NBC Sets Its Midseason Schedule

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NBC has a busy 2022 coming up with its coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics, Super Bowl and rolling out the rest of its schedule.

Kicking off their midseason schedule is the premiere of Kenan January 3 with double episodes at 8. This will lead into the new series That’s My Jam at 9. Ordinary Joe returns at 10.

January 4 will see the premieres of new comedy series American Auto and Grand Crew at 8 and 8:30. The final season of This Is Us will premiere at 9, leading into the returning New Amsterdam.

The Chicago series all return January 5. Chicago Med at 8, Chicago Fire at 9 and Chicago P.D. at 10.

NBCs Thursday schedule returns January 6 with The Blacklist at 8, Law & Order: SVU at 9 and Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10.

NBC’s schedule will then go on hiatus while they air the Winter Olympics.

February 21 will see the premiere of the new singing competition series American Song Contest at 8. New drama series The Endgame will premiere at 10.

The Tuesday lineup of American Auto, Grand Crew, This is Us and New Amsterdam will return February 22.

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. return February 23.

The recently revived Law & Order series will premiere its 21st season February 24 leading into Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime, creating a full night of Law & Order series.

The Blacklist will then relocate to its previous night of Friday on February 25 at 8.

Tuesday March 8 will see New Amsterdam go on hiatus while limited series The Thing About Pam airs its six episodes at 10.

Sophomore comedy series Young Rock and Mr. Mayor will return Tuesday March 15 at 8:00 and 8:30.

New Amsterdam returns to the schedule April 19 at 10.

There is no scheduled programming for Sundays after Football ends yet, but it will be announced at a later date along with additional midseason programming updates.

Sun, Jan. 2 

7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America 

8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football 

Mon, Jan. 3 

8-8:30 P.M. — Kenan (Season Premiere) 

8:30-9 P.M. — Kenan 

9-10 P.M.  — That’s My Jam (Time Period Premiere)  

10-11 P.M. — Ordinary Joe  

Tues, Jan. 4 

8-8:30 P.M. — AMERICAN AUTO (Time Period Premiere)  

8:30-9 P.M — GRAND CREW (Time Period Premiere)  

9-10 P.M. — This Is Us (Season Premiere) 

10-11 P.M.  — New Amsterdam  

Wed, Jan. 5 

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med 

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire 

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D. 

Thur, Jan. 6 

8-9 P.M.  — The Blacklist  

9-10 P.M.  — Law & Order: SVU  

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: Organized Crime 

Fri, Jan. 7 

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC 

Sat, Jan. 8 

9-10 P.M. — Dateline Weekend Mystery 

10-11 P.M. – SNL Vintage  

Post-Olympics Primetime Schedule 

Mon, Feb. 21 

8-10 P.M. – AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (Premiere)  

10-11 P.M. – THE ENDGAME (Premiere) 

Tues, Feb. 22 

8-8:30 P.M. – AMERICAN AUTO  

8:30-9 P.M. – GRAND CREW  

9-10 P.M. – This Is Us 

10-11 P.M. – New Amsterdam 

Wed, Feb. 23 

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med 

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire 

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D. 

Thurs, Feb. 24 

8-9 P.M.  — LAW & ORDER (Premiere) 

9-10 P.M.  — Law & Order: SVU  

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: Organized Crime 

Fri, Feb. 25 

8-9 P.M. – The Blacklist (New Time) 

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC 

Tue, March 8 
10-11 P.M. – THE THING ABOUT PAM (Premiere)* 

Tue, March 15 
8-8:30 P.M. – Young Rock (Season Premiere) 
8:30-9 P.M. – Mr. Mayor (Season Premiere) 

*Note: “The Thing About Pam” is a six-episode limited series, after which on April 19 “New Amsterdam” will return to this timeslot. 

NEW COMEDY SERIES 

AMERICAN AUTO 

From the creator of “Superstore” comes a new workplace comedy that takes the wheels off the automobile industry. Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business – when they aren’t fighting or trying to outwit each other. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the crew of Payne Motors is driving home the laughs. 

Ana Gasteyer, Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo star. 

“American Auto” is executive produced by Justin Spitzer, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Jeff Blitz. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Spitzer Holding Company and Kapital Entertainment. 

