It’s not just beer commercials and movie trailers to look out for during time outs in Super Bowl XLIX. NBC is going to load the game with promos and sneak peeks of some of its most popular shows and new programming.
NBC will warm up fans of “The Blacklist” with a literally explosive promo during the game before the show airs a new episode directly after. “The Voice,” “Undateable” and the network’s new espionage drama “Odyssey” will also air promos.
Most tantalizing of all if the quick glimpse Super Bowl audiences will get of Neil Patrick Harris’ new variety show, which won’t be coming to televisions until fall. Still, it’s better to be aware.
If you can’t wait until Sunday (Feb. 1) then check out the promos below.
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Neil Patrick Harris variety show
The 15-second spot is such a tease, but enough to whet fan audiences for more NPH when he makes NBC his home in the fall. His variety show will be based on the successful British series “Saturday Night Takeaway,” which is awesome as long a it involves more NPH singing in suits.
If you have somehow missed the news that “The Blacklist” is moving to Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, let this series of exploding cars and James Spader in slow motion help remind you. Spader, as Red, says he loves when things “just fall into place,” and it seems excitement for the rest of this season is doing just that.
“The Voice” goes the futuristic dystopian route for its Season 8 promo. Christina Aguilera is back along with Pharrell, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as the four coaches battle it out to find “the one.” Carson Daly is also there in a very steampunk-type getup and lace-up leather boots that make you wonder how much he really misses his “TRL” days.
If twists, turns and black ops coverups are your thing, make sure to pay attention to the “Odyssey” promo. Anna Friel stars in the series, and in the Super Bowl promo her character, Sgt. Odell Ballard, says her unit has been murdered, but she’s still very much alive and trying to find her way home. Now it’s a race to see who can get to her first — those who want to find the truth or those trying to bury it.