nbc-fall-2014-premiere-dates.jpgNBC has announced its fall 2014 premiere schedule, and in the first few weeks of the season it will rely heavily on unscripted shows.

“The Voice” will kick off its seventh season on Monday, Sept. 22 and have two-hour episodes on both Mondays and Tuesdays for three weeks. The Tuesday show scales back to an hour on Oct. 14, when comedies “About a Boy” and “Marry Me” join the lineup.

Similarly, “The Biggest Loser” — which is premiering a little bit early on Sept. 11 — will have two-hour episodes for three weeks before dialing back to make room for two other comedies, “Bad Judge” and “A to Z.”

Dramas “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire” and “Parenthood” will all debut in the first official week of the 2014-15 season, which starts Sept. 22. The Friday duo of “Grimm” and “Constantine,” however, won’t arrive until Oct. 24.

As previously announced, new drama “State of Affairs,” starring Katherine Heigl, will take over “The Blacklist’s” Monday-night spot on Nov. 17. “The Blacklist” will go on hiatus until February, when it relaunches following the Super Bowl and then moves to its new home on Thursday nights.

Here’s the full premiere schedule for NBC in fall 2014. All times are Eastern/Pacific, and new shows are in italics.

Thursday, Sept. 4

8 p.m. NFL kickoff (Green Bay at Seattle)

Sunday, Sept. 7

7 p.m. “Football Night in America”
8:20 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (Indianapolis at Denver)

Thursday, Sept. 11

8 p.m. “The Biggest Loser” (two hours)

Monday, Sept. 22

8 p.m. “The Voice”
10 p.m. “The Blacklist”

Tuesday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. “The Voice” (two hours)
10 p.m. “Chicago Fire”

Wednesday, Sept. 24

8 p.m. “The Mysteries of Laura”
9 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU”
10 p.m. “Chicago PD”

Thursday, Sept. 25

10 p.m. “Parenthood”

Friday, Sept. 26

9 p.m. “Dateline” (two hours)

Thursday, Oct. 2

8 p.m. “The Biggest Loser” (scales back to one hour)
9 p.m. “Bad Judge”
9:30 p.m. “A to Z”

Tuesday, Oct. 14

8 p.m. “The Voice” (scales back one hour)
9 p.m. “About a Boy”
9:30 p.m. “Marry Me”

Friday, Oct. 24

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

Monday, Nov. 17

10 p.m. “State of Affairs”

Posted by:Rick Porter