New Shows Coming to NBC This Fall #NBC

NBC is bringing New Dramas, High-concept Comedies, and Unpredictable Unscripted Series to their 2016 Fall line-up.


Monday: Thrilling Time Travel Adventure Series “Timeless” Earns Coveted 10 P.M. Timeslot Following #1 Reality Show “The Voice” With New Coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys in Ratings-Dominant Night.

Tuesday: Anticipated New Drama “This Is Us” Joins a Strong Tuesday Lineup Following “The Voice” and Leading Into the 10 P.M. Timeslot Champ, “Chicago Fire.”

Wednesday: Last Season’s #1 New Show in 18-49, “Blindspot” Jumpstarts the Night and Joins Powerful Police Pair “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago P.D.,” Which Comes Off Its Most-Watched Season Ever.

Thursday: Comedy Returns in Bolstered Thursday Lineup With Sophomore Success Story “Superstore” at 8 P.M. Followed by Emmy Winner Mike Schur’s Latest, “The Good Place.” Dick Wolf’s Hospital Drama “Chicago Med” to Anchor Thursday in New Timeslot and Precedes Hit Series “The Blacklist.”

Sunday: After Broadcast’s #1 Program, “Sunday Night Football,” Concludes in January, NBC Brings Back a Second Season of the #1 New Show in Total Viewers, “Little Big Shots”; the Newest Windy City Entry from Dick Wolf, “Chicago Justice,” and the return of Jennifer Lopez in “Shades of Blue.”

Midseason: Spring Brings Arrival of Ambitious New Dramas “Taken,” “Midnight, Texas,” “Emerald City” and “The Blacklist: Redemption”; Freshmen Comedies “Great News,” “Trial & Error,” “Powerless” and “Marlon”; and Alternative Series “The Wall.”

Check out three exciting trailers below. Looks like it’s going to be a great fall season this year for television fans. Something for everyone on NBC.


This Is Us

The Good Place

Riding the momentum of a highly successful 2015-16 season, NBC announced today a new fall lineup for the 2016-17 primetime television season that builds upon a remarkably stable schedule. With an unrivaled class of five sophomore series returning to the schedule next season, NBC is introducing three highly-anticipated new series to the lineup, including powerful dramas, a smart new comedy and the introduction of a potent Thursday night NFL package, which begins Nov. 17 with great gridiron matchups.

NBC is poised to finish #1 for the full 52-week September-to-September 2015-16 primetime season in adults 18-49, to claim its third consecutive Nielsen crown. NBC is also expected to finish the traditional September-to-May primetime season within 0.1-0.2 of a point of Super Bowl-boosted CBS in adults 18-49, and will likely rank #1 in 18-49 viewers when excluding that network’s boost from Super Bowl Sunday.

NBC’s lineup during the successful 2015-16 season has included primetime’s #1 broadcast series in 18-49 and total viewers, “Sunday Night Football”; television’s #1 alternative series in 18-49 and total viewers, “The Voice”; the season’s #1 new series on the broadcast networks in 18-49, “Blindspot”; the season’s #1 new series in total viewers, “Little Big Shots”; NBC’s #1 new comedy, “Superstore”; and NBC’s most-watched first-year Thursday drama in 21 years, “Shades of Blue.”

“Coming off another winning season where we managed to substantially stabilize our entire year-round schedule, the NBC 2016 fall lineup introduces some of our best development in years. In addition to adding three new shows, we’ve moved only four existing shows to different time periods, as well as welcoming NFL football on Thursday,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “The level of creative talent and stars who come to NBC is reflective of our leadership position in broadcast television, our sophisticated and upscale approach to all genres of programming, and our stable line-up. Coming off the Rio Olympics in August, we can’t wait to get the fall underway.”

Drama highlights on the newly announced fall schedule include “This Is Us,” an emotional and provocative series from Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) where seemingly disparate people’s lives intersect in the most curious ways; and “Timeless,” from Eric Kripke (“Revolution”) and Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”), which features a scientist, soldier and history professor who must change the past while trying to capture a dangerous fugitive.

Ambitious new dramas that launch in midseason include “Taken,” which will air at 10 p.m. Mondays in the prime post-“Voice” timeslot following the run of the network’s new fall drama “Timeless.” “Taken” follows former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, “Vikings”) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world.

