/// NBC Grounds Ironside, Welcome to the Family
Ironside is off the case. Effective Oct. 30, Ironside will roll to a halt, freeing up the Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot first for a repeat of Law & Order: SVU followed by three new episodes of Dateline over the next three Wednesdays. In the four subsequent weeks, NBC will air a pair of Saturday Night Live specials and two Christmas specials. On Jan. 8, 2014, the Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago PD arrives in the post-SVU slot. NBC has also axed the freshman comedy Welcome to the Family after just three episodes. Effective immediately, the Thursday 8:30 p.m. time slot will be occupied by a grab bag of encores, specials, back-to-back episodes of Parks and Recreation and the Thanksgiving night NFL game (Steelers at Ravens).