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.

  • HV

    I mostly agree with you, except I think that Welcome to the Family’s premire will be .1 or .2 higher than Sean Saves the World’s premire.

  • platypus Perry

    @Elizabeth in regards to your post and the condescension isn’t necessary about Parks and Recreation.

    First off I love your response. Secondly, You’re dead on about Parks and Rec getting the respect from NBC this season and the show deserves it. Even if it is against the Big Bang Theory it will still have the loyal fanbase it always has. Every Network has struggles and competitors to overcome and battle so why not place a veteran show that has the loyal cult following, I mean what did ultima think that NBC Should put newcomers Michael J Fox and Sean Hayes comedies against harsh competition?

    Some people like to nitpick every little opinion or thing others have to say lol. I can understand having a difference of opinion on a subject or correcting misspoken facts Which can make for great debates but others are just here because they like to THINK they’re always right. I see nothing wrong with your opinion of NbC regarding parks and rec :)

  • senor chang

    If any comedy can hold its own against TBBT, it’s Parks and Rec. NBC made the right choice considering the other options they had.

    Predictable schedule, though I like the late premiere for horror Fridays and the rollout on Tuesdays–should help Chicago Fire in the early going. I’m a little less sold on Thursdays: giving everything one big push would have drawn more attention, but on the other hand, it also would have been riskier.

    This plan is a LOT more thought-out than last season’s was, though, so props.

  • KevinY

    Shocked they’re premiering MJF at the same time as The Crazy Ones. I thought they’d premiere it a week earlier.

  • Kissan

    I don’t think that Revolution and WTTF is gonna do that bad as you all think it will. Revolution skews young, so why are all of ya’ll saying it’s gonna flop against old skewing Survivor and The Middle and somewhat Arrow. Yes it shares audience with Arrow, but it’s on The CW so I don’t think it’s gonna do that much damage. The only competition it really has is X Factor and that can’t even do that well.

  • CBSviewer

    My predictions for the premieres:

    The Voice: 4.5
    The Blacklist: 4.0
    The Biggest Looser: 1.8
    Chicago Fire: 2.6
    Revolution: 1.8
    Law & Order: SVU: 2.1
    Ironside: 1.8
    Parks & Recreation: 1.6
    Welcome to the Family: 1.5
    Sean Saves the World: 1.7
    The Michael J. Fox Show: 1.8
    Parenthood: 1.7
    Grimm: 1.5
    Dracula: 1.0

  • Dan S

    I like NBC’s fall lineup a lot better than last year. The biggest weak link on Thur is at 9pm with Sean. It just doesn’t mesh with the single cams & would’ve been better off being paired with another multi-cam on a different night.

  • Peter

    I think some of you are underestimating the draw that Michael J Fox has. Many people know who he is. His show will be a self starter. It reminds me of when Cosby debuted on CBS in 1995. I think it will have the same effect for NBC.

  • Peter

    My prediction: 16 million for the 1st episode.

  • lostboy

    So people really think Blacklist is going to be the savior for NBC and CF is going to grow, and Revolution is going to hit Smash numbers. Wow did not think James Spader had that big of a Following no pun intended (KB). CF finale1.7 was beaten by Nashville. Revolution pulled 2.0 aired in June yes using a pathetic fan excuse bingo.
    @ Dennis
    Survivor was bleeding viewers last season and so was the Middle, not worried about Arrow.
    Revolution will premiere 2.0 or 2.2.
    I am not NBC , I would be more worried about the MJF show and CF spin off with a finale 1.7. Oh yeah didm;t CF have the Voice lead in and Grimm had the lead in of the Voice Huh Lead Ins overrated just ask H50 oh they got moved to Fridays.

  • Eric McInnis

    When will the premiere dates for the other networks be announced?

  • Joseph

    Eric McInnis:

    I believe ABC and CBS have already announced premiere dates for the 2013/2014 Fall season.

    You can probably type-in “ABC Fall Premiere Dates” and “CBS Fall Premiere Dates” in the “Search” box on top of this page and find links to what you’re looking for.

  • Jake

    doesn’t matter to me what comes on NBC. I gave up watching anything on that network. Nothing ever makes it, about the time u get interested in something it gets cancelled.

  • CBSviewer

    @ lostboy

    So people really think Blacklist is going to be the savior for NBC and CF is going to grow

    The Blacklist has the best lead-in on NBC so it is normal to think it will be a hit. Chicago Fire will probably premiere huge (around 2.8) considering The Voice will rate very high. After that CF will be around 2.3-2.5.

    Revolution is going to hit Smash numbers

    No. Revolution has its own fanbase and people who watch it will watch it on every night. Of course it is going to loose one or two tenths but no more. Survivor is skewing old, The Middle doesn’t share an audience with Revolution, American Idol is falling and Arrow is not so high (probably around 1.0 next season).

    Revolution will premiere 2.0 or 2.2

    You’re maybe a liitle too optimistic. Revolution IS NOT an 8PM Show and 1.8-2.0 seem more realistic. I hope you are right but it’s unlikely.

  • James

    and of course ABC will be the last one to announce the premiere dates…

  • Justin121

    I feel Revolution will be hitting 1.3’s in the Fall and be pulled by January.

    Ironically, The Blacklist (3.1-3.5) won’t premiere as big as Revolution (4.1) but will probably have better staying power.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Justin121

    I feel Revolution will be hitting 1.3?s in the Fall and be pulled by January

    Why ? NBC will probably do whatever they can to get it into syndication. It’ won’t be as low as the comedies on Wednesday at 8.
    It will get a 1.6-1.8 all season.

  • rob60990

    The problem for Revolution won’t be the competition. The timeslot is pretty weak compared to a lot of other timeslots. It’s the fact that it will have to pretty much self-start as opposed to airing after the network’s highest rated show. I can totally see Revolution premiering with mid to high 1s and with low 1s by late fall.

  • 4hourglass

    Any chance of a speçial primetime episode of DAYS OF OUR LIVES?
    The Best show on NBC!

  • Wright

    Revolution paired with SVU….interesting. I hope Revolution increases its ratings. Grimm and Dracula is a good combo.

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