Upfronts: NBC Announces Fall TV Lineup

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It’s broadcast upfronts week and the networks are rolling out their fall television slates. NBC kicked off the network presentations with just three new series and some mid-season bench strength. Here’s what’s coming to the peacock channel:

NBC Fall TV Lineup

Weekly Schedule:


Monday evenings will kick off with The Voice Season 11 and new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. The powerhouse singing show leads into Timeless, a new drama about an unlikely trio (Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett) who go back in time to prevent a criminal from rewriting history.


On Tuesdays, The Voice leads into another new series, This Is Us, starring Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, about a group of seemingly disparate people who all share the same birthday and whose lives intersect.

Wednesdays are all about the procedural dramas with freshman standout Blindspot leading into Law & Order SVU and Chicago PD.


Thursdays are heading back to NBC’s comedy roots. Superstore returns for a sophomore season, followed by The Good Place, a comedy starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell as a woman who ends up in a heavenly afterlife through a case of mistaken (dead) identity. Chicago Med and The Blacklist fill in the rest of Thursday night.

Friday and Saturday nights are newsy and lively (Dateline and Saturday Night Live) and Sunday is Football day.

Mid-Season Premieres and Upcoming Comedies:

  • The Blacklist: Redemption, a spin-off of The Blacklist
  • Emerald City, a darker retelling of The Wizard of Oz
  • Midnight Texas, a vampire series by True Blood author Charlaine Harris
  • Taken, a prequel to the Liam Neeson movies of the same name
  • Great News, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s newest comedy about a young TV producer whose overbearing mom joins as an intern at her station
  • Powerless, a comedy starring Vanessa Hudgens as an insurance adjuster protecting regular people in a superhero world
  • Trial & Error, a mockumentary about a young New York lawyer who must defend a small town professor (John Lithgow) accused of murdering his wife
  • Marlon, an inspired-by-real-life comedy starring Marlon Wayans co-parenting two kids with his ex-wife

RIP:

  • Comedies Telenovela, Crowded, Undateable, and The Mysteries of Laura 
  • Dramas Heartbeat and Game of Silence