NBC has officially announced its lineup for this fall and a lot of shows have been moved around with the return of “Must-See TV” night, NBC’s Thursday night prime time block.
This is Us, NBC’s breakthrough drama will be moved to the 9 p.m. slot on Thursday night. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt stated that the new Thursday night lineup was created to “strategically surround [This is Us] with shows we think are very strong.” This crucial time slot was previously held by shows such as Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, ER and Hill Street Blues among others.
Accompanying This is Us during Thursday night prime time is the revival of the revered Will & Grace as well as the brand new comedy Great News. Dick Wolf’s latest project, Law & Order True Crime — The Menendez Murders, will complete “Must-See TV” night airing at 10 p.m.
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On top of the resurrection of Will & Grace, NBC will be airing two brand new comedies. A.P. Bio, starring Always Sunny’s Glenn Howerton as a high school biology teacher, which will debut this fall along with Mindy Kalings new series, Champions, starring Anders Holm as a charismatic gym owner with no ambition. Official time slots for these shows have not been announced.
A huge influx of new dramas will be coming to NBC this fall as well including The Brave, Good Girls, Reverie and Rise. Time slots for Rise, Good Girls and Reverie have yet to be announced.
NBC has also announced four new alternative series, That Awesome Show, Ellen’s Game of Games, Genius Junior and The Handmade Project.
NBC’s fall 2017 schedule
- 8 p.m. — The Voice
- 10 p.m — The Brave
- 8 p.m. — The Voice
- 9 p.m. — Superstore
- 9:30 p.m. — The Good Place
- 10 p.m. — Chicago Fire
- 8 p.m.— The Blacklist
- 9 p.m. — Law & Order: SVU
- 10 p.m. — Chicago P.D.
- 8 p.m. — Will & Grace
- 8:30 p.m. — Great News
- 9 p.m. — This Is Us
- 10 p.m. — Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
- 8 p.m. — Blindspot
- 9 p.m. — Taken
- 10 p.m. — Dateline NBC
- 8 p.m. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
- 10 p.m. — Saturday Night Live (encores)
- 7 p.m. — Football Night in America
- 8:20 p.m. — NBC Sunday Night Football