NBC is the last of the Big 5 Networks to deliver its outlook for mid-season.

The programming slate springs back into form in January, 2022 with the sixth and final season of This is Us from Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Tuesdays will feature new comedy pairing American Auto and Grand Crew. The Chicago Fire, Med, and PD franchises remain unaltered for Wednesdays. However, Thursdays will see all Law and Order franchises, including the new reboot of the original Law and Order series, airing back to back in a solid programming block. Meanwhile, The Blacklist is set move back to its Friday night time slot in March for the second half of Season 9.

Previously announced shows that have been ordered to series but not yet dated include The WheelL.A. Fire and RescueAGT Extreme and Night Court


New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET/PT) 

January Primetime Schedule 

Sun, Jan. 2 

7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America 

8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football 

Mon, Jan. 3 

8-8:30 P.M. — Kenan (Season Premiere) 

8:30-9 P.M. — Kenan 

9-10 P.M.  — That’s My Jam (Time Period Premiere)  

10-11 P.M. — Ordinary Joe  

Tues, Jan. 4 

8-8:30 P.M. — AMERICAN AUTO (Time Period Premiere)  

8:30-9 P.M — GRAND CREW (Time Period Premiere)  

9-10 P.M. — This Is Us (Season Premiere) 

10-11 P.M.  — New Amsterdam  

Wed, Jan. 5 

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med 

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire 

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D. 

Thur, Jan. 6 

8-9 P.M.  — The Blacklist  

9-10 P.M.  — Law & Order: SVU  

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: Organized Crime 

Fri, Jan. 7 

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC 

Sat, Jan. 8 

9-10 P.M. — Dateline Weekend Mystery 

10-11 P.M. – SNL Vintage  

Post-Olympics Primetime Schedule 

Mon, Feb. 21 

8-10 P.M. – AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (Premiere)  

10-11 P.M. – THE ENDGAME (Premiere) 

Tues, Feb. 22 

8-8:30 P.M. – AMERICAN AUTO  

8:30-9 P.M. – GRAND CREW  

9-10 P.M. – This Is Us 

10-11 P.M. – New Amsterdam 

Wed, Feb. 23 

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med 

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire 

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D. 

Thurs, Feb. 24 

8-9 P.M.  — LAW & ORDER (Premiere) 

9-10 P.M.  — Law & Order: SVU  

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: Organized Crime 

Fri, Feb. 25 

8-9 P.M. – The Blacklist (New Time) 

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC 

Tue, March 8 
10-11 P.M. – THE THING ABOUT PAM (Premiere)* 

Tue, March 15 
8-8:30 P.M. – Young Rock (Season Premiere) 
8:30-9 P.M. – Mr. Mayor (Season Premiere) 

*Note: “The Thing About Pam” is a six-episode limited series, after which on April 19 “New Amsterdam” will return to this timeslot. 



AMERICAN AUTO — “Pilot” — Pictured:(l-r) Michael Benjamin Washington as Cyrus, Ana Gasteyer as Katherine, Humphrey Ker as Elliot, Harriet Dyer as Sadie, Tye White as Jack — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

From the creator of “Superstore” comes a new workplace comedy that takes the wheels off the automobile industry. Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business – when they aren’t fighting or trying to outwit each other. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the crew of Payne Motors is driving home the laughs. 

Ana Gasteyer, Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo star. 

“American Auto” is executive produced by Justin Spitzer, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Jeff Blitz. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Spitzer Holding Company and Kapital Entertainment. 


GRAND CREW — “Pilot” — Pictured:(l-r) Justin Cunningham as Wyatt, Carl Tart as Sherm, Echo Kellum as Noah, Aaron Jennings as Anthony, Nicole Byer as Nicky — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

From Phil Augusta Jackson (Writer/Producer/Director, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Dan Goor (Creator, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) comes a new comedy that proves life is better with your crew. This group of young professionals are all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles – and they always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all. There’s Noah, a hopeless romantic eager to settle down; Nicky, a go-getter in real estate who’s adventurous in romance; Sherm, a low-key genius who plays the dating odds; Anthony, whose true love is his career; Wyatt, who’s relieved to be married and out of the dating scene; and Fay, who’s recently divorced and looking to start fresh in LA. And just like wine, their friendship gets better with time. 

Nicole Byer, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, Echo Kellum, Grasie Mercedes and Carl Tart star. 

“Grand Crew” is executive produced by Phil Augusta Jackson, Dan Goor and Mo Marable. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. 



THE ENDGAME — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Morena Baccarin as Elena Federova, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Val — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

A pulse-pounding high-stakes two-hander about Elena Federova, a recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists throughout New York City for a mysterious purpose. Her antagonist is Val Turner, the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan. The gripping heist drama reveals how far some people will go for love, justice and the most valuable commodity in the world: the truth. 

Morena Baccarin, Ryan Michelle Bathé, Costa Ronin, Jordan Johnson-Hinds, Kamal Bolden, Noah Bean, and Mark Damon Espinoza star. 

Nicholas Wootton writes and executive produces. Jake Coburn, Julie Plec, Emily Cummins, Andrew Schneider and Justin Lin, who directed the pilot, will also executive produce. 

“The Endgame” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, with Nicholas Wootton Productions, Jake Coburn Productions, My So-Called Company and Perfect Storm Entertainment. 


Law & Order — Pictured: “Law & Order” Logo — (Photo by: NBC)

NBC is bringing back one of its most treasured and honored dramas with the 21st season of “Law & Order.” The series, which will continue the classic bifurcated format that was created for its original run, will once again examine “the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.” 

“Law & Order” is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski. The series will be produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. 



NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, although he insisted he didn’t kill her. His conviction was later overturned. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp. A thorough examination of the scheme was featured on several episodes of “Dateline NBC,” becoming one of the most popular topics to ever air on the hit NBC franchise. It also became the subject of a popular 2019 podcast, “The Thing About Pam,” which remains one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes. 

The series stars Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Katy Mixon, Glenn Fleshler, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Suanne Spoke, Mac Brandt 

“The Thing About Pam” will be executive produced by Renée Zellweger, Carmella Casinelli, Jenny Klein (showrunner), Mary-Margaret Kunze, Scott Winant, Jessika Borsiczky, Liz Cole, Noah Oppenheim, Scott Winant, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold. 

Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Big Picture Co. will produce.