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NBC, coming off a stellar fall in terms of ratings and viewership, has set their midseason schedule, according to Variety, which includes the fourth entity of the Chicago city franchise, a spinoff and something odd with their comedies.
NBC’s midseason schedule starts early in 2017. On Sunday, Jan. 2, The New Celebrity Apprentice, with Arnold Schwarzenegger making his Apprentice-hosting debut, will premiere at 8 p.m.
The following Friday, Jan. 6, Grimm starts its sixth and final season at 8 p.m. and Emerald City, the darker Wizard of Oz show, will premiere at 9 p.m.
Nearly a month later, Powerless, a workplace comedy hailing from DC Comics, will premiere on Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m. and will be taking over the timeslot that The Good Place held once the freshman comedy finishes its first season run.
The Blacklist: Redemption will air Thursday nights at 10 p.m., taking over the timeslot that parent show The Blacklist holds while its on a brief hiatus starting on Feb. 23.
The spring season of The Voice will kick off on 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. Taken, the prequel to the first movie in the Taken franchise that stars Liam Neeson, will premiere that night at 10 p.m.
The next day, Feb. 28, the number one new show of the season, This Is Us, will air its first season finale.
On Sunday, Mar. 5, Little Big Shots has its second season premiere at 8 p.m. Chicago Justice will have its series premiere at 9 p.m. and the second season of Jennifer Lopez’s Shades of Blue will air at 10 p.m.
On Tuesday, Mar. 7, The Voice will air a 90-minute episode. At 9:30 p.m., comedy Trial & Error will make its series debut. The following weeks, it will air new episodes at both 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. until Apr. 18.
On Apr. 25, Great News, a new comedy produced by Tina Fey, makes its premiere on the network at 9 p.m. Similarly to Trial & Error, Great News will also air two episodes on the same night, at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The network still hasn’t scheduled Midnight, Texas, Marlon or The Carmichael Show for spots, meaning they could be holding the show until summer or until the next fall schedule. It’s even entirely possible that the shows are being held in case one of the newer shows doesn’t do well and NBC needs a new show to add to the timeslot.
The network is hoping that their midseason shows will do as well as all of their fall shows have. At this point in time, none of NBC’s shows, new or returning, have dipped below a 1.0 rating in the key 18 to 49 demographic and freshman show This Is Us seems to be the one show across all the networks that’s the standout show of the season.