All I can say is yawn. I knew Heroes was getting cut back, but only half a season? I thought the cutback was by about 4 or 5 episodes. Moving it up half an hour will either hurt or help it.
I'm surprised Deal is off the schedule considering that it continues to maintain the ratings its had consistently over the past two years, but maybe it will be mostly summer filler now. I guess that's what happens when you throw on Jay Leno every night though. Also as a surprise to me is that Law and Order: Criminal Intent isn't on the schedule. From what I understood, they were supposed to continue doing reruns after the USA premieres for it during the rerun part of winter and then during summer. And where is Friday Night Lights, which was renewed for three more seasons? Is it all of the sudden a summer exclusive when it has never aired in the summer?
NBC claims they want to close the gap between them and the other big three networks, but this schedule seems like it will allow the CW to close the gap on them.