NBC holds ‘Chicago Justice,’ ‘The Blacklist: Redemption,’ ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ more for midseason
Today marks the upfront presentation for NBC, and with that, we’re getting our chance to see for the first time the full fall schedule for the network. Unfortunately, there are a few shows we didn’t see on this schedule that some are excited for.
So what about “Chicago Justice”? We just heard that the “Chicago PD” spin-off was ordered to series, but it’s not on the schedule. The same goes for “The Blacklist: Redemption,” which was recently launched with the arrival of Famke Janssen to the flagship show. Both of these series should premiere at some point in midseason, once other shows either wipe out or are put on some sort of temporary hiatus.
One show in particular that is waiting until midseason for a specific reason is “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The new version of the show hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger will likely launch on Mondays in the new year, and it also seems that a consideration here may be getting through the rest of the election cycle given Donald Trump’s former tie to the show.
Also on hold at the moment are “Emerald City,” a long-awaited adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz,” a prequel to the “Taken” movie franchise, and also “Midnight, Texas,” based on the work of Charlaine Harris, who wrote the Sookie Stackhouse novels that inspired “True Blood.” NBC has a lot of shows still on slate, which is probably why they only ordered “Grimm” for thirteen episodes at first this coming season. They’ve gotta see how all of the programming fares, and then make some more decisions from there.
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