NBC's 'Do No Harm' to Premiere Thursday, January 31 at 10PM; 'Rock Center' Moves to Friday

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November 30th, 2012

via press release:




“Rock Center with Brian Williams” Will Move to Fridays Beginning February 8 (10-11 p.m. ET) Following “Dateline NBC”



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 30, 2012 – NBC will premiere the new drama “Do No Harm” on Thursday, January 31 (10-11 p.m. ET) following the hour-long series finale of the Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock” (8-9 p.m. ET) earlier that same night. In addition, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will move to Fridays beginning February 8 (10-11 p.m. ET) following “Dateline NBC” (9-10 p.m. ET).


The announcements were made today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.


“January 31 will be a special night as one classic series will mark its finale with a great hour-long sendoff episode while a promising new drama will make its debut on Thursdays,” said Greenblatt. “‘30 Rock’ is acclaimed as a legendary comedy and we will see a truly memorable and fitting last episode. In ‘Do No Harm,’ viewers will have a unique new dramatic storyline with an exciting new star in Steven Pasquale that takes them into dark and uncharted territory.”


Details of the finale of “30 Rock” will be provided later.


“Grimm” will return to the schedule on Friday, March 8 (9-10 p.m. ET).


In “Do No Harm,” Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, "Rescue Me") is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he's never seen before, he knows one thing: it's happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic.


This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of “Ian Price.” For years he's battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his – their – body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian's hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk – patients, friends, co-workers and even the woman he loves – he's got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned.


Also starring are Alana De La Garza ("Law & Order"), Michael Esper ("A Beautiful Mind"), Ruta Gedmintas ("The Borgias") and Phylicia Rashad ("The Cosby Show"). "Do No Harm" is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner ("Desperate Housewives," "The Event"). Peter Traugott ("Ringer") and Rachel Kaplan ("Ringer") also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC's "Smash") is the co-executive producer and director.


In its seventh season, the critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning comedy series "30 Rock" is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Tina Fey as variety show producer Liz Lemon. The series also features two-time Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin as top network executive Jack Donaghy and Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s variety show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life. Also rounding out the cast are three-time Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, the co-star of "TGS"; Scott Adsit as the variety show's producer Pete Hornberger; Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the over-eager NBC page; Judah Friedlander as Frank, the sardonic slacker on the writing staff; and Keith Powell as Toofer, the sophisticated yet sarcastic writer.


Overall, "30 Rock" has garnered 90 Emmy nominations, resulting in 14 wins. In 2009, the show won its third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and also held the record for most comedy program Emmy nominations in a single year with 22 nominations. "30 Rock" has also won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, three Producers Guild Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Awards in Comedy Episodic Television and three Writers Guild Awards (WGA) for Writing for a Comedy Series and three WGA Awards for Episodic Comedy, among others.


"30 Rock" is from Broadway Video & Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television. The executive producers are Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live"), Tina Fey, David Miner, Marci Klein ("Saturday Night Live"), Robert Carlock ("Friends"), Jeff Richmond and Jack Burditt.




  • Emy

    So Dateline will air at 9 only in february?

    Where will Rock Center go after March 8th?

    This is confusing.

  • Oliver


    It would be pretty stupid to air Grimm between Dateline and Rock Center.

  • tv#1

    NBC would be better off airing this on Fridays than Thursdays. Its pretty much going to be dead on arrival with that 10pm Thursday time-slot. Also, I think it would pair fine with Grimm.

  • John A

    Sounds exactly like Awake it will have the same fate.

  • Oliver


    Yes. NBC hasn’t announced what they will do with Rock Center/Deadline when Grimm returns.

  • eridapo

    Just saw this “Do no Harm” clip on youtube


    After watching that, I’m more convinced that this show will get pull by its third episode. I would rather watch Rock Center than what I just saw.

  • SarahL

    Yeah, the clip is awful, but to be fair, it is short. I remember that guy from Rescue Me. I never thought that he was much of an actor.

  • joethehobo

    The reason why ‘Awake’ didn’t work was because it was advertised as an intelligent character-driven drama and ended up being just another one of those cop shows with a ‘body of the week’ format. Hopefully CSI:Sleep-Gimmick didn’t die in vain and NBC won’t make the same mistake with this one.

  • eridapo


    A clip is supposed to get you to watch a show not make it you turn in disgust.

    The acting looks horrible….

  • Potato


    I thought the exact opposite! I feel it was advertised as a body-of-the-week show with him using clues from both universes to solve the cases and then it ended up being mostly character-driven. I think the problem was it was at too close a junction between the two and couldn’t decide what it wanted to be. LOVED the ending episodes though

  • Jeff R.

    Why does everyone complain about serialized network shows taking a few months break? If people like the show, they’ll be back. I was Sons of Anarchy. Love it. It breaks from Dec. until Sept. That hasn’t stopped it from getting bigger every season.

    Would it help if networks aired two 12 episode “seasons” every season? Is it the semantics that keeps people from tuning in when a show takes a long break mid-season?

  • SarahL


    LOL! Good point. The promotional people need to do a better job.

  • Nate

    I don’t watch much on NBC but will probably give this show a chance. Plus I’m really looking forward to Deception as well.

  • Oliver


    Supposedly the network got cold feet over Awake and decided to make it more procedural in an attempt to broaden its appeal, effectively turning the show into Law & Order: Alternate Realities Unit and consequently appealing to nobody.

  • Salias

    I see NBC Fridays like this for 2013-14:

    8PM – Rock Center with Brian Williams
    9PM – Grimm
    10PM – Law & Order: SVU

    Dateline on Sundays only, Wednesday & Thursday nights are open to two new dramas or two new comedies and one new drama.

  • DryedMangoez

    The long hiatus for Grimm was expected after NBC hoped to take advantage of the Olympics.

    But yay for Do No Harm! Hope it does well on Thursdays in spite of its horrible lead-ins.

  • Hillbilly

    One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he’s never seen before, he knows one thing: it’s happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic.

    Sounds like a typical night for AppleStinx. :lol:

  • Ultima

    @Jeff R.
    Why does everyone complain about serialized network shows taking a few months break?

    People will complain no matter how the networks schedule their shows – hiatuses are too long, not enough episodes, too many random breaks, too many episodes, over-exposure, crappy lead-in, etc.

  • POI

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Grimm is returning in March its too long WHY NBC WHY!!!!!!!!!

  • Damo

    Wonder if Do No Harm doesn’t fail like Awake and The Firm but in any case I shall watch the pilot.

    @Crim TV

    Not a bad schedule I’m also looking forward to Hannibal so I’m guessing as previously stating from a while ago uk broadcasters must have picked it up you can then have an overall idea what the shows are like

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