Believe it or not, we still haven’t received a definitive fall schedule from every broadcast network (I guess you would believe it, since anything’s believable now). ABC still hasn’t revealed theirs, and NBC only just now got around to releasing their fall plans.
And after you look at the schedule, you’ll wonder just what the delay was about. NBC’s fall lineup is almost identical to what it was last season. While the network DOES have new shows in the cooker, they have all been shoved to midseason premieres, with the exception of one: a new Law & Order spinoff, Organized Crime, which is bafflingly positioned at 9 PM on Thursdays, cutting into NBC’s traditional Comedy Night.
NBC has made weirder decisions in its history (like putting Jay Leno on five nights a week), but this leaves only one hour of comedy in their entire heavy, drama-soaked lineup. Here is NBC’s very familiar Fall 2020. Prepare to be underwhelmed:
8-10 PM — The Voice
10-11 PM — Manifest
8-9 PM — The Voice
9-10 Pm — This Is Us
10-11 PM — New Amsterdam
8-9 P.M — Chicago Med
9-10 PM — Chicago Fire
10-11 PM — Chicago P.D.
8-8:30 PM — Superstore
8:30-9 PM — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-10 PM — Law & Order: SVU
10-11 PM — LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME
8-9 PM – The Blacklist
9-11 PM — Dateline NBC
8-10 PM — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 PM – Saturday Night Live (encores)
7-8:20 PM — Football Night in America
8:20-11 PM — NBC Sunday Night Football
As for video footage, NBC Universal will be revealing their future plans next month, in a rather unique way. They are remotely reuniting the cast of 30 Rock for a one-hour special that will cover everything coming this season under the Kabletown umbrella (meaning not just NBC, which has nothing anyway, but USA, SyFy, Bravo and other channels. Maybe even Peacock, who knows).
The remaining network that hasn’t revealed a fall schedule is ABC, but theirs is expected any day now.