Television: NBC's Fall Premiere Dates

Variety has now posted NBC's fall preems. The network is giving James Spader's The Blacklist a head start on September 23, placing it after The Voice (a time slot that worked well for Smash in its first season and also produced a strong lead-in for Revolution last year). Note that moving Smash in its sophomore year did it no favors, and one has to wonder what transplanting Revolution to Wednesdays at 8:00 will do to it. For those planning to stick with the pseudo-apocalyptic tale, Revolution will bow its second season on September 25.

Michael J. Fox's new comedy will premiere on September 26 in a two-up; that is, NBC will air back-to-back episodes. This will put it against CBS's The Crazy Ones, if only for the first week.

And those looking for the really dark Friday night fare will have to wait a bit longer. Grimm and Dracula are being held for the Hallowe'en-friendly date of October 25.

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