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May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is expected to announce today (Monday) that it will air a whopping 14 new series during the fall season. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter (see separate item), the programs will include five new dramas, one new half-hour comedy, and the hour-long “dramedy” Love Bites, which will cap an all-comedy Thursday night lineup at 10:00 p.m. Only two shows that were launched during this season will survive, Community and Parenthood. In addition, the network has a number of other comedies ready to take the place of any new ones that fail, according to the THR report. The presentation of the schedule to advertisers was expected to kick off with a message from Alec Baldwin as his 30 Rock character Jack Donaghy, a slick NBC executive, who will praise the advertisers as “the bright shining sun in our money universe.” He will be followed by a real NBC executive, NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin, who will acknowledge that the network has made mistakes this season but that it plans to rectify them with a strong slate in the 2010-2011 season.