NBC's Fall 2017 Schedule: 'This Is Us' Moves to Thursdays
NBC's Fall 2017 Schedule: 'This Is Us' Moves to Thursdays
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's that time of the year where the major networks reveal their schedules for next season. What shows are coming back, which shows are gone forever and what returning shows will move to a new time?


First up is NBC, which is moving its top drama, This Is Us, to Thursdays at 9pm. However, the schedule is going to be a bit bumpy. In the Fall the show will air six new episodes, then get pre-empted by Thursday Night Football. It will return in January, but get pre-empted again during the Winter Olympics.

Also, This Is Us has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl slot for NBC, and the network is considering a special Christmas episode to combat all of the pre-emptions.

The network is shuffling around a lot of other returning shows for its Fall schedule. The Blacklist moves to Wednesdays, Blindspot and Taken are now on Fridays and the comedy duo of Superstore and The Good Place will air on Tuesdays.

While NBC has eight new scripted shows for the 2017-2018 TV season, only three will debut in the Fall. That includes the reboot of Will and Grace, a special eight-part dramatization of the Menendez brothers' murder case and a new military drama with Anne Heche.

Here's a look at NBC's new shows and the schedule for Fall.

The Brave: A military drama starring Ann Heche and Under the Dome's Mike Vogel.



Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: An eight-episode dramatization of the famous murder trial starring Edie Falco.



Will and Grace: A reboot of the classic comedy starring Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.

Rise: A drama about a high school theater department starring How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor and the voice of Moana, Auli'I Cravalho.

Reverie: A virtual reality drama starring Person of Interest's Sarah Shahi and 24's Dennis Haysbert.

Good Girls: A drama about suburban wives and moms who decide to rob a supermarket, starring Parks and Recreation's Retta and Parenthood's Mae Whitman.

Champions: A comedy written by Mindy Kaling about a gym owner who lives with his brother and who suddenly learns he has a teenage son when his high school girlfriend drops him off on his doorstep.

AP Bio: A comedy about an Ivy league philosophy professor (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton) who takes a job as a high school biology teacher.

The Awesome Show: A reality show from Chris Hardwick that highlights exceptional technological breakthroughs and innovations.

Ellen's Game of Games: A game show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres featuring bigger versions of some of the games she plays on her daily talk show.

Genius Junior: A game show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris that teams up smart kids in a test of logic, math, spelling, memory and more.

The Handmade Project: Created by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, this reality competition pits amateur makes against each other to create various projects.

Returning Shows Not Yet on the Schedule: Chicago Med, Shades of Blue, Timeless

Cancelled: Grimm, Emerald City, The Blacklist: Redemption, Powerless

TBD: Trial and Error, Chicago Justice

FALL 2017

MONDAY
8pm: The Voice
10pm: The Brave (NEW)

TUESDAY
8pm: The Voice
9pm: Superstore
9:30pm: The Good Place
10pm: Chicago Fire

WEDNESDAY
8pm: The Blacklist
9pm: Law and Order: SVU
10pm: Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8pm: Will and Grace (NEW)
8:30pm: Great News
9pm: This Is Us
10pm: Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NEW)

FRIDAY
8pm: Blindspot
9pm: Taken
10pm: Dateline

SUNDAY
7pm: Sunday Night Football


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