'30 Rock' back in NBC Thurs. lineup


NBC's "30 Rock" will return to the schedule a week earlier that planned and will switch places with another NBC Thursday comedy, veteran "Scrubs."

Freshman "30 Rock" will be back April 5 when NBC will run supersized original episodes of "The Office," "30 Rock," "Scrubs" and "Andy Barker P.I." and an extended encore episode of "My Name Is Earl" from 8-11 p.m. "30 Rock" will move into its new Thursday 9 p.m. slot April 12, followed by the last episode of "Barker's" midseason order.

The "Scrubs" episode originally scheduled in the 9 p.m. slot April 12 will air May 3 when the network will air two back-to-back episodes of the medical comedy.

"Scrubs" will take over its new Thursday 9:30 p.m. period April 19.