NBC announced the return of popular series, new comedies, dramas and season seven of The Voice.
Currently NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season for adults 18-49, a first in ten years. Their rating of 2.8 for adults 18-49 is up 17 percent from one year ago. NBC had great ratings because of their coverage of the Sochi Olympics and even if those numbers were not included, the network would remain number one for the season.
Some of the just-announced year-round schedule includes the Super Bowl on February 1, comedies Bad Judge, Mission Control, Marry Me, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, A to Z, Mr. Robinson, One Big Happy and projects from Ellen DeGeneres and producing team Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. On the dramatic side of things, the series include The Mysteries of Laura, State of Affairs, Allegiance, Odyssey and Constantine.
Returning to the fall lineup include About a Boy, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Grimm, Hannibal, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Parenthood and Parks and Recreation. In the alternative format, returning series include American Ninja Warrior, America’s Got Talent, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, Hollywood Game Night and The Voice. Finally rounding out the fall schedule will be new event series including Emerald City, Aquarius, A.D., and Heroes Reborn.
“We had a stellar year in scripted programming development that resulted in the unprecedented number of new original series joining the line-up during the coming year, which spans from September 2014-September 2015,” said Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “I’m inordinately proud of NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke and Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, for delivering such a high volume of new quality programming to augment a line-up that has begun to show strong signs of solidification.”
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment said the goal of the network is to “provide an exciting and vital line-up of unprecedented original programming.”
“NBC is clearly building upon its success of the season with this new schedule,” said Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television and current Chair of the NBC Affiliate Board, “The stability of the lineup coupled with a terrific development slate will excite NBC affiliates and advertisers.”
NBC Fall 2014-15 Schedule
(New programs are in bold; all times ET)
8-10 p.m. — The Voice
10-11 p.m. — The Blacklist / State Of Affairs (beginning Nov. 17)
8-9 p.m. — The Voice
9-9:30 p.m. — Marry Me
9:30-10 p.m. — About a Boy
10-11 p.m. — Chicago Fire
8-9 p.m. — The Mysteries Of Laura
9-10 p.m. — Law & Order: SVU
10-11 p.m. — Chicago P.D.
8-9 p.m. — The Biggest Loser
9-9:30 p.m. — Bad Judge (The Blacklist beginning Feb. 5)
9:30-10 p.m. — A To Z
10-11 p.m. — Parenthood
8-9 p.m. — Dateline NBC
9-10 p.m. — Grimm
10-11 p.m. — Constantine
8-11 p.m. — Encore programming
7-8:20 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:20-11:30 p.m. — NBC Sunday Night Football