Vanessa Hudgens new show Powerless
This year NBC had to share its two hours of Radio City Music Hall time with the other networks of NBCUniversal, including E!, Bravo, USA, Syfy, Telemundo, etc.
Erik Kripke and Shawn Ryan’s hot new time-travel drama series Timeless landed the Monday 10 PM slot behind The Voice, while Blindspot is being transplanted to Wednesdays at 8 PM. Only three new series and four moved returning shows on the fall schedule at the network which is “dancing a jig,” says Entertainment Group chief Bob Greenblatt. That’s because “for the first time in a long time we’re not running around throwing shows against the wall and hoping for the best.”
Dick Wolf has expanded his Chicago franchise to four series with new Chicago Justice. He also has Law & Order: SVU. NBC is moving Superstore to pair it with after-life comedy The Good Place. The New Celebrity Apprentice starring Arnold Schwarzenegger will not launch until after the presidential election. USA’s Mr. Robot stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek, while Tina Fey-and-Robert Carlock have a new comedy Great News, and new Trial & Error. Syfy has Krypton; NBC’s Emerald City – a sort of Wizard of Oz cum Game of Thrones.
Jimmy Fallon opens the show, dressed as Hamilton and singing: Ten shows premiering this fall and the word “Chicago” appears in them all….At least we can say we’re the network that fired Donald Trump.”