NBC 2018 Upfronts: ‘Chicago’ Owns Wednesdays, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Held For Midsesason, ‘Lost’-Like Series & More

If you still don’t know the status of your favorite NBC shows from this season, check out our wrap-up before proceeding. With exception to Timeless, which is still in limbo, the fate of every other series has been decided. If you’re already in the know, read below to learn what NBC unveiled at its 2018 upfronts presentation.

With regards to existing shows, Law & Order: SVU is being moved to 10pm Thursday nights to make room for Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise. Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will now air on the same night, Wednesday. Midnight, Texas, which aired its inaugural season during last summer, gets upgraded to a fall premiere. Veteran series The Blacklist, which narrowly escaped cancellation, moves to Friday nights after Blindspot. In addition, the James Spader series is being held until midseason. The same goes for the newly-acquired Brooklyn Nine-Nine. NBC saved the series after FOX canceled it, but is holding off until 2019.

What does the peacock network have new to offer next season? First, there’s the Lost-like series Manifest starring Josh Dallas. It’s being touted as Lost but in reverse. Honestly, it looks pretty damn good. Execs think so too. It scored the coveted post Voice slot on Monday nights.

Another new series getting a solid push is New Amsterdam starring Ryan Eggold. The medical drama will air after This Is Us on Tuesday nights. Like Manifest, it looks entertaining. As does the new Amy Poehler-produced series I Feel Bad about being perfectly okay with being imperfect.

Check out the trailers for some of the new shows below, along with the fall schedule.

NBC 2018-2019 New Dramas

Manifest

When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.

The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur.

New Amsterdam

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.

The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.

The Enemy Within

In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.

The cast includes Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner.

The InBetween

Cassie Bishop was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases. From writer/executive producer Moira Kirland (“Castle,” “Madam Secretary”) comes this suspenseful, new character-driven procedural drama.

The cast includes Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Paul Blackthorne.

The Village

Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.

The cast includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.

NBC 2018-2019 New Comedies

I Feel Bad

She’s kinda got it all figured out. I Feel Bad, from executive producer Amy Poehler and starring Sarayu Blue and Paul Adelstein.

Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Okay, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s okay, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From Executive Producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly okay with being imperfect.

Abby’s

From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family.

The cast includes Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn.

NBC 2018-2019 New Alternative Series

The Titan Games

Inspired by Dwayne Johnson’s desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential both mentally and physically, this inspiring new reality series offers everyday people the opportunity to step inside the Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Every episode, six contenders compete against one of six reigning Titans. They will be challenged in incredible, head-to-head battles designed to test the mind, body and heart of our competitors. Sheer brute strength won’t be enough. If a contender rises to the occasion and defeats one of the Titans, they take their place and join the elite Titan group. But once one becomes a Titan, they must be victorious every week to keep their spot. In the epic season finale, Titans battle it out against one another in the hope of becoming the last male and female standing.

Dwayne Johnson, Arthur Smith, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Toby Gorman executive produce. “The Titan Games” is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, A. Smith & Co. Productions and Seven Bucks Productions.

NBC 2018-2019 Fall Schedule

MONDAY
8 pm The Voice
10 pm MANIFEST (New Show)

TUESDAY
8 pm The Voice
9 pm This Is Us
10 pm NEW AMSTERDAM (New Show)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Chicago Med (New time slot)
9 pm Chicago Fire (New time slot)
10 pm Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 pm Superstore
8:30 pm The Good Place
9 pm Will & Grace
9:30 pm I FEEL BAD (New Show)
10 pm Law & Order: SVU (New time slot)

FRIDAY
8 pm Blindspot
9 pm Midnight Texas (New time slot)
10 pm Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8 pm Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10 pm Saturday Night Live (encore)
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live

SUNDAY
7 pm Football Night in American
8:20 pm Sunday Night Football

NBC 2018-2019 Midseason Offerings

A.P. Bio, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Blacklist, Good Girls, World of Dance, Ellen’s Game of Games, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS, THE TITAN GAMES, ABBY’S, THE ENEMY WITHIN, THE VILLAGE and THE INBETWEEN