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NBC’s Mid-Season Schedule: What’s New and Returning in 2020?

By on November 11, 2019

LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR — “On Fire” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Michael Imperioli as Detective Mike Sellitto; Russell Hornsby as Lincoln Rhyme — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

NBC has unveiled a first look at 2020’s mid-season schedule, announcing new dramas Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Council of Dads (slated to take This is Us’ vacant spot on the schedule in March), and more.

Manifest, absent from NBC’s fall lineup also makes a return in 2020, along with regular returning favorites including The Blacklist, which NBC promises will have an uninterrupted conclusion to its seventh season starting in March, The Good Place, the Chicago franchise, This is Us, and many more. 

JANUARY PREMIERE DATES:

Monday, Jan. 6: “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” “Manifest”
Tuesday, Jan. 7: “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (Premiere Preview)
Friday, Jan. 10: “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”

FEBRUARY PREMIERE DATES:

Thursday, Feb. 6: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Indebted”
Sunday, Feb. 16: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (Regular Timeslot), “Good Girls”
Monday, Feb. 24: “The Voice”

COMING IN MARCH:

Little Big Shots”
“Council of Dads”

 

NBC MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY

8-10 P.M. — America’s Got Talent: The Champions (The Voice returns in February)

10-11 P.M. — Manifest

TUESDAY

8-9 P.M. — Ellen’s Game of Games

9-10 P.M. — This Is Us (COUNCIL OF DADS begins in March)

10-11 P.M. — New Amsterdam

WEDNESDAY

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY (Beginning in February)

8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore

8:30-9 P.M. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

9-9:30 P.M. — Will & Grace

9:30-10 P.M. — INDEBTED

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU

FRIDAY

8-9 P.M. – LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (The Blacklist returns in March)

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC

SATURDAY

8-9 P.M. — Alternative Encores

9-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live (Encores)

SUNDAY (March)

8-9 P.M. — LITTLE BIG SHOTS

9-10 P.M. — ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST

10-11 P.M. – Good Girls

NEW DRAMA

“COUNCIL OF DADS”

Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.

The cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O’Neill.

The show is inspired by best-selling author Bruce Feiler’s book “Council of Dads.”

Tony Phelan & Joan Rater (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will write and executive produce along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer,” “CSI: Cyber”) will executive produce.

“Council of Dads” is produced by Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions.

 

“LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR”

Inspired by the best-selling book, the enigmatic and notorious serial killer known only as “The Bone Collector” once terrified New York City … until he seemingly disappeared. Now, three years later, when an elaborate murder points to his return, it brings former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme out of retirement and back into the fold. Rhyme has a personal connection to the case – a trap set by the killer left him paralyzed – but this time he’s teaming up with Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for profiling. This unlikely detective duo will play a deadly new game of cat and mouse with the brilliant psychopath who brought them together. But how do you catch a killer who always seems to be one step ahead?

The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O’Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli.

Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd created the show and executive produce. Barry O’Brien executive produces and is the showrunner. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and executive produces. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan executive produce for Keshet Media Group. Steve Shill also serves as an executive producer/director.

“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” is produced by Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios.

Please visit the official show site at: www.nbc.com/lincoln

 

“ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST”

If there’s a song in your heart, it will get in her head. Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.

The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, with Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen. Lauren Graham is special guest star.

Austin Winsberg will write and executive produce. Richard Shepard will direct and executive produce (pilot only). Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will executive produce. Jason Wang will co-executive produce. Dan Magnante will produce.

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is produced by Lionsgate and Universal Television in association with the Tannenbaum Company, Feigco Entertainment and Universal Music Group’s Polygram.

 

NEW COMEDY

“INDEBTED”

Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries and the question of who’s parenting who quickly becomes blurred.

The cast includes Fran Drescher, Adam Pally, Steven Weber, Abby Elliott and Jessy Hodges.

Dan Levy, who created the show, will write and executive produce. Doug Robinson and David Guarascio will executive produce. Adam Pally will co-executive produce.

“Indebted” is a co-production between by Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television in association with Doug Robinson Productions.

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