NBC SETS MIDSEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR COMEDY, DRAMA, AND REALITY SERIES, PLUS OLYMPICS COMEDY PREVIEWS
"About a Boy," "Growing Up Fisher" to Premiere Feb. 25 While "Believe," "Crisis" Fill 9-11 P.M. Sunday Timeslots; "American Dream Builders" Set to Debut March 23
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2014 - NBC has announced premiere dates for five of its upcoming midseason series - comedies "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher," dramas "Believe" and "Crisis," and alternative program "American Dream Builders."
Created for television by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), "About a Boy" - based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel - will premiere in its regular time period Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT leading out of "The Voice." A few days earlier, however, the first episode of the show will preview in primetime during the Olympics on Friday, Feb. 21 (10:30 p.m.) immediately following NBC's coverage of the Winter Games from Sochi, Russia that night.
"Growing Up Fisher," from creator DJ Nash and starring J.K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman, will premiere in its regular time period Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 p.m. with "About a Boy" as its lead-in. "Growing Up Fisher" will also have its first episode premiere during the Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m., following coverage of the Closing Ceremonies.
"Believe," from executive producers J.J. Abrams ("Revolution") and Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity"), who also directed the pilot, will have a special preview Monday, March 10 at 10 p.m. following "The Voice" and will premiere in its regular time period Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m. "Believe" is a suspense drama that follows a unique 10-year-old girl with incredible powers who must be protected from falling into the wrong hands.
"Crisis," starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, will premiere Sunday, March 16 at 10 p.m. The series examines to what extremes elite and influential Washington, D.C., parents will go to when their children are put in jeopardy by a man who is out for revenge.
The Nate Berkus-hosted reality competition series "American Dream Builders" will premiere Sunday, March 23 at 8 p.m. The hourlong series pits 12 of the country's most accomplished designers and builders against each other as they tackle massive home renovation projects, featuring unique architectural styles, resulting in some jaw-dropping transformations.