NBC RAISES THE CURTAIN ON FALL PREMIERE DATES AS BROADCAST’S #1 NETWORK LAUNCHES ITS 2019-20 SEASON
Television’s Most Stable Schedule Adds New Series “Bluff City Law,” “Perfect Harmony” and “Sunnyside” to an Unparalleled Lineup of Award-Winning Comedies, Compelling Dramas and Addictive Alternative Programming
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 17, 2019 – 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 an incredibly 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 #1 show in primetime, “Sunday Night Football,” kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 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
“BLUFF CITY LAW”
Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his ﬁrm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along.
The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson.
Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Michael Aguliar and David Janollari will executive produce.
“Bluff City Law” is produced by Universal Television in association with David Janollari Entertainment.
Bradley Whitford stars in this comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.
The cast includes Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.
Lesley Wake Webster will write and executive produce. Jason Winer will direct and executive produce. Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler will executive produce.
“Perfect Harmony” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company.
Garrett Modi was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But instead of spending his time in ofﬁce helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics. When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career. Now, Garrett’s crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he’s hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption, as long as he remembers where he came from.
The cast includes Kal Penn, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Kiran Deol, Poppy Liu, Moses Storm and Samba Schutte.
Kal Penn and Matt Murray will write and executive produce. Michael Schur will be supervising executive producer. David Miner and Dan Spilo will executive produce.
“Sunnyside” is produced by Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.