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NBC raises curtain on fall premiere dates as broadcast's #1 network launches its 2019-20 season

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Mon, Jun 17th 2019 11:00 pm
`Chicago P.D.` Jason Beghe stars as Sgt. Hank Voight. (NBC photo by Matt Dinerstein)
"Chicago P.D." Jason Beghe stars as Sgt. Hank Voight. (NBC photo by Matt Dinerstein)

New series ‘Bluff City Law,’ ‘Perfect Harmony’ and ‘Sunnyside’ added to lineup of award-winning comedies, dramas & alternative programming

As it closes in on a sixth consecutive September-to-September win in the 18-49 demo, NBC has unveiled premiere dates for the 2019-20 season that features two innovative new Thursday comedies and an inspiring new Monday legal family drama starring TV icon Jimmy Smits.

The three freshman shows are novel additions to a stable lineup that includes the four-time Emmy Award-winning music competition series “The Voice”; cultural phenomenon “This Is Us”; first-year sensation “New Amsterdam”; a power-packed Wednesday lineup of “Chicago” dramas that each just delivered their most-watched seasons ever; and beloved Thursday comedy favorites “Superstore” and “The Good Place” – the latter of which is set to begin its victory lap in this, its final season.

Premiere dates for NBC’s new midseason series – dramas “Council of Dads,” “Lincoln” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and comedies “Indebted” and “The Kenan Show” – will be announced later.

The No. 1 show in primetime, “Sunday Night Football,” kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 5 (8:20 p.m. ET/PT), when the Green Bay Packers head to Chicago to face the Bears.

On Saturday Oct. 5, “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” returns from 9-10 p.m. followed by “Saturday Night Live” (encores) at 10 p.m.

Below is the premiere week schedule (new shows in CAPS):

Monday, Sept. 23

  • 8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”
  • 10 p.m. – “BLUFF CITY LAW”

Tuesday, Sept. 24

  • 8 p.m. – “The Voice”
  • 9 p.m. – “This Is Us”
  • 10 p.m. – “New Amsterdam”

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • 8 p.m. – “Chicago Med”
  • 9 p.m. – “Chicago Fire”
  • 10 p.m. – “Chicago P.D.”

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • 8 p.m. – “Superstore”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “PERFECT HARMONY”
  • 9 p.m. – “The Good Place”
  • 9:30 p.m. – “SUNNYSIDE”
  • 10 p.m. – “Law & Order: SVU”

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 8 p.m. – “Bluff City Law” (repeat – one week only)
  • 9-11 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”

Friday, Oct. 4

  • 8 p.m. – “The Blacklist”

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