NBC Announces Fall 2012 Season Premiere Schedule

Animal Practice Cast Photo
Justin Kirk as Dr. George Coleman, Bobby Lee as Dr. Yamamoto, Tyler Labine as Dr. Doug Jackson, Crystal as Dr. Zaius in 'Animal Practice' -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
NBC just revealed their staggered season premiere schedule which includes two commercial-free sneaks peeks of brand new shows. The schedule makes full use of the promotional platforms afforded by NBC’s 2012 Summer Olympic Games coverage, with the network opting to premiere its new shows before the start of the season.

Go On and Animal Practice will screen without commercials following the night’s coverage of the Olympics, with Go On airing August 8th and Animal Practice airing August 12 after the Closing Ceremonies. The network’s also planned the launch of the competitive series Stars Earn Stripes the day after the Olympics conclude, arriving with a special two-hour episode on August 13th. That night will also bring us the advance second season premiere of Grimm at 10pm.

NBC’s Fall 2012 Primetime Schedule Premiere Dates:

Wednesday, August 8
“GO ON” (sneak peek following Olympic Games coverage)

Sunday, August 12
“ANIMAL PRACTICE” (sneak peek following Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies)

Monday, August 13
8-10 p.m. “STARS EARN STRIPES” (two-hour premiere)
10-11 p.m. “Grimm”

Wednesday, September 5
7:30-8:30 p.m. “NFL Kickoff Special 2012” (regular season)
8:30-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular season)

Sunday, September 9
7-8:15 p.m. “Football Night in America” (regular day and time)
8:15-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular day and time)

Monday, September 10
8-10 p.m. “The Voice”

Tuesday, September 11
9-9:30 p.m. “GO ON” (time period premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. “THE NEW NORMAL”
10-11 p.m. “Parenthood”

Wednesday, September 12
10-10:30 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (sneak peek after penultimate “America’s Got Talent”)

Friday, September 14
9-10pm – “Grimm” (time period premiere)

Monday, September 17
10-11 p.m. “REVOLUTION”

Thursday, September 20
8:30-9 p.m. “Up All Night”
9-9:30 p.m. “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. “Parks and Recreation”

Wednesday, September 26
8-8:30 p.m. “ANIMAL PRACTICE” (time period premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (time period premiere)
9-11 p.m. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (two-hour premiere)

Thursday, October 4
8-8:30 p.m. “30 Rock”

Wednesday, October 10
10-11 p.m. “CHICAGO FIRE”

Friday, October 19
8-8:30 p.m. “Whitney”
8:30-9 p.m. “Community”

Source: NBC