NBC is the first network to release its Fall 2018 TV schedule. So, what shows are on the move and where did Brooklyn Nine-Nine land?
It is that time of year again, Upfront season is here and NBC is the first network to release its schedule for the fall.
The biggest change coming to NBC is that for the first time, all three shows in the Chicago franchise will be on Wednesday. Season 4 of Chicago Med kicks off the night. Veteran Chicago Fire moves up to the 9:00 p.m. time slot for season 7, a season that may bring some big changes as Monica Raymond, who plays Gabby Dawson, may not be returning next season.
Closing out the Chicago night will be Chicago P.D., which is the only series in the franchise not on the move. The new look Wednesday lineup means that Law & Order: SVU will be on the move for its 20th season. It will swap time slots with Chicago Fire and take over closing out Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m.
The rest of the NBC schedule remains pretty similar to what it was this season, as NBC is sticking with what has been working. Once again, The Voice will be counted on to help launch a high concept sci-fi show, Manifest. It is about passengers on a plane who miraculously reappear after being missing for five years.
On Tuesdays, The Voice and This is Us are staying put. New medical drama New Amsterdam will try to capitalize on that big lead in. Comedy will still rule the first couple hours of Thursday. The only change is that I Feel Bad replaces the cancelled Great News.
8:00 p.m. — The Voice
10:00 p.m. — Manifest
Best described as sort of a reverse Lost. A seemingly normal flight lands safely, only to discover that the plane has been missing for five years. None of the passengers have aged or realize that they have missed five years. Everybody must adjust to a world that has moved on without them. And of course, a couple of passengers are starting to experience strange things.
8:00 p.m. — The Voice
9:00 p.m. —This Is Us
10:00 p.m. — New Amsterdam
Another new take on the medical drama. This time around, Ryan Eggold stars as Dr. Max Goodwin. He has recently taken over running the oldest hospital in America. Of course, he has new bold ideas and is hiding a secret.
8:00 p.m. — Chicago Med
9:00 p.m. — Chicago Fire
10:00 p.m. —Chicago P.D.
8:00 p.m. — Superstore
8:30 p.m. — The Good Place
9:00 p.m. — Will & Grace
9:30 p.m. — I Feel Bad
A new family comedy from executive producer Amy Poehler.
10 pm Law & Order: SVU
8:00 p.m. — Blindspot
9:00 p.m. — Midnight Texas (getting a big promotion from summer series)
10:00 p.m. — Dateline NBC
8:00 p.m. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10:00 p.m. — Saturday Night Live (encore)
11:30 p.m. — Saturday Night Live
7:00 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:20 p.m. —Sunday Night Football
Newly saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine is being held until midseason. Other comedies on the shelf until midseason are A.P. Bio and new show Abby’s. Another comedy still could return if the still in limbo Champions gets renewed. Last season’s brought back to life series Timeless is also still in limbo. News about if it will be cancelled (again) or saved (again) is expected to come shorty after season 2 ends.
On the drama front for midseason, Good Girls will return for season 2 after football ends on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. The Blacklist will take over for Midnight Texas following Blindspot on Fridays. The only other midseason show with a time slot is America’s Got Talent: The Champions, which is tapped to fill the gap between The Voice‘s fall and spring cycles.
The rest of NBC’s midseason slate includes new dramas The Inbetween, The Enemy Within and The Village, and new reality completion show The Titan Games with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as returning shows World of Dance and Ellen’s Game of Games