NBC's 2014-2015 Schedule: The Blacklist Busts Up the Thursday Comedy Block, and Where's Parks and Rec?
When they're done with that peach, Red Reddington and that tiny dog are going to eat NBC's Thursday-night comedy block for dinner.
The network has unveiled its schedule for the 2014-2015 season, which will cut its storied comedy block in half and eventually make room for its biggest freshman hit of the 2013-2014 season, The Blacklist.
Although The Blacklist will keep its post-The Voice slot on Mondays at the start of the fall season, it will eventually be replaced by the new Katherine Heigl-fronted drama State of Affairs on November 17. The Blacklist, which will also get the post-Super Bowl slot in 2015, will then move to Thursdays at 9pm in February, where it will lead into freshman spy thriller Allegiance at 10pm. (Allegiance will replace Parenthood, which will air a 13-episode final season this fall).
One of the casualties of NBC's Thursday comedy cutback is Parks and Recreation, which despite being renewed for a seventh season isn't currently scheduled. Instead, NBC will air an hour of The Biggest Loser at 8pm, followed by freshman comedies Bad Judge and A to Z at 9pm. Marry Me, another freshman comedy, will be paired with returning comedy About a Boy after The Voice's Tuesday edition.
New drama The Mysteries of Laura, starring Debra Messing as a homicide detective, will kick off a Wednesday-night procedural block that also includes Law & Order: SVU and Chicago Fire. Both SVU and Chicago Fire will return to their current time slots of 9pm and 10pm, respectively.
NBC will also debut new comic book drama Constantine on Fridays at 10pm, following Grimm at 9pm.
New series Odyssey, the Krysten Ritter-starring Mission Control, the Elisha Cuthbert-starring One Big Happy, Mr. Robinson, and Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as event series Emerald City, Aquarius, and Heroes: Reborn have yet to be scheduled. A.D., a miniseries from The Bible producer Mark Burnett, will begin on Easter Sunday 2015. Hannibal is expected to return for Season 3 in the spring.
Check out the network's full schedule below.
NBC'S FALL 2014-2015 SCHEDULE
New shows are listed in ALL CAPS
8pm-10pm – The Voice
10pm-11pm – The Blacklist / STATE OF AFFAIRS (beginning November 17)
8-9pm – The Voice
9-9:30pm – MARRY ME
9:30-10pm – About a Boy
10-11pm – Chicago Fire
8-9pm – THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
9-10pm – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11pm – Chicago P.D.
8-9pm – Dateline NBC
9-10pm – Grimm
10-11pm – CONSTANTINE
7-8:20pm – Football Night in America
8:20-11:30pm – Sunday Night Football
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