Last month, NBC announced that two of its new fall comedies, Go On and Animal Practice, will get commercial-free previews during the Olympics — the Matthew Perry-starrer Go On on August 8 and the Justin Kirk-starring Animal Practice on August 12, following the London Games’ closing ceremony. The network also has been looking to preview high-profile new drama Revolution, and it has been hamstrung by the lack of available longer time periods. But during its TCA executive session today, NBC said that it will air a six-minute tease of the futuristic drama on Saturday, August 4 at approximately 10:54 PM ET following the swimming competition that is expected to feature U.S. gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps.
All other new NBC fall series will have their pilots available for sampling over a two-week period before the network premieres on a variety of digital platforms: on demand and online through cable, satellite and telco providers; NBC.com; NBC Owned and affiliate station websites; Hulu; iTunes, Amazon and Xbox. Select shows will be available on the Hulu Plus subscription service as well.