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”


  • Albert

    Yes! I can’t wait for the voice in September. Elated!!

  • a p garcia

    Is “Go On” sheak peak after the closing ceromonies or like last olympics after a truncated closing ceromonies by NBC which infurated me?

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  • kyle

    I wish Community was starting earlier

  • Tony

    I have a headache. That scheduling sucks big time! This will not change NBC’s ratings. IT will probably see a slight boost at first but it will go back down. That scheduling is confusing as hell.

  • Jack

    Yes, two hour premiere for SVU. I can’t no wait of the new episodes and the cliff-hanger…

  • Oliver

    NBC are clearly holding back Community/Whitney in case their other comedies fail.

    Up All Night is going to really struggle at 8:30 without a lead-in before 30 Rock’s late premiere.

  • tom

    According to Matt at TVLINE, Grimm will air new episodes Mondays in August and early September before switching to its regular Friday time slot in the middle of September.

  • Joseph

    The reason why the show premieres are staggered is so that the new premieres will generate interest on NBC after returning and new shows have been on for a week or two in the same time slot.

  • Hungster

    Cant wait for The Voice. Eff Flop Factor.

  • disney rocks

    I guess NBC will air a rerun o Go On or another new sitcom in the thursday 8pm slot september 20

  • SherLOCKED (The Mighty Cringe)

    I have to wait till OCTOBER for Community??!!!!


  • Nick

    Why do only Go On and Animal Practice get Olymipc lead-ins? What about their four other new shows?

    I can’t wait for Go On, Revolution, and The New Normal

  • A

    It doesn’t make sense to premiere grimm in August, only to have its REAL fall premiere in September a month later? Who is this new retarded president behind NBC?

  • Bunny

    I think Community and Whitney are premiering so late because they are mid-season replacement in disguised just like LMS and Reba on November..If HE and Apt 23 fails those 2 shows will be put on their Tuesday slot.

  • Tessa

    tom: “According to Matt at TVLINE, Grimm will air new episodes Mondays in August and early September before switching to its regular Friday time slot in the middle of September.”

    Am I the only one who thinks this is a terrible idea?

  • Nick

    Excited for Grimm & Revolution premieres

  • Tom

    Friday spackle comedies get delayed spackle starts? Hold the phone!

    Otherwise, this schedule sounds like the product of madness. ‘Liked Animal Practice? Then get ready for more in six weeks! You’ll totally still care then!’

    (Aside: AP is actually one of the ratings I am most interested in seeing. On one hand, you have cute animals – major premiere! On the other hand, you have a Becker type character by the critically liked but ratings indifferent Russo Brothers. We may be looking at one of the sharpest ratings cliffs ever.)

    I am interested in the NBC experiment – although, again, I don’t expect much upside. The premieres of The Event, Up All Night, Smash, etc. show that people will try NBC shows – they just won’t stick with them. And scheduling things so shows are at their episode 4-6 weakest point when everyone else is pulling out premieres and premiere events doesn’t seem like it will help in the slightest.

    Also, now that we know Go On’s scheduling, we are all putting our chips there as first cancelled, yes?

  • Jerry

    I’m so confused with this schedule. So do shows like Animal Practice and Grimm start in August and then change their air dates come September? Or are they one-offs during the Olympics? And why not air them at least on their right days during the Olympics? Having people watch Grimm on Monday and then going “Tune in on Friday nights!” Yeah. Just show it on the day so you are hopefully grabbing at least some of the audience.

  • Allen

    Did NBC just randomly throw darts to get this schedule?

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