As many of our favorite shows are beginning their winter hiatus, it’s time to look forward to new and returning series airing early next year. NBC has announced premiere dates for many of its mid-season shows, including The Voice, Allegiance and The Night Shift.
We already know that The Blacklist has the post-Super Bowl timeslot on February 1, and when it settles into its new Thursday timeslot on February 5 at 9pm, Allegiance will debut right afterwards at 10pm. This brand-new drama stars Gavin Stenhouse as Alex O’Connor, a CIA analyst who learns a shocking secret that his parents were covert Russian spies. But the Kremlin is intervening to bring them back into the fold.
Thursday nights used to be a staple for comedies on NBC — but not anymore. Starting on February 12 at 8pm, The Slap premieres, which means all three hours will consist of dramas. The Slap an eight-episode event series about a family and community turned upside down when someone slaps another couple’s misbehaving child.
February will also see the return of The Voice for season 8, on Monday, February 23 at 8pm. Christina Aguilera will be back to join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams in the big red swivel chairs.
State of Affairs is currently airing after The Voice on Mondays, but once the Katherine Heigl-starring drama ends its 13-episode first season, The Night Shift will take the 10pm timeslot following The Voice premiere; this series aired its first season during the summer this year, but will now be airing mid-season for its sophomore run.
But The Night Shift isn’t the only show moving from summer to mid-season. Undateable season 2 premieres on Tuesday, March 17 at 9pm right after The Voice. This timeslot is currently held by Marry Me and About a Boy; NBC notes that these two comedies will return at a later date.
Following the Undateable premiere, One Big Happy, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, will premiere at 9:30pm.
As previously announced, A.D., the 12-hour sequel to the History channel’s The Bible, will make its debut on April 5 (Easter Sunday). NBC now notes that it will air at 9pm. Odyssey, a new drama about an international conspiracy connecting the lives of three strangers, will follow at 10pm.
Take a look at all the dates below:
Thursday, February 5:
10pm: Allegiance (following The Blacklist‘s time period premiere)
Thursday, February 12:
8pm: The Slap
Monday, February 23:
8pm: The Voice
10pm: The Night Shift
Tuesday, March 17:
9:30pm: One Big Happy
Sunday, April 5:
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Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.