June 02, 2014 11:07am PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC Sets Fall Premiere Dates
NBC has set its 2014-15 fall schedule, setting a staggered roll-out that begins in early September with football and ends in November with Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs.
The new season will start Thursday, Sept. 4 with a Sunday Night Football match-up between the Packers and Seahawks, followed on Sunday by the Colts vs. Broncos. The Biggest Loser will start on NBC's new Thursday lineup on Sept. 11 from 8-10 p.m.
The Voice, featuring Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and new coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, will begin its seventh cycle on Sept. 22, followed by the season two debut of The Blacklist at 10 p.m.
Following a two-hour installment of The Voice on Sept. 23, Chicago Fire will debut its third season at 10 p.m. Debra Messing drama The Mysteries of Laura will debut Wednesday, Sept. 24, followed by the return of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD.
The final, 13-episode season of Parenthood will launch Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m.
Heading into October, NBC's staggered premiere schedule will see Kate Walsh comedy Bad Judge open on Oct. 2, followed by Cristin Milioti half-hour A to Z at 9:30 p.m. The following week will see Marry Me, starring Casey Wilson, open on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m., followed by the second season of About a Boy.
Grimm will return for its fourth season on Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. followed by DC Comics take Constantine at 10 p.m. Heigl's State of Affairs will debut Monday, Nov. 17 at 10 p.m. The Blacklist will begin its midseason shift on Sunday, Feb. 1, when it follows the Super Bowl. The second part will air Thursday, Feb. 5 in its new midseason time slot on the night at 9 p.m.
Here's the full schedule:
Thursday, Sept. 4
8:00-11:00 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Green Bay at Seattle)
Sunday, Sept. 7
7:00-8:20 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA
8:20-11:30 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Indianapolis at Denver)
Thursday, Sept. 11
8:00-10:00 THE BIGGEST LOSER
Monday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 THE VOICE
10:00-11:00 THE BLACKLIST
Tuesday, Sept. 23
8:00-10:00 THE VOICE
10:00-11:00 CHICAGO FIRE
Wednesday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
9:00-10:00 LAW & ORDER: SVU
10:00-11:00 CHICAGO P.D.
Thursday, Sept. 25
Friday, Sept. 26
9:00-11:00 DATELINE NBC
Thursday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 THE BIGGEST LOSER (TIME PERIOD PREMIERE)
9:00-9:30 BAD JUDGE
9:30-10:00 A TO Z
Tuesday, Oct. 14
8:00-9:00 THE VOICE (TIME PERIOD PREMIERE)
9:00-9:30 MARRY ME
9:30-10:00 ABOUT A BOY
Friday, Oct. 24
8:00-9:00 DATELINE NBC (TIME PERIOD PREMIERE)
Monday, Nov. 17
10:00-11:00 STATE OF AFFAIRS