Friday, June 21, 2013

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates For New Season

NBC Press Release
June 21, 2013


‘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.

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Jessa said...

It's great to finally know the premier date. Let the countdown begin!

Sylvie Trans said...

In the description it says

"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"

Is this information about the episode just a guess from the people who write the fall premiere announcement, or is this a short description of what we can expect from the episode?

The reason I ask is because I am convinced that the whole scenario in the finale was all a big set up from the squad and they rush in as the episode starts, or she managed to overpowers him just as the episode starts and calls for back up. And then the rest of the episode is about prosecuting him.

As much as I love svu (and I really do), it always disappoints when it comes to the hype they are building up, there are never any real suspense and things most often get resolved after three seconds. So that is why I was quite surprised when reading this information about the season premiere because it tells me that there will be a fight and perhaps a little suspense in the episode.

I would love to see Mariska go to a different level with her acting and for SVU to dare shake things up severely... But for all I know it can just be a wild guess from those who had to write some kind of info to go with the announcement of the season premiere date...

Perhaps you, o holy oracle Chris Zimmer has the answer ;-D

Chris Zimmer said...

I wish I had the inside scoop on this one but sadly I don't!
TV Guide said in May that "Although her life will very much be in jeopardy...executive producer Warren Leight hints that Detective Benson will experience some transition next year. "Her character is due to evolve. It's time for her to imagine what it would be like to live her own life," he says. "[After] 14 years as an SVU detective, some change is going to start to come." Is a promotion in the offing?" There is the implication that this was not a set up by the SVU people - although it still could have been a set up that somehow goes wrong. All that said, it wouldn't be the first time that the SVU promo people didn't do a bit of a "bait and switch" where they imply something very big will happen and then it turns out not to be such a big deal. At the time the episode aired, it wasn't confirmed that Mariska was signing for another year; now that she has, it tells fans that she will clearly survive her ordeal. The big question here is, how long will they drag out her perilous situation? Will it be minutes? Hours? Days? I think there is a direct link to how long it takes her to get away from this guy - and how she gets away from him - that will shape what kind of "transition" she'll have. Maybe as the premiere date gets closer and they (hopefully) release some preview clips or teasers, we'll have a better idea.