The upcoming DC/Vertigo adaptation Constantine will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC beginning in the fall, paired with the cult-hit supernatural procedural Grimm. That sets up a bit of a "supernatural block" on the network, which seemingly finalized its primetime schedule this morning with a seventh-season renewal for Parenthood, which they had wanted to renew all along but for which they had to come to a financial agreement with the cast. Parenthood's sibling series About a Boy (set in the same universe as Parenthood, where its lead character was introduced, in spite of the fact that Parenthood's original feature film and the novel and movie that About a Boy are based on are totally unrelated) had already been renewed. They're the only "genre" offerings in NBC's primetime lineup to speak of, although their hit series The Blacklist (which will air Mondays at 10 p.m.) already had a lot of geek fans and will likely have a strong Comic Con presence this year considering that it stars Avengers: Age of Ultron villain James Spader.
You can see NBC's full schedule reveal at Deadline and the official description for Constantine below. CONSTANTINE – Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series "Hellblazer," seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, "Criminal Minds") specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, "True Blood"), the daughter of one of Constantine's oldest friends, he's reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he'll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it's revealed that Liv's "second sight" — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that's rising in the shadows. Now it's not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer ("Man of Steel," "The Dark Knight Rises"). "Constantine" is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.0comments