NBC is putting some of its shows on move and reviving a once-popular theme for a night of television. On Sunday, the day before their upfront presentation in New York City, NBC released its fall schedule, and, according to TVLine, Thursday nights are once again Must-See TV, the marketing slogan from the 90s and early 2000s, when comedies like Friends, Will & Grace and Fraiser and medical drama ER dominated the ratings game.
“Our hope is to create the return of Must-See TV on Thursday,” NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Sunday. “We really wanted to go after Thursday in a big way.”
Greenblatt isn’t kidding about going after Thursday nights, with Will & Grace leading off the night and freshman darling This Is Us holding down the 9 p.m. timeslot. This Is Us will also air following the Super Bowl and will also get a special holiday-themed episode.
Below is NBC’s fall schedule. Currently, the network hasn’t announced when the specific shows will premiere, just what day of the week they’ll be airing on.
As always, The Voice will have a two-hour episode on Monday nights that goes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Following The Voice will be new military drama The Brave, which was formerly titled For God and Country, which will air at 10 p.m.
Tuesdays will feature a one-hour results show episode of The Voice that will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. From there, Superstore will start its third season at 9 p.m. and The Good Place will start its second season at 9:30 p.m. Both Superstore and The Good Place have different timeslots from this current TV season. Tuesday night mainstay Chicago Fire will occupy the 10 p.m. timeslot for its sixth season.
The Blacklist will open up Wednesday nights and will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., getting another new timeslot this year as NBC tries to stabilize this particular timeslot, which is one of their poorer performing timeslots in the past. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which was renewed for its 19th season on Friday, will keep its Wednesday at 9 p.m. timeslot and Chicago P.D. will stay in its Wednesday at 10 p.m. timeslot.
Thursday nights feature the most change on the network. The revival of Will & Grace will kick off the night at 8 p.m. and returning comedy Great News will air at 8:30 p.m.
This Is Us will air at 9 p.m. and newcomer Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders will air at 10 p.m.
On Fridays, Blindspot will lead off the night at 8 p.m. in its new timeslot. The recently renewed Taken will follow at 9 p.m. and Friday night staple Dateline will air at 10 p.m.
Dateline Mysteries gets a two-hour timeslot on Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and encore episodes of Saturday Night Live will air at 10 p.m.
Football dominates in the fall and the same is true for Sunday nights on NBC. Starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Football Night in America will air, followed by the weekly NBC Sunday Night Football game that starts at 8:20 p.m.
Rest easy, fans of the recently canceled-then-renewed Timeless and renewed Chicago Med. Just because they don’t appear on the fall schedule doesn’t mean they won’t air at all. Timeless will air at some point in 2018 and Chicago Med will take over for Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders after its eight episodes finish airing. Shades of Blue, Rise, A.P. Bio, Good Girls, Champions and Reverie will also be premiering in the midseason.
There’s still no word about renewals or cancellations on Chicago Justice and Trial & Error and Greenblatt said the pilot currently titled The Sackett Sisters, which would star Busy Phillips and Casey Wilson, is still in contention to be picked up.