Two weeks after the SAG-AFTRA strike ended, NBC is the latest broadcast network to unveil its game plan for the delayed TV season — and the net is not waiting until the clock strikes 2024 to press the launch button.
NBC will premiere its new Jon Cryer comedy Extended Family as well as air a special holiday episode of sophomore sitcom Night Court on Saturday, Dec. 23 immediately following its coverage of the NFL matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two shows will then drop anchor in their normal Tuesday time slot on Jan. 2.
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Elsewhere, the third and final season of La Brea (more on that here) bows Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 9/8c, where it will lead into the final two Season 1 episodes of Found. Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago trifecta will kick off their respective new seasons on Wednesday, Jan. 17, with Wolf’s Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime returning Thursday, Jan. 18.
Freshman drama The Irrational will return with the first of its final four episodes on Monday, Jan. 29.
Magnum P.I.‘s final two episodes, meanwhile, have been pushed from late December until early 2024. An air date for the final episodes of Quantum Leap Season 2 will be announced in the coming weeks. Also TBD: Return dates for Lopez vs. Lopez, The Weakest Link, Password, That’s My Jam and The Wall.
Most NBC series are eyeing 13-episode seasons.
Scroll down for a snapshot of NBC’s midseason schedule (new shows in caps).
SATURDAY, DEC. 23
8 pm EXTENDED FAMILY (Series premiere)
8:30 pm Night Court (Special holiday episode)
MONDAY, JAN. 1
8 pm AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: FANTASY LEAGUE (Series premiere)
TUESDAY, JAN. 2
8 pm Night Court (Time period premiere)
8:30 pm EXTENDED FAMILY (Time period premiere)
TUESDAY, JAN. 9
9 pm La Brea (Final season premiere)
10 pm Found (First of final two episodes of season)
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
8 pm Chicago Med (Season premiere)
9 pm Chicago Fire (Season premiere)
10 pm Chicago P.D. (Season premiere)
THURSDAY, JAN. 18
8 pm Law & Order (Season premiere)
9 pm Law & Order: SVU (Season premiere)
10 pm Law & Order: Organized Crime (Season premiere)
FRIDAY, JAN. 19
8 pm Transplant (Time period premiere)
MONDAY, JAN. 29
10 pm The Irrational (First of final four episodes of season)
MONDAY, FEB. 26
8 pm The Voice (Season premiere, part 1)
9:30 pm DEAL OR NO DEAL ISLAND (Season premiere)
TUESDAY, FEB. 27
8 pm The Voice (Season premiere, part 2)
MONDAY, MARCH 4
10 pm DEAL OR NO DEAL ISLAND (Time period premiere)
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