The last three years has had “America’s Got Talent,” topping the charts at NBC, but this year the network is filling its schedule with more scripted-series to entice viewers. Of course staples of NBC summer will still remain, like “American Ninja Warrior” and returning favorite “Last Comic Standing.”
Six original scripted summer series is nothing to scoff at, NBC claims it “is the most of any broadcast network in more than 20 years,” and it fits with the network’s focus of offering a strong original programing schedule year-round “rather than just during the September-May season.”
Scripted series receiving their launch dates are “The Night Shift,” “Undateable,” “Crossbones,” “Taxi Brooklyn,” “Working the Engels” and “Welcome to Sweden,” as well as new alternative series “Food Fighters.”
Premieres for the new seasons of “Last Comic Standing” (Thursday, May 22, 9-11 p.m.), “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday, May 27, 8-10 p.m.) — the #1 summer reality series in adults 18-49 and total viewers — and “American Ninja Warrior” (Monday, May 26, 9-11 p.m.) were previously announced.
Here are the summer premiere dates and times.
Tuesday, May 27 (10-11 p.m.) for “The Night Shift”
Thursday, May 29 (9-10 p.m.; back-to-back half-hour episodes each week) for “Undateable”
Friday, May 30 (10-11 p.m.) for “Crossbones”
Wednesday, June 25 (10-11 p.m.) for “Taxi Brooklyn”
Thursday, July 10 (9-9:30 p.m.) for “Welcome to Sweden”
Thursday, July 10 (9:30-10 p.m.) for “Working the Engels”
Tuesday, July 22 (8-9 p.m.) for “Food Fighters”