Two new dramas, Manifest and New Amsterdam, and one comedy, I Feel Bad, join the NBC fall 2018-19 schedule. Other new shows will join the lineup later in the season.
NBC must have high hopes for “Manifest,” a high-concept drama about the reappearance of a plane and its passengers that have been missing for more than five years. The network put the mystery starring Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas in the plum post-“The Voice” slot at 10/9c Mondays.
The medical drama “New Amsterdam” also got a great spot in the lineup—following the hit “This Is Us” at 10/9c Tuesdays. The family comedy “I Feel Bad” becomes part of the network’s Thursday comedy lineup.
NBC is holding back what could be its biggest show, “The Enemy WIthin,” for midseason. Jennifer Carpenter stars as a former CIA operative who went to prison for treason. But now the FBI needs her to help chase down a criminal she knows.
The Chicago-based series—“Med,”“Fire” and “P.D.”—will air all together on Wednesday nights in the fall. “Midnight, Texas” returns for a second season on Fridays after “Blindspot.”
NBC picked up “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” after Fox canceled the comedy. It currently is not on NBC’s schedule.
NBC canceled dramas “The Brave,” “Law & Order: True Crime,” “The Night Shift,” “Rise,” “Taken” and “Shades of Blue.” The comedy “Great News” was not renewed either.
NBC introduced its new 2018-19 shows Sunday. You’ll find the schedule, show descriptions, photos and three teasers below.
NBC Fall 2018-19 schedule
(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times CT)
7 p.m. The Voice
9 p.m. MANIFEST
7 p.m. The Voice
8 p.m. This Is Us
9 p.m. NEW AMSTERDAM
7 p.m. Chicago Med
8 p.m. Chicago Fire
9 p.m. Chicago P.D.
7 p.m. Superstore
7:30 p.m. The Good Place
8 p.m. Will & Grace
8:30 p.m. I FEEL BAD
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU
7 p.m. Blindspot
8 p.m. Midnight, Texas
9 p.m. Dateline NBC
7 p.m. Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
9 p.m. Saturday Night Live (encores)
8 p.m. Football Night in America
7:20 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football
NBC new shows
The Enemy Within
In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, brilliant former CIA operative Erica Shepherd, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history, is serving a life sentence in a Supermax prison. With nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy they must think like one.
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner star.
Ken Woodruff will write and executive produce. Mark Pellington will direct and executive produce the pilot. Vernon Sanders also executive produces. “The Enemy Within” is produced by Universal Television.
Cassie Bishop was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. Cassie agrees to use her abilities when her longtime friend, Det. Tom Hackett, and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases.
Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Paul Blackthorne star.
Moira Kirland (“Castle,” “Madam Secretary”) will write and executive produce. Charlotte Sieling will direct and executive produce the pilot. David Heyman and Nancy Cotton also executive produce. “The InBetween” is produced by Universal Television, NBCU International Television Studio and Heyday Television.
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years. Their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur star.
Jeff Rake will write and executive produce. David Frankel will direct and executive produce the pilot. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive produce. “Manifest” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment.
Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin. As the institution’s newest medical director, Goodwin sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
Bellevue is the only hospital in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof, yet it is understaffed, underfunded and under-appreciated. So how can Goodwin help? The doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this hospital and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine star.
David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis will direct and executive produce the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce. “New Amsterdam” is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside, but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war. The heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything—even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
Mike Daniels will write and executive produce. Minkie Spiro will direct and executive produce the pilot. Jessica Rhoades also executive produces. “The Village” is produced by Universal Television and 6107 Productions.
From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. Rules at Abby’s include a cell phone ban (you’re not even allowed to “look something up”). Earning a seat at the bar takes time, and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family.
Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn star.
Josh Malmuth will write and executive produce. Pamela Fryman will direct and executive produce the pilot. Michael Schur and David Miner also executive produce. “Abby’s” is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.
I Feel Bad
Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect.
Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley star.
Aseem Batra will write and executive produce. Julie Anne Robinson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer also executive produce. “I Feel Bad” is produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
The Titan Games
Inspired by Dwayne Johnson’s desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential both mentally and physically, this new reality series offers everyday people the opportunity to step inside the Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Six contenders compete against one of six reigning Titans. They will be challenged in head-to-head battles designed to test the mind, body and heart. Sheer brute strength won’t be enough. If a contender rises to the occasion and defeats one of the Titans, they take their place and join the elite Titan group. But once one becomes a Titan, they must be victorious every week to keep their spot. In the epic season finale, Titans battle it out against one another in the hope of becoming the last male and female standing.
Dwayne Johnson, Arthur Smith, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Toby Gorman executive produce. “The Titan Games” is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, A. Smith & Co. Productions and Seven Bucks Productions.