NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New Season Including 'The Voice', 'The Blacklist', 'The Michael J Fox Show', 'Grimm', 'Revolution' & More

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June 21st, 2013


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‘The Voice,’ With the Original Coaches, Premieres Sept. 23 Followed By ‘The Blacklist’; One Hour of ‘The Michael J. Fox’ Show Debuts Sept. 26 Following an Hourlong Episode of ‘Parks and Recreation’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 21, 2013 — NBC has announced premiere dates for its fall schedule, which include the launch of two highly-anticipated new shows: “The Blacklist” on Sept. 23 and the series debut of “The Michael J. Fox Show” with back-to-back episodes on Sept. 26.

“The Blacklist,” starring James Spader as an international criminal who works with a rookie FBI agent in order to bring down some of the world’s most wanted, begins Monday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m., immediately following the fifth-season two-hour premiere of “The Voice” at 8 p.m. that will reunite the four original coaches: Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. (All times are ET.)

“Chicago Fire” will begin its second season at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 following the Tuesday edition of “The Voice.”

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the sophomore season of “Revolution” will begin the night in its new time period at 8 o’clock, followed by the season premiere of the 15th season of “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 p.m. in which Det. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) will be fighting for her life against a madman.

Highly-acclaimed comedy “Parks and Recreation” will launch its sixth season with an hourlong episode at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 that takes the show to London. That will be followed by back-to-back episodes for the debut of “The Michael J. Fox Show,” starring the iconic actor as a father and husband returning to work as a news reporter in New York after a brief leave of absence to get his Parkinson’s under control.

“Parenthood,” which is beginning its fifth season this year, moves into the 10 p.m. time period on Sept 26 (immediately following “The Michael J. Fox Show”) with special guest star Ray Romano.

“Dateline NBC” will premiere with a two-hour episode Friday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m.

The new Blair Underwood-starring action drama “Ironside” will begin its run at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

New first-year comedies “Welcome to the Family” (8:30 p.m.) — about the clash between two families forced to deal with the surprise pregnancy and marriage of their teenage kids — and “Sean Saves the World” (9 p.m.) — bringing Sean Hayes back to NBC as a single dad balancing his teenage daughter, opinionated mother and overbearing boss — both launch Thursday, Oct. 3

The debut for the third season of “Grimm” will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. That will be immediately followed by the series launch of “Dracula,” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the iconic character returning to Victorian England to seek revenge on those who doomed him to immortal hell. Appropriately, both shows will launch within a week of Halloween.

The night will be led off at 8 p.m. with “Dateline NBC,” as the newsmagazine will shift to its regular timeslot.

And finally, “The Biggest Loser” will start its newest cycle with an hourlong telecast at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

  • Oliver

    Far less scattered than last year, which is a good thing.

    I like the late Grimm/Dracula premiere.

  • JoshuaCanada

    Aw Grimm doesn’t come back until late October. But at least it means less breaks. That’s nice.

  • rob60990

    Late start for Grimm is interesting. Won’t have a lot of reruns which is a good thing.

    Besides that and a one hour premiere for both Parks & MJF Show, nothing else seems too surprising.

  • Oliver

    The big winner is Parenthood. It’s going to have a monster lead-in for its premiere.

  • rob60990

    Monster lead-in?

  • Samunto

    Grimm & Dracula premiering close to Halloween – not a bad idea.

    Will The Voice run 2hrs on Tuesdays at the beginning? I’m guessing so. They’ll want to spoil the premiere of Shield with their biggest weapon. Not unless ABC opts for a late premiere which i doubt it will.

  • Oliver

    You don’t think MJF will premiere huge?

    The premieres of Robin Williams vs Michael J. Fox will also be a fun battle.

  • were123

    An hour long Parks and MJF show is a good idea to start off Thursdays.
    It’ll be an interesting season for NBC

  • J.G.

    Michael J. Fox Show to premiere with back-to-back episodes? How soon until ABC announces Grey’s and Scandal are each getting 90-minute premieres?

  • TimsDale4ever

    I really feel as though Sean’s new show will bomb as people are going to be disappointed it’s not “Jack” even though they already know it’s not going to be or supposed to be. A show a few years back called MOMS or something with Megan Mullaly was awful and so was she because she wasn’t Karen, and even though you knew that, you still wanted her to be Karen. It just doesn’t work for those 2 if they are not Jack and Karen. ???

  • Samunto


    The curiosity factor of MJF back will almost certainly translate to huuuge premiere ratings.

  • Greg

    It might be appropriate to launch Grimm and Dracula close to Halloween, but then Dracula will have to air on January too. I don’t think it’s wise to spread a 10-episode season for four months.

  • Peter

    The Blacklist looks amazing.

  • Oliver


    In The Motherhood. Then again, it aired at midseason on ABC on Thurs at 8:30 after a dead Samantha Who… It never had a chance.

  • rob60990

    “How soon until ABC announces Grey’s and Scandal are each getting 90-minute premieres?”

    They won’t. That’s just ridiculous.

    “You don’t think MJF will premiere huge?”

    It could but I wouldn’t put money on it. It’s getting harder to predict how shows will do. A major plus is the lead-in should be very compatible.

  • John A

    Decent schedule. Big improvement over last years mess.

  • rob60990

    “In The Motherhood. Then again, it aired at midseason on ABC on Thurs at 8:30 after a dead Samantha Who… It never had a chance.”

    ITM actually aired before Samantha Who.

  • Oliver

    I don’t see how Parks is compatible with MJF. And Parks will get destroyed by TBBT.

    Hm, perhaps NBC should have stripped The Voice during premiere week. Revolution and Parks premiering late wouldn’t have been a problem.

  • rob60990

    I just realized NBC won’t be testing any shows after AGT finale episodes like they usually do unless it will be announced at a later time.

  • Oliver


    I wonder whether the inconclusive results from past ‘previews’ has made NBC give up on the idea.

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