Other midseason dramas include “Chicago Justice,” the fourth installment of the hugely successful “Chicago” franchise, with stars Philip Winchester and Carl Weathers; “Emerald City,” a complete reimagination of “The Wizard of Oz” set in a mystical land of dark magic, lethal warriors and a bloody battle for supremacy; “The Blacklist: Redemption,” which follows undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) as he joins forces with the cunning Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen) to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life; and “Midnight, Texas,” based on the hit book series from author Charlaine Harris (“True Blood”), about the vampires, witches, psychics and hit men who inhabit this small town.

On the comedy side, this fall Emmy Award winner Mike Schur returns to NBC with “The Good Place,” starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, about an ordinary woman who mistakenly finds herself in the afterlife. Midseason will bring more smart new comedies to the schedule, including the Tina Fey- and Robert Carlock-produced “Great News,” from Emmy Award-winning writer Tracey Wigfield, about a young TV producer who finds out her mom (Andrea Martin) has accepted an internship at her workplace; “Powerless” which is set in the DC Comics universe and stars Vanessa Hudgens as a “heroic” insurance adjuster specializing in coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes; “Trial & Error,” a mockumentary following a bright-eyed New York lawyer who arrives in a quirky small Southern town to defend a professor (Emmy Award winner John Lithgow) accused of murdering his wife; and “Marlon,” loosely inspired by the real life of Marlon Wayans, an update on the classic family comedy about a father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife.

“From the expansion of the powerful ‘Chicago’ family of dramas, to the return of great comedy on Thursdays and a potent lineup of strong midseason shows, we’re continuing to expand a well-balanced programming portfolio that reaches a broad audience,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “Our new series, integrated with an already strong lineup, give us a great chance to sustain and grow our successes of the past few years.”

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    It sounds like there are some great shows coming this fall. I will make sure to set my DVR for a couple of these.

  2. I’m looking forward to watching The Good Place and I can hardly wait until Blind Spot resumes. It’s a big fave of mine.

  3. WOW! I don’t think I’ll get ANY work done with all of these awesome new shows coming out! I think Timeless looks AMAZING and I’m so excited to watch it!

  4. I enjoyed the Taken movies so much. I had no idea they were coming out with a series of that movie! I can’t wait to check it out! There are so many good shows coming out.

  5. We watch a lot of TV online so we aren’t familiar with the new shows that are going to be aired but now I have a couple of new ones that we are going to add to our download list. “The Good Place” looks like it would be a perfect addition!

  6. NBC looks like it’s going to have a great lineup! I love “The Voice” and all 3 of the “Chicago” shows. I love it when the Chicago series has an overlapping story line. I might just have to check out the new “Taken” series. I loved the movies and can see a lot of potential for some great story lines.

  7. There’s a lot of interesting things to watch this fall. I’m not ready for fall to come but when it does it’ll be nice to see some refreshing new shows.

  8. Oooh, great roundup. I’ll be catching Law and Order SVU and The Voice for sure. I need some new shows though, this Empire thing….I couldn’t get into it.

  9. Bri says:

    I am really looking forward to this fall lineup because so many shows that I enjoyed watching were canceled. Chicago Justice seems like it will be really entertaining.

  10. Pam says:

    I love finding out what shows I should be looking forward to. Some of these sound cool.

  11. I can’t wait for The Blacklist: Redemption. I am totally obsessed!

  12. Rachel Dean says:

    Sounds like some great shows. I’m really interested in Taken. Thanks for the info!

  13. I need someone to pick a show for me. I can’t decide what to watch!

  14. Amanda M McMahon says:

    I love when new shows come out, but miss some of the faves that get cancelled

  15. I love that there is something every day to keep us entertained! I won’t pick just one, I will watch them all

  16. I am excited for some new shows to start! Taken looks really good!

  17. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    These look like some great shows! I have been wanting to find some new content to watch.

  18. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are all shows I would love to see. I love watch NBC but just cancelled my cable and can’t get it with the antenna. My sister told me I can go to the website and watch some shows on the computer so hopefully I can watch them that way. Thanks for sharing this awesome information.

  19. Ron Leyba says:

    Timeless looks amazing. Will watch out for it too!

  20. Michele D says:

    Looks like I’ll be watching more T.V. this fall. All these shows sound interesting!

  21. I am really excited for the new shows. I’ve been needing a couple new shows to binge watch.

  22. Kita says:

    I don’t watch much tv but I do love a good crime drama. I’ll be checking a few of these out to see which one I’ll enjoy. I’m a dvr then binge watch person.

  23. Sue E says:

    I like the Chicago PD drama & I am glad to see that it is coming back!! I am glad to see more actual TV shows than all these reality shows! I am just so sick of them!!!

  24. I’m really curious about the Taken series because I loved the movies.

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