Sunday, May 13, 2018

NBC's 2018-19 Schedule: All 'Chicago' Wednesdays; 'Manifest' Lands on Monday; 'New Amsterdam' to Follow 'This Is Us'

Once again, NBC is the first broadcast network to announce its schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The network was number one in the overall ratings and viewers last season due to the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics and This Is Us. And now, it's time to see how the network plans on keeping and building on that momentum.

NBC's Schedule for the 2018-19 Season:

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

        8-10PM: The Voice (Season 15)
        10-11PM: Manifest (New Drama)

        8-9PM: The Voice (Season 15)
        9-10PM: This Is Us (Season 3)
        10-11PM: New Amsterdam (New Drama)

        8-9PM: Chicago Med (Season 4)
        9-10PM: Chicago Fire (Season 7)
        10-11PM: Chicago P.D. (Season 6)

        8-8:30PM: Superstore (Season 4)
        8:30-9PM: The Good Place (Season 3)
        9-9:30PM: Will & Grace (Season 10)
        9:30-10PM: I Feel Bad (New Comedy)
        10-11PM: Law & Order: SVU (Season 20)

        8-9PM: Blindspot (Season 4)
        9-10PM: Midnight, Texas (Season 2)
        10-11PM: Dateline NBC

        8-10PM: Saturday Dateline Mysteries
        10-11PM: Saturday Night Live encores
        11:30-1AM: Saturday Night Live (Season 44)

Absent from the schedule: new seasons of A.P. Bio and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which NBC rescued from FOX) as well as new series Abby's, The Enemy Within, The Gilded Age, The InBetween and The Village.

Furthermore, it was announced today that America's Got Talent: Champions and Ellen's Game of Games will replace The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively in January and February. Winter will also see a trial run for the new reality-competition series The Titan Games executive produced by Dwayne Johnson airing on Wednesdays at 8/7c.

Moreover, World of Dance will be the latest reality staple to start in the summer months and then transition onto the in-season schedule. It will move to Sunday nights next spring after Sunday Night Football is off the schedule. It will be joined by the second season of Good Girls to close off the night. Elsewhere, The Blacklist is expected to replace Midnight, Texas on Fridays in January 2019 for its 22-episode sixth season.

NBC has yet to make decisions on the futures of Timeless and Champions. Today it's been revealed that those decisions will be made after they finish their respective seasons and the network can look at the delayed viewing numbers.

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