Networks announcing their new schedules isn't the sexiest of news, but it is some of the most important. The new fall lineup sets the tone for the entire year to come, and in some cases even signals the beginning of the end for certain shows as they find themselves moving to less desirable time slots. It's also a perfect early indicator for what series the network is most invested in, as they shift things around to put the promising new projects in the most high-profile (read: post-The Voiceand This Is Us) time slots.
For the 2018-2019 season, it appears NBC is high on Josh Dallas' Manifest because it nabbed the honor of landing behind the mega-hit The Voice on Mondays. The move turned out to be a successful one for the freshman drama and it has emerged as a ratings juggernaut for the network. Meanwhile, This Is Us stays in its 9/8c time slot on Tuesdays, leading into the premiere of Ryan Eggold's medical drama New Amsterdam.
Wednesdays now belong to One Chicago, with Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.airing back-to-back-to-back. As a result, fellow Dick Wolf procedural Law & Order: SVU is moving to Thursdays at 10/9c.
In less fortunate news, The Blacklistis getting bumped to Fridays at 9/8c and won't return until January. The good news, though, is that it will air without hiatuses. Plus, the network has pulled the plug on the freshmen comedy Champions, as well as Eric Kripke's time-traveling drama Timeless. However, the latter will bow out with a two-hour finale movie slated to air in December.
Check out the schedule below, and set your DVRs accordingly.
8/7c: The Voice
8/7c: The Voice
9/8c: This Is Us
10/9c: New Amsterdam
8/7c: Chicago Med
9/8c: Chicago Fire
10/9c: Chicago P.D.
8:30/7:30c: The Good Place
9/8c: Will & Grace
9:30/8:30c: I Feel Bad
10/9c: Law & Order: SVU
9/8c: Midnight, Texas
10/9c: Dateline NBC
8/7c: Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10/9c: Saturday Night Live (encores)
7/6c: Football Night in America
8:20/7:20c: NBC Sunday Night Football
The network is holding out until midseason to launch the heartfelt ensemble drama The Village, the Jennifer Carpenter spy thriller The Enemy Within, and the clairvoyant procedural The InBetween. New comedy Abby's from Mike Schur and non-scripted series America's Got Talent: The Champions, Ellen's Game of Games, World of Danceand The Titan Games, a competitive series from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, will also debut in the spring.
In addition to The Blacklist, on the returning side, fans will have to wait until midseason to see what's next on Good Girls, A.P. Bioand Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is moving to NBC from Fox for its upcoming sixth season.