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    [PR] NBC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates post-Olympic

    [01/10/14 - 12:43 PM]
    NBC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for Comedy, Drama, and Reality Series, Plus Olympics Comedy Previews
    Look for "American Dream Builders," "Believe" and "Crisis" to fill out Sunday nights following to Olympics.

    [via press release from NBC]
    NBC SETS MIDSEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR COMEDY, DRAMA, AND REALITY SERIES, PLUS OLYMPICS COMEDY PREVIEWS

    "About a Boy," "Growing Up Fisher" to Premiere Feb. 25 While "Believe," "Crisis" Fill 9-11 P.M. Sunday Timeslots; "American Dream Builders" Set to Debut March 23

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2014 - NBC has announced premiere dates for five of its upcoming midseason series - comedies "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher," dramas "Believe" and "Crisis," and alternative program "American Dream Builders."

    Created for television by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), "About a Boy" - based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel - will premiere in its regular time period Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT leading out of "The Voice." A few days earlier, however, the first episode of the show will preview in primetime during the Olympics on Friday, Feb. 21 (10:30 p.m.) immediately following NBC's coverage of the Winter Games from Sochi, Russia that night.

    "Growing Up Fisher," from creator DJ Nash and starring J.K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman, will premiere in its regular time period Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 p.m. with "About a Boy" as its lead-in. "Growing Up Fisher" will also have its first episode premiere during the Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m., following coverage of the Closing Ceremonies.

    "Believe," from executive producers J.J. Abrams ("Revolution") and Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity"), who also directed the pilot, will have a special preview Monday, March 10 at 10 p.m. following "The Voice" and will premiere in its regular time period Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m. "Believe" is a suspense drama that follows a unique 10-year-old girl with incredible powers who must be protected from falling into the wrong hands.

    "Crisis," starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, will premiere Sunday, March 16 at 10 p.m. The series examines to what extremes elite and influential Washington, D.C., parents will go to when their children are put in jeopardy by a man who is out for revenge.

    The Nate Berkus-hosted reality competition series "American Dream Builders" will premiere Sunday, March 23 at 8 p.m. The hourlong series pits 12 of the country's most accomplished designers and builders against each other as they tackle massive home renovation projects, featuring unique architectural styles, resulting in some jaw-dropping transformations.


    Source : http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...20140110nbc02/
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    - About a Boy has been brought by Global last may. With NCIS & NCIS:LA on tuesdays, it will obviously air out of simulcast.
    - Growing Up Fisher has no canadian carrier.
    - Believe has been brought by CTV, which last fall used the sunday 9pm slot for a pre-release of Castle.
    - Crisis has been brought by Citytv. Scheduled for sunday 10pm, it's at the same time as ABC's Revenge which moves to 10pm after the february break. Citytv also brought ABC's Resurrection, schedule to air sundays at 9pm.

    NBC still have those remaining shows to schedule :
    - Undateable (sitcom)
    - Night Shift (drama)
    - Crossbones (drama)
    - Working the Engels (canadian sitcom)
    - Mr. Robinson (sitcom)
    Last edited by InMontreal; 01-10-2014 at 11:24 PM.
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    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

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    Some of the NBC shows have popped up early online.

    1. Believe: 7.8/10 -- Easily my favourite, and even though it's rather simplistic, it's got me hooked.

    2. About A Boy: 7.4/10 -- Surprisingly, Minnie Driver is the weakest link (even though I always like seeing her), but that might be simply because her character isn't that interesting in this 23-minute pilot, based on the Hugh Grant movie of the same name. I expect the series to improve once it gets further into its run, due to the chemistry between the boy and the lead male character.

    3. Growing Up Fish: 7/10 -- Not sure it can sustain itself, but the pilot showed promise. Much better than I expected.

    4. The Night Shift: 6.9/10 -- Uneven pilot that has potential for growth. I might have to FF through future episodes to stay awake, if it doesn't improve.

    5. Crisis: 6/10 -- Reminds me of Hostage. It was entertaining, but still annoying enough to turn me off. I like where it seems to be going, but I'll probably have to FF through some parts to keep myself awake.

    So, yes, I liked all of the pilot episodes, but the only shows I'm quite sure that I will look forward to each week are: Believe and About a Boy. The rest of them will probably need to be zipped through to get to the better stuff I still haven't had time to watch.
    Warning: I'm not playing with a full deck.

 

 

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