UPDATED: NBC‘s push to launch part of its fall lineup early to take advantage of the August coverage of the Olympics will be anchored by the first fall cycle of The Voice. At today’s upfront presentation, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced that the third season of The Voice will premiere on September 10, possibly followed by the debut of the new JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke drama Revolution. He also noted that the network will “sample pilots during the Olympics,” likely previewing new series during its coverage from the London games. After the presentation, Greenblatt said that the idea is to showcase the pilots for two new series during NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics for up to 30 minute each, meaning that the whole pilot would air for a comedy and part of it for a drama. No decision has been made which series will get that platform, but the new Matthew Perry comedy Go On had been put on the fast track for an early launch and is one of NBC’s highest priorities for fall.
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