NBC 2017 Fall Schedule Shuffle: This Is Us Reclaims Original Time Slot & More!

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If you were saddened to learn This Is Us was heading to Thursdays and meeting up with some awful sports preemptions, you weren't alone.

And now, you can thank NBC for considering people like us and rethinking their decision to move the serial story.

Instead, This Is Us is heading BACK to its original Tuesday slot and taking Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders with it. 

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They'll be airing after The Voice, which continues to mean very good things for shows on NBC.

Thursdays will now feature a two-hour comedy block with Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace and Great News, followed by the second highest rated series on the network, Chicago Fire.

It's unclear how this will affect NBC's plans to relaunch "Must-See TV" on Thursday nights, but we might find out more as this story progresses.

Surely the Network's number 2 drama and the return of Will & Grace will be worthy of the slogan, right?

The updated Tuesday and Thursday fall schedules are below:


8 p.m. – The Voice
9 p.m. – This Is Us
10 p.m. – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders


8 p.m. – Superstore
8:30 p.m. – The Good Place
9 p.m. – Will & Grace
9:30 p.m. – Great News
10 p.m. – Chicago Fire

Alright gang!

What do you think about the schedule change? Are you pleased you can continue watching This Is Us in the same great place?

If you could tweak other schedules, what might you do?

I'm relieved. Football hiatuses could have been killer for a serial story the likes of that told on This Is Us. 

Over to you!

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Randall: Mom, all I want to say is that I love you and I'm concerned. And you getting so defensive over absolutely nothing is making me more concerned. And for you to say that you're the mother and I'm the son after 20 years -
Rebecca: What, Randall?
Randall: Never mind. I don't want to say anything.
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For 40 years, I pushed people away, not because I thought they would hurt me, but because I thought I would hurt them. I told myself that it was for their own good, that I was broken. But I was wrong. I wasn't broken. I was sick. And when you're sick, you've got to let the people who care about you help you.