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'Awake': Watch The First Episode Early (VIDEO)

Awake Pilot

Posted: 02/16/2012 12:34 pm

NBC experimented with releasing the "Smash" pilot early and apparently liked the outcome. Now the Peacock network has also released its anticipated reality-bending drama "Awake" online.

Debuting officially on Thurs., March 1 at 10 p.m. EST, "Awake" tells the story of Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs). Britten is in a tragic car accident with his wife and son that splits his life into two alternate realities. In one reality his wife is dead and he's now a single father Rex (Dylan Minnette). In the other, his son is dead and he and his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) attempt to adjust to life after the loss of their child.

Britten has a different partner and a different therapist in each world. Clues from one reality often help solve crimes in the other. "Awake" hails from "Lone Star" creator Kyle Killen and also stars Cherry Jones, B.D. Wong, Michaela McManus and Wilmer Valderrama.

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