NBC is shuffling its fall schedule, moving “This Is Us” back to its original night, Tuesdays.
After announcing at upfronts that “This Is Us” would move from Tuesday nights where it became broadcast’s top new hit last season, NBC has resorted back to the show’s original timeslot.
With “This Is Us” airing on Tuesdays, the family drama will now run for nine to ten consecutive episodes, rather than being broken up by Thursday Night Football, which begins mid-fall on NBC.
With the serialized storytelling of “This Is Us,” airing continuous episodes is “vitally important."
A source says network executives realized that a Thursday night time-shift could have been “disruptive” to fans who are conditioned to watching the series on Tuesdays.
Although “This Is Us” will not stick on Thursday nights, “Will & Grace” is staying on that night, and just moving an hour to 9 p.m., rather than 8 p.m., as it was originally scheduled.
Here is NBC’s new fall lineup:
8 p.m. – The Voice
9 p.m. – This Is Us
10 p.m. – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
8 p.m. – Superstore
8:30 p.m. – The Good Place
9 p.m. – Will & Grace
9:30 p.m. – Great News
10 p.m. – Chicago Fire