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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This Is Us Quotes

Miguel: When I think of your mom and me, I think of the phrase 'written in the stars'. I used to love that expression, the way it meant that the universe had plans for two people. That was your mom and dad, but it wasn't like that for her and me. It was strange. And I was filled with doubt on our wedding day and on a lot of days after that. But as the years went by, I realized that was okay. Some love stories are written in the stars and other love stories are written together: two people the universe had no plans for writing their story in the stars together.

Randall: It's always darkest before the dawn, but we hang our tragedies on a fence post and we fight on.
Kevin: What do we do?
Randall: I don't know. It sounded better when Beth said it.