Sunday, May 14, 2017

NBC's 2017-18 Schedule: 'Must-See TV' Returns with 'This Is Us' and 'Will & Grace' Airing on Thursdays

Once again, NBC is the first broadcast network to announce its schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The network had the biggest hit of the previous season in This Is Us. Now, the question is how the network plans on following up that success? Well, here's how they think they'll do it.

Here's NBC schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season:

SUNDAY (Starting September 2016)
        7-8:30PM: Football Night in America
        8:30-11PM - Sunday Night Football

SUNDAY (Midseason)
        8-9PM: Little Big Shots (Season 3)
        9-10PM: Ellen's Game of Games (New Reality Show)
        10-11PM: Shades of Blue (Season 3)

        8-10PM: The Voice (Season 13)
        10-11PM: The Brave (New Drama)

        8-9PM: The Voice
        9-9:30PM: Superstore (Season 3)
        9:30-10PM: The Good Place (Season 2)
        10-11PM: Chicago Fire (Season 6)

        8-9PM: The Blacklist (Season 5)
        9-10PM: Law & Order: SVU (Season 19)
        10-11PM: Chicago P.D. (Season 5)

        8-8:30PM: Will & Grace (Season 9, Revival)
        8:30-9PM: Great News (Season 2)
        9-10PM: This Is Us (Season 2)
        10-11PM: Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders (New Drama)

        8-9PM: Blindspot (Season 3)
        9-10PM: Taken (Season 2)
        10-11PM: Dateline NBC

        8-10PM: Saturday Dateline Mysteries
        10-11PM: Saturday Night Live encores
        11:30-1AM: Saturday Night Live (Season 43)

Absent from the schedule: new dramas Rise, Reverie and Good Girls, new comedies A.P. Bio and Champions, and new reality shows The Awesome Show, Genius Junior and The Handmade Project.

In further announcements today, the network said that the third season of Chicago Med is tentatively scheduled to replace Law & Order: True Crime in the Thursdays at 10 time slot after it wraps its limited run. Moreover, This Is Us has been tapped to serve as the lead-out show for the 2018 Super Bowl.

NBC still has not renewed Chicago Justice or Trial & Error. Their fates will be decided shortly though. The network hasn't made a decision on its final comedy pilot The Sackett Sisters starring Casey Wilson and Busy Phillips either.

Trailers for the new fall series as well as analysis of this schedule will be up later today.