NBC has extended its spring lease on The Office
through May 11 as the network will add an extra original episode plus other encore broadcasts that will now take the hit comedy past its previously announced season finale of March 30.
The new comedy "Teachers
" will premiere on Tuesday, March 28 (9:30 p.m.), a change from its previously announced season debut of Thursday, April 6 (9:30 p.m.). Scrubs
will move up one-half hour on Tuesdays beginning March 28 with an encore broadcast (8:30 p.m.) followed by an original episode (9 p.m.).
In addition, Joey
returns with original episodes on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 p.m., in place of Fear Factor
which will return to the schedule this summer. Encore broadcasts of "Joey" will air at 8:30 p.m. from March 7-21 until "Scrubs" encore broadcasts take over on March 28.