playboy club premiere 'Chuck,' 'The Playboy Club' and more NBC fall 2011 premiere dates“Parenthood” is starting a little early, “Chuck” will begin a little bit late and two new comedies will get a springboard from “America’s Got Talent” as NBC rolls out its 2011-12 schedule in the fall.

“Parenthood” will be first out of the gate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, following “AGT’s” final performance show. The finale of “Got Talent” on Sept. 14 will lead in to two new comedies, “Up All Night” at 10 p.m. ET and “Free Agents” at 10:30. Those two shows will move to their regular homes at 8 and 8:30 p.m. the following Wednesday.

Most of NBC’s lineup — including new dramas “The Playboy Club” and “Prime Suspect” — will debut during the traditional premiere week starting Sept. 19. The full Friday schedule, however, won’t click in until Oct. 21, when “Chuck” and the new drama “Grimm” premiere. NBC is also counting on an on-time start for the NFL season, with the Thursday kickoff game set for Sept. 8 and “Sunday Night Football” on Sept. 11.

Here’s the full NBC premiere schedule (all times Eastern, new shows in bold):

Thursday, Sept. 8

8 p.m. “NFL Kickoff Special 2011”
8:30 p.m. NFL opening game (Saints at Packers)

Sunday, Sept. 11

7 p.m. “Football Night in America”
8 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (Cowboys at Jets)

Tuesday, Sept. 13

10 p.m. “Parenthood”

Wednesday, Sept. 14

10 p.m. “Up All Night”
10:30 p.m. “Free Agents”

Monday, Sept. 19

8 p.m. “The Sing-Off”
10 p.m. “The Playboy Club”

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8 p.m. “The Biggest Loser”

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8 p.m. “Up All Night” (time-period premiere)
8:30 p.m. “Free Agents” (time-period premiere)
9 p.m. “Harry’s Law”
10 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU”

Thursday, Sept. 22

8 p.m. “Community”
8:30 p.m. “Parks and Recreation”
9 p.m. “The Office”
9:30 p.m. “Whitney”
10 p.m. “Prime Suspect”

Friday, Sept. 23

9 p.m. “Dateline” (two hours)

Friday, Oct. 21

8 p.m. “Chuck”
9 p.m. “Grimm”
10 p.m. “Dateline”

Posted by:Rick Porter