NBC Sets Fall Premiere Dates, This Is Us Gets Two-Hour Season 5 Premiere

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Despite the struggles to get production off the ground amid the pandemic, NBC has some good news for the upcoming fall TV season!

Most of the network’s major series are returning, but unfortunately the delays in filming have resulted in much later premiere dates, with many happening in November instead of September or October.

Tuesday, November 10 will see the return of This Is Us for season five and a two-hour premiere from 9-11pm. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Chicago Med will kick off its sixth season at 8 p.m., while Chicago Fire unveils its ninth season premiere at 9 p.m. Chicago P.D. closes out the night at 10 p.m. with its eighth season premiere.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit commences season 22 (!) on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m., while The Blacklist begins season 8 on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, October does see some shows returning as well. It has been confirmed that The Voice will return for season 19 on Monday, October 19. Ellen’s Game of Games returns with a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 8-10 p.m. Connecting, the friends-stay-in-touch-via-Zoom-during-a-pandemic comedy you’ve been waiting for (or at least, expecting) premieres on Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m.

Transplant premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m., America Ninja Warrior is back on Monday Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., NBC Sunday Night Football returns Thursday, Sept. 10 (Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs) and Sunday, Sept. 13 (Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams) at 5:20 p.m, as does Dateline NBC on Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. And The Weakest Link reboot, which dropped the “The” and added Jane Lynch as host, hits the air on Monday, Sept. 28, at 10 p.m.

Here is NBC’s fall schedule:

“Transplant” (Tuesday, 9/1, 10-11 p.m.)
“American Ninja Warrior” (Monday, 9/7, 8-10 p.m.)
“NBC Sunday Night Football” (Thursday, 9/10 and Sunday, 9/13, 8:20 p.m.)
“Weakest Link” (Monday, 9/28, 10-11 p.m.)
“Dateline NBC” (Friday, 9/25, 10-11 p.m.)

“Connecting …” (Thursday, 10/1, 8:30-9 p.m.)
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (Tuesday, 10/6, 8-10 p.m., then shifting to 9-10 p.m. on 10/13)
“The Voice” (Monday, 10/19, 8-10 p.m., Tuesday, 10/20, 8-10 p.m. then switches to 8-9 p.m. on 10/27)
“Superstore” (Thursday, 10/22, 8-8:30 p.m.)

“This Is Us” (Tuesday, 11/10, 9-11 p.m.; returns to 9-10 p.m. on 11/17)
“Chicago Med” (Wednesday, 11/11, 8-9 p.m.)
“Chicago Fire” (Wednesday, 11/11, 9-10 p.m.)
“Chicago P.D.” (Wednesday, 11/11, 10-11 p.m.)
“Law & Order: SVU” (Thursday, 11/12, 9-10 p.m.)
“The Blacklist” (Friday, 11/13, 8-9 p.m.)

Telisa Carter

Telisa Carter

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