Friday, May 14, 2021

NBC's Fall 2021 Schedule - Dick Wolf Controls Wednesday and Thursday Nights; No Comedies or 'This Is Us'

NBC has today announced its Fall 2021 schedule - which features Dick Wolf taking complete control over the Thursday lineup in addition to Wednesday as well as the launches of three new dramas.

        8PM: The Voice (Season 21)
        10PM: Ordinary Joe (New Drama)

        8PM: The Voice (Season 21)
        9PM: La Brea (New Drama)
        10PM: New Amsterdam (Season 4)

        8PM: Chicago Med (Season 7)
        9PM: Chicago Fire (Season 10)
        10PM: Chicago P.D. (Season 9)

        8PM: Law & Order: For the Defense (New Drama)
        9PM: Law & Order: SVU (Season 23)
        10PM: Law & Order: Organized Crime (Season 2)

        8PM: The Blacklist (Season 9)
        9PM: Dateline (Season 30)

        7PM: Football Night in America
        8:30PM: NFL Football

Veteran dramas Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: SVU and New Amsterdam are currently in the middle of multi-season renewals first announced last year. Furthermore, the 10-episode eighth and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is slated to air in August and September following the Tokyo Winter Olympics. No comedies are set for the fall lineup - though the broadcast network has already ordered new series American Auto and Grand Crew while renewing Kenan, Mr. Mayor and Young Rock for second seasons.

For the first time, This Is Us will not be a part of the network's fall lineup. Earlier this week, it was announced that the upcoming sixth season would be its last. The final season will debut early in 2022 and largely air its 18 episodes without any expected interruptions.

The network still hasn't made renewal decisions on dramas Debris, Good Girls, Manifest and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Their fates may not be announced until they finish airing their respective seasons.