NBC is solidifying its Monday lineup for mid-season.
The network has ordered three more episodes of time travel drama Timeless; set the series premiere date for Taken (the prequel series to the Taken films), and the return date for the next cycle of The Voice.
Taken will premiere on February 27th – following the cycle premiere of The Voice. For more, read on.
Timeless kicks off with a bold move:Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) a terrorist steals a time machine and heads back to the day the Hindenburg crashed. Three people – a historian, Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) a Delta Force soldier, Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and a pilot, Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) – are send back to stop him. They are not completely successful.
NBC is taking three of its new genre shows – Midnight, Texas, Emerald city and Timeless to New York Comic-Con 2016 (October 6-9).
The panels for Midnight, Texas and Emerald City (October 8th) will feature screenings of their pilots and discussions with their stars and producers. The panel for Timeless (October 9th) will feature a screening of the show’s second episode followed by a discussion with the show’s stars and producers.
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.
Timeless, from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is the major new addition to NBC’s 2016-17 Fall Schedule – moving into the post The Voice timeslot where it will be followed by The Voice.
This Is Us – disparate people’s lives intersect in curious ways – follows The Voice on Tuesdays, leading into Chicago Fire.
Monday’s hit, Blindspot, moves to Wednesday – followed by Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D.
Superstore opens Thursday, followed by The Good Place (starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson) – and closes with dramas Chicago Med and The Blacklist.
Firday’s schedule slots Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon ahead of Grimm – which continues to lead into Dateline NBC.
Following Sunday Night Football’s run, Sundays will bring back Little Big Shots, the newest Chicago series, Chicago Justice, and season two of Shades of Justice.
Mid-Season brings four new dramas: Taken, Midnight, Texas, Emerald City and The Blacklist: Redemption; four new comedies Great News, Trial & Error, Powerless and Marlon; and one alternative series The Wall. For show descriptions and NBC’s full 2016-17 Fall Schedule, follow the jump.