Fall TV Preview

NBC Fall Schedule: Heroes Reborn on Thursday, Coach Revival Benched 'Til Midseason, NPH Bows In Fire Slot

NBC Fall Schedule

NBC is the first broadcast network to unveil its schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, and the biggest news regarding returning shows involves a delayed start for Chicago Fire (blame Neil Patrick Harris!) and a super-powered Thursday lead-in for The Blacklist (hello, Heroes Reborn!).

Also of note: Greg Berlanti’s new conspiracy thriller Blindspot has landed the coveted post-Voice slot on Mondays, NBC is going with comedies in Friday’s opening hour, pairing the all-live Undateable with the new Mark-Paul Gosselaar sitcom People Are Talking and Craig T. Nelson’s Coach revival is sidelined until midseason.

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Also on tap for midseason or later: The Night Shift, new dramas Chicago Med, Emerald City, Game of Silence and Shades of Blue, new comedies Crowded, Superstore and You, Me and the End of the World, and returning reality series America Ninja Warrior, America’s Got Talent, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, Food Fighters,Hollywood Game Night, Last Comic Standing and Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

All told, the NBC schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.

MONDAY
8 pm The Voice
10 pm BLINDSPOT (WATCH TRAILER)

TUESDAY
8 pm The Voice
9 pm HEARTBREAKER (WATCH TRAILER)
10 pm BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (Chicago Fire takes over in November) (WATCH TRAILER)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Mysteries of Laura
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 pm HEROES REBORN (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm The Blacklist
10 pm THE PLAYER (WATCH TRAILER)

FRIDAY
8 pm Undateable
8:30 pm PEOPLE ARE TALKING (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm Grimm
10 pm Dateline

SATURDAY
Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

SUNDAY
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm NBC Sunday Night Football

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: A to Z, About a Boy, Allegiance, Bad Judge, Constantine, Marry Me, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation and State of Affairs

STILL ON BUBBLE: A.D., The Bible Continues, American Odyssey and Hannibal Season 4 (Season 3 bows June 4)