The network will air a sneak preview of the new Jerry Seinfeld-created reality series on Sunday, February 28 at 10:30PM ET/PT immediately following its coverage of the Winter Olympics' closing ceremony.
"Utilizing the Winter Olympics as a platform for introducing this show provides an extraordinary opportunity," said NBC Universal chairman Jeff Gaspin.
Following the preview, The Marriage Ref will debut in its regular Sundays at 8PM ET/PT timeslot on March 14 -- where it will serve as the lead-in for The Celebrity Apprentice third-season episodes.
Each The Marriage Ref episode will follow spouses who are having a marital dispute as they present their case to a panel of celebrities and comedians. The panel will then try to convince comedian Tom Papa which spouse is correct before he issues a final verdict.
NBC ordered the reality series last February and subsequently began casting for it earlier this month.