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

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June 14th, 2012

via press release:

NBC ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE AND STAGGERED SEASON PREMIERE STRATEGY FOR FALL 2012

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

 

 
  • Lord Seth

    I am uncertain as to what I think of their decision to begin Grimm on Monday and then move it to Friday. On one hand, the Olympics might help it out. On the other hand, this kind of time changing can be hurtful. I’m just hoping NBC really makes it clear that it’s moving.

    I like Grimm so I’m really hoping this helps it out, but I do have my doubts.

    @ Silvio

    It’s a shame for such big company like NBC to not have PR department. And if they do have one, they should fire all people working there … their secretaries and cleaning ladies could write better press release than this piece of junk.

    They should hire ABC’s PR department. They can make anything sound good. They were able to scrounge up positive things to say about even Work It’s ratings.

  • tvfreak

    @Kissan: Like your guesses. Especially for RVN. Here’s hoping it stays that high, at least for a season or two. I want it to get ratings like the earliest glory days of Lost or Heroes. As for 18-49 ratings, maybe RVN could scrounge a 3.5-4.0, like Smash did in its premiere (3.8 if I’m not mistaken).

  • Lion King

    Mondays should no doubt outside of Sundays be their highest rated night of the week. As long as Guys with Kids picks up the failing ratings that Animal Practice is going to have Wednesdays should be okay too. Whitney’s repeats have been solid so Fridays look like a good night for them but I’m worried about Tuesdays and Thursdays. These two nights look really weak for them.

  • rob60990

    “Community-5 million viewers”

    Community couldnt hit 5 million viewers all season on Thursdays and you expect it to on Fridays? lol

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