AceShowbiz - TV networks are gearing up to welcome fall. After several cancellations and pick-ups on different channels, NBC has now announced its schedule for the 2018-19 TV season. The biggest move is "The Blacklist" season 6 premiere which is pushed until January. The James Spader-starring crime thriller is also moved to Friday nights at 8 P.M., where it will be paired with "Blindspot".
The Monday lineup features freshman "Manifest" which is starring "Once Upon a Time" alum Josh Dallas. It gets the coveted post-"The Voice" slot at 10 P.M. On Tuesdays, "The Voice" and "This Is Us" remain on the 8 P.M. and 9 P.M. slot respectively, followed by new show "New Amsterdam" at 10 P.M.
All three of Dick Wolf's "Chicago" shows are partnered together on Wednesday nights for a three-hour drama block. As the result, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is moved to Thursdays at 10 P.M. for the first time in its 19-season history.
Besides announcing the 2018-19 lineup, NBC has released trailers for its new series that will debut this fall. "Manifest" follows the passengers and crew of a plane which landed safely after a turbulent flight. What they didn't know is that their families and friends thought they were missing and they were presumed dead for five-and-a-half years. Reunited with their loved ones, they find out that things have changed while they haven't aged a bit. What they initially thought was a miracle later begins to unfold a deeper mystery.
"New Amsterdam" stars "The Blacklist" actor Ryan Eggold, who plays the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the new medical director at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the U.S. He sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. With no certainty how long he can maintain his position and how long he will live due to cancer, Dr. Goodwin will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
From executive producer Amy Poehler, "I Feel Bad" is a comedy about a working mom, Emet (Sarayu Blue), who is married with kids and is a boss at work, but finds that her life is not perfect. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.
NBC Fall 2018-19 Schedule (New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)