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How long can this fall's NBC comeback last?
An awful lot of people wrote an awful lot of "NBC Is Back!" stories based on the network's resurgence last fall and NBC President Robert Greenblatt approached reporters with an awful lot of cockiness at January 2013 TCA Press Tour. And then everything started failing. Hard. Well, it's fall again and between "The Voice" and Sunday Night Football and "The Blacklist," the "NBC Is Back!" stories have returned. This time, though, I think they're a bit less premature. There's zero chance NBC will shelve "The Voice" and "The Blacklist" from December through the end of March like it did with "The Voice" and "Revolution" last year. If you figure that the Winter Olympics give NBC a winter bump and "The Voice" and "Blacklist" return at the start of March (or, really, the SECOND the Olympics end) that will help prevent the crater that doomed NBC last year. And maybe one of the midseason hopefuls -- "About a Boy"? "Believe"? "Crossbones"? -- strikes a chord. With several other networks also down, NBC will be in a tight pack all spring, probably, rather than doing a belly-flop. File this post under "Famous Last Words."