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:

NBC WILL DEBUT NEW DRAMA ‘Do No Harm’ ON JANUARY 31 ON SAME NIGHT AS SERIES FINALE OF '30 ROCK'

 

 

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

    Wait, Grimm will be a rerun on jan 18th? That’s good news for the Fringe series finale.

  • Rollie

    Switch Go On and/or TNN with the Thursday comedies.

    Do No Harm will be the next Awake, I agree with that much.

    Rock Center With Brian Williams will probably tank going up against 20/20 though.

  • CrimTV

    @omabin

    I believe that in my fantasy schedule Hannibal will replace Go On and TNN in late March

  • Greg

    @Oliver

    Why? If Grimm can pull over a 1.6 after reruns, then it can do the same after Rock Center.

  • Nick

    @Rollie

    Switch Go On and/or TNN with the Thursday comedies.

    Why? So they could die?

  • jimbo

    I REALLY WANT TO SEE GO ON DOING WELL WITHOUT VOICE. But if it’s ratings fall, it’s time for it to move to the office time slot next season.

  • senor chang

    This should have been on a Friday, but oh well. I won’t judge until I see the premiere ratings, but with an inflated Elementary in the slot almost immediately after it begins and a long history of failures at Thursday 10PM, this show has an uphill battle carved out for it.

    I hope Hannibal finds a slot it can succeed in, not because it’s good but because I want to see NBC get at least one drama hit this year not named Revoulution. I could see Go On/TNN ending early after a straight run and Hannibal getting slotted in at 9 before Smash. Or maybe they’ll cut back an hour of reality on Sundays and move it there. Wednesdays can stay the same with SVU/Chicago Fire/something new at 8PM.

    Dumb to push Grimm to March (they could always just have ordered a few more episodes to fill the February sweeps or something). At least it’ll get a lot more promotion this way.

  • pete5125

    Leverage has a syndication deal with the ION Network, I don’t know how much they care if another 11 episodes are made or not…it seems to be made by an independent production company, it does well so TNT should renew it.

  • LisaNeedsBraces

    This is a no-brainer. It’s a low risk/high reward scenario for NBC. With Rock Center in the slot it’s essentially empty right now, so even if First Do Harm fails there’s no harm done, and NBC is back to where they started in fall. If it succeeds, then NBC has a hit drama in the slot, like they had for years.

    Clearly with a Jekyll & Hyde series NBC is targeting CBS and Elementary rather than going after Scandal’s audience, which is smart because Elementary’s decline and disappointing ratings after a much-hyped premiere have shown NBC that there’s still room for a potential hit at 10 p.m. on Thursday.

  • PinoyTVCritic

    By March, my fantasy schedule will be:

    MONDAY

    8:00 The Voice
    10:00 Revolution

    TUESDAY

    8:00 The Voice
    9:00 Hannibal
    10:00 Smash

    WEDNESDAY

    8:00 The Biggest Loser
    10:00 Deception

  • Martel

    Why the hell are people complaining about the 4 month breaks for Revolution and Grimm? NBC is being smart with this decision. They know television viewership is lower between December and February. With a 4 month break like this they have extra time to promote the returns. Look at USA with Burn Notice, Psych, White Collar and Covert Affairs and AMC with The Walking Dead. These are very popular television shows that are for 8 to 10 weeks and then go on hiatus and then come back months later to finish the season. These shows have been very successful with critics, fans and viewership. With the break, NBC could do more television specials like the one Blake Shelton has coming up and The Sound of Music special that will be aired soon. NBC could also air midseason shows that only have 13 episode orders with no breaks in an effort to increase viewership in the timeslot. It’s nothing but a good business move by NBC Universal.

  • Rebecca

    The January listings for Grimm are gone, so it indeed isn’t back until March. Nuts.

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