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Opinion From Campaign US: NBC announces only three new series for fall 2016

The immediate response to this lineup (pending the other network announcements, of course) could be that the broadcast networks are more concerned with a 12-month lineup than gutting the airwaves with the majority of new product in the fall

From Campaign US: “An embarrassment of riches” is how Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, described the network’s fall 2016 primetime schedule during a conference call prior to the official unveiling to advertisers on Monday. Others might just call it lazy.

Overall, NBC will introduce only three new shows this fall: dramas “Timeless” and “This is Us,” and sitcom “The Good Place.” Historically, this could very well be the fewest new series NBC has ever introduced in the fall. Last season there were five.

Four series (“Blindspot,” “Superstore,” “Chicago Med” and “The Blacklist”) are moving to new time periods. And only four nights of the week – Monday through Thursday – will feature changes. See the grid below for the specific times and the new fall show descriptions.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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