Today, NBC officially confirmed their premiere dates for the bulk of their 2018 premieres, and by and large most of them are predictable. Late September is the designated start time for a lot of different series, with Thursday nights being slightly different thanks to an extended Law & Order: SVU premiere. Meanwhile, Fridays are being held over until October, which is fairly standard given that they don’t want to start that lineup off until the warmer weather starts to go away.
As per usual, all times below are Eastern unless indicated otherwise — for more premiere dates, be sure to take a look at the official CarterMatt Premiere Guide.
Monday, September 24
8:00 – The Voice
10:00 – Manifest (new drama)
Tuesday, September 25
9:00 – This Is Us
10:00 – New Amsterdam (new drama)
Wednesday, September 26
8:00 – Chicago Med
9:00 – Chicago Fire
10:00 – Chicago PD
Thursday, September 27
8:00 – The Good Place (one-hour premiere)
9:00 – Law & Order: SVU (two-hour premiere)
Thursday, October 4
8:00 – Superstore
9:00 – Will & Grace
9:30 – I Feel Bad (new comedy)
Friday, October 12
8:00 – Blindspot
Friday, October 26
9:00 – Midnight, Texas
So why not start Midnight, Texas earlier in the season? That’s a good question to ponder given that Blindspot is starting a couple of weeks later. If we had to guess as to the logic of this, the simple answer here is just that maybe NBC wants to market the start of the show around Halloween to help draw more viewers — it’s either that or they want to just air some longer Dateline episodes or spend the first few episodes of the season in order to air as many different repeats as possible. That’s what many different networks like to do in order to get their fall shows, especially the new ones, off to a promising start.
Hopefully, this announcement is just the beginning of many other networks getting the ball rolling. We’re going to have a little bit more information on premiere dates in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.
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