NBC and CBS to Split Thursday Night Football

It was recently announced that the finalized Thursday Night Football deal has NBC and CBS airing it for five consecutive weeks.

For NBC, this means there will be weeks where they have two full nights of football, a night of The
Voice, and an additional hour of The Voice, along with an hour of Dateline. That's 11 unscripted hours. Add 4 Dick Wolf shows into the equation (5 if there's a Chicago Law on in the fall), meaning only 4 hours left to be filled.

For CBS, it most likely means that The Big Bang Theory will play musical chairs yet again and air Monday at 8 some weeks, leading into a comedy at 8:30 when there's football, and a two-hour comedy block on Thursday when there isn't.

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