NBC is the first broadcast network to unveil its schedule for the 2016-17 TV season, and the big news on the returning-show front is the Peacock’s decision to shift Blindspot from Monday-at-10 to Wednesdays-at-8, where it will fill the void left by the just-cancelled Mysteries of Laura. Replacing Blindspot in the coveted post-Voice perch will be Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan’s new sci-fi drama Timeless.
Also of note: After going with dramas on Thursday night fore the past few seasons, NBC is giving comedies another try, scheduling returning sitcom Superstore at 8 pm followed by the new Kristen Bell-Ted Danson comedy The Good Place. Chicago Med, meanwhile, moves into the 9 pm perch, pushing The Blacklist to 10 pm.
Regarding the fate of NBC’s last remaining bubble series The Carmichael Show, the network’s entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said during a conference call with reporters that they’re “going back and forth on the number of episodes” with studio 20th Century Fox, adding, “Hopefully we will resolve it soon.” UPDATE: Carmichael renewed!
Greenblatt also announced that a special episode of sophomore comedy Superstore will air during the network’s Olympics coverage this summer.
On tap for midseason or later: Returning series Shades of Blue, Celebrity Apprentice and The Carmichael Show, new comedies Trial & Error, Great News, Powerless and Marlon, and new dramas Chicago Justice, Taken, Midnight Texas, Emerald City and The Blacklist: Redemption
All told, the NBC schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.
8 pm Blindspot (new time slot)
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.
8 pm Caught on Camera With Nick Canon
9 pm Grimm
10 pm Dateline
8 pm Dateline Mysteries
10 pm Saturday Night Live (encores)
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm NBC Sunday Night Football
NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Crowded, Game of Silence, Heartbeat, Heroes: Reborn, Mr. Robinson, The Mysteries of Laura, The Player, Telenovela, Truth Be Told and Undateable