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NBC spreads out fall 2012 premieres

NBC plans to use its Olympics coverage to promote the fall TV season, offering sneak peeks at two new comedies and launching the second season of "Grimm" when the Games end in mid-August.

The network has spread out its fall premieres over more than two months, with new comedies "Go On" and "Animal Practice" getting commercial-free sneaks during NBC's Olympics coverage in August while the new Friday comedy block of "Whitney" and "Community" doesn't debut until Oct. 19.

The complete schedule is listed below. I have sneak peeks at NBC's new shows here and here. (A revamped "Smash" won't return until midseason.)

NBC's FALL PREMIERE SCHEDULE
New series in CAPS. All times Central.

Wednesday, Aug. 8
"GO ON" (sneak peek following Olympic Games coverage)

Sunday, Aug. 12
"ANIMAL PRACTICE" (sneak peek following Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies)

Monday, Aug. 13
7 p.m.: "STARS EARN STRIPES" (2-hour premiere)
9 p.m.: "Grimm"

Wednesday, Sept. 5
6:30 p.m.: "NFL Kickoff Special 2012" (regular season)
7:30 p.m.: "Sunday Night Football" (regular season)

Sunday, Sept. 9
6 p.m.: "Football Night in America" (regular day and time)
7:15 p.m.: "Sunday Night Football" (regular day and time)

Monday, Sept. 10
7 p.m.: "The Voice"

Tuesday, Sept. 11
8 p.m.: "GO ON" (time period premiere)
8:30 p.m.: "THE NEW NORMAL" (series premiere)
9 p.m.: "Parenthood"

Wednesday, Sept. 12
9 p.m.: "GUYS WITH KIDS" (sneak peek)

Friday, Sept. 14
8 p.m.: "Grimm" (time period premiere)

Monday, Sept. 17
9 p.m.: "REVOLUTION" (series premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 20
7:30 p.m.: "Up All Night"
8 p.m.: "The Office"
8:30 p.m.: "Parks and Recreation"

Wednesday, Sept. 26
7 p.m.: "ANIMAL PRACTICE" (time period premiere)
7:30 p.m.: "GUYS WITH KIDS" (time period premiere)
8 p.m.: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2-hour premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 4
7 p.m.: "30 Rock"

Wednesday, Oct. 10
9 p.m.: "CHICAGO FIRE" (series premiere)

Friday, Oct. 19
7 p.m.: "Whitney"
7:30 p.m.: "Community"

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