NBC's Fall schedule: Hannibal Lecter, a modern Jekyll/Hyde and more

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Dec 17, 2012

NBC has announced its official fall schedule, and while information has been trickling through with the renewal of Grimm and a series pickup for J.J. Abrams' Revolution, what shows made fall schedule? And which ones are headed to midseason?

NBC continues to have faith in genre shows and has included both Grimm and Revolution on its fall schedule. Revolution, which comes from Abrams, Supernatural's Eric Kripke and Iron Man's Jon Favreau, explores what happens when mankind loses electricity.

Revolution will air on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET, while the second season of Grimm will remain in its Friday-night slot at 9 p.m.

Other shows of interest, if not actually sci-fi or fantasy, that have been sent to midseason include the Anne Heche sitcom about a woman who becomes a prophet Save Me, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-with-a-modern-twist drama Do No Harm, and the Hannibal-Lecter-as-crime-solving-budding-serial-killer prequel Hannibal. Do No Harm has been scheduled for winter 2013 on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

NBC has canceled Awake and Chuck.

Here's the fall schedule:

NBC FALL 2012-13 SCHEDULE (New shows are in bold):

8-10 p.m. - The Voice
10-11 p.m. - Revolution

8-9 p.m. -The Voice
9-9:30 p.m. - Go On
9:30-10 p.m. - The New Normal
10-11 p.m. - Parenthood

8-8:30 p.m. - Animal Practice
8:30-9 p.m. - Guys With Kids
9-10 p.m. - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 p.m. - Chicago Fire

8-8:30 p.m. - 30 Rock
8:30-9 p.m. - Up All Night
9-9:30 p.m. - The Office
9:30-10 p.m. - Parks and Recreation
10-11 p.m. - Rock Center with Brian Williams

8-8:30 p.m. - Whitney
8:30-9 p.m. - Community
9-10 p.m. - Grimm
10-11 p.m. - Dateline NBC

Encore programming

SUNDAY (Fall 2012)
7- 8:15 p.m. -- Football Night in America
8:15-11:30 p.m. -- NBC Sunday Night Football

SUNDAY (Post-football/Winter 2013)
7-8 p.m. - Dateline NBC
8-9 p.m. - Fashion Star
9-10 p.m. - The Celebrity Apprentice
10-11 p.m. - Do No Harm


Revolution — Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. From director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams (Lost, Person of Interest) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural), comes a surprising what if action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally. The series stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (Terra Nova), Zak Orth (Romeo + Juliet), Graham Rogers (Memphis Beat), J.D. Pardo (A Cinderella Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape), Maria Howell (The Blind Side), Tim Guinee (Iron Man) and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me). Kripke, Abrams, Favreau and Bryan Burk (Lost, Star Trek) serve as executive producers. Revolution is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Favreau.

Save Me — Welcome to the Midwestern suburbs, where exciting things never happen. Well, almost never. After a near-death experience (choking on a hero sandwich), Beth (Emmy nominee Anne Heche, Hung) is revived only to realize she now has a direct line to God. Of course, her husband Tom (Michael Landes, Final Destination 2) is skeptical and dismissive - and his mistress (Alexandra Breckenridge, American Horror Story) is stunned to learn that her lover's wife is now a prophet! But when inexplicable things begin to happen, everyone's beliefs are tested. Beth starts to say and do things that shock her family and entrance her friends, but she isn't going to be your typical fire and brimstone prophet. Let's just say, if God had a desperate housewife as His mouthpiece, Beth would be it! She is the absolute last person on Earth who would be chosen. Then again, they say He works in mysterious ways. And this one is a real mystery! Heather Burns (Bored to Death) and Madison Davenport (Shameless) also star. Save Me is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Original Film. Novelist John Scott Shepherd (Henry's List of Wrongs, The Days) is executive producer/creator along with executive producer/director Scott Winant (Breaking Bad, True Blood, Californication) and executive producers Neal H. Moritz (The Big C, Prison Break, Fast Five), Vivian Cannon (The Big C) and Alexa Junge (Friends, Sex and the City).

Do No Harm — Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, Rescue Me) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all - a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he's never seen before, he knows one thing: it's happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable - seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of 'Ian Price.' For years he's battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his - their - body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian's hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk - patients, friends, coworkers and even the woman he loves - he's got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned. Also starring are Alana De La Garza (Law & Order), Mousa Kraish (Superbad), Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind), Ruta Gedmintas (The Borgias) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show). Do No Harm is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner (Desperate Housewives, The Event). Peter Traugott (Ringer) and Rachel Kaplan (Ringer) also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC's Smash) is the co-executive producer and director.

Hannibal — One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes), based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where this incredible story began. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy, The Big C) is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew... Fuller is writer and executive producer. Martha De Laurentis (Red Dragon, Hannibal), Sara Colleton (Dexter), Jesse Alexander (Lost, Heroes), and Katie O'Connell also serve as executive producers. David Slade is the director/executive producer for the series pilot. Hannibal is produced by Gaumont International Television.

What are you looking forward to seeing from NBC in the 2012/2013 season?