NBC announced Thursday its plans to capitalize on the 2012 Summer Olympics — along with hits such as"America's Got Talent, "The Voice" and"Sunday Night Football" — to launch some of its new shows.
NBC will give a sampling of its fall lineup with a commercial-free sneak preview of the Matthew Perry-starring comedy "Go On," about a sportscaster who joins a support group, after coverage of the Summer Games on Aug. 8. Additionally, "Animal Practice," starring "Weeds" alum Justin Kirk as a veterinarian, will air commercial-free following the closing ceremonies on Aug. 12.
The following day, the new competitive series "Stars Earns Stripes" will make its two-hour debut, followed by the advance season premiere of"Grimm"at 10 p.m.
"The NFL Kickoff Special 2012" and first game of the season take place Sept. 5. "Football Night in America" and "Sunday Night Football" return in their regular time slots on Sept. 9 to open a launch week that will see the early rollouts continue.