NBC is hoping that the new drama Rise will be the next This Is Us, taking over the hit drama’s time slot in 2018. Rise, about a high school theater department, will premiere Tuesday, March 13 at 10/9c following the season 2 finale of This Is Us. The following week it will take over at 9/8c. The network also set a post-Winter Olympics premiere for its new dramedy Good Girls, which will also get a post-Voice bump on Mondays.
Rise comes from creator Jason Katims, the man behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. It stars How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh Radnor as a high school teacher in a working-class town who takes over the theater department to inspire the talented teens. The drama also stars Rosie Perez and Moana breakout Auli’i Cravalho.
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While it seems like This Is Us only just started, NBC’s hit drama will end its 18-episode second season on Tuesday, March 13 at 9/8c. The show’s Winter finale airs November 28, but it will return on January 2. This is Us also has the big post-Super Bowl episode on Sunday, February 4 and the final three episodes of the season will air after the Winter Olympics.
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Finally, the new dramedy Good Girls will premiere Monday, February 26 at 10/9 following the conclusion of the Winter Olympics. It will take over for The Brave and premieres after the start of season 14 of The Voice. The show is about a trio of suburban moms who decide to rob a grocery store and stars Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, Parks and Recreation‘s Retta and Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman.
Good Girls is taking over after The Brave ends its initial 13-episode run. The military drama has been a modest performer for NBC and while not getting picked up for a full season may be an issue, it doesn’t necessarily mean cancellation.
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