NBC, as is tradition, is the first broadcast-TV network to reveal its schedule for the Fall TV season, ahead of its annual Upfront presentation to the advertising community.
♦ The top-rated freshman series of the 2021-22 season, La Brea, will return to its Tuesdays-at-9 time slot (which This Is Us calls home for a final two weeks), to unspool presumably just the first half of its “supersized” 14-episode sophomore run.
♦ NBC’s buzziest new series, the Quantum Leap follow-up/reboot starring Here and Now‘s Raymond Lee, has landed the network’s choicest real estate, Mondays at 10/9c leading out of The Voice.
♦ The Night Court revival — which stars five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette and Big Bang Theory alum Melissa Rauch, and which was ordered to series wayyyy back in September — won’t debut until midseason.
♦ Young Rock is moving to Fridays for its third season, starting in November, where it will be paired with the new George Lopez sitcom, Lopez vs. Lopez.
♦ And it’s very much worth reminding everyone that starting this fall, current NBC series can be streamed next-day on Peacock — not on Hulu.
NEW SHOWS IN CAPS; click title for details
8 pm The Voice (2 hours)
10 pm QUANTUM LEAP
8 pm The Voice
9 pm La Brea
10 pm New Amsterdam (final season)
8 pm Chicago Med
9 pm Chicago Fire
10 pm Chicago P.D.
8 pm Law & Order
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Law & Order: Organized Crime
8 pm College Bowl
9 pm Dateline NBC
FRIDAY (starting in November)
8 pm LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ
8:30 pm Young Rock
9 pm Dateline NBC
8 pm Drama encores
9 pm Dateline Weekend Mystery
10 pm SNL Vintage
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live
8 pm Sunday Night Football
Additionally, the fate of the pilots for Blank Slate, Found, Irrational, Unbroken and an untitled drama from Mike Daniels remain TBD.