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.




  • r0ckmypants

    @Jeff (Canada) – There’s been no announcement that Grimm will return January 11. Since they only have 10 episodes left this season, it’s much more likely that they will air them all from March 8-May 10… not in January.

    So what are we still waiting to hear about? Save Me, Fashion Star and Hannibal? Crossbones doesn’t even have a cast yet, so that’ll be on summer at the earliest… is Dracula still aiming for midseason?

  • Noé

    Do No Harm is already certain to be canceled.
    Grimm will return in March??!! Is it a joke?

  • CenterGravity

    Jekyll & Hyde?

  • Rebecca

    The futoncritic site shows Grimm returning January 11th, then on Jan. 25th, off in February except for one rerun, and then resuming on March 8th. I’m sticking with that schedule for new episodes.

  • Rebecca

    ^ Oh, and a rerun of Grimm on 1/18…more reruns scheduled but I didn’t note them since I don’t watch the reruns.

  • omabin

    I think Do No Harm does not have great chances at renewal. But I am sad we will have such a huge break for Grimm :S

  • s0303

    @rebecca…i actually would rather they restart grimm in march and show the episodes together than having them show one episode, take 2 weeks off, then show another, then take another 4 weeks off before starting up again…hopefully this report is correct.

  • Mon

    I think this is good for both Grimm and CSI: NY. They don’t have to compete against each other for the rest of the season. It seems CSI: NY will run uninterrupted when it returns on January since the crossover episode on February 8 is #15 and the show has 18-ep this season. By NY’s finale, Grimm returns the next week. That should keep the fans of both procedural shows occupied.

  • scifi

    Does Universal City really exist?

  • RandomCommentor

    Somewhat similar premise and even more similar promotion to Awake (but with far less notable actors) with producers from CW’s cancelled Ringer in a time slot that is both competitive and troubled for all nets.

    Sounds like recipe for success.

  • Networkman

    So now Do No Harm will have to go up against the newly hyped and inflated Elementary. Also if I’m not mistaken it will have 1600 Penn as a lead in. And Scandal is still a competitive player. Why not move Law & Order:SVU to the Thursday 10pm slot.

  • Chuck_T

    Do No Harm a version of Jekyll and Hyde, sounds interesting.

  • omabin


    I agree that Do No Harm looks DOA in that spot but Wednesday at 9, against Idol and Modern Family, and leading out Guys with Kids or whatever failed comedy is at that spot is even worse IMO.

    I am very curious in regards to what does NBC intends to do with Hannibal. Their schedule is completely full right now. I don’t see where they could put. Only two “weird” options:
    – Tuesday at 9: go on and new normal finish early and hannibal leads out of the voice starting late march (but this would mean a huuuge hiatus for go on and new normal, not sure about ths)
    – They give up on wednesday at 8 comedies and put hannibal there to self start. There is not a single drama apart fro arrow on at that time so it may not be such a bad move except for that fact that a) hannibal looks more like a 10pm show, so 8pm might be too much of a stretch; b) facing idol…

    They will have to be creative with this one, that’s for sure

  • slddl

    March? MARCH?!?!

    Screw you, NBC.

  • Nick

    Grimm fans should have anticipated it. No way Grimm would not have a big hiatus.

    What NBC should do in Spring 2013 (starting March):

    8: The Voice
    10: Revolution

    8: The Voice
    9: Go On
    9:30: TNN
    10: Smush

    8: Whitney/ Up all Night
    8:30: Save Me
    9: SVU
    10: Chicago Fire

    8: Community
    8:30: Parks & Recreation
    9: The Office
    9:30: 1600 Penn
    10: Do No Harm

    8: Fashion Star
    9: Grimm
    10: Dateline

    8: 1600 Penn (R)
    8:30: The New Normal (R)
    9: Rock Center
    10: SVU (R)

    7: Dateline NBC
    8: The Biggest Loser
    9: Hannibal
    10: Celebrity Apprentice

  • Samuel

    All this poster does is make me miss Awake.

  • david

    Do no Harm sounds like it cold be done interesting. Grim has to take a break because it started early in September or August i ghink it was. So does that mean Friday for NBC in February will be 8 repeat 9 Rock Center and 10 Dateline. A repeat and two news shows.

  • Dan S

    Regrettably the new year looks more grim with less Grimm for NBC. I’d love to see Hannibal, Crossbones & Dracula if they ever decide to schedule them. And Fridays at 8pm continues to remain vacant with nothing but reruns. 2 newsmagazines back to back until March is like trying to plug holes in a sinking boat. NBC will be lucky if they come in 3rd after winning 1st place in the Nov sweeps.

  • ToXiX

    It will pull 1.3’s-1.6’s. Better then Rock Center?

  • Jp

    Dan I agree, why can’t they have programmed that Friday 8pm slot this season? Now they are going to put rock centre and date line, snoozer. Way to kill the Friday viewers with Grimm gone for 4 months. NBC better promote Do No Harm, or it will be dead, I doubt Penn can carry it either unless its a runaway hit….

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