Hallelujah! We now have a date for the second coming… of producer Mark Burnett‘s religious miniseries The Bible. NBC announced its midseason premiere dates Friday, with top-billing going to its risky miniseries A.D.
The 12-hour miniseries, which chronicles the path of Jesus Christ (Juan Pablo di Pace) and his disciples following his crucifixion, will premiere on Sunday, April 5 at 9/8c. A.D. is Burnett’s follow-up to The Bible, which was a ratings hit for History.
Spy drama Allegiance, about a pair of deactivated Russian spies living in America who are brought back into duty to turn their CIA analyst son, debuts Thursday, Feb. 5 at 10/9c. Hope Davis, Scott Cohen, and Gavin Stenhouse star.
Family drama gets slap-happy in The Slap, an adaptation of the Australian miniseries about a Greek family that sees its secrets exposed after one member disciplines another couple’s child with a smack on the face. The Slap takes its first swing on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8/7c, and stars an impressive cast that includes Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Melissa George and Zachary Quinto.
Network television’s reinvention of family comedy continues with One Big Happy, starring Elisha Cuthbert as a lesbian whose plan to raise a kid with her straight, male BFF goes awry when he suddenly marries. Look for it on Tuesday, March 7 at 9:30/8:30c, following the Season 2 premiere of Bill Lawrence’s Undateable.
Conspiracy drama Odyssey, about three people—a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist—whose lives become intertwined when its discovered an American corporation might be funding Jihadists, starts Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c. Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, and Jake Robinson star.
NBC also announced that medical drama The Night Shift will return for its second season onMonday, Feb. 23 at 10/9c. As previously announced, The Blacklist will air a special post-Super Bowl episode on Feb. 1, and move to its new timeslot on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 10/9c.
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