NBC's midseason schedule

NBC Unveils Midseason Schedule: Chicago Justice, Blacklist Spinoff, Shades of Blue on the Move and More

NBC has pulled the curtain back on its 2017 midseason schedule and the Peacock net is handing off This Is Us‘ cushy post-Voice Tuesday timeslot to a pair of new comedies, while relocating Shades of Blue to Sunday night. The Blacklist spinoff, meanwhile, will take over the mothership’s Thursday-at-10/9c perch for two months.

Keep reading for a breakdown of the key tweaks:

TUESDAY | After This Is Us wraps its breakout rookie season in late February, back-to-back episodes of freshman half-hour comedy Trial & Error (starring John Lithgow) will fill the 9/8c void. (The show will debut with a single episode on March 7 at 9:30/8:30c after a 90-minute episode of The Voice, before going into double-pump mode starting March 14.) And then starting April 25, back-to-back episodes of Great News (from 30 Rock duo Tiny Fey and Robert Carlock) will take over the slot. (This Is Us returns Jan. 10, FYI.)

THURSDAY | DC Comics’ Danny Pudi-Vanessa Hudgens comedy Powerless will assume The Good Place‘s post-Superstore timeslot at 8:30/7:30c beginning Feb. 2. The Blacklist: Redemption, meanwhile, will launch on Feb. 23 in The Blacklist: Original Flavor‘s 10/9c timeslot, and remain there for eight weeks. The Blacklist returns with original episodes on April 20.

SUNDAY | Little Big Shots will kick off Season 2 on March 5 at 8/7c, where it will be followed by the premiere of Dick Wolf’s latest Windy City offshoot Chicago Justice (9/8c) and Season 2 of Shades of Blue (10/9c).

Midseason entries with no home yet: Marlon and Midnight, Texas.

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34 Comments
  1. Amber says:

    Anybody know when Midnight, Texas is premiering? If it even is anymore…?

  2. spindae2 says:

    And whats up with Midnight, Texas?

  3. Bill says:

    April 20 for Blacklist? Wow what a huge break

    • Brian says:

      It is only off for 8 weeks. It is returning in January before that happens..

    • Daisy F. says:

      I’m not 100 percent sure, but I think The Blacklist is coming back in January. After the fall finale aired it said that The Blacklist would return on January 5th. Based on that information, I would assume The Blacklist will run uninterrupted for 7 episodes until Blacklist: Redemption airs for 8 weeks (starting Feb. 23). The Blacklist will then complete its season starting April 20th (after Redemption finishes its 8-week run). I hope this helps.

      • Chris says:

        That seems exactly what will happen I bet, so really it reduces hiatus time of having nothing air. Sounds good to me.

      • Leanne says:

        thanks for clarifying. Blacklist is one of best shows on TV but I hope it gets back to original plot like the first seasons

  4. Stacy says:

    Any word on Midnight, Texas?

  5. chuckfanforever says:

    Might as well just Cancel them now….NBC No Body Cares

  6. I also want to know when we can expect Midnight Texas. I am really looking forward to it

  7. Joey Padron says:

    I’ll check out new show Powerless cause Danny and Alan are in it and check out The Blacklist spin-off show.

  8. Philip says:

    Any news on Hollywood Game Night’s new season. I believe they filmed them in September or October.
    I am curious to see who’s playing this season.

  9. Kevin says:

    Chicago Justice and Shades of Blue on Sundays could be a good thing or a bad thing for NBC. Not sure if The Blacklist spin-off is going to be a hit or miss for eight episodes starting February 23rd.

  10. Jonathan says:

    Any possibility you could make a chart or grid of this highlighting the new/relocated shows?

  11. sally poorman says:

    i used to watch SVU but I got bored with the current cast boring storylines, I still watch the reruns on USA and ION TV

  12. c-mo says:

    Really looking forward to Powerless!

  13. Ray says:

    Is Midnight, Texas getting shafted or pushed to summer?

    • Kevin says:

      Would be great if Midnight, Texas get a Summer premiere for NBC.

      • Ally Oop says:

        Not really. Summer shows are DOA 90% of the time. Networks either use the summer to burn off shows they’ve decided they don’t want to go ahead with or they have unrealistically high ratings expectations and cancel it when it performs poorly.

  14. herman1959 says:

    I’m looking forward to the return of Little Big Shots and Shades of Blue, but I’ll probably never actually see them on Sunday – fortunately, I have hulu. I usually binge-watch Little Big Shots with my son, and Shades of Blue just doesn’t feel like a Sunday show to me.

  15. Joe Timmer says:

    Is This is Us planning on doubling up? By my math, 9 weeks from January 10 gets them into March.

  16. Kenbud says:

    Ummmm, what’s happening to The Good Place??

  17. T.W.S.S. says:

    The Carmichael Show?

  18. Ally Oop says:

    None of NBC’s new mid season shows appeal to me except for Midnight, Texas. I’ll check out Emerald City too because that may have potential as well. The only NBC shows I currently watch are This is Us and The Good Place.

  19. Deborah Case says:

    I am #happy to see that Blacklist and Shades of Blue returning…

  20. Allie says:

    Ugh, the “Tom Show” Blacklist spinoff will be cancelled in two episodes. What an epic fail.