NBC Announces Mid Season Winter Schedule with AGT: Champions, The Voice with New Coach Nick Jonas, Manifest and More

Manifest returns in January to NBC
NBC is shoring up its winter season as the peacock network launches new and returning shows in January and February of 2020.

JANUARY PREMIERE DATES INCLUDE:

Monday, Jan. 6: “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” “Manifest”
Tuesday, Jan. 7: “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (Premiere Preview)
Friday, Jan. 10: “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”


FEBRUARY PREMIERE DATES:

Thursday, Feb. 6: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Indebted”
Sunday, Feb. 16: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (Regular Timeslot), “Good Girls”
Monday, Feb. 24: “The Voice”

COMING IN MARCH:

Little Big Shots”
“Council of Dads”

Special Programming: 2020 Ushers in an Array of Special Programming, Including Golden Globes, Billboard Music Awards and Red Nose Day Special.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returns on February 6 with a one-hour season premiere at 8 p.m., pre-empting “Superstore” before airing in its regularly scheduled 8:30 p.m. time slot beginning February 13.

This season's reality lineup includes fan favorite “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” as well the breakout competition series “Ellen’s Game of Games,” both returning to their winning timeslots on Monday, January 6 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, January 7 at 8 p.m., respectively.

Melissa McCarthy joins as the host of “Little Big Shots” with a totally reimagined season from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. The teaming of two of the funniest minds in Hollywood will celebrate the unique kids who inspire us all.

“The Voice” returns to Mondays on February 24 at 8 p.m. for Cycle 18, adding multi-platinum and award-winning recording artist, actor and songwriter Nick Jonas to the coaching lineup along with fan favorites Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.

“The Voice” lands on the schedule once a week in midseason, making way for hit show “Ellen’s Game of Games” to keep its prime spot on the schedule for a few extra months before “The Voice” moves back to twice weekly for the always-anticipated live shows over the cycle’s final three weeks in May. The combined strength of “The Voice” and “Ellen’s Game of Games” on the schedule each week bring in a big live audience and act as strong launching pads for the network’s scripted dramas.

Check out the complete schedule below:

NBC MIDSEASON SCHEDULE 2019 - 2020

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY

8-10 P.M. — America’s Got Talent: The Champions (The Voice returns in February)

10-11 P.M. — Manifest

TUESDAY

8-9 P.M. — Ellen’s Game of Games

9-10 P.M. — This Is Us (COUNCIL OF DADS begins in March)

10-11 P.M. — New Amsterdam

WEDNESDAY

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY (Beginning in February)

8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore

8:30-9 P.M. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

9-9:30 P.M. — Will & Grace

9:30-10 P.M. — INDEBTED

10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU

FRIDAY

8-9 P.M. – LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (The Blacklist returns in March)

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC

SATURDAY

8-9 P.M. — Alternative Encores

9-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live (Encores)

SUNDAY (March)

8-9 P.M. — LITTLE BIG SHOTS

9-10 P.M. — ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST

10-11 P.M. – Good Girls

NEW AND RETURNING SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

“COUNCIL OF DADS”

Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.

The cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O’Neill.

The show is inspired by best-selling author Bruce Feiler’s book “Council of Dads.”

Tony Phelan & Joan Rater (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will write and executive produce along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer,” “CSI: Cyber”) will executive produce.

“Council of Dads” is produced by Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions.

“LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR”

Inspired by the best-selling book, the enigmatic and notorious serial killer known only as “The Bone Collector” once terrified New York City … until he seemingly disappeared. Now, three years later, when an elaborate murder points to his return, it brings former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme out of retirement and back into the fold. Rhyme has a personal connection to the case – a trap set by the killer left him paralyzed – but this time he’s teaming up with Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for profiling. This unlikely detective duo will play a deadly new game of cat and mouse with the brilliant psychopath who brought them together. But how do you catch a killer who always seems to be one step ahead?

The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O'Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli.

Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd created the show and executive produce. Barry O’Brien executive produces and is the showrunner. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and executive produces. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan executive produce for Keshet Media Group. Steve Shill also serves as an executive producer/director.

“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” is produced by Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios.


“ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST”

If there’s a song in your heart, it will get in her head. Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.

The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, with Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen. Lauren Graham is special guest star.

Austin Winsberg will write and executive produce. Richard Shepard will direct and executive produce (pilot only). Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will executive produce. Jason Wang will co-executive produce. Dan Magnante will produce.

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is produced by Lionsgate and Universal Television in association with the Tannenbaum Company, Feigco Entertainment and Universal Music Group’s Polygram.

“INDEBTED”

Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries and the question of who’s parenting who quickly becomes blurred.

The cast includes Fran Drescher, Adam Pally, Steven Weber, Abby Elliott and Jessy Hodges.

Dan Levy, who created the show, will write and executive produce. Doug Robinson and David Guarascio will executive produce. Adam Pally will co-executive produce.

"LITTLE BIG SHOTS”

Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, comedian and producer Melissa McCarthy joins as the new host of “Little Big Shots," from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres, for an all-new and totally reinvented season. Melissa introduces us to a new generation of amazing kids from the U.S. and beyond, all of whom will show off the surprising, smart, funny and downright awesome things they can do. From brainy little whiz kids to mini virtuosos, it’s going to be an exciting, inspiring and adorable time for all. And with the invincible pairing of Ellen and Melissa, two of the funniest and most talented women in Hollywood at the helm, kids who defy the odds, reject stereotypes and conquer their dreams will give us a peek at what today’s cutest – and tomorrow’s biggest – talents look like!

“Little Big Shots” is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Steve Harvey, Jeff Kleeman, Alison Holloway, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner.

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