In unprecedented move NBC announced on Tuesday that pilots for most of their upcoming TV shows will be made available online for sampling purposes. The shows will be available through cable, satellite and telco on-demand service providers, NBC.com, several NBC owned local affiliate TV station websites, Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes, Amazon and Xbox. Samplers for the following show selection are expected:
“Go On” – Sampling starts Wednesday August 9, show expected to premiere on Tuesday September 11 at 9:00/8:00c
“The New Normal” – Sampling starts Wednesday August 29 – Show expected to Premiere Tuesday September 11 at 9:30/8:30c (keep in mind it remains highly unlikely for any comedy shows to premiere on 9/11 anniversary)
“RevolutiON” Sampling starts Tuesday September 4, show premieres Monday September 17 at 10:00/9:00c
“Guys With Kids” Sampling starts Thursday September 13, show premieres Wednesday September 26 at 8:30/7:30c
“Animal Practice” Sampling starts Monday August 13, show premieres Wednesday September 26 at 8:00/7:00c
“Chicago Fire” Sampling starts Thursday September 27, show premieres Wednesday October 10 at 10:00/9:00c
NBC is set to provide a full-episode and commercial-free network preview of the new comedies during London Olympics coverage – “Go On” pilot will air on August 8 and “Animal Practice” on August 12. NBC will also air six-minute teaser for “RevolutiON” on Saturday, August 4 at approximately 10:54 p.m.