NBC has set its midseason schedule for the 2019-20 season, with the headline being the return of Manifest and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The former, which finished last season as the top-rated scripted freshman, will return from its almost year-long hiatus on Monday, January 6th at 10:00. It’ll follow the second season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, which will occupy the Monday 8:00 – 10:00 slot until The Voice returns February 24th.
The latter will return to NBC’s comedy lineup beginning Thursday, February 6th with a one-hour premiere beginning at 8:00. The series will ultimately take over for Perfect Harmony, which had a capped 13-episode order to accommodate star Bradley Whitford’s schedule, beginning February 13th at 8:30.. February 6th will also see Fran Drescher comedy Indebted debuting at 9:30, with the final season of Will & Grace pushed to 9:00 once The Good Place concludes with a one-hour finale and half-hour special the previous week.
Elsewhere on the NBC schedule, the network will premiere tearjerker drama Council of Dads Tuesdays at 9:00 once This Is Us signs off for the season, while Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector will sub in for The Blacklist beginning Friday, January 10th while the James Spader drama is on hiatus. Blindspot, meanwhile, will air its final season in summer.
Sundays sees musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist premiering February 16th at 9:00 following a special post-Ellen’s Game of Games premiere preview on Tuesday, January 7th. A repeat of the premiere, which will be available to stream on the NBC app and Hulu, will air at 8:00 leading into the time slot premiere. The series will air along with well-reviewed crime drama Good Girls, back for another season at 10:00.
NBC MIDSEASON SCHEDULE
(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)
8-10 P.M. – America’s Got Talent: The Champions (The Voice returns in February)
10-11 P.M. – Manifest
8-9 P.M. – Ellen’s Game of Games
9-10 P.M. – This Is Us (COUNCIL OF DADS begins in March)
10-11 P.M. – New Amsterdam
8-9 P.M. – Chicago Med
9-10 P.M. – Chicago Fire
10-11 P.M. – Chicago P.D.
THURSDAY (Beginning in February)
8-8:30 P.M. – Superstore
8:30-9 P.M. – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-9:30 P.M. – Will & Grace
9:30-10 P.M. – INDEBTED
10-11 P.M. – Law & Order: SVU
8-9 P.M. – LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (The Blacklist returns in March)
9-11 P.M – Dateline NBC
8-9 P.M. – Alternative Encores
9-10 P.M. – Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live (Encores)
8-9 P.M. – Little Big Shots
9-10 P.M. – ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
10-11 P.M. – Good Girls