NBC unveils fall 2020 schedule with an emphasis on 'stability'
Following CBS's lead, NBC is betting on a return to some form of normalcy in time for the fall TV season.
The network revealed its planned fall 2020 schedule on Tuesday, featuring a lineup of familiar titles including The Voice, This Is Us, and New Amsterdam. NBC will only debut one new series in the fall: Law & Order spin-off Organized Crime, which will feature the return of Christopher Meloni's Elliot Stabler to the Law & Order-verse.
NBC Entertainment boss Paul Telegdy highlighted the "stability" of the schedule, again echoing CBS's statement from last month. “Thanks to the ingenuity of our creative teams and our partner studios, NBC has assembled a remarkably stable schedule at a time when stability is called for,” Telegdy said. "With the reopening of the Universal lot for select productions this week, we are confident that our schedule will premiere intact later this fall."
Telegdy also emphasized efforts to increase racial diversity behind the scenes in the coming year. The network plans to fund the hiring of an additional writer for every scripted series in the upcoming season while continuing to implement a long-term plan to address the issue. "We are taking this opportunity to offer all of this season’s showrunners the chance to enrich their team with an additional diverse writer at any level. It is not the solution by any means, but it is something we can do right now to take a positive step," Telegdy said.
Here's the planned schedule:
8-10 p.m. — The Voice
10-11 p.m. — Manifest
8-9 p.m. — The Voice
9-10 p.m. — This Is Us
10-11 p.m. — New Amsterdam
8-9 p.m. — Chicago Med
9-10 p.m. — Chicago Fire
10-11 p.m. — Chicago P.D.
8-8:30 p.m. — Superstore
8:30-9 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-10 p.m. — Law & Order: SVU
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order: Organized Crime
8-9 p.m. — The Blacklist
9-11 p.m. — Dateline NBC
8-10 p.m. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 p.m. – Saturday Night Live (encores)
7-8:20 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:20-11 p.m. — NBC Sunday Night Football