NBC Sets More Fall Premiere Dates for ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ ‘This Is Us,’ and More

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- Season: 21 -- Pictured: Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

NBC has added more dates to their Fall lineup after making some minor adjustments earlier this month. In addition to Canadian import Transplant and summer staple American Ninja Warrior, NBC set dates for a new version of The Weakest Link, The Voice, This Is Us and more.

Dateline returns to its regular home on Friday nights starting September 25 at 10:00

An all new version of The Weakest Link will return to US airwaves starting Monday, September 28 at 10:00.

During the pandemic, NBC ordered a remotely filmed comedy series called Connecting … which will debut Thursday October 1 at 8:30.

Ellen’s Game of Games will return Tuesday October 10 at 8:00 with a 2 hour episode and will air regularly for an hour a week later at 9:00.

The Voice will return to the schedule after the finale of American Ninja Warrior starting Monday October 19 at 8:00. A second night of The Voice will air also on Tuesdays as it usually does.

Superstore will be the first traditionally scripted comedy to return to the schedule starting Thursday October 22 at 8:00.

Tuesday November 10 at 9:00 will be the return of This Is Us with a double episode. The week after it will air in its regular 9:00 slot for an hour.

All of the “Chicago” series return Wednesday November 11 starting with Chicago Med at 8:00. Following at 9:00 will be the premiere of Chicago Fire. Chicago PD will return at 10:00.

Long running drama Law & Order: SVU will have its season premiere in its new time slot at 9:00 Thursday October 12.

After having to complete their final episode of last season using animation and voice overs due to the pandemic, The Blacklist will return Friday October 13 at 8:00.

Additionally, NBC has moved New Amsterdam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Manifest and the new Law & Order: SVU spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime to midseason, premiering at some point in 2021 likely.

The premiere dates and times for the remainder of 2020 are below. All shows, with the exception of “NBC Sunday Night Football” and “The Voice,” will be available on Peacock after its broadcast air date.

SEPTEMBER
“Transplant” (Tuesday, 9/1, 10-11 p.m.)
“American Ninja Warrior” (Monday, 9/7, 8-10 p.m.)
“NBC Sunday Night Football” (Thursday, 9/10 and Sunday, 9/13, 8:20 p.m. ET)
“Weakest Link” (Monday, 9/28, 10-11 p.m.)
“Dateline NBC” (Friday, 9/25, 10-11 p.m.)

OCTOBER
“Connecting …” (Thursday, 10/1, 8:30-9 p.m.)
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (Tuesday, 10/6, 8-10 p.m., then shifting to 9-10 p.m. on 10/13)
“The Voice” (Monday, 10/19, 8-10 p.m., Tuesday, 10/20, 8-10 p.m. then switches to 8-9 p.m. on 10/27)
“Superstore” (Thursday, 10/22, 8-8:30 p.m.)

NOVEMBER
“This Is Us” (Tuesday, 11/10, 9-11 p.m.; returns to 9-10 p.m. on 11/17)
“Chicago Med” (Wednesday, 11/11, 8-9 p.m.)
“Chicago Fire” (Wednesday, 11/11, 9-10 p.m.)
“Chicago P.D.” (Wednesday, 11/11, 10-11 p.m.)
“Law & Order: SVU” (Thursday, 11/12, 9-10 p.m.)
“The Blacklist” (Friday, 11/13, 8-9 p.m.)

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