it’s official, it just makes it all the sweeter. All 3 Law & Orders are returning, along with the 37th season of SNL and th 150th season (seemingly) of ER. I was surprised to see that 1 vs. 100 will be back. I knew the ratings machine Deal or No Deal would make a return, but I didn’t know we’d get another season of Saget. Scrubs is coming back too, which was really the only bubble show from the solid Thursday night comedy block. Interestingly, Zap2it reports that NBC has picked up 25 episodes each of The Office and My Name is Earl, while only ordering 18 of Scrubs (the usual number is 22 for all of them). Also, 5 Office episodes will be hour-long specials.

The 4 shows are switching positions around, making the order now Earl, 30 Rock, The Office and Scrubs. The only other notable move is Friday Night Lights getting stuck into the logical but deadly time slot of Friday, 10 p.m. Hopefully that awful spot won’t spell death for it. (Keep reading for new shows)

New Shows (Click title to see the Zap2it quick summary)

Bionic Woman – Michelle Ryan of EastEnders fame stars in this remake of the 70’s drama about a woman who gets super prosthetics after an accident. (She seems to be naked in the photo.) Wed., 9 pm

Chuck – A comedy/drama from the creator of The O.C. Josh Schwartz about a tech support guy who gets a huge government database inserted into his brain. Reportedly well-recieved, and anything described as containing “geek humor” makes me giddy. Tues., 9 pm

Journeyman – I hate to pass judgment this quickly, but this drama about a newspaper reporter who starts jumping back in forth through time just doesn’t seem that enthralling to me. Maybe it will prove me wrong, though. It’s starring Kevin McKidd of HBO’s Rome. Mon., 10 pm

Life – A cop drama about an officer who returns to the force after serving years for a crime he didn’t commit. I wonder if he’ll use his knowledge of life on the inside to solve crimes? Starring Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers). Wed., 10 pm

Singing Bee – I can’t believe no one has ever thought of this before… its a singing competition! But this time, it’s got karaoke elements. Like Say What Karaoke, but not cool. Fri, 8 pm

The IT Crowd – The only show that I’m actually anticipating is also the one we’ll have to wait the longest to see. This British-turned-American workplace sitcom (sound familiar?) was a hit in the UK and anyone savvy enough to snag themselves a copy of it here in America. They’ve replaced one of the main characters with star of The Soup Joel McHale and they’ve kept the other one, British IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade. Sadly, the show won’t run till midseason, but as long as they keep it geeky (maybe even step up the geeky jokes a little) I’ll happily tune in. The show chronicles the work day lives of a big company’s IT guys, stuck in the basement with their new female boss who knows very little about computers.

Lipstick Jungle – It’s Sex and the City. The women may be more high-powered and a little better looking, and the show may tend to be less risque, but don’t be fooled. It’s even based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, just like SATC. If you liked that, maybe you’ll like this. I didn’t, so I won’t. Starring Kim Raver (24), Brooke Shields (“Suddenly Susan“), and Lindsay Price (“Beverly Hills, 90210“). Coming midseaon.

World Moves – Have you ever thought to yourself, “Sure, Randy Jackson is great at pretending to know things about singing, but it’s still a little too believable. I want to see him pretend to know about dancing!” Because if you have, your dreams are finally coming true! He produces this series, yet another talent-competition type show, but this time it tries to capitalize on the recent semi-success of movies like You Got Served and Stomp The Yard by bringing hip-hop dancing to the small screen. This one’s also coming midseason.

Also, Heroes fans will get to enjoy a new 6-part special, Heroes: Origins. The show will help to fill the hiatus that Heroes currently goes on in order to fill out an entire season. Viewers will be introduced to a new hero each episode and get the chance to vote on their favorite, who will make the cut to appear on the regular series. NBC isn’t quite sure yet where it’s going to place the show, but it promises not to randomly place episodes whenever the show needs a week off, as that would get confusing to viewers.

So there you have NBC’s new fall lineup. I’m sure it will shift a bit, so I’ll be sure to keep you all updated of changes. Hopefully the few decent prospects for next year will flesh out to become fully enjoyable series. Tomorrow: ABC!

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