NBC sets (mostly) anti-strike schedule for fall 2023

NBC sets (mostly) anti-strike schedule for fall 2023

NBC will add three new scripted series to its primetime lineup for the start of the 2023-24 season — and since all three began production long before the writers’ strike, they’ll be ready to go immediately even if the writers ( or other industry unions) are still on strike.

The network has done a significant amount of strike protection for its fall slate, so six of the seven nights will feature original programming even if the Writers Guild of America strike delays the shows’ usual start of summer production. back. NBC’s new series — dramas Find And The irrational and comedy Extended family — were all picked up outside of the traditional development cycle and therefore filmed multiple episodes each before the writers hit May Day. (Find was originally slated to premiere in February before being pushed back to the fall.) The voice And The wall and sports on Saturday and Sunday evenings will also fill the schedule.

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“We’re in a pretty good position with our schedule because over the past few years we’ve moved to a year-round development and production cycle. A lot of the shows that we’ve announced for the fall, we already have episodes produced,” said Jeff Bader, president of entertainment programming strategy at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to the three newcomers, night yard And quantum leap — both of which scored early renewals — remained in production after wrapping their first seasons and will have new episodes ready for the fall, Bader said.

The only exceptions to this on the fall list are the five Dick Wolf-produced dramas on the fall list: the three Chicago shows, which will remain on Wednesday evenings, and Law & Order/L&O: SVU block on Thursday. Law and order: organized crime takes place later in the season and will last 13 episodes, compared to 22 for each of the last two seasons.

If an extended strike delays the start of those series, Bader said NBC may move some shows scheduled for midseason — including dramas. Magnum IP And La Brea and game show weakest link – in autumn. Magnum And weakest link both have the second halves of the 20-episode orders ready, and La Brea remained in production after the end of its second season.

The tragedy of the missing FindSince all american showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, should follow SVU Thursday evenings in the fall. It stars Shanola Hampton (Shameless) as a public relations specialist – who once missed himself – who leads a team in making sure someone is always on the lookout for forgotten missing people.

The irrationalwith Jesse L. Martin, will follow The voice Monday evenings. Extended familywith Jon Cryer and Abigail Spencer, will follow night yard on Tuesday evening, with The voice and season 2 of quantum leap round off the night. Wednesday remains the home of the three Chicago dramas. Game show The wall will lead into Deadline Fridays. NBC will also have a weekly slate of Big Ten or Notre Dame football games on Saturdays (which will also air live on Peacock) and Sunday night football to end the week.

With L&O: organized crimejust renewed Lopez vs. Lopez, La Brea, Magnum PI and Canadian import Transplantation are also planned later in the season, as well as a second season of Password and a new iteration of America’s Got Talent franchise (again, pending industrial action in the industry). New shows for mid-season and summer 2024 are Deal or No Deal Island – a twist on the game show that adds a touch of Survivor — and natural history series Americasproduced by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Planet Earth, blue planet) and narrated by Tom Hanks.

NBC has yet to make a decision on renewals for three comedies – American Auto, Great Crew And Young Rock — and its four pilots, comedies non-evil twin And St. Denis Medical and dramas Wolf and an untitled detective show from good girls EPs Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs and with Retta.

NBC’s fall schedule is below. All times are ET/PT unless otherwise noted, and new series are in italics.

8 p.m.: The Voice
10 p.m.: The irrational

8 p.m.: Night Court
8:30 p.m.: Extended family
9 p.m.: The Voice
10 p.m.: Quantum Leap

8 p.m.: Chicago Med
9 p.m.: Chicago Fire
10 p.m.: Chicago PD

8 p.m.: Law and order
9 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU
10 p.m.: Find

8 p.m.: The Wall
9 p.m.: Deadline

7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT: Big Ten Saturday Night/Notre Dame Football

7 p.m.: Football Night in America
8:20 p.m.: Sunday evening football

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