NBC Announces 2017-2018 Fall Premiere Dates Including 'This Is Us,' 'The Blacklist'

NBC fall premiere schedule

In what now seems to be an idea so good that everyone's doing it (see our coverage of The CW's fall schedule), NBC announced on Monday that it will premiere the vast majority of its 2017-2018 fall lineup during the week of September 25. NBC's "premiere week" kicks-off with the first of the three-part Season 13 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 25, and wraps-up on Friday, September 29, with Dateline NBC. Fan favorites The Blacklist and Blindspot are both tapped to premiere in October.

Here are some of the highlights to keep in mind:

NBC fall premiere schedule

▪  The Voice opens with a three-night season premiere Monday-Wednesday, adding new coach Jennifer Hudson with returning coaches Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

NBC fall premiere schedule

▪  Because of the The Voice's premiere, the fifth-season premiere of The Blacklist was pushed back a week, to Wednesday, October 4, in its 8 PM time slot.

▪  New military drama The Brave will premiere on Monday, September 25, at 10 PM, following the two-hour first episode of The Voice's season premiere. NBC describes The Brave as:

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes follows D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts as they wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C. All the while, Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.


▪  This Is Us will open its second season on September 26 in its original Tuesday, 9 PM time slot, reversing an earlier announced decision to move the surprise breakout hit to the Thursday, 9 PM time slot.

NBC fall premiere schedule

▪  The new season of Will & Grace will premiere on Thursday, September 28…returning the show to the "Must See TV" time slot that the show held for most of its eight-year run on NBC.

▪  NBC will continue to use the Friday, 8 PM time slot to highlight (translation: repeat) their new and returning shows, at least until the end of October when…

NBC fall premiere schedule

▪  Blindspot  premieres its third season during that hour beginning on October 27.

Here's a full rundown of NBC's fall premieres:

8 PM: The Voice
10 PM: The Brave

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

8 PM: The Voice
9 PM: Law & Order: SVU
10 PM: Chicago P.D.

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

9 PM: Dateline NBC

8 PM: The Blacklist

8 PM: Blindspot

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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