NBC Midseason 2020 schedule is out. The network is ditching The Voice Tuesday shows altogether until THREE weeks of live shows in May! Are they going back to those horrible live Cross-Battles? Last winter, the network only ditched four weeks of Tuesday shows. Is this a harbinger of things to come?
Meanwhile America’s Got Talent: The Champions season 2 will keep the Monday 8 pm slot warm for six weeks beginning on January 6.
The Voice returns to Mondays on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. for Cycle 18, adding multi-platinum and award-winning recording artist, actor and songwriter Nick Jonas to the coaching lineup along with fan favorites Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.
The Voice lands on the schedule once a week in midseason, making way for hit show Ellen’s Game of Games to keep its prime spot on the schedule for a few extra months before The Voice moves back to twice weekly for the always-anticipated live shows over the cycle’s final three weeks in May.
The combined strength of The Voice and Ellen’s Game of Games on the schedule each week bring in a big live audience and act as strong launching pads for the network’s scripted dramas.
NBC’s unmatched lineup of alternative hits continue to help power midseason, led by last season’s #1 most-watched alternative series, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, as well the breakout competition series Ellen’s Game of Games, both returning to their winning timeslots on Monday Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m., respectively.
January Premiere Dates:
- Monday, Jan. 6: America’s Got Talent: The Champions, Manifest
- Tuesday, Jan. 7: Ellen’s Game of Games, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Premiere Preview)
- Friday, Jan. 10: Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
February Premiere Dates:
- Thursday, Feb. 6: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Indebted
- Sunday, Feb. 16: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Regular Timeslot), Good Girls
- Monday, Feb. 24: The Voice
COMING IN MARCH:
- Little Big Shots
- Council of Dads
8-10 P.M. — America’s Got Talent: The Champions (The Voice returns in February)
10-11 P.M. — Manifest
8-9 P.M. — Ellen’s Game of Games
9-10 P.M. — This Is Us (COUNCIL OF DADS begins in March)
10-11 P.M. — New Amsterdam
8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med
9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire
10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.
THURSDAY (Beginning in February)
8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore
8:30-9 P.M. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-9:30 P.M. — Will & Grace
9:30-10 P.M. — INDEBTED
10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU
8-9 P.M. – LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (The Blacklist returns in March)
9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC
8-9 P.M. — Alternative Encores
9-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live (Encores)
8-9 P.M. — LITTLE BIG SHOTS
9-10 P.M. — ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
10-11 P.M. – Good Girls