NBC Bumps Originals Of 'About A Boy' and 'Growing Up Fisher' In Favor Of Encores Of Pilots Previewed Last Week

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February 25th, 2014

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NBC  originally had new episodes of both series scheduled for tonight, but near the last minute announced it was instead going with encores of the special previews that aired following Olympics coverage last week.

via scheduling notes:

UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Tuesday February 25, 2014 - Tuesday February 25, 2014

"ABOUT A BOY"

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02/25/2014 (09:01PM - 09:31PM) (Tuesday) : WILL’S PERFECT WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN FIONA AND MARCUS MOVE IN NEXT DOOR–After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton) was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He is single, unemployed and loving it. But when Fiona (Minnie Driver), a needy, single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham), move in next door, his perfect life is about to hit a major snag. Al Madrigal also stars and Leslie Bibb guest stars.

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"GROWING UP FISHER"

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02/25/2014 (09:31PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : IT’S NOT EVERY FAMILY THAT’S BROUGHT CLOSER TOGETHER BY DIVORCE, BUT THE FISHER FAMILY IS ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL–11-year old Henry (Eli Baker) met the most amazing person he’ll ever meet in his life when he was four-and-a-half minutes old, his dad, Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons). Mel’s an incredible father and successful lawyer…who happens to be blind. Ever since he can remember, Henry has always been his dad’s eyes and wingman, so when his parents decide to separate, he’s less than thrilled that his job has been outsourced to Mel’s new guide dog, Elvis. Meanwhile, his mother, Joyce (Jenna Elfman), begins a quest to find herself, essentially becoming a teenager in her forties. This is an unfortunate turn for the family’s actual teenage daughter, Katie (Ave Deluca-Verley), who finds herself reluctantly taking on the maternal role in the family. Lance Lim also stars as Henry’s best friend, Runyen. Voice-over by Jason Bateman. Harold Perrineau, Matthew Glave, Bill Fagerbakke, Isabela Moner, Carla Jimenez and Sam Pancake guest star. The pilot was directed by David Schwimmer.

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