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[11/06/03 - 12:00 AM]
'Miami' Back to Thursdays as NBC Schedules 'Tracy Morgan'
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- Tracy Morgan will make the transition from late night to primetime in December as NBC announced today the comedian's self-titled comedy will premiere Tuesday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c. The news is just one of several shifts the Peacock has in store for its Tuesday and Thursday schedules that week.

Also on December 2, NBC will move its freshman comedies "Whoopi" and "Happy Family" to new times: 8:30/7:30c and 9:30/8:30c respectively. Current Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c time slot holder "Good Morning, Miami" will then move back to its old Thursday, 9:30/8:30c home from last season that same week. In addition, the Peacock plans to add an extra episode of "The Tracy Morgan Show" on Thursday, December 4 at 8:30/7:30c. To review, here's a complete list of all the changes:

NBC Tuesdays (as of December 2)
8:00/7:00c - "The Tracy Morgan Show"
8:30/7:30c - "Whoopi" (new time)
9:00/8:00c - "Frasier"
9:30/8:30c - "Happy Family" (new time)
10:00/9:00c - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

Thursday, December 4
8:00/7:00c - "Friends"
8:30/7:30c - "The Tracy Morgan Show" (new episode, special night & time)
9:00/8:00c - "Will & Grace"
9:30/8:30c - "Good Morning, Miami" (new night & time)
10:00/9:00c - "ER"

NBC Thursdays (as of December 11)
8:00/7:00c - "Friends"
8:30/7:30c - "Scrubs" (new time)
9:00/8:00c - "Will & Grace"
9:30/8:30c - "Good Morning, Miami"
10:00/9:00c - "ER"

As noted above, "Scrubs" will move back to its pre-sweeps time period of Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c beginning December 11.

As for "The Tracy Morgan Show," here's how NBC describes the series (via press release):

Morgan stars in the sharp-edged family comedy as father, husband and small-business owner Tracy Mitchell, who, with his beautiful, no-nonsense wife Alicia (Tamala Jones, "Head of State"), share their modest apartment with their two kids, 13-year-old Derrick (Marc John Jefferies, "The Haunted Mansion") and 7-year-old Jimmy (newcomer Bobb�e J. Thompson). While at work at his auto garage, Mitchell is responsible for his other more dysfunctional family of mechanics -- Spoon (John Witherspoon, "The Wayans Bros.") and Bernard (Heavy D, "The Cider House Rules"). Every day, they remind Tracy of the headaches of running a business as they contend with neighborhood characters and would-be customers such as Freddie (Katt Williams, "The Friday After Next").

David M. Israel and Jim O�Doherty are the executive producers and writers of the series, a joint production of Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, Broadway Video Television and NBC Studios.





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· ER (NBC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC)
· HAPPY FAMILY (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· TRACY MORGAN SHOW, THE (NBC)
· WHOOPI (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)











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