Here is NBC’s fall 2017 schedule. All times are ET/PT, with new shows in italics. Highlights and analysis below.
|7 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||8 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||9 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||10 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
|Monday||The Voice||The Brave|
|Tuesday||The Voice||Superstore (new night)||The Good Place (new night)||Chicago Fire|
|Wednesday||The Blacklist (new night)||Law & Order: SVU||Chicago PD|
|Thursday||Will & Grace||Great News (new night)||This Is Us (new night)||Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders|
|Friday||Blindspot (new night)||Taken (new night)||Dateline|
|Saturday||Dateline Mystery||SNL Vintage|
|Sunday||Football Night in America||Sunday Night Football|
The big change, obviously, is “This Is Us” moving to Thursday nights from its previous home on Tuesday. The return of “Will & Grace” and Season 2 of “Great News” will kick off the night, and “This Is Us” will lead into “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” at 10. (NBC also has the final weeks of “Thursday Night Football” starting Nov. 9.)
“This Is Us” will also get the post-Super Bowl spot on Feb. 4, 2018.
“Superstore” and “The Good Place” essentially swap nights with “This Is Us,” moving into the post-“Voice” hour in a switch NBC hopes will boost ratings for the two comedies.
“The Blacklist” moves to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays as “Blindspot” shuffles off to Friday nights along with “Taken.” Aside from “L&O True Crime,” the only new show on for fall is military drama “The Brave,” which gets the post-“Voice” spot Monday.
“Chicago Med” will take the 10 p.m. Thursday spot after “True Crime” ends its run. “Little Big Shots” and “Shades of Blue” will return to Sundays next spring, and the un-canceled “Timeless” is also on deck for 2018.
New shows for later in the season include dramas “Rise,” from Jason Katims; “Good Girls,” starring Retta and Mae Whitman; and “Reverie,” starring Sarah Shahi. On the comedy side, the network has “A.P. Bio” and “Champions.”
Several unscripted series — “Ellen’s Game of Games,” from Ellen DeGeneres; Chris Hardwick’s “The Awesome Show”; returning game show “The Wall”; smart-kids showcase “Genius Junior,” hosted by Neil Patrick Harris; and “The Handmade Project” from Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
Comedy “Trial & Error” and drama “Chicago Justice” are still in limbo. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says a decision on both shows hasn’t been made yet.