NBC Midseason Dates: DECEPTION Begins, SMASH Returns, REVOLUTION Powers-Down

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NBC has announced the midseason premiere dates for its new and returning seriables, including implications for Revolution fans.

The peacock will launch Deception (formerly Infamous), starring Meagan Good and Victor Garber, Monday, January 7.

This places Revolution on standby until (wait for it) March 25. Hopefully the promising post-apocalyptic drama will fare better during the chilly lowatus than The Event.

Musical drama Smash begins its second season with a 2-hour premiere on Tuesday, February 5.

Earlier this year, NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke explained the thinking behind holding Smash for midseason:

“If it aired in the fall, it would have so many preemptions with the election and those things, you could never really run more than three or four episodes straight. The midseason schedule will allow a clean run, which is important for a show like Smash, that’s very serialized, which has that core audience that gets frustrated if they don’t get to see the story from week to week.”

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  1. nicow21 says

    NBC truly cannot give itself a break. “We’ve got the number one new show in the fall season, let’s take it off the air for several months so everyone will forget about it.”

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