Earlier this month, NBC presented their upfront presentation in the guise of a 30 Rock reunion episode. Jack McBrayer’s Kenneth, who had been put in charge of NBC in the series finale, continues in that role in the special, putting together the fall lineup for the real NBC that will air… sometime. The week will get off to a familiar start with The Voice returning for another round on Mondays, followed by another season of Manifest. Tuesday stays static, leading off with more of The Voice, followed by This Is Us and New Amsterdam.
Wednesday also stays the same, with Dick Wolf’s 3 Chicago series running back to back to back. Thursday starts with a small comedy block, with Superstore followed by Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Law & Order: SVU moves up an hour for its 22nd season, followed by a new spin-off series, Law & Order: Organized Crime, bringing Christopher Meloni back to the L&O fold. The Blacklist returns on Friday, followed by 2 hours of Dateline NBC. Sunday remains filled with the NFL.
New shows on tap for midseason include The Keenan Show, a family comedy starring Kenan Thompson, Mr. Mayor, a comedy starring Ted Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons, and Young Rock, inspired by and starring Dwayne Johnson.