NBC Fall 2017 TV Schedule: Find Out When ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Will & Grace’ & More Return

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Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore in This Is Us. (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

NBC released its full Fall 2017 schedule on May 14, peppering the schedule with a few new shows alongside old favorites. There was also a big decision made, with This Is Us moving from Tuesdays to Thursdays to go right up against ABC’s Schonda Rhimes shows. This Is Us also won the key post-Super Bowl slot, so a special episode will air on February 4.

Although NBC didn’t release the specific dates, the Peacock network, along with CBS, ABC and Fox, typically launch their new seasons in September.

Here’s a look at the schedule. All times in Eastern.


The new show The Brave is this year’s post-Voice show. Each season, NBC likes to try out a new show after The Voice‘s two hour episodes to give it maximum exposure. So far, the slot has helped launch The Blacklist and This Is Us before they moved to different timelsots. The Brave is a new show about military heroes taking on dangerous missions behind enemy lines. The cast includes Keren Can, Tate Ellington, Demetrius Grosse and Anne Heche.

8 p.m.: The Voice
10 p.m.: The Brave (new show)


There are no new shows on Tuesdays. In the fall, The Voice will kick things off, with an hour of sitcoms before Chicago Fire. The acclaimed The Good Place, which hopefully no one has forgotten about, will return after a 13-episode first season.

8 p.m.: The Voice
9 p.m.: Superstore
9:30 p.m.: The Good Place
10 p.m.: Chicago Fire


Wednesday will remain all dramas, but The Blacklist will kick things off. As TV Guide notes, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said that Chicago Med will move to midseason. He still hasn’t decided on the future of Chicago Justice, the only Chicago show that hasn’t been renewed yet.

8 p.m.: The Blacklist
9 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU
10 p.m.: Chicago P.D.


Thursdays are bookended by two new shows, although one is only “new-ish.” Will & Grace, starring Debra Messing and Eric McCormack, will returned for an abbreviated ninth season, over a decade after the show ended. The season will run just 10 episodes and should be a good lead-in for Great News, which surprisingly earned a second season.

After Great News, this get really serious. The second season of This Is Us will air at 9 p.m., while Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Muders ends the night.

8 p.m.: Will & Grace (revival)
8:30 p.m.: Great News
9 p.m.: This Is Us
10 p.m.: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

(new show)


Now that Grimm is over, NBC has turned Fridays into “action night.” Blindspot‘s third season will kick off the night, followed by the sophomore season of Taken. Episodes of the Dateline newsmagazine will finish the night off.

8 p.m.: Blindspot
9 p.m.: Taken
10 p.m.: Dateline NBC


Once football season ends, NBC is planning to launch Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey, Ellen’s Game of Games and the Jennifer Lopez drama Shares of Blue.

Football Night In America


NBC has picked up several other shows that won’t air in the fall. Many of them will be midseason replacements or could easily be plugged in if a new show fails spectacularly. Notably, the new season of Chicago Med will also not debut in the fall.

Midseason dramas include Rise from Jason Katims, Good Girls and Sara Shahi’s Reverie. The sitcoms being held back include A.P.Bio and Champions. Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Game of Games, Chris Hardwick’s The Awesome Show and Nnick Offerman & Megan Mullaly’s The Handmade Project will also debut later in the season.

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