As NBC takes advantage of the Summer Olympics springboard to provide a full-episode and commercial-free network preview of the new comedies “Go On” (August 8) and “Animal Practice” (August 12), the online preview for those shows will be available over a wide spectrum for viewing immediately following their initial broadcasts beginning August 9 and 13, respectively. All other new new fall series will receive a two-week digital sampling period leading up to the broadcast series premiere.
In addition, NBC will further maximize its Olympics platform by unveiling a special six-minute tease of the new fall drama “Revolution” on Saturday, August 4 at approximately 10:54 p.m. (ET) following the swimming competition that is expected to feature U.S. gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps.
Platforms where these shows will be available include: on demand and online through cable, satellite and telco providers; NBC.com; NBC Owned and affiliate station websites (should they choose to opt in); Hulu (including Hulu’s online distribution partners); iTunes, Amazon and Xbox. Select shows will be available on the Hulu Plus subscription service as well.
The announcements were made today by Robert Hayes, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment Digital.
"We are excited to have this unique opportunity to share our new fall shows," said Hayes. "We're taking the proven success of sampling to the next level, expanding its reach with a comprehensive strategy that makes our entire freshman line-up widely available across multiple digital platforms.”
NBC’s other new series and broadcast preview/premieres for Fall 2012 are “Stars Earn Stripes” (August 13), “The New Normal” (September 11), “Guys with Kids” (September 12), “Revolution,” (September 17) and “Chicago Fire” (October 10). After its post-Olympics preview, “Go On” premieres in is regular day and time on September 11 while “Animal Practice” makes its time period debut on September 26.
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Platforms for sampling include on demand and online through cable, satellite and telco providers; NBC.com; NBC Owned and affiliate station websites (should they opt in); Hulu (including Hulu’s online distribution partners); iTunes, Amazon and Xbox. Select shows will be available on the Hulu Plus subscription service as well.
Series On-Air Preview Sampling Begins Broadcast Premiere
THE NEW NORMAL August 29 September 11
GO ON August 8 August 9 September 11
GUYS WITH KIDS September 13 September 26
REVOLUTION September 4 September 17
ANIMAL PRACTICE August 12 August 13 September 26
CHICAGO FIRE September 27 October 10
Tracy St. Pierre, NBC Entertainment and Digital Publicity, 818/777-2940
Lesley Cerwin, NBC Entertainment Publicity, 818/777-2888