NBC Changes Its Mind & Not Moving ‘This Is Us’ After All

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it as they say.

During its upfronts presentation, NBC announced This Is Us was moving to Thursday nights this fall, pairing it with the Will & Grace revival and Dick Wolf’s true crime offering, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. The peacock network has had a change of heart and keeping its breakout hit in its cushy Tuesday 9pm slot after The Voice.

Deadline reports the reversal was due to pre-emptions the show would face from NBC’s Thursday Night Football and Winter Olympics coverage. Seems like those would’ve already been factored in during the network’s initial decision. The heavily-serialized drama can now air as many as 10 episodes without interruption.


With This Is Us now staying put, NBC’s fall schedule for Tuesday and Thursday nights have been reorganized. The Will & Grace revival and Great News will now occupy the 9pm hour, with Superstore and The Good Place moving to the Thursday 8pm hour. Given that NBC is resurrecting its “Must See Television” brand, the new two-hour comedy block is much more fitting. Check out NBC’s revised schedule below.

TUESDAY (previous schedule)

8/7c: The Voice
9/8c: Superstore
9:30/8:30c: The Good Place
10/9c: Chicago Fire

THURSDAY (previous schedule)

8/7c: Will & Grace
8:30/7:30c: Great News
9/8c: This Is Us
10/9c: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

TUESDAY (revised schedule)

8/7c: The Voice
9/8c: This Is Us
10/9c: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

THURSDAY (revised schedule)

8/7c: Superstore
8:30/7:30c: The Good Place
9/8c: Will & Grace
9:30/8:30c: Great News
10/9c: Chicago Fire

  • Odetofear

    Good. NBCs Thursday lineup has always been 30 minute comedy sitcoms, it should stay that way.