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‘Blacklist’ Moving to Thursdays in February; ‘Bible’ Sequel ‘A.D.’ Debuts Easter Sunday


NBC will move its Monday hit “The Blacklist” to Thursdays in February, and give it the prime timeslot after the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. The move was one of many NBC, the top-rated network in the key 18-49 demographic, announced Sunday as it unveiled its 2014-15 schedule. NBC also announced it will debut “A.D.,” Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's 12-hour followup to “The Bible,” on Easter Sunday. Also read: ‘Rosemary's Baby’ Reviews: Few Critics Want to Hold NBC's Ugly, Evil Baby “The Voice” will return Monday and Tuesday nights with new coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani. “The Blacklist” will air after “The Voice” in the fall, until the Katherine Heigl drama “State of Affairs” takes its place Nov. 17.

How “The Blacklist” fares on Thursday will be a serious test of the James Spader FBI drama. It was the biggest new show of the fall, but it is moving to NBC's most troubled night. NBC is giving it the post-Superbowl spot in the hopes that it will be able to thrive without “The Voice” lead-in...

- Tim Molloy

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