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NBC Sets Fall Premiere Dates: 'Michael J. Fox Show,' 'Parks and Rec' Get Hour Openers

The network staggers its launches starting Sept. 23 and into October with "Grimm."

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"The Blacklist"

After using the Summer Olympics to sample new fare last year, NBC will launch the fall season in Premiere Week starting Monday, Sept. 23 with The Blacklist behind a two-hour launch of The Voice, with new and returning fare set to bow into October.

The network will also launch The Michael J. Fox Show with back-to-back episodes on Sept. 26, with Parks and Recreation -- one of only two returning comedies on the network -- also getting an hourlong launch the same night. NBC's premieres will go head-to-head with CBS' openers as the latter has set nearly all of its new and returning series to bow during the week of Sept. 23. 

In a random coincidence, the Parks opener, featuring the cast in London, will launch an hour before CBS' Elementary returns with an episode also set in the home of Big Ben.  

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Here's a look at NBC's premiere schedule:

Monday, Sept. 23
8-10 p.m. The Voice
10 p.m. The Blacklist 

Tuesday, Sept. 24
8-10 p.m. The Voice
10 p.m. Chicago Fire

Wednesday, Sept. 25
8 p.m. Revolution
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU
 
Thursday, Sept. 26
8-9 p.m. Parks and Recreation 
9-10 p.m. The Michael J. Fox Show
10 p.m. Parenthood

Friday, Sept. 27
9-11 p.m. Dateline NBC

Wednesday, Oct. 2
10 p.m. Ironside

Thursday, Oct. 3
8:30 p.m. Welcome to the Family
9 p.m. Sean Saves the World

Tuesday, Oct. 8
8 p.m. The Biggest Loser

Friday, Oct. 25
8 p.m. Dateline NBC (regular time slot)
9 p.m. Grimm
10 p.m. Dracula