NBC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates, About a Boy and Believe Nab Voice Lead-In

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NBC Midseason Schedule 2014NBC is singing About a Boy‘s tune: The network has scheduled the Minnie Driver-starring comedy in the plum, post-Voice 9 pm slot on Tuesdays.

Many of the offerings on the Peacock Net’s midseason schedule, which was released Friday, will have their official premieres during the network’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics and then settle into their time slots in the following weeks. This is true of Jason Katim’s Boy, which formally bows at 10:30/9:30c on Friday, Feb. 21 and debuts on its regular time and day on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9 pm.

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Also getting their starts this winter are the comedy Growing Up Fisher, starring Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) and J.K. Simmons (The Closer); the drama Believe, from Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Fringe) — which also gets a post-Voice Monday boost; and the international thriller Crisis, starring Dermot Mulroney (New Girl) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files).

Scroll down for a full list of premiere and time-slot premiere dates:


10:30 pm About a Boy series premiere, following Olympics coverage


10:3om pm Growing Up Fisher series premiere, following Olympics Closing Ceremonies


9 pm About a Boy time-slot premiere, following The Voice

9: 30 pm Growing Up Fisher time-slot premiere


10 pm Believe series premiere, following The Voice


9 pm Believe time-slot premiere

10 pm Crisis series premiere

Comments (18)

  • Oh, NBC. Why would you wait so long to premiere CRISIS and BELIEVE? Should’ve aired the day AFTER the closing ceremony and not a few weeks later… It’s good to finally have a premiere date though.

    Comment by a_lex89 – January 10, 2014 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Crisis is not getting a Voice lead-in. The title and the info in the article contradict each other.

    Comment by Daniel – January 10, 2014 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to About a Boy, and the always captivating Gillian Anderson (in Crisis).
    I tend to root for the underdog, so I’ve been cheering NBC on, hoping they would come up with good shows and get back in the game. They are having some success now, and I see several here that look promising.

    Comment by Jenna – January 10, 2014 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any news on The Night Shift?

    Comment by Monica – January 10, 2014 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yah, and Undateable and Crossbones

      Comment by B. J. Habal – January 10, 2014 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So i suppose its safe to say NBC has no confidence in Believe and Crisis by putting them on Sunday. I mean Sunday is the hardest night to break. I want to be wrong about this because i like the premise of both series but the fact that they don’t even get an Olympic Games airing proves that. I just worry because i’ve seen it happen year in year out with NBC.

    Comment by greysfan – January 10, 2014 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, NBC is trying to build Sunday with strong shows so they are taking a long shot with unique shows (with the exception of Crisis which seems pretty similar to Hostages).

      Comment by Austin – January 10, 2014 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just hope Crisis doesn’t hurt Revenge on it’s new time slot

    Comment by Fernando – January 10, 2014 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OK… are these the only midseason shows premiering? Won’t their Thursday night line-up run out of new episodes well before May at the rate they’re been airing them?

    Comment by Will – January 10, 2014 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happened to UnDateable?

    Comment by Mark – January 10, 2014 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The photo looks very much like the movie…

    Comment by Sophonisbe – January 10, 2014 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for Believe & Crisis come March 16th. NBC better have high hopes on Sunday nights.

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – January 10, 2014 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am most excited about Believe and About a Boy but will check out Crisis. What I’m most excited about is the as-yet unscheduled Crossbones and The Nightshift.

    Comment by Ally Oop – January 10, 2014 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m always confused by these sort of ‘previews’. Are they airing the first episodes twice or is the preview the first episode and then episode 2 is the first on the regular day?

    Comment by Dr. M – January 10, 2014 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m excited to see Believe to see Jamie Chung. I don’t like it’ll be on with my Walking Dead! Hope they change it to 10.

    Comment by rochie – January 20, 2014 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watched the premiere of Believe and LOVED IT!! I have been waiting for it to come on the moment i seen the preview…Like to say Thanks for showing another interesting,exciting t.v show.. I Believe this show will get the best ratings,i love it SOOO MUCH! Really, I’m hooked.I’m waiting for it to come on tonight and the anticipation is killing me… :-)

    Comment by regina tinoisamoa – March 23, 2014 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Today is my 24th birthday,so Its a lovely birthday present too!. :-)

    Comment by regina tinoisamoa – March 23, 2014 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Crisis and Believe are wonderful! It is nice to have shows that are different and full of suspense that don’t have to do with vampires and dead people. It is hard for anyone new to start watching them now though because they wouldn’t know what is going on. But please don’t give up on them!!!!

    Comment by Linda – April 7, 2014 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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