NBC is the second network to schedule its fall premiere dates, and following in the footsteps of CBS, the week of September 23 will be very, VERY busy for TV fans.
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Most of the network’s line-up, including the premieres of the James Spader drama The Blacklist and The Michael J. Fox Show will launch that week while other new shows and some returning favorites will come in October.
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It all kicks off with the launch of The Voice season 5 on Monday, September 23 at 8pm with the return of the original coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera.
Other highlights include a one-hour premiere of Parks and Recreation, set in London, on Thursday, September 26 at 8pm. That will be followed by the one-hour series premiere of The Michael J. Fox Show (moving to 9:30pm the following week), which will go head-to-head with CBS’ The Crazy Ones. Michael J. Fox vs. Robin Williams? Now that’s a TV main event.
The first week of October will see the premiere of Blair Underwood’s Ironside Wednesday, October 2 at 10pm as well as the premieres of the Mike O’Malley comedy Welcome to the Family and Sean Hayes’ Sean Saves the World, both joining the Thursday comedy lineup on October 3.
The new season of The Biggest Loser will start Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm.
Finally, the week before Halloween Friday nights get scary with the season 3 premiere of Grimm at 9pm and the launch of the new Jonathan Rhys Meyers drama Dracula at 10pm on October 25.
Here’s a breakdown of when NBC’s fall shows will debut.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8pm: The Voice
10pm: The Blacklist (NEW)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
9pm: The Voice
10pm: Chicago Fire
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
9pm: Law and Order: SVU
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8pm: Parks and Recreation
9pm: The Michael J. Fox Show (NEW)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
10pm: Ironside (NEW)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
8:30pm: Welcome to the Family (NEW)
9pm: Sean Saves the World (NEW)
9:30pm: The Michael J. Fox Show (regular time slot)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
8pm: The Biggest Loser
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
8pm: Dateline (regular time slot)
10pm: Dracula (NEW)
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