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NBC 2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule Has Grimm Premiering In August, Sneak Previews Of Two Comedies

Thanks to the Olympics, it looks like NBC's aiming to get a jump-start on the fall season this year. This isn't exactly surprising news. We'd heard word last month that the Peacock was thinking about doing some early launches of new and returning shows. NBC has released the Fall 2012 primetime premiere schedule and sure enough, those looking forward to the return of Grimm, and getting a peek at Animal Practice and Go On will be pleased to see them on the schedule for early/mid-August.

Given the likelihood of improved ratings for NBC during the Olympics, the network has a real opportunity to point viewers' attention toward their upcoming programming. So the strategy to roll out a few shows early and give viewers an peek at some of their new comedies seems like a smart one.

The Matthew Perry starring comedy Go On is first on the list, with a sneak peek scheduled to following some of NBC's Olympic coverage on August 8. Animal Practice will get similar treatment on August 12. But these are just early looks at upcoming series. Both shows will be previewed in August and then make their "official" debuts in September. But the new competition series Stars Earn Stripes will kick off with a two-hour season premiere on August 13. Immediately afterward, Grimm's second season will premiere, and it looks like both shows will continue to air each week from there.

And once September arrives, we'll start to see some of NBC's other new and returning shows, including The Voice, Parenthood and the JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke created drama Revolution.

Wednesday, August 8?GO ON (sneak peek following Olympic Games coverage)Sunday, August 12?“ANIMAL PRACTICE” (sneak peek following Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies)Monday, August 13?8-10 p.m. STARS EARN STRIPES (two-hour premiere)?10-11 p.m. GrimmWednesday, September 5?7:30-8:30 p.m. "NFL Kickoff Special 2012” (regular season)?8:30-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular season)Sunday, September 9?7-8:15 p.m. “Football Night in America” (regular day and time)?8:15-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular day and time)Monday, September 10?8-10 p.m. The VoiceTuesday, September 11?9-9:30 p.m. GO ON (time period premiere)?9:30-10 p.m. THE NEW NORMAL?10-11 p.m. ParenthoodWednesday, September 12?10-10:30 p.m. GUYS WITH KIDS (sneak peek after penultimate “America’s Got Talent”)Friday, September 14?9-10pm - Grimm (time period premiere)Monday, September 17?10-11 p.m. REVOLUTIONThursday, September 20?8:30-9 p.m. Up All Night?9-9:30 p.m. The Office?9:30-10 p.m. Parks and RecreationWednesday, September 26?8-8:30 p.m. ANIMAL PRACTICE (time period premiere)?8:30-9 p.m. GUYS WITH KIDS (time period premiere)?9-11 p.m. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (two-hour premiere)Thursday, October 4?8-8:30 p.m. 30 RockWednesday, October 10?10-11 p.m. CHICAGO FIREFriday, October 19?8-8:30 p.m. Whitney?8:30-9 p.m. Community