If you’re looking for a little midseason pick-me-up, perhaps the latest batch of shows from NBC will whet your appetite. The peacock has announced premiere dates for five of its upcoming series, including About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Believe, Crisis, and American Dream Builders. So grab your TV remote and get ready to DVR.
First up are the comedies, which will both have their series premieres during the network’s primetime coverage of the Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. About a Boy (yes, based on the best-selling novel turned movie from Nick Hornsby), created by Friday Night Lights and Parenthood executive producer Jason Katims will regularly air on Tuesdays at 9PM. Premiering February 25th following singing competition juggernaut The Voice, About a Boy will preview at Friday, February 21st at 10:30PM. Starring Minnie Driver, David Walton (New Girl, Burlesque), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and Benjamin Stockham (1600 Penn), the series tells the tale of the unconventional relationship fostered between Will (Walton) and his new neighbor’s son Marcus.
Growing Up Fisher will premiere its first episode on Sunday, February 23rd at 10:30PM following the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics before settling into its regular timeslot: Tuesday at 9:30PM, on February 25th. Starring J.K. Simmons (Law & Order) and Jenna Elfman (who took over the role from Parker Posey), Growing Up Fisher is the story of an unconventional family affair between divorced parents, kids, a blind father and his guide dog.
NBC’s dramas won’t see any action during the Olympics, unfortunately, but that’s not for a lack of action: both dramas are chockablock with suspense. First up is Believe, the J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón series. Previewing on Monday March 10th at 10PM following The Voice, the series will settle into its Sunday night at 9PM timeslot on March 16th. Believe follows the life of a curious young girl with incredible powers — powers that are constantly being hunted by “evil elements” — and the man tasked with keeping her safe.
Another suspense-a-minute ride is Crisis, starring Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, and Rachel Taylor, will not have a special preview before it premieres on Sunday, March 16th at 10PM. Crisis follows the events that take place following a high school trip gone awry in Washington D.C., and what their highly influential parents will do to get them back when the man in control is out for revenge.
And last but certainly not least is the new reality competition series, American Dream Builders. The Nate Berkus-hosted series is set to premiere on Sunday, March 23 at 8PM. Twelve of the country’s most accomplished designers and builders are pit against each other to tackle — according to the press release — “massive home renovation projects, featuring unique architectural styles, resulting in some jaw-dropping transformations.”
So everyone knows what they’re doing on Sunday nights now, right?