– NBC has unveiled its mid-season premiere schedule
– Multiple shows have been delayed for the 2023 season
– “One Chicago” shows and “Law & Order” franchise among those affected
NBC recently announced its mid-season premiere dates for several shows in the 2023 season. However, fans should be prepared for some delays in the upcoming schedule. Hit shows such as “One Chicago” and the “Law & Order” franchise are among the series facing a later start than initially anticipated.
Mid-season premieres are typically released in early January to keep up with the television calendar. But for the 2023 season, NBC has moved the air dates for some series a few weeks later than their usual time slots. Key reasons stated by the network for the delay include accommodating the Winter Olympics and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting January 10, returning viewers can enjoy the Season 14 premiere of “The Blacklist” at 10/9c. Unfortunately, though, those eagerly awaiting the return of “Law & Order” and the “One Chicago” franchise — which includes “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago P.D.” — may have to wait a little longer.
Here’s when fans can expect their favorite series to return:
• “One Chicago” shows: Wednesday, February 1
– “Chicago Med” at 8/7c (Season 8)
– “Chicago Fire” at 9/8c (Season 11)
– “Chicago P.D.” at 10/9c (Season 10)
• “Law & Order” franchise: Thursday, February 2
– “Law & Order” at 8/7c (Season 21)
– “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” at 9/8c (Season 24)
– “Law & Order: Organized Crime” at 10/9c (Season 3)
• “This Is Us” (Final Season): Tuesday, February 21 at 9/8c
• “The Endgame” (new thriller series): Monday, February 27 at 10/9c
This delay in premiere dates may be frustrating for fans, but after a tumultuous couple of years due to the pandemic, it’s evident that networks like NBC continue to adapt their schedules to meet the changing needs of viewers and the industry.