UPDATED! Everything we know about the NBC 2018-2019 season … so far

HI GUYS! So Upfronts begin next week and I AM A LITTLE STRESSED OUT. Cancelations, renewals, series orders, THERE IS JUST A WHOLE LOT GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND IT’S HARD TO KEEP UP, QUITE HONESTLY, SOMEONE FETCH ME A RESTORATIVE COCKTAIL.

This post is an attempt to organize what we know about what NBC has in store for the fall season: all the new shows, all the renewed shows and, R.I.P. — all the canceled shows. News is fluid right now, so check back in as I will continue to update these posts.

NBC’s Upfront presentation is on the morning of Monday, May 14th. By then, we should have trailers, a schedule and a full list of NBC’s renewed and canceled series. I will add that information as it comes in. Send bourbon.

Schedule

NBC’s schedule is below. New shows are in bold. All times Central Standard Time.

MONDAY

7 p.m. The Voice

9 p.m. MANIFEST

TUESDAY

7 p.m. The Voice

8 p.m. This is Us

9 p.m. NEW AMSTERDAM

WEDNESDAY

7 p.m. Chicago Med

8 p.m. Chicago Fire

9 p.m. Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY

7 p.m. Superstore

7:30 p.m. The Good Place

8 p.m. Will & Grace

8:30 p.m. I FEEL BAD

9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU

FRIDAY

7 p.m. Blindspot

8 p.m. Midnight, Texas

9 p.m. Dateline NBC

SATURDAY

7 p.m. Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

9 p.m. Saturday Night Live (encores)

SUNDAY

6 p.m. Football Night in America

7:20 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football

New Shows

I FEEL BAD — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Sarayu Blue as Emet, Paul Adelstein as David — (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)
I Feel Bad

Description from NBC:

Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect.

The cast includes Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley.

T’s Take:

It’s a female-centric project from Amy Poehler which means I already love it, and it means it’s already in danger. GUARD YOUR HEARTS.

ABBY’S — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales as Abby, Neil Flynn as Fred — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)
Abby’s — Midseason

Description from NBC:

From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family.

The cast includes Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn.

T’s Take:

There is so much to like here: Michael Schur, Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn. I love it already which is why I am bracing myself for its cancelation.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Cast L-R: Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio, Joel McKinnon Miller, Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and Dirk Blocker. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 3 premieres Fall 2015 on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Scott Schafer/FOX
Brooklyn Nine-Nine — Midseason

Description from NBC:

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” follows the exploits of the hilarious Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), his diverse, lovable colleagues and their more-serious-than-a-hunk-of-actual-granite boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), as they police the NYPD’s 99th precinct. Rounding out the ensemble are Holt’s next-in-command, Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), a muscle-bound human mountain who loves nothing more than his three little daughters, except for a fresh carton of full-fat yogurt. The man loves yogurt. Amy Santiago is Jake’s fiancée who recently became a Sergeant. Jake’s fellow detectives include his best friend and human puppy-dog, Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), and the incredibly secretive, tough-as-nails Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz). Holt’s civilian assistant is Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), the living embodiment of the “100” emoji. Also part of the Nine-Nine are veteran officers Detective Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) and Detective Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker), whose only skill as police officers is their ability to make a passable pot of coffee.

T’s Take:

NEW AMSTERDAM — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin — (Photo by: Francisco Roman/NBC)
New Amsterdam

Description from NBC:

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.

The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.

T’s Take:

Hey, it’s a renegade doctor who won’t take “no” for an answer. HOW NOVEL.

MANIFEST — “Pilot” — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, Jack Messina as Cal Stone — (Photo by: Craig Blankenhorn/NBC/Warner Brothers)
Manifest

Description from NBC:

When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.

The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur.

T’s Take:

Look, I’m not going to lie: I am totally going to watch this one if only to see how it differentiates itself from Lost, which it clearly wants to be. THE MINUTE THEY BRING OUT THE POLAR BEARS, I’M OUT (or completely committed, it’s unclear). UPDATED: Now that I’ve seen the trailer … um, yeah. Definitely Lost – The Island.

THE VILLAGE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Warren Christie as Nick Porter — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
The Village — Midseason

Description from NBC:

Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.

The cast includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.

T’s Take:

This is Us, but, like, about an apartment building.

THE INBETWEEN — “Pilot” — Pictured: (l-r) Harriet Dyer as Cassie Bishop — (Photo by: Chris Large/NBC)
In Between — Midseason

Description from NBC:

Cassie Bishop was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases. From writer/executive producer Moira Kirland (“Castle,” “Madam Secretary”) comes this suspenseful, new character-driven procedural drama.

The cast includes Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Paul Blackthorne.

T’s Take:

Hey, didn’t this used to be called Medium?

THE ENEMY WITHIN — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Morris Chestnut as Will Keaton, John Finn as Richard Bregman, Jennifer Carpenter as Erica Shepherd — (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)
The Enemy Within — Midseason

Description from NBC:

In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.

The cast includes Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner.

T’s Take:

Eh. I mean, The Blacklist and Blindspot can only be on the air for so long, I guess.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — Season: 13 — Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks — (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC)
America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Description from NBC:

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” will bring together the most talented, memorable, wackiest and all-around favorites from past seasons of “AGT” for the ultimate display of talent. Additionally, some of the most popular acts from the other global “Got Talent” franchises, spanning 184 countries, will come to share their talents and compete against one other.

T’s Take:

You know, America’s Got Talent but in the winter instead of the summer.

Cancellations

  • The Brave
  • Great News
  • The Night Shift
  • Rise
  • Shades of Blue
  • Taken

Renewals

  • A.P. Bio
  • The Blacklist
  • Blindspot
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Ellen’s Game of Games
  • Good Girls
  • The Good Place
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Midnight, Texas
  • Superstore
  • This is Us
  • The Voice
  • The Wall
  • Will & Grace
  • World of Dance

Shows Still Up in the Air

  • Champions
  • Genius Junior
  • Law & Order: True Crime — Technically, not cancelled, but not returning next season, either
  • Little Big Shots
  • Marlon
  • Timeless
  • Trial & Error

Pilot News

The comedy pilot Bright Futures from Kenya Barris is still alive — barely — and NBC will discuss what to do with it after Upfronts.

See Also: ABC, CBS, Fox, and The CW.

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