Chris Rock will host the Oct. 3 season premiere of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with Megan Thee Stallion as musical guest. The announcement was made by SNL in a tweet today.
ABC on Tuesday became the last of the five broadcast networks to announce its fall premiere dates for new and returning series. In keeping with tradition, the Disney-owned network will concentrate its returning dates for the crowded Premiere Week, where new series like Stumptown will go head-to-head with the likes of CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans and NBC’s New Amsterdam.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit shift days in primetime lineup.
Fox has set its fall premiere schedule, and like its broadcast counterparts it’s loaded up in the first week of the season. The network is also opting not to use the NFL to help launch any of its series, a change from the past couple of seasons.
NBC is only adding three new shows to its schedule this fall, and the network has announced that all three are set to premiere the week of Sept. 23.
On Mondays, the Jimmy Smits-led courtroom drama Bluff City Law will follow The Voice, while on Thursdays, Bradley Whitford starrer Perfect Harmony and Kal Penn comedy Sunnyside join Superstore, The Good Place and Law & Order: SVU. Other dates to keep in the diary include Sept. 23 for the season 4 premiere of This Is Us, and Sept. 26 for the final season premiere of The Good Place.
CBS has unveiled its fall premiere game plan for the 2019-20 TV season, and The Neighborhood will be first out of the gate on Monday, Sept. 23. The sophomore sitcom will serve as the lead in to new series Bob Hearts Abishola (at 8:30) and the legal drama All Rise (at 9).
As usual, everything starts with a Big Bang: CBS has unveiled its fall premiere game plan for the 2018-19 TV season, kicking things off with the Season 12 premiere of The Big Bang Theory on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 ET, followed by the Season 2 debut of spinoff Young Sheldon at 8:30. (Both shows will shift to their regular Thursday timeslots later that week, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 and 8:30 p.m.)