Perhaps the most prized spot on the network's schedule goes to Inside Schwartz, about a sportscaster whose relationship troubles, which are interrupted by fantasylike sports highlights, are often analyzed by celebrities from the sports world. It's slated to follow Friends on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
The Weakest Link gets an 8 p.m. time slot for its two nights.
On Mondays at 10 p.m., the network debuts "Crossing Jordan," a drama about a Boston coroner. For its troubled Tuesdays, Emeril features chef Emeril Lagasse playing himself in a sitcom at 8 p.m. Scrubs, a comedy about a first-year intern, tries to grab onto Frazier's powerful lead-in at 9:30 p.m.
On Sundays, NBC gives up on its movie night and will install The Weakest Link and two cop dramas, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and U.C. Undercover. -- Wayne Friedman
Copyright May 2001, Crain Communications Inc.