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NBC Sets 'Awake' Premiere Date For March 1, Moves 'The Firm' To Saturdays

Posted: 02/ 3/2012 3:25 pm

Nbc Awake Premiere Date

NBC has finally set a premiere date for their new drama "Awake," starring Jason Isaacs. The dual reality drama will premiere on Thurs., March 1 at 10 p.m. EST, replacing ratings-challenged "The Firm," which will move to Saturdays at 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 11.

From executive producers Kyle Killen ("Lone Star") and Howard Gordon ("Homeland"), "Awake" is a drama about Detective Michael Britten (Isaacs) who finds he’s living two parallel lives. He’s involved in a car accident that seems to have killed both his son (Dylan Minnette) and wife (Laura Allen), yet his mind creates an ingenious coping mechanism in which he now lives two separate lives -– one where his wife survived and the other where his son did.

Trying to regain some normalcy, Michael returns to solving crimes in both worlds with the help of two different partners, Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman (Steve Harris) and Detective Efrem Vega (Wilmer Valderrama). Michael is assigned a different case in each reality, but he will quickly discover that his dual existence in parallel universes is actually a powerful tool, as the cases seem to be connected.

Until "Awake" premieres, NBC will air repeat episodes of "Grimm" on Thursdays at 10 p.m., beginning next week.

Watch a sneak peek of "Awake" below.

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