GRAND CREW 
From Phil Augusta Jackson (Writer/Producer/Director, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Dan Goor (Creator, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) comes a new comedy that proves life is better with your crew. This group of young professionals are all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles – and they always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all. There’s Noah, a hopeless romantic eager to settle down; Nicky, a go-getter in real estate who’s adventurous in romance; Sherm, a low-key genius who plays the dating odds; Anthony, whose true love is his career; Wyatt, who’s relieved to be married and out of the dating scene; and Fay, who’s recently divorced and looking to start fresh in LA. And just like wine, their friendship gets better with time. 

Nicole Byer, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, Echo Kellum, Grasie Mercedes and Carl Tart star. 

“Grand Crew” is executive produced by Phil Augusta Jackson, Dan Goor and Mo Marable. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. 

NEW DRAMAS 

THE ENDGAME 

A pulse-pounding high-stakes two-hander about Elena Federova, a recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists throughout New York City for a mysterious purpose. Her antagonist is Val Turner, the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan. The gripping heist drama reveals how far some people will go for love, justice and the most valuable commodity in the world: the truth. 

Morena Baccarin, Ryan Michelle Bathé, Costa Ronin, Jordan Johnson-Hinds, Kamal Bolden, Noah Bean, and Mark Damon Espinoza star. 

Nicholas Wootton writes and executive produces. Jake Coburn, Julie Plec, Emily Cummins, Andrew Schneider and Justin Lin, who directed the pilot, will also executive produce. 

“The Endgame” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, with Nicholas Wootton Productions, Jake Coburn Productions, My So-Called Company and Perfect Storm Entertainment. 

LAW & ORDER 
NBC is bringing back one of its most treasured and honored dramas with the 21st season of “Law & Order.” The series, which will continue the classic bifurcated format that was created for its original run, will once again examine “the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.” 

“Law & Order” is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski. The series will be produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. 

LIMITED SERIES 

THE THING ABOUT PAM 

NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, although he insisted he didn’t kill her. His conviction was later overturned. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp. A thorough examination of the scheme was featured on several episodes of “Dateline NBC,” becoming one of the most popular topics to ever air on the hit NBC franchise. It also became the subject of a popular 2019 podcast, “The Thing About Pam,” which remains one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes. 

The series stars Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Katy Mixon, Glenn Fleshler, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Suanne Spoke, Mac Brandt 

“The Thing About Pam” will be executive produced by Renée Zellweger, Carmella Casinelli, Jenny Klein (showrunner), Mary-Margaret Kunze, Scott Winant, Jessika Borsiczky, Liz Cole, Noah Oppenheim, Scott Winant, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold. 

Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Big Picture Co. will produce.  

UNSCRIPTED SERIES 

AMERICAN SONG CONTEST 

America’s biggest live entertainment event has arrived! Based on the worldwide phenomenon “Eurovision Song Contest,” organized for 65 years by the European Broadcasting Union and watched by 200 million viewers annually, this amazing musical spectacular combines the competitive spirit of rooting for your favorite sports team with the joy of watching a beloved singing performance. “American Song Contest” will feature live original musical performances – representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital – competing to win the country’s vote for the Best Original Song. An incredible solo artist, duo or a band will represent each location and perform a new original song, celebrating the different styles and genres across America. The live competition consists of three rounds as the acts compete in a series of Qualifying Rounds, followed by the Semi Finals and the ultimate Grand Final where one state or territory will emerge victorious.   

“American Song Contest” is executive produced by Audrey Morrissey, Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman, Ola Melzig, and Gregory Lipstone alongside Propagate’s Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens. The series is produced by Propagate in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group.  

THAT’S MY JAM 

Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, “That’s My Jam” is an hourlong music and comedy variety game show that draws inspiration from the most popular “Tonight Show” games. Each episode features two teams of two celebrities competing for a charity of their choice in a series of music, dance, and trivia-based games and musical performances. Signature games to be played include “Launch the Mic,” “Air Guitar,” “Don’t Drop the Beat,” “Perfect Mash-Up,” “Wheel of Impossible Karaoke,” “Slay It, Don’t Spray It” and many more. 

“That’s My Jam” is executive produced by Jimmy Fallon, Jim Juvonen and Mike Yurchuk. The series will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Electric Hot Dog. 

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