The Blacklist

'Blacklist' to launch after 'The Voice' on Sept. 23; Friday's 'Grimm,' 'Dracula' held til late October

NBC will launch new Monday drama “The Blacklist” following the season premiere of “The Voice” on Sept. 23, kicking off its 2013-14 primetime season.

A year ago, “The Voice” and “Revolution” began before the traditional start of the season to get a jump on the competition.

More series and season premieres will follow that week, including back-to-back episodes of Thursday comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show” on Sept. 26 (following an hourlong sixth-season debut for “Parks and Recreation”). The expanded episode means that two of the season’s most anticipated comedies, “Michael J. Fox” and CBS’ Robin Williams vehicle “The Crazy Ones,” will go head to head for the first week.

Second-year dramas “Chicago Fire” and “Revolution” will bow Sept 24 and Sept. 25, respectively, the latter preceding the 15th-season premiere of “Law & Order: SVU” that addresses the cliffhanger for Mariska Hargitay’s character.

The season premiere for “Parenthood” will be at 10 p.m. Sept. 26, following “The Michael J. Fox Show.”

“Dateline NBC” will premiere with a two-hour episode Friday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m., with third-season drama “Grimm” and freshman “Dracula” being held until Oct. 25, the Friday before Halloween.

Other shows that will premiere in October include new Wednesday drama “Ironside” on Oct. 2, new Thursday comedies “Welcome to the Family” and “Sean Saves the World” on Oct. 3 and veteran “The Biggest Loser” on Oct. 8 — as NBC, more so than CBS, staggers its fall 2013 premiere sked.

Overall, NBC will be airing only seven first-run scripted series during premiere week. CBS, by comparison, will air 18.

“Sunday Night Football” will have its regular-season debut Sept. 8 when the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys.

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