NBC Announces Fall 2019 Return Dates for "The Good Place," "This Is Us," "Chicago" Franchise, More

Four days after CBS announced its fall season premiere dates, it's NBC's turn in the timeslot spotlight with a rundown of its premiering Fall 2019 line-up. Freshman series Bluff City Law, Perfect Harmony, and Sunnyside join returning ratings heavyweights This Is Us, The Voice, The Good Place, and the Wednesday night Chicago franchise.

Here's a look at what NBC has to offer viewers – and when – starting this September, including a look at the trailers and season synopsis for the three freshmen shows:



8:20 p.m. – Sunday Night Football (Ed. Note: we know…): Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears


8-10 p.m. – The Voice

10 p.m. – Bluff City Law

Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah's celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along.

The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson.

Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Michael Aguliar and David Janollari will executive produce. "Bluff City Law" is produced by Universal Television in association with David Janollari Entertainment.


8 p.m. – The Voice

9 p.m. – This Is Us

10 p.m. – New Amsterdam


8 p.m. – Chicago Med

9 p.m. – Chicago Fire

10 p.m. – Chicago P.D.


8 p.m. – Superstore

8:30 p.m. – Perfect Harmony

Bradley Whitford stars in this comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.

The cast includes Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.

Lesley Wake Webster will write and executive produce. Jason Winer will direct and executive produce. Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler will executive produce. "Perfect Harmony" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company.

9 p.m. – The Good Place

9:30 p.m. – Sunnyside

Garrett Modi was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But instead of spending his time in office helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics. When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career. Now, Garrett's crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he's hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption, as long as he remembers where he came from.

The cast includes Kal Penn, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Kiran Deol, Poppy Liu, Moses Storm and Samba Schutte.

Kal Penn and Matt Murray will write and executive produce. Michael Schur will be supervising executive producer. David Miner and Dan Spilo will executive produce. "Sunnyside" is produced by Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.

10 p.m. – Law & Order: SVU


8 p.m. – Bluff City Law (repeat – one week only)

9-11 p.m. – Dateline NBC


8 p.m. – The Blacklist


9 p.m. – Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

10 p.m. – Saturday Night Live (repeats)

NBC will release the premiere dates for new midseason series Council of Dads, Lincoln, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Indebted, and The Kenan Show at a later date.

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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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