The 2017 NBC Primetime Special will begin its run on NBC’s various platforms – from network channels to D2 channels, NBCU cable channels, NBC.com, station websites and social media pages – on September 1st.
The special, hosted by the cast of Great News – with an assistant from Tina Fey – will preview NBC’s fall offerings including the return of Will & Grace; the new Dick Wolf true crime series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, and military series The Brave.
The nominees for the 2017 TCA (Television Critics Association) Awards have been announced and with Game of Thrones not eligible this year, some interesting things have happened in the Outstanding Achievement In Drama category – with Stranger Things and This Is Us receiving nominations (both also received nominations for Outstanding New Series).
On the comedy side, Atlanta and The Good Place also pulled off the double-double with nominations for Outstanding New Series and Outstanding Achievement In Comedy.
In terms of total noms, HBO led with an even dozen – but FX (11) and Netflix (10) kept it from being a walkover, and The Handmaid’s Tale got Hulu on the board with four.
Now that you’ve seen the fall schedule for NBC, here’s a chance to check out first look trailers for Timeless, This Is Us and The Good Place. And these aren’t the 12-15 second clips that ABC released; these are all full-length trailers.
Some quick thoughts: Timeless reminds me of the old UPN show 7 Days with its time travelers trying to preserve history; This Is Us looks interesting, as three people with the same birthday intersect, and The Good Place – young woman goes to The Good Place by mistake and has to try to live up to it – looks like it may be (with Speechless) be my favorite new comedy. Check out the trailers after the break.