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NBC Goes All In on ‘This is Us’ in Fall Schedule

NBC is not known for having a wealth of nerd programming. However, its new fall schedule does offer a few geek friendly choices.

The Good Place starring Kristen Bell moves to Tuesdays at 9:30 pm.

It’s a good news/bad news situation for Blindspot fans. The Jaimie Alexander (Thor) drama was renewed for a third season, but it’s moving to Fridays at 9 pm to compete with Hawaii Five-0 and Shark Tank.

Reality juggernaut The Voice will get an upgrade when superstar Jennifer Hudson joins the panel as a new coach.

Will & Grace - Season 1

Original cast members (left to right) Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Sean Hayes have returned for a revival of Will and Grace. Photo by: NBCUniversal

The return of Will and Grace revives the network’s Thursday night “must see TV” brand. This is Us will move from its comfortable Tuesday time slot to the Thunderdome of Thursdays at 9 pm where it will be in direct competition with CBS’ comedy block and the final season of Scandal.

NBC is showing a lot of faith in This is Us since the drama will also get the post Super Bowl spot.

Rise - Season Pilot

Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe and Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli in new drama Rise. Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC

For some of the channel’s most interesting series, viewers will have to wait until midseason. Rise stars Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Auli’i Cravalho in a story about a high school drama teacher whose passion for helping his students spreads throughout a small working class town.

Reverie - Season Pilot

Sarah Shahi as Mara Knit and Dennis Haysbert as Charlie Ventana star in Reverie. Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC

Reverie features Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kathryn Morris in this drama about the unintended consequences of launching a new virtual reality program. When will people learn to stop messing with robots?

Also returning midseason is the recently un-canceled Timeless.

Keep in mind NBC’s regular programming will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics in February.


Sunday Night Football


8 pm-The Voice 10 pm-The Brave


8 pm-The Voice 9 pm-Superstore 9:30 pm-The Good Place 10 pm-Chicago Fire


8 pm-The Blacklist 9 pm-Law & Order: SVU 10 pm-Chicago P.D.


8 pm-Will and Grace 8:30 pm-Great News 9 pm-This is Us 10 pm-Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders


8 pm-Blindspot 9 pm-Taken 10 pm-Dateline NBC


8 pm-Dateline Saturday Night Mystery 10 pm-Saturday Night Live encores

So are you interested in watching any of NBC’s new shows? Did your favorite make the cut?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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