Updated: NBC Is Definitely Pre-Empting 'Go On' & 'The New Normal' Tuesday for Storm Coverage

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October 29th, 2012

Per NBC publicity, Go On will not air Tuesday due to continuing storm coverage The New Normal wll also be preempted. More details as they become available.

10/30 AM update:

We posted this yesterday because of something that appeared at the top of a press release concerning a planned conference call about today's Go On episode:

Unfortunately, we need to cancel and reschedule this conference call.
"Go On" is no longer airing tomorrow due to special news coverage of the storm.

But since, NBC aired promotions during primetime last night for both shows, that item in the press release may have been mistaken.

10/30 PM Update: NBC has indeed confirmed that the sitcoms are bumped tonight for the NBC News Special "Sandy's Fury" that will air from 10:01-11p.

  • Nikki

    What about Parenthood? Is it going to be on tomorrow, anyone here anything? Im in PA and its really windy and lots of rain but its not terrible yet. Not where i live anyways. Its supposed to get really bad soon though. Either way.. ill miss Parenthood cause i probably wont have power.

  • 1313 SVU Lane


    PH won’t be back until after the election Go On and New Normal are scheduled in its timeslot this week. (Or at least I think they still are.)

  • Wendy


    Parenthood was going to be pre-empted, hurricane or no hurricane. Tomorrow WAS supposed to be a 2-hour The Voice, then Go On and The New Normal. But, apparently, the comedies are allegedly being pulled for Hurricane Sandy coverage.

  • Johnny

    So… they don’t pre-empt tonight, but they are tomorrow night? How does that make sense? The worst of the storm is tonight, not tomorrow.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “So… they don’t pre-empt tonight, but they are tomorrow night? How does that make sense? The worst of the storm is tonight, not tomorrow.”

    New episodes of taped shows that can be easily substituted for repeats later are easy to pre-empt without substantial disruption. Shows like DWTS, X Factor, Voice that run on a schedule with no repeats are handicapped by any postponement.

  • Nikki

    I dont remember the promo last week saying it wasnt on this week. They said next week on Parenthood.

  • john

    You Americans are odd. A storm hits, so tv shows are cancelled. Yet everyone is told to stay inside. Surely this would mean bigger if not record ratings?

  • Ray

    NY is the market’s largest media outlet, and with frequent and prolonged power outages, the affiliates chose not to air new episodes tonight in favor of hurricane coverage. Got it?

  • Ashley

    I went to go watch Revolution tonight but it’s been pre-empted by the local news (I’m in NYC). I guess I need to go find it online somewhere instead

  • TV Gord

    @John, they probably said, “On the next Parenthood”. It’s not on next week either, of course, because of election coverage.

    Incidentally (and this won’t be a big surprise), Live with Kelly and Michael, Anderson Live and Katie will all air reruns tomorrow. The View hasn’t said, but I doubt they will, either.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    The funny thing is these are supposed to be Halloween episodes so they’d be a week late on Novemeber 6th, but oh wait. Election night will pre-empt that too. So they won’t air Halloween episodes until November 13th

  • Johnny

    @John — It doesn’t mean bigger ratings is there are major power outtages in both the New York and Boston markets. Which is what has happened tonight.

  • DanO

    I was surprised to see NBC still airing promos for these shows during “The Voice” tonight.

  • Krister

    Only original shows were Castle and Revolution that aired, right ?

  • Tyson

    I see the primetime TV listings in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Go On and The New Normal are listed.

  • Pete5125

    NBC is still advertising new episodes of Go-ON and The New Normal as of today durring The Today Show.

    by the way Parenthood is off for 2 weeks according to NBC.com

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    NBC is still advertising new episodes of Go-ON and The New Normal as of today durring The Today Show.”

    I’ve updated the post to include the information we received from NBC yesterday that prompted this post.

    Based on reports of the promotion last night, something’s definitely not right. We’ll see if we can figure it out.

  • TVDude

    Maybe this affects the northeast areas only and the episodes will still air for the rest of the nation? I don’t know…. NBC sure has made this very confusing, probably in attempt to boost ratings (haha)

  • Wendy

    Now TVLine is saying the comedies ARE postponed:


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