Everything we know about the NBC 2019-2020 season … so far.

HI GUYS! So Upfronts are happening this week and I AM A LITTLE STRESSED OUT. Cancelations, renewals, series orders, THERE IS JUST A WHOLE LOT GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND I NEED A NAP.

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 13. 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 whiskey.


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


7 p.m. The Voice



7 p.m. The Voice

8 p.m. This is Us

9 p.m. New Amsterdam


7 p.m. Chicago Med

8 p.m. Chicago Fire

9 p.m. Chicago P.D.


7 p.m. Superstore


8 p.m. The Good Place

8:30 p.m. SUNNYSIDE

9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU


7 p.m. The Blacklist

8 p.m. Dateline NBC


7 p.m. Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

9 p.m. Saturday Night Live (encores)


6 p.m. Football Night in America

7:20 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football

New Shows

BLUFF CITY LAW — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Caitlin McGee as Sydney Strait, Jimmy Smits as Elijah Strait, Michael Luwoye as Anthony Little — (Photo by: NBC)

Description from NBC:

Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along. The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Michael Aguliar and David Janollari will executive produce. “Bluff City Law” is produced by Universal Television in association with David Janollari Entertainment.

T’s Take:

Family drama + legal drama + Erin Brokovich = This.

PERFECT HARMONY — “Pilot” — Pictured: (l-r) Anna Camp as Ginny,, Bradley Whitford as Arthur Cochran — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)
Perfect Harmony

Description from NBC:

Bradley Whitford stars in this comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most. The cast includes Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport. Lesley Wake Webster will write and executive produce. Jason Winer will direct and executive produce. Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler will executive produce. “Perfect Harmony” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company.

T’s Take:

NBC loves a small town comedy with a cast of quirky characters. Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp are both very likable character actors who, if given strong enough material, might just be able to make this work.

SUNNYSIDE — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (Back Row l-r) Samba Schutte as Hakim, Tudor Petrut as Drazen, Moses Storm as Brady, Diana Marie Riva as Griselda,(Front Row l-r) Poppy Liu as Mei Lin, Joel Kim Booster as Jun Ho, Kal Penn as Garrett — (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Description from NBC:

Garrett Modi was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But instead of spending his time in office helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics. When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career. Now, Garrett’s crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he’s hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption, as long as he remembers where he came from. The cast includes Kal Penn, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Kiran Deol, Poppy Liu, Moses Storm and Samba Schutte. Kal Penn and Matt Murray will write and executive produce. Michael Schur will be supervising executive producer. David Miner and Dan Spilo will executive produce. “Sunnyside” is produced by Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.

T’s Take:

And this is NBC’s big city comedy with a cast of quirky characters. Kal Penn leads a diverse cast in this gently politically subversive comedy. Maybe if America sees that immigrants aren’t scary monsters, coming to take away everything they hold dear but rather just hard-working weirdos like them, it might undercut some of the garbage being spewed on other outlets.

Midseason series

INDEBTED — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Steven Weber as Stew, Fran Drescher as Debbie, Abby Elliott as Rebecca, Adam Pally as Dave, Jessy Hodges as Joanna — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Description from NBC:

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 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 in this multi-generational comedy starring Fran Drescher and Adam Pally as mother and son.

T’s Take:

I am willing to give Adam Pally a shot in pretty much anything — but I have to be honest, between Fran Drescher and that photo up there … I’m wary.

THE KENAN SHOW — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Dani Lockett as Emma, Kenan Thompson as Kenan, Dannah Lockett as Sophie — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

The Kenan Show

Description from NBC:

In this family comedy, Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways. The cast includes Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett and Andy Garcia. Jackie Clarke will write and executive produce. Chris Rock will direct and executive produce. Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer will executive produce. “The Kenan Show” is produced by Universal Television in association with Broadway Video.

T’s Take:

Between Chris Rock, Lorne Michaels and, of course, Kenan Thompson, this series has a great potential. I just hope it’s not too cutesy.

COUNCIL OF DADS — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry, Michele Weaver as Luly — (Photo by: Quantrell Colbert/NBC)
Council of Dads

Description from NBC:

When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life. Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott’s amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can’t be there to do so himself. 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. Tony Phelan & Joan Rater will write and executive produce. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed will executive produce. James Oh and Bruce Feiler will produce. “Council of Dads” is produced by Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions.

T’s Take:

This sounds an AWFUL lot like ABC’s A Million Little Things. Are we not sure this isn’t a discarded script for A Million Little Things?

LINCOLN — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Russel Hornsby as Lincoln Rhyme, Michael Imperioli as Det. Mike Sellitto, Arielle Kebbel as Amelia Grace Sachs — (Photo by: Zach Dilgard/NBC)

Description from NBC:

Inspired by the best-selling book “The Bone Collector,” former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for profiling, finds herself hot on the killer’s trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse. As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city’s most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic “Bone Collector” who brought them together. The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O’Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli. VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will write and executive produce. Seth Gordon will direct and executive produce. Avi Nir, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will executive produce. “Lincoln” is produced by Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios.

T’s Take:

This will pair very nicely with The Blacklist.

ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: Jane Levy as Zoey — (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Description from NBC:

In this joyous and celebratory drama, Zoey Clarke is a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At first, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift. The cast includes Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack and Mary Steenburgen. Austin Winsberg will write and executive produce. Richard Shepard will direct and executive produce (pilot only). Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will executive produce. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is produced by Lionsgate in association with the Tannenbaum Company, FeigCo Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

T’s Take:

I adore Suburgatory’s Jane Levy and I am a sucker for whimsicality — as long as it is not too saccharine. Sometimes whimsical shows can be too saccharine. Without a video, it’s difficult to know the saccharine levels of this new whimsical series.


  • I Feel Bad
  • Marlon
  • Midnight, Texas
  • Reverie,
  • Trial & Error


  • The Blacklist
  • Blindspot
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Ellen’s Game of Games
  • Good Girls
  • The Good Place
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Manifest
  • New Amsterdam
  • Superstore
  • This Is Us (for Seasons 4, 5 and 6)
  • Will & Grace
  • World of Dance
  • America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Shows Still Up in the Air

  • Abby’s
  • A.P. Bio
  • The Enemy Within
  • The Village

See Also: ABC; CBS; The CW; Fox

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