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New series premiere, favorites return as NBC midseason lineup features edge-of-your-seat unscripted fare, hilarious star-driven comedy & dramas that inspire

Press Release

Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 07:05 pm

Judges go head-to-head in ‘America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League’ starting on New Year’s Day 

√ #OneChicago and ‘Law & Order’ franchise return Jan. 17-18 

√ All series stream next day on Peacock

Press Release 

Following another premiere week win and a top-rated fall, NBC heads into 2024 with the launch of new comedy “Extended Family,” the premieres of unscripted series “Deal or No Deal Island” and “America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League” and the highly awaited return of the immensely popular Dick Wolf universe – “Chicago Med,” Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

Coming off a fall in which NBC had more original scripted programming than any other major broadcaster, the network heads into midseason No. 1 in both total viewers and the 18-49 demo in overall programming as well as being No. 1 in total viewers in entertainment-only programming.

“Saturday Night Live” continues its reign as the No. 1 entertainment program in the demo (L3). Among all programming, NBC has six of the 10 top shows this season in total viewers as well as the top three dramas: “Found,” “The Irrational” and “Quantum Leap.”

“Building off the momentum of a strong fall, we’re entering midseason with a powerhouse schedule that leans into the strength of both beloved titles and new shows while also growing our audience across NBC and Peacock,” said Frances Berwick, chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment. “This season brings fresh takes on favorites from the first double-chair on ‘The Voice,’ a new spin on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and a tropical setting for ‘Deal or No Deal Island,’ as well as the return of last season’s top comedy ‘Night Court,’ Jon Cryer’s return to network television with ‘Extended Family’ and the much-anticipated return of #OneChicago and the ‘Law & Order’ franchise – all of which continue to establish NBC as a destination for our loyal fans.”

Before flipping the calendar to 2024, NBC will premiere its new Jon Cryer comedy “Extended Family” on Saturday, Dec. 23 (8 p.m.), immediately after the highly contested NFL game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Following “Extended Family,” court returns to session with a special holiday episode of “Night Court” at 8:30 p.m. “Night Court,” which stars Melissa Rauch and multi-Emmy Award winner John Larroquette, was the No. 1 new comedy of the 2022-23 season.

New Year’s Day marks the premiere of the new unscripted series “America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League.” In this latest iteration of the hit franchise, similar to a fantasy sports draft, the judges will each choose a roster of their favorite acts picking from winners, finalists, viral sensations and fan favorites from “America’s Got Talent” and “Got Talent” franchises around the world.

The next day, Tuesday, Jan. 2, both “Night Court” and “Extended Family” will settle into their normal 8 and 8:30 p.m. timeslots, respectively.

Season three of “La Brea” goes back to the prehistoric age on Tuesday, Jan. 9 (9 p.m.), and serves as a lead-in to the season’s final two episodes of the hit fall drama “Found.”

Briefcases are opened and lives are changed as the iconic game show “Deal or No Deal” goes tropical. Hosted by “Magic Mike” and “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, “Deal or No Deal Island” features 13 players competing for huge amounts of cash in a season-long, fully immersive competition. The series will premiere with a 90-minute special at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, before moving to its regularly scheduled timeslot on Monday, March 4 (10 p.m.).

To the excitement of its immense fan base, #OneChicago, TV’s highest-rated drama franchise, returns Wednesday, Jan. 17. “Chicago Med” will lead off at 8 p.m., followed by “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.,” last season’s No. 1 drama in the 18-49 demo.

The following night on Thursday, Jan. 18, Dick’s Wolf’s other powerhouse franchise is back as well. “Law & Order” starts it off at 8 p.m., following by the 25th season of “Law & Order: SVU” and concluding with “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

“The Irrational,” which is this season’s No. 1 drama in total viewers (L7), will resume with the final four episodes of its first season beginning Monday, Jan. 29 (10 p.m.).

“The Voice” returns Monday, Feb. 26 (8 p.m.), for its season premiere featuring three-time Grammy Award-winner Dan + Shay as the show’s first-ever coaching duo. Also returning to the swiveling red chairs are Reba McEntire, John Legend and Chance the Rapper.

In addition to their curated linear timeslots, all shows will be available to stream next day on Peacock.

Previously announced shows that have yet to be dated include the remaining episodes of this season’s “Quantum Leap,” “Lopez vs. Lopez,” “The Weakest Link,” “Password,” “That’s My Jam” and “The Wall.”

NBC Midseason 2023-24 Schedule

(New programs in UPPERCASE; all times ET/PT)

Saturday, Dec. 23 

  • 8 p.m. – “EXTENDED FAMILY” (Series premiere) 
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Night Court” (Special holiday episode)

Monday, Jan. 1 

  • 8 p.m. – “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: FANTASY LEAGUE” (Series premiere)

Tuesday, Jan. 2 

  • 8 p.m. – “Night Court” (Time period premiere) 
  • 8:30 p.m. – “EXTENDED FAMILY” (Time period premiere)

Tuesday, Jan. 9 

  • 9 p.m. – “La Brea” (Season premiere) 
  • 10 p.m. – “Found” (Final two episodes of season) 

Wednesday, Jan. 17 

  • 8 p.m. – “Chicago Med” (Season premiere) 
  • 9 p.m. – “Chicago Fire” (Season premiere) 
  • 10 p.m. – “Chicago P.D.” (Season premiere)

Thursday, Jan. 18 

  • 8 p.m. – “Law & Order” (Season premiere) 
  • 9 p.m. – “Law & Order: SVU” (Season premiere) 
  • 10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (Season premiere)

Friday, Jan. 19 

  • 8 p.m. – “Transplant” (Time period premiere)

Monday, Jan. 29 

  • 10 p.m. – “The Irrational” (Final four episodes of season)

Monday, Feb. 26 

  • 8 p.m. – “The Voice” (Season premiere, part 1) 
  • 9:30 p.m. – “DEAL OR NO DEAL ISLAND” (Season premiere)

Tuesday, Feb. 27 

  • 8 p.m. – “The Voice” (Season premiere, part 2)

Monday, March 4 

  • 10 p.m. – “DEAL OR NO DEAL ISLAND” (Time period premiere)

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