NBC came in first in the ratings for the 2013-2014 TV season, and apparently it's getting all sorts of greedy, because now the network wants to be first in everything! The summer TV season has barely even begun, but the network has already announced its fall premiere dates. Like, come on, NBC! Sometimes all we want to do is find out what happened to a certain naked vampire on a mountaintops! Sometimes all we want to do is hang out with teenage werewolves and their friends! Sometimes all we want to do is watch pretty little lying liars tell lies!
But since NBC is apparently intent on looking ahead to September, let's go ahead and discuss what to expect from the network this fall.
Sunday Night Football will kick off the Peacock's fall schedule on Thursday, September 4 when Green Bay takes on Seattle, but the non-athletic portion of NBC's fall lineup doesn't debut until the following Sunday when The Biggest Loser premieres at a special time on September 11. The weight-loss reality series will move to its regularly scheduled time period of Thursdays at 8pm on October 2.
The majority of the network's fall shows will bow during the traditional late-September Premiere Week, starting Monday, September 22 with the return of the powerful duo of The Voice and The Blacklist. You'll want to be sure you've got your DVR cleared out by then, because The Voice will air four hours of programming on two consecutive nights before its regular time period premiere on October 14.
The hardworking men and women of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will hit the streets on Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24, respectively; the latter will be paired with brand-new Debra Messing cop drama The Mysteries of Laura. Then on Thursday, September 25, the members of the Braverman family will begin saying their probably sad, probably loud goodbyes Parenthood returns for its sixth and final season.
NBC is holding its comedies until October (or, if you're Parks and Recreation, until midseason), when the Kate Walsh-starring Bad Judge and the romantic comedy A to Z debut on Thursday, October 2. The Ken Marino/Casey Wilson comedy Marry Me will lead in to About a Boy on Tuesday, October 14. And bringing up the rear are Grimm and new comic-book adaptation Constantine on Friday, October 24, and the Katherine Heigl-starring State of Affairs on Monday, November 17. Note that when State of Affairs debuts on Mondays, The Blacklist will go on hiatus until February, when it's scheduled to move to Thursdays.
Now, here's the entire thing in a handy, easy-to-read schedule.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
8-11pm: Sunday Night Football (Green Bay at Seattle)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
7-8:20pm: Football Night in America
8:20-11:30pm: Sunday Night Football (Indianapolis at Denver)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
8-10pm: The Biggest Loser
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8-10pm The Voice
10pm: The Blacklist
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8-10pm The Voice
10pm: Chicago Fire
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
8pm: The Mysteries of Laura
9pm: Law & Order: SVU
10pm: Chicago P.D.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
9-11pm Dateline NBC
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
8pm: The Biggest Loser (Time period premiere)
9pm: Bad Judge
9:30pm: A to Z
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
8pm: The Voice (Time period premiere)
9pm: Marry Me
9:30pm: About a Boy
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
8pm: Dateline NBC (Time period premiere)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 17
10pm State of Affairs
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