Friday, January 10, 2014

NBC Sets Premiere Dates for 'About a Boy,' 'Growing Up Fisher,' 'Believe' & 'Crisis'

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, About a Boy - based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel - will premiere in its regular time period on Tuesday, February 25 at 9/8c. 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, February 21 (10:30PM) 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 on Tuesday, February 25 at 9:30/8:30c. with About a Boy as its lead-in. Growing Up Fisher will also have its first episode premiere during the Olympics on Sunday, February 23 at 10:30/9:30c. following coverage of the Closing Ceremonies.

Believe, from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, who also directed the pilot, will have a special preview Monday, March 10 at 10/9c. following The Voice and will premiere in its regular time period on Sunday, March 16 at 9/8c. Believe is a suspence 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 on Sunday, March 16 at 10/9c. 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 on Sunday, March 23 at 8/7c. 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.