NBC has unveiled its new fall schedule, which will cut its Thursday night comedy block in half and eventually make room for its biggest freshman hit of this season, The Blacklist.
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Although The Blacklist will keep its post-The Voice slot in the fall, it will eventually be replaced by the new Katherine Heigl-fronted drama State of Affairs on Nov. 17. The Blacklist, which will also get the post-Super Bowl slot next winter, will then move to Thursdays at 9/8c in February, where it will lead into freshman spy thriller Allegiance at 10/9c. (Allegiance will replace Parenthood, which will air a 13-episode final season this fall).
One of the casualties of NBC's Thursday comedy cutback is Parks and Recreation, which despite being renewed for a seventh and final season isn't currently scheduled. Instead, NBC will air an hour of The Biggest Loser at 8/7c, followed by freshman comedies Bad Judge and A to Z at 9/8c. Marry Me, another freshman comedy, will be paired with returning comedy About a Boy after The Voice's Tuesday edition.
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New drama The Mysteries of Laura will kick off a Wednesday night procedural block that also includes Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD re turning to their timeslots from the previous season. NBC will also debut new comic book drama Constantine on Fridays at 10/9c.
New series Odyssey, Mission Control, One Big Happy, Mr. Robinson and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as event series Emerald City, Aquarius, and Heroes Reborn have yet to be scheduled. A.D., a miniseries from The Bible producer Mark Burnett, will begin on Easter Sunday 2015.
Check out the full schedule below.
8/7c: The Voice
10/9c: The Blacklist (State of Affairs beginning Nov. 17)
8/7c: The Mysteries of Laura (NEW)
9/8c: Law & Order: SVU
10/9c: Chicago P.D.
8/7c: The Biggest Loser
9/8c: Bad Judge (NEW)
9:30/8:30c: A to Z (NEW)
8/7c: Dateline NBC
10/9c: Constantine (NEW)
8/7c: Sunday Night Football