NBC’s Summer Includes Two New Shows, Emmys Fix

by | March 5, 2010 at 1:02 PM | Emmy, TV News

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NBC’s plans for the summer include two big returns, a pair of new series, and a long overdue change to the Primetime Emmy Awards.

First, the returning favorites: ‘America’s Got Talent‘ will launch its new season with a two-hour premiere airing Tuesday, June 1, then settle into its Wednesdays-at-9 slot the following night. Howie Mandel replaces the Hoff on the judging panel.

Last Comic Standing,’ meanwhile, is back with a new host (‘The Office‘s Craig Robinson) on Monday, June 7, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The new shows getting a summer try-out are ‘100 Questions,’ a comedy starring Sophie Winkleman (premiering Thursday, May 27), and ‘Persons Unknown,’ an ensemble thriller led by Alan Ruck (‘Spin City‘) and Jason Wiles (‘Third Watch‘).

Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘ fans with some strange aversion to catching Season 9 the first time around, when it premieres on USA Network March 30, can catch rebroadcasts on NBC starting Sunday, June 20.

NBC caps its summer slate with its broadcast of the Primetime Emmy Awards, which this year will air live on both coasts, at 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST.