On the heels of CBS and The CW revealing their fall 2017 premiere dates, NBC has announced their own plans for this coming fall, which kicks off on Sunday, September 25th with the season premiere of The Voice leading into the series premiere of military drama The Brave.
The newly configured Tuesday lineup debuts September 26th, with The Voice at 8:00, the highly anticipated second season of ratings giant This Is Us at 9:00, and the series premiere of limited series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders at 10:00. The second two hours of the Wednesday lineup (Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD) will premiere on September 27th at 9:00 and 10:00, respectively, but the season premiere of The Blacklist will happen on October 4th at 8:00. Instead, the network will be airing a third hour of The Voice at 8:00 leading into the premieres of SVU and PD.
The four-comedy lineup on Thursday is set to return to NBC on September 28th; Superstore and The Good Place are paired once again in the 8:00 hour, while the return of Will & Grace leads into the second season of Great News in the 9:00 hour. At 10:00 the same night is the premiere of Chicago Fire after it was shuffled from the Tuesdays at 10:00 slot it occupied for the past four seasons. While NBC Friday kicks off with a new Dateline on September 29th at 9:00, Blindspot doesn’t return until October 27th at 8:00 and no premiere date has been specified for the second season of Taken.
Presumably, NBC is going to use those opening weeks on Friday to repeat shows, but it’s curious that Taken is still TBD.
Scripted content coming this midseason on NBC includes A.P. Bio, Champions, Good Girls, Chicago Med, Trial & Error, Timeless, Rise, and Reverie.