|Ads for The Blacklist, The Voice, Odyssey and Undateable will run during the Super Bowl.|
Super Bowl XLIX will deliver the most viewers of any television event of the year, so it makes sense NBC is using this enormous audience platform to promote many of its current, midseason and fall series.
Among the highlights:
The Blacklist spot (30 seconds) features Red Reddington (James Spader), who remains stoically calm amongst a sea of explosions and automotive chaos. “The Blacklist” airs the first of an electrifying two-part episode immediate following the Super Bowl before moving to its new 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot beginning February 5.
The Voice spot (60 seconds) features a futuristic setting in which the four coaches (Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams) embrace the challenge for the upcoming season. The newest cycle of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series begins Monday, February 23 (8-10 p.m.).
In the 15-second spot for Odyssey, Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) explains that, despite her military unit having been murdered, she remains alive and is being hunted for vital information she possesses. Odyssey is a complex journey through global politics, corporate espionage and military secrets involving three strangers who only have one thing in common … the truth. The series begins Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m.
The 30-second Undateable clip is a parody of NBC’s hit show Chicago Fire as all of the "Undateable" bar dwellers (Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches, David Fynn and Rick Glassman) are being hosed down by Bianca Kajlich and Bridgit Mendler. The second season of Undateable begins Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m.
The final 15-second promo features Emmy Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, who will host NBC’s upcoming variety show based on the successful U.K. series Saturday Night Takeaway. The series, which is scheduled for fall, will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden-camera celebrity pranks and appearances by A-listers.
NBC's Super Bowl XLIX coverage begins 9 a.m. Sunday. The game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots is set for 3 p.m. ET.