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Fall TV: NBC Sets Premiere Dates, Including Summer Debuts and Late Start For Community

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TOUCH:  Martin (Kiefer Sutherland, C) and Jake (David Mazouz, L) meet Lucy (guest star Maria Bello, R) in the two-hour "Gyre, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2" season finale episode of TOUCH airing Thursday, May 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

NBC is the first broadcast network to detail its fall TV premiere plan, and, as expected, the Peacock is capitalizing on its potent Olympics platform and launching several new (Matthew Perry’s Go On, Justin Kirk’s Animal Practice) and returning (Grimm) series during the summer.

Additionally, Community‘s fourth season (its first on Fridays) won’t kick off until October. READ MORE

Exclusive: Robert Patrick Upgraded to Series Regular on ABC's Fall Thriller Last Resort

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LAST RESORT - "Last Resort" stars Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal. "Last Resort" was written by Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek, who are also executive producers along with Martin Campbell and Marney Hochman Nash. The pilot for "Last Resort" was directed by Martin Campbell. "Last Resort" is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. (ABC/MARIO PEREZ)

Good news for the crew of the USS Colorado: Their master chief isn’t bailing after the premiere.

ABC’s new thriller Last Resort has formally upgraded Robert Patrick, who plays the submarine’s MC Joseph Prosser, to a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively. READ MORE

Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Comedies 1600 Penn and Animal Practice to Series

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1600 PENN -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Benjamin Stockham as Xander, Martha MacIsaac as Becca, Bill Pullman as Dale, Amara Miller as Marigold, Josh Gad as Skip, Jenna Elfman as Emily, Andre Holland as Marshall Malloy -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

NBC has picked up two more comedies for fall, the ensemble White House farce 1600 Penn and the Justin Kirk-fronted workplace comedy Animal Practice. READ MORE

Fall TV Scoop: NBC Greenlights J.J. Abrams' Revolution, Ryan Murphy's New Normal

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THE NEW NORMAL -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Bebe Wood as Shania; Andrew Rannells as Bryan; Justin Bartha as David; Georgia King as Goldie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Capping a busy day for the Peacock net, NBC has picked up the Ryan Murphy comedy The New Normal and the J.J. Abrams-Eric Kripke thriller Revolution to series. READ MORE

Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Anne Heche-Fronted Comedy Save Me to Series

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SAVE ME -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Lewis Jacobs/NBC)

NBC is getting a jump on “upfront” week by picking up the Anne Heche-fronted comedy pilot Save Me to series.

The spiritually tinged sitcom — which received a 13-episode order — finds the former Men in Trees actress playing a woman who, after an accident, believes she is channeling God. READ MORE

Fall Preview: Check Out Alcatraz, Terra Nova, The Finder, and 5 Other New Fox Shows

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Fox has officially unveiled its lineup for the 2011-12 TV season (detailed here), and joining Dr. Crankypants, a group of Gleeks, and that sexually charged pair of crime-solvers are some Dinosaur dwellers, a second adorkable Deschanel sister, a J.J. Abrams drama about a mysterious island, and more. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEOS