NBC announces mid-season premiere dates for 'A.D.,' 'Blacklist,' more
NBC’s mid-season schedule will stretch out premieres for new and returning shows from the Super Bowl to Easter Sunday.
The network has announced when a host of its mid-season replacements and shows on hiatus from the fall will be back in the new year, beginning with the previously announced post-Super Bowl spot for The Blacklist on Feb. 1. The show will then settle into its new timeslot on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m.
Also debuting on Feb. 5 is Allegiance, which will air at 10 p.m. on Thursdays. These two will be joined by the eight-episode series The Slap, about what happens when a man slaps the child of another couple, which will premiere at 8 p.m. a week later on Feb. 12.
The return of The Voice and The Night Shift are the next big premieres. Both shows will debut on Monday, Feb. 23, with the singing competition show airing at 8 p.m. and The Night Shift—perhaps best known for its crazy promotional photos—will air at 10 p.m.
The Night Shift originally aired during the summer on NBC, as did Bill Lawrence’s comedy Undateable. The second season of that show will debut on March 17 at 9 p.m. following that night’s episode of The Voice.
Undateable will be paired the Ellen Degeneres-produced One Big Happy, which also premieres on March 17. Marry Me and About a Boy don’t have a return date, likely to see how both comedies, or any of NBC’s other new shows, fare in the spring.
Finally, NBC will debut two more series in April, on Easter Sunday. The Bible follow-up series A.D. and Odyssey will premiere on April 5 at 9 and 10 p.m., respectively.
On Easter Sunday, April 5, at 9 and 10 p.m., respectively, NBC will debut two of its highly anticipated dramas, “A.D.” and “Odyssey.”
Noticeably absent from NBC’s announcement is a return date for Hannibal. Nothing is set to replace Constantine when it finishes its 13-episode run, however, so the Friday at 10 p.m. time slot Bryan Fuller’s thriller, now entering its third season, used to occupy is a likely candidate.
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