Shocker: NBC bumps 'Love Bites' to midseason, moves 'Apprentice' to Thursdays


Ruh-roh. NBC is already tinkering with its fall schedule, bumping the comedy Love Bites to midseason and replacing it in the Thursday-at-10 slot with a regular, noncelebrity edition of The Apprentice.


How come?


Bites has been dealt two big setbacks - one happy, the other not so much: Leading lady Becki Newton is pregnant with her first child (congrats!) and showrunner Cindy Chupack has stepped down for personal reasons (drat).


Launching an anthology series, which breaks the form in so many ways, is a huge undertaking, and I strongly feel that I can be most helpful not showrunning, but writing, said Chupack in a statement. It just became clear that for several reasons, some of them personal, this change (and a little more time) is what we need to launch this show properly.


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