NBC has opted to move Dwayne Johnson reality/competition series “The Titan Games” from Wednesday to Thursday to keep the night of Chicago-set dramas intact. It opens Thursday, Jan. 3 from 8-10 p.m. ET before settling into its Thursday 8 p.m. hour as a lead-in to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which was rescued by NBC after being canceled by Fox.
“The Titan Games” will feature people from across the United States competing in an arena against one of six reigning “Titans” in a series of endurance-based mental and physical challenges of “epic proportions”. If successful, the competitor will become a member of the group of Titans, who will have to defend their title every week against new competitors in order to remain in the group.
Critically acclaimed “The Good Place” will shift to Thursday at 9:30 p.m. beginning January 10 for its final two episodes of the season. Effective on Thursday, Jan. 31 will be relocated “Will & Grace” in the time period. Current freshman occupant “I Feel Bad” is expected to be canceled.
“Superstore,” meanwhile, will be pre-empted before returning in March when the 8-10 p.m. two-hour comedy block returns with all original programming.