NBC confirmed the network’s upcoming Fall premiere schedule on Monday morning. The new 2019-20 season features two new Thursday comedies and a new legal family drama on Monday nights starring Jimmy Smits.
The three freshman shows join four-time Emmy Award-winning music competition series “The Voice,” and the hit drama “This Is Us.” The first-year hit “New Amsterdam” is also coming back this fall, along with the Wednesday lineup of “Chicago” dramas. Thursday includes “Superstore” and the final season of “The Good Place” this year.
Premiere dates for NBC’s new midseason series – dramas “Council of Dads,” “Lincoln” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and the comedies “Indebted” and “The Kenan Show” – will be announced at a later date according to the network. NBC also confirmed that “Sunday Night Football” begins on Thursday, September 5th at 8:20 p.m. ET/PT when the Green Bay Packers head to Chicago to face the Bears.
“The Voice” and “Bluff City Law” start things off on Monday, September 23rd. “The Voice,” “This is Us,” and “New Amsterdam” premiere the following day. As we stated earlier, the Chicago dramas dominate the Wednesday schedule, and viewers can find the premieres for “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago P.D.” on September 24th. The following night hosts the premieres for “Superstore,” “The Good Place,” “Law & Order SVU,” and the two new shows “Perfect Harmony” and “Sunnyside.” The Friday night premieres include “Dateline NBC.”
NBC described the new series earlier this year, and you can read the official descriptions below.
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.
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.
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.
Subscribe to Daily Updates and never miss a headline.