Come February, NBC's famous Thursday night lineup will be all dramas for the first time since the 1979-1980 season. The idea is to take some chunk of viewership out of the Shonda Rhimes lineup (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder). Good luck with that, guys.
Anyway, after the Superbowl on February 5, the night will begin with the eight-episode limited series The Slap, followed by The Blacklist and Allegiance. The last all drama lineup way back when was Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy M.E. and Kate Loves a Mystery—watch the NBC promo of the same season above and be glad you weren't around to watch that riveting evening of television.
NBC's Thursday nights used to be Must-See TV: Friends, Seinfeld, E.R., Will and Grace, Fraiser. Even the critically acclaimed (and wonderful) Parks and Recreation could be termed an anchor comedy but it bows February 24. Even the "summer breakouts" that NBC is moving to midseason don't really ring a bell (Undateable? One Big Happy?). We would say bring back Tina Fey, but she's got a (probably) better deal over at Netflix. Oh well, we'll just go with Jimmy Fallon.