NBC fall premiere dates
FBI Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) might arrest Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) when NBC's "Blindspot" returns for Season 2. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

‘Blindspot’ opens NBC fall premiere dates

NBC launches its fall 2016 season on Sept. 14 with the return of Blindspