NBC Sunday unveiled a fall prime-time lineup that includes one new comedy and two new dramas, including one executive produced by Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis.
And “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — a comedy cancelled by Fox — will join NBC’s schedule at midseason.
Both of NBC’s series that premiered last fall have been canceled, the dramas “The Brave” and “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”
Other series not returning include the comedy “Great News” and the drama “Taken,” which both ran for two seasons.
Two series that premiered at midseason, “A.P. Bio” and “Good Girls” were renewed. Both of their second seasons will begin at midseason.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said decisions have not been made on the futures of “Champions,” a comedy that premiered at midseason, and “Timeless,” the time-traveling drama that has run for two seasons, .
Zemeckis won a best director Oscar for “Forrest Gump” and wrote and directed all three installments of the “Back to the Future” trilogy, and will be executive producer of “Manifest.” That show will be about a turbulent-but-routine air flight where the world has aged five years between takeoff and arrival.
“Some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible,” according to NBC.
“Manifest’s” cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur.
The other new drama on NBC’s fall schedule is the hospital drama “New Amsterdam,” inspired by New York City’s Bellevue, the nation’s oldest hospital.
“New Amsterdam” stars Ryan Eggold as the hospital’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care at the understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital.
The cast also includes Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. The pilot was written by David Schulner, who had been a co-producer on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”
The lone new comedy on NBC’s fall schedule is “I Feel Bad,” which NBC describes as “a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect.”
“I Feel Bad” stars Sarayu Blue, a cast member on the 2016-17 CW romantic comedy-drama “No Tomorrow.” She will portray a mother, boss, wife, friend and daughter “just figuring it out like the rest of us,” according to NBC.
The executive producers of “I Feel Bad,” include actress Amy Poehler.
The supernatural drama “Midnight, Texas,” which premiered in July, will be part of the fall lineup, airing Fridays at 9 p.m.
The crime thriller “The Blacklist” will return at midseason.
NBC’s fall prime-time schedule will consist of nine hours of drama, four hours of sports programming, three hours each of alternative series and news magazines, two hours of situation comedies and one hour of reruns of “Saturday Night Live.”
Here is NBC’s fall schedule:
Sunday: “Football Night in America”; “NBC Sunday Night Football”;
Monday: “The Voice”; “Manifest”;
Tuesday: “The Voice”; “This Is Us”; “New Amsterdam”;
Wednesday: “Chicago Med”; “Chicago Fire”; “Chicago P.D.”;
Thursday: “Superstore”; “The Good Place”; “Will & Grace”; “I Feel Bad”; “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”;
Friday: “Blindspot”; “Midnight, Texas”; “Dateline NBC”;
Saturday: “Dateline Saturday Dateline Mystery”; “Saturday Night Live” reruns.