NBC Announces Fall 2012 Premiere Dates for 'Grimm', 'Revolution', 'The Voice,' 'Animal Practice' & More

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June 14th, 2012

via press release:


Schedule Includes Commercial-free Sneak Peeks of “Animal Practice” and “Go On” During 2012 Summer Olympic Games

The Olympics Passes the Baton with the Two-Hour Premiere of the New Competitive Series “Stars Earn Stripes” on August 13, followed by the Season Premiere of “Grimm”

Continuing NBC’s Rollout Strategy, Hit Singing Competition “The Voice” Returns (September 10) During the Same Week that Summer Juggernaut “America’s Got Talent” Concludes (September 13) and the Return of NFL Football (September 5 and 9) Hands-Off to the Launches of “Go On” and “The New Normal” (September 11) and a Sneak Peek of “Guys With Kids” (September 12), as well as the Season Premiere of “Parenthood” (September 11)

Additional New Show Premieres Are Dramas “Revolution” (September 17) and “Chicago Fire” (October 10)


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 14, 2012 – NBC announced today the premieres and sneak peeks of its new Fall 2012 primetime schedule that capitalize on the launch and promotional platforms provided by the network’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the finale of “America’s Got Talent” and the return of “The Voice” and “Sunday Night Football.” Most of the new fall shows will premiere in advance of the start of the season.

The rollout of NBC’s Fall 2012 season begins with commercial-free sneak previews of the new comedies “Go On” (Wednesday, August 8) after the evening’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and “Animal Practice” on Sunday, August 12, following the Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics.

One day after the conclusion of the Olympics, NBC will debut the new competitive series “Stars Earn Stripes” with a special two-hour episode on Monday, August 13 (8-10 p.m. ET), followed on the same night with the advance season premiere of “Grimm” (10-11 p.m. ET).

Continuing NBC’s launch strategy, “The Voice” returns on September 10 (8-10 p.m.), handing-off to encore sneak peeks of “Animal Practice” (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and “Go On” (10:30-11 p.m. ET). The NFL Kick-Off Special 2012 and first NFL game of the season on Wednesday, September 5, followed by Football Night in America (7:00-8:15 p.m.) and Sunday Night Football’s (8:15-11 p.m.) return in their regular timeslots on September 9 kick off a launch week that includes the September 11 time-period premiere of “Go On” (9-9:30 p.m.) followed by “The New Normal” (9:30-10 p.m.), a sneak peek of “Guys With Kids” on September 12 (10-10:30 p.m.) after the next to last episode of “America’s Got Talent,” and the season premiere of “Parenthood” on September 11 (10-11 p.m.). To provide additional sampling, the new comedy “The New Normal” will re-broadcast its first episode on Thursday, September 13 (10-10:30 p.m. ET), following the season finale of “America’s Got Talent.”

Among other new NBC series for fall, the drama “Revolution” premieres on Monday, September 17 (10-11 p.m. ET); and the drama “Chicago Fire” debuts on Wednesday, October 10 (10-11 p.m. ET). “Animal Practice” will start in its regular day and time on Wednesday, September 26 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) followed by the time period premiere of “Guys with Kids” (8:30-9 p.m. ET).

Following are the premiere dates for NBC’s Fall 2012 primetime schedule (all times ET; new shows are in upper case):

Wednesday, August 8

“GO ON” (sneak peek following Olympic Games coverage)

Sunday, August 12

“ANIMAL PRACTICE” (sneak peek following Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies)

Monday, August 13

8-10 p.m. “STARS EARN STRIPES” (two-hour premiere)

10-11 p.m. “Grimm”

Wednesday, September 5

7:30-8:30 p.m. “NFL Kickoff Special 2012” (regular season)

8:30-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular season)

Sunday, September 9

7-8:15 p.m. “Football Night in America” (regular day and time)

8:15-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular day and time)

Monday, September 10

8-10 p.m. “The Voice”


Tuesday, September 11

9-9:30 p.m. “GO ON” (time period premiere)

