NBC is switching up its Tuesday primetime block again by swapping freshman drama The Village and Season 16 of The Voice. The scripted show will now occupy the 8 p.m. slot and the alternative series will take over the 9 o’clock hour. New Amsterdam will remain at 10 p.m.
Before the public got a look at the upcoming NFL regular-season schedule on Wednesday, Howard Katz, the league’s SVP of broadcasting and media operations, relayed to Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN what games they received. In interviews with network executives, all four networks thought Katz’s task of formulating this year’s packages was fair.
NBC has picked up a third season of drama series Good Girls, from creator Jenna Bans. Good Girls became the first series on a Big 4 broadcast networks to land a pact under Netflix’s co-licensing model where the streaming giant pays a significant fee for distributing a show outside of North America. The pact helped Good Girls land a Season 2 renewal after a modest midseason debut on NBC last year.
Charles Van Doren, the handsome scion of a prominent literary family, was the central figure in the TV game show scandals of the late 1950s, admitting that his performances had been rigged. He pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to a grand jury that investigated them. He spent the following decades largely out of the public eye. He was 93.
NBC will explore The InBetween starting later this spring, it was announced on Monday. Premiering Wednesday, May 29, at 10 p.m., The InBetween stars Harriet Dyer (No Activity) as Cassie Bedford, a young woman who has visions. NBC also set the following summertime premiere dates: Dateline, June 10 at 10 p.m.; The Wall, June 20 at 8; and Hollywood Game Night, July 11 at 9.
NBC has renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a record-setting 21st season, making the show the longest-running live-action primetime series in American TV history. The series will surpass the record of 20 seasons currently held by its parent show, Law & Order (1990-2010) and CBS’s Gunsmoke (1955-75). (The Simpsons remains the all-time leader for any primetime show in both seasons at 30, with two more to come, and episodes, currently at 657.)