NBC announced its "year-round" lineup today, and introduced new categorized programming blocks. Specifically, the 8-9pm "family hour," the 9pm "blockbuster hour," and the 10pm "adult themes" hour. Ooh adult themes! What scintillating, mature shows can we except to enjoy once those Biggest Loser-loving kids have tottered off to bed? Exciting, edgy shows like Law & Order and... uh, ER... and... oof... Lipstick Jungle. HBO this is not. Newer "adult" shows like The Philanthropist, with its Barry Levinson/Tom Fontana pedigree, could be interesting, but most of the programming looks mighty safe. Most notable about the announcment, perhaps, is the return of Friday Night Lights, which you self-righteous quality television-huggers ought to be happy about (as well as you self-satisfied TV critics). Also, did you know that Deal or No Deal and Medium are "blockbusters"? [THR] Full programming schedule after the jump.


8 p.m. "Chuck"
9 p.m. "Heroes"
10 p.m. "My Worst Enemy" / "The Philanthropist"


8 p.m. "Biggest Loser: Families" / "Biggest Loser: Couples"
9:30 p.m. "Kath and Kim"
10 p.m. "Law & Order: SVU"


8 p.m. "Knight Rider"
9 p.m. "Deal or No Deal"
10 p.m. "Lipstick Jungle" / "Law & Order"


8 p.m. "My Name Is Earl"
8:30 p.m. "30 Rock"
9 p.m. "The Office"
9:30 p.m. "The Office" / SNL Election Specials / "The Office [spinoff]"
10 p.m. "ER" (the final season) / "Celebrity Apprentice"


8 p.m. "Robinson Crusoe"
9 p.m. "Deal or No Deal" / "Friday Night Lights"
10 p.m. "Life"


Fall: "Sunday Night Football"


8 p.m. "Merlin"
9 p.m. "Medium"
10 p.m. "Kings"

In addition, NBC plans four "Saturday Night Live" primetime specials tied to the presidential campaign. The "Office" spinoff is set to premiere after the Super Bowl.

A note about the picture: That's the second and third image that comes up when you Google Image Search: "adult themes."