'Grimm' Original After 'The Voice' Premiere Pushed Aside for Preview of 'The New Normal' on Monday, September 10

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September 4th, 2012

The original episode of Grimm that was scheduled for Monday, September 10 will now air on Friday later in the month and NBC will instead preview The New Normal out of the season premiere of The Voice. Given the plan to move Grimm back to Friday anyway it makes sense that NBC would use the premiere of The Voice to launch something else, but you can debate in the comments whether The New Normal was the best use...

via press release:


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 4, 2012 – NBC will add a series preview of its new comedy “The New Normal” on Monday, September 10 (10-10:30 p.m. ET) following the season premiere of “The Voice” (8-10 p.m. ET). “The New Normal” will premiere in its regular day and time on the following night – Tuesday, September 11 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) – with a new episode.

In addition, the preview pilot of the series will have an encore broadcast on Wednesday, September 12 (10:30-11 p.m. ET), giving “The New Normal” three consecutive days of broadcasts.

These days, families come in all forms – single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It's 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, "Girls," "The Book of Mormon") and David (Justin Bartha, "The Hangover") are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, "One Day"), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight year-old daughter. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys' surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.

Ryan Murphy serves as creator/executive producer and director along with creator/executive producer Ali Adler ("Glee," "Chuck") and executive producer Dante Di Loreto ("Glee," "American Horror Story"). "The New Normal" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Murphy Productions.

  • Shannon

    I have watched 3 or 4 new episodes of Grimm every Monday since the Olympics ended.

  • Joshua

    NBC … The New Normal is not Modern Family.

  • David

    I’m disappointed. I started watching “Grimm” not too long ago, and they move it for “The New Normal?” I saw the pilot for “The New Normal” online and did not like it. It was very offensive and it feels like it’s been done before. I don’t think the show will go very far, even with “The Voice” as a lead-in.

  • Jenny

    So the series premier will air after the Voice on Monday, and 1×02 will air on Tuesday. Do I have this right? Or will the premier be airing Monday and Tuesday?

  • Networkman

    @Rob R. It is all subjective. After watching the trailer for New Normal, I didn’t feel any of the men were over-masculine.

  • Samunto

    The New Normal is a tougher sell than the other comedies NBC has premiering and that’s why they’re doing everying to expose it. That and the fact that they want to kiss Ryan Murphy who probably has a new show in the works.

    @Rob R i liked the pilot but the characters felt quite stereotypical all the way down to Nene Leakes who as much as i laughed with her on Celebrity Apprentice and RHOA she doesn’t seem to do much there.
    Ok, let’s see how the series develops. If Grimm was going to be on break anyway till Sep 28th then there was no sense in airing it after The Voice on Monday anyway. I guess the new scheduling head at the web is already working. (with the little he has which is The Voice). I would have even premiered Revolution a week later and used the slot to preview the firefighter drama sending it to it’s slot 2days later!

  • Ultima

    It’s completely normal to have premiere dates set in stone months in advance, and it’s very unusual for a network to change them literally a week before a premiere. To make such changes off-the-cuff shows a distinct lack of basic planning, foresight and management skills.

    Except that NBC didn’t change any premiere dates, they just added a preview airing.

  • Ultima

    @River Song
    Great Job NBC! lets keep moving Grimm so you can just kill it now. Makes sense Grimm gets better ratings on Monday so lets move it to Friday so we can air another dumb comedy no one will watch.

    You are aware that Grimm was never going to remain on Monday and was always going to return to Friday once the season started, right?

  • Ultima

    if NBC is doing so bad with dramas, then why not …

    Sitcoms are the hot thing right now; NBC’s best chance at finding a big hit is with their new comedies.

  • Ultima

    So the series premier will air after the Voice on Monday, and 1×02 will air on Tuesday. Do I have this right?


    Summary of previews/premieres for NBC’s new sitcoms

    Monday 10p – New Normal #1, Go On #1 (R)

    Tuesday 9p – Go On #2, New Normal #2 [premieres]

    Wednesday 10p – Guys With Kids #1, New Normal #1 (R)

    Thursday 10p – New Normal #2 (R), Go On #2 (R)

    Friday 8p – Go On #1 (R), Guys With Kids #1 (R)

    Following Wednesday 9p – Animal Practice #1 (R), Guys With Kids #1 (R)

    The Next Wednesday 8p – Animal Practice #2, Guys With Kids #2 [premieres]

  • Adam

    I think it would have been better if they previewed another show instead of the New Normal. As it stands so far Go On and Animal Practice have been previewed during Olympics coverage and at a later date. The New Normal has been released online, has a preview/premiere on Sep. 10 and the first episode is repeated 2 days later. Guys With Kids is getting a preview on Sep. 12, probably paired with The New Normal repeat.

    Wow, NBC are really pushing their new comedies this year.
    Whilst they’re at it, why don’t they start with their comedies for next year and the Michael J. Fox sitcom in Fall 2013.

    I really want Go On and Guys With Kids to get picked up for full series and for Animal Practice and The New Normal to be cancelled. However, because the latter was created by Ryan Murphy, the man who created both one of the best and one of the worst shows on television (AHS, Glee), this show is of course going to be successful (even though it isn’t that good. Because of this, it is likely that Guys With Kids fails, despite having a great cast, funny writing and being exec. produced by Jimmy Fallon.

    Last year only two of NBC’s fall comedies were successful (Whitney, Up All Night) and will be returning this year although only for 13 episodes a piece because of NBC’s overcrowded schedule.

    NBC probably has some of the best shows on TV right now (Up All Night, Community, Parks & Rec, Grimm, Parenthood), but they’ve dug themelves into a hole so deep I doubt they’ll ever get out of it. Good luck NBC, ’cause you’ll need it!

  • Sherry

    TNN will be another GCB.

  • Tina

    Won’t be watching the New Normal. Will just follow Grimm to Friday at the end of September. Glad of the shift to Friday. Makes watching H-50 and Castle easier.

  • Justin121

    Parenthood needs to be on at 8 pm.

    Tuesday: The Voice + sitcoms.

    Wednesday: Parenthood – Chicago Fire – SVU.

    I think The Voice audience would’ve actually liked Grimm.

  • Grimmfest

    Nobody wants to see the New Ab-normal.the show will be gone before one season is through. Grimm is a fantastic show and will survive in any time slot. New Normal will Flop

  • carole freiberg

    Love the” new normal show” Go On should just (go on) they all look like to much coffee

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