Mark Burnett’s ‘A.D.,’ Elisha Cuthbert Comedy ‘One Big Happy’ Get Premiere Dates From NBC

Debuts of “Odyssey,” “Allegiance” also announced

Last Updated: December 12, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

NBC is going to get biblical on us all for Easter.

The network will premiere Mark Burnett and Roma Downey‘s miniseries “A.D.,” April 5 at 9 p.m, the network said Friday.

“A.D.,” a follow-up to Burnett and Downey’s hugely successful History miniseries “The Bible,” will look at the lives that were instantly altered following the death of Christ, focusing on the disciples, who had to go forward and disseminate the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, starting a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world. Greta Scaachi Richard Coyle as and Vincent Regan star in the miniseries.

The same night at 10 p.m., NBC will also premiere “Odyssey,” described as a “‘Traffic’-like action drama” in which “an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide.” Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”) and Peter Facinelli (“Nurse Jackie”) star.

The network also announced that the Elisha Cuthbert-Nick Zano comedy “One Big Happy,” about a pair of friends who decide to start a non-traditional family, will premiere Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., while “The Slap,” about the fallout that occurs when someone slaps a misbehaving child at a birthday party, will debut Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

As previously announced, the James Spader drama “The Blacklist” will return following the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 before heading to its new timeslot on Thursdy, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m., where it will serve as the lead-in for the new spy thriller “Allegiance.”

See NBC’s midseason premiere dates below.

·      “The Blacklist,” Sunday, Feb. 1 following the Super Bowl. Moves to Thursday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m.

·      “Allegiance,” Thursday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m.

·      “The Slap,” Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

·      “The Night Shift, Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m.

·      “Undateable,” Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m.

·      “One Big Happy,” Tuesday, March 17 at 9:30 p.m.

·      “A.D.,” Sunday, April 5 at 9 p.m.

·      “Odyssey,” Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m.