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NBC announces its fall premiere dates

July 6, 2011 | 11:30 am

Playboyclub James Spader isn’t the only thing coming to NBC this fall. The peacock network announced Wednesday the premieres of its fall 2011 prime-time schedule.  Get ready for Playboy bunnies, newbie parents, fairy-tale characters ... and some football.

Things kick off Tuesday, Sept. 13, with new episodes of “Parenthood."  New comedies “Up All Night” and “Free Agents” will make debut in the 10 p.m. hour following the season finale of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday, Sept. 14, before they land in their regular time slots in the 8 p.m. hour the following week. Things continue the week of Sept. 19 with the debut of new drama “The Playboy Club.”

Other new series “Prime Suspect,” “Whitney” and “Grimm” will also debut.

For the football lovers, the start of “Sunday Night Football” will launch Thursday, Sept. 8, and resume on its regular night on Sunday, Sept. 11.  

The full list of premiere dates are after the jump.

Thursday, Sept. 8
8-8:30 p.m. -- “NFL Kickoff Special 2011” (regular season)
8:30-11 p.m. -- “Sunday Night Football” (regular season)

Sunday, Sept. 11
7-8 p.m. -- “Football Night in America” (regular season)
8-11:30 p.m. -- “Sunday Night Football”

Tuesday, Sept. 13
10-11 p.m. -- “Parenthood”                             

Wednesday, Sept. 14
8-10 p.m. -- “America’s Got Talent” (season finale)  
10-10:30 p.m. -- “Up All Night”            
10:30-11 p.m.  “Free Agents”

Monday, Sept. 19
8-10 p.m. -- “The Sing-Off”           
10-11 p.m. -- “The Playboy Club”

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8-10 p.m. -- “The Biggest Loser”

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8-8:30 p.m. -- “Up All Night” (regular time period debut with original episode)
8:30-9 p.m. -- “Free Agents” (regular time period debut with original episode)
9-10 p.m. -- “Harry’s Law”   
10-11 p.m. -- “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”   

Thursday, Sept. 22
8-8:30 p.m. -- “Community                    
8:30-9 p.m. -- “Parks and Recreation”                          
9-9:30 p.m. -- “The Office”                     
9:30-10 p.m. -- “Whitney”                 
10-11 p.m. -- “Prime Suspect”          

Friday, Sept. 23
9-11 p.m. -- “Dateline NBC”

Friday, Oct. 21
8-9 p.m. -- “Chuck”
9-10 p.m. -- “Grimm”
10-11 p.m. -- “Dateline NBC”

Saturday, Sept. 24
8-9 p.m. -- “Harry’s Law” (Repeat)
9-10 p.m. -- “Prime Suspect” (Repeat)                                  
10-11 p.m. -- “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (Repeat)           

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--Yvonne Villarreal
twitter.com/villarrealy

Photo: A scene from "The Playboy Club." Credit: NBC

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