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TV Bulletin Board (Mon., April 5) -- NBC renews trio of first-year reality hours

None are blockbusters, but all are cost-efficient hours that have made inroads in troubled NBC time periods.

So the Peacock is renewing three reality hours linked to stars who came to prominence in other hit series.

The Marriage Ref is co-executive produced by Jerry Seinfeld, who needs no further introduction. It was plugged into Thursday nights at 9 (central) after NBC jettisoned The Jay Leno Show.

Who Do You Think You Are?, a genealogy show from former Friends star Lisa Kudrow's production company, is slotted on Fridays at 7 p.m., where it's made some inroads against CBS' long-entrenched Ghost Whisperer.

Minute to Win It, a big money game show hosted by Guy Fieri of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, recently premiered on Sunday nights as a lead-in to Celebrity Apprentice. Ratings have been acceptable, so it's getting a reprieve, too.

NBC previously renewed its entire Thursday night comedy lineup of The Office, 30 Rock, Community and Parks & Recreation.