9:30-10 p.m. “THE NEW NORMAL”

10-11 p.m. “Parenthood”


Wednesday, September 12

10-10:30 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (sneak peek after penultimate “America’s Got Talent”)


Friday, Sept 14

9-10pm - "Grimm" (time period premiere)


Monday, September 17

10-11 p.m. “REVOLUTION”


Thursday, September 20

8:30-9 p.m. “Up All Night”

9-9:30 p.m. “The Office”

9:30-10 p.m. “Parks and Recreation”


Wednesday, September 26

8-8:30 p.m. “ANIMAL PRACTICE” (time period premiere)

8:30-9 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (time period premiere)

9-11 p.m. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (two-hour premiere)


Thursday, October 4

8-8:30 p.m. “30 Rock”


Wednesday, October 10

10-11 p.m. “CHICAGO FIRE”


Friday, October 19

8-8:30 p.m. “Whitney”

8:30-9 p.m. “Community”


  • awdanskiii

    Goodluck to NBC. Seems like a good idea to use the olympics & seems like NBC is eager to win this fall season!

  • bluone

    Why start Grimm in August ??? People are still on vacation !! Oh NBC you are doomed for failure !!

  • Chmarin

    So, does that mean Grimm will air on Mondays for a full month? Or is the August date just a sneak-peek of the premiere and a one time thing?

  • jamie

    In my opinion, it’s going to be very difficult to follow these shows since their premiering in different time periods.

  • Bob

    I don’t want to be mean, but The Voice Again already….I think that is why American Idol is such a huge success because it never got greedy and just stayed once a year so people are excited to see it year after year. The Voice will probably sink this round.

  • Tony

    Awww so we only get one episode of Grimm then have to wait a month for episode two???

    I thought the series would actually start in august :(

  • r0ckmypants

    @Chmarin – I have the same question… this makes it sound like Grimm is airing one episode in August and the remainder beginning in September. But I’m not so sure.

  • Juan

    Damn, I have to wait until late October for more Community. Also, really NBC, Whitney on first. After it’s hiatus, Community was second in the 18-49 demo.

  • rob60990

    What an absolute mess. Shows thrown all over the place.

    Whats airing Thursday at 8 for 2 weeks? What will air after Guys With Kids On Sept 12? Is NBC seriously burning off 4 episodes of Law & Order: SVU in 2 weeks?

    I’m glad Revolution is premiering a week before when Castle will likely premiere.

  • Jack

    @Bob, yeah, but doesn’t Dancing with The Stars air in the fall and Spring? Why can’t The Voice do the same?

  • Rebecca

    I’m alright with shows premiering in August – the kids here in Colorado start school in early and mid August anyway. Back to the grind. Glad to have these dates jotted down now.

  • rob60990

    I think Grimm will be on for a few weeks until Revolution premieres but the press release doesn’t make it very clear.

  • awdanskiii

    Grimm stays Mondays for a few weeks. confrimed by @bigTVfan

  • rob60990

    “doesn’t Dancing with The Stars air in the fall and Spring? Why can’t The Voice do the same?”

    DWTS is on for 10 weeks a season and takes a 4 month break in between. The Voice will likely run from Sept-Dec then Feb-May. I can care less if NBC overexposes this.

  • larry donny

    the voice is very overrated, and i agree with most people here, it going to tank next season.

  • Ralph Hahn

    They announced the season premiere dates so that you and I may enter the dates on our “Shows That Suck” calendars. :)

  • Tony

    Oh Ok thanks fella’s :)
    I’m glad Grimm starts so early but the breaks between episodes are gona be very annoying.
    nbc should have given it an extra 4 episodes to cover august

  • Lane

    How many episodes does Grimm have? It seems like it should have 22+ like 24 or 25 episodes with it beginning in August.

  • Baqinardo

    Got headache.
    I better wait for full schedules day by day.

  • Lane

    Oh it is only getting 22 episodes? Grimm will fall to a .7 before it’s done.

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