NBC Press Release
June 15, 2016
NBC ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW 2016-17 SEASON
#1 Reality Show "The Voice" Starts Season 11 Sept. 19 With Blind Auditions and Is Immediately Followed by Back-to-Back Episodes of Mike Schur's New Comedy "The Good Place"; Highly Anticipated Drama "This Is Us" Debuts Sept. 20; "Superstore" Opens for Business Sept. 22; and "Timeless" Goes Back in History Beginning Oct. 3
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - June 15, 2016 - NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2016-17 fall schedule, which includes the return of the #1 broadcast program, "Sunday Night Football"; the #1 reality series, "The Voice"; the most-buzzed about freshman drama of the new season, "This Is Us"; new Monday night entry "Timeless"; the anticipated new Mike Schur comedy, "The Good Place"; second-year comedy hit "Superstore"; and the Dick Wolf Windy City troika: "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med."
The second season of "Blindspot," last year's top new series in the 18-49 demo, kicks off NBC's fall and begins Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. immediately following the season finale of summer's #1 reality series, "America's Got Talent."
"Sunday Night Football" starts up again Thursday, Sept. 8 when the champion Denver Broncos host the Carolina Panthers (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT) in a Super Bowl rematch. Three days later on Sept. 11, "Sunday Night Football" travels to Arizona as the Cardinals play the New England Patriots (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT).
The 11th season of NBC's powerhouse series "The Voice" begins Monday, Sept. 19 (8-10 p.m.) as new coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the Blind Auditions. Immediately following, NBC will air back-to-back episodes of the new Mike Schur comedy "The Good Place," starring Kristen Bell and multi-Emmy Award winner Ted Danson. The series will shift to its normal 8:30 p.m. Thursday timeslot three days later.
"This Is Us," whose incredibly well-received trailer has drawn more than 70 million views, will make its debut at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 following "The Voice" and continue in that time period until shifting to its normal 9 p.m. slot Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 marks the time period premiere of "Blindspot" (8 p.m.), immediately followed by the 18th season premiere of "Law & Order: SVU" and season four debut of "Chicago P.D."
Cloud 9 opens for business at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 as "Superstore" returns for its second season followed by "The Good Place." The doctors of "Chicago Med" go back to work at 9 p.m. and then Red's hunt for Liz and the man who took her take center stage on the new season of "The Blacklist" at 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 marks the return of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (8 p.m.) and "Dateline NBC" (9-11 p.m.).
"Timeless," from Eric Kripke ("Revolution," "Supernatural") and Shawn Ryan ("The Shield"), about a history professor who teams with a scientist and soldier to try and prevent a mysterious criminal from changing the past, debuts Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m.
The following week, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, "This Is Us" makes its time period premiere at 9 p.m. followed by the season five premiere of "Chicago Fire."
NBC's fall premiere schedule follows:
Wednesday Sept. 14
Monday, Sept. 19
8-10: THE VOICE
10-11: THE GOOD PLACE (preview)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8-10: THE VOICE
10-11: THIS IS US
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8-9: BLINDSPOT (time period premiere)
9-10: LAW & ORDER: SVU (emphasis mine)
10-11: CHICAGO P.D.
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:30-9: THE GOOD PLACE (time period premiere)
9-10: CHICAGO MED
10-11: THE BLACKLIST
Friday, Sept. 23
8-9: CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH NICK CANNON
9-11: DATELINE NBC
Monday, Oct. 3
Tuesday Oct. 11
9-10: THIS IS US (time period premiere)
10-11: CHICAGO FIRE
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