NBC's fall 2020-2021 lineup is coming together, and despite a chaotic year of shutdowns and production delays, the slate is still full of familiar favorites and a few promising newcomers, too. Among the returning series are This Is Us, New Amsterdam, Manifest, The Blacklist, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Also returning are the One Chicago shows and Law & Order: SVU, each of which got three-season pickups earlier this year. However, NBC will also say goodbye to several series, including freshman comedies Indebted and Sunnyside, as well as the legal drama Bluff City Law.
As for new shows, get excited for Law & Order: Organized Crime, an SVU spin-off starring Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, that will debut in 2021. The network has also picked up some exciting new comedies, including Young Rock, based on the childhood of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; the new Ted Danson-led comedy Mr. Mayor, co-created by Tina Fey; and a new remotely produced scripted comedy from Blindspot creator Martin Gero and Brendan Gall called Connecting, which is set in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the network will have Kenan Thompson's The Kenan Show, which was first announced last year, and the return of Saturday Night Live for Season 46.
Head here to check out NBC's fall 2020-2021 schedule to find out when your favorite series will air and which ones have been reserved for a midseason premiere. And here you can find the fall 2020 premiere dates.
Law & Order: Organized Crime
Christopher Meloni will reprise his role as beloved Law & Order: Special Victims Unit character Elliot Stabler in a new Dick Wolf series. The show will focus on the NYPD's organized crime unit, which is led by Stabler.
From Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman., Debris follows the story of two agents from the CIA and MI6, who must work together to investigate the wreckage of a destroyed alien spaceship that has mysterious effects on humankind. The series stars Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele.
Originally conceived as a 30 Rock spin-off, the new series revolves around a wealthy businessman (The Good Place star Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while humanely controlling the coyote population.
The Kenan Show
Saturday Night Live mainstay Kenan Thompson stars as a newly widowed dad who is determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law (Andy Garcia) become more involved in their lives.
A comedy series based on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's formative years. The wrestler-turned-action star will appear in every episode, bookending flashbacks to early points in his life growing up in Hawaii before he made it big.
This ensemble comedy set in the time of the coronavirus pandemic will focus on a group of friends trying to stay connected through video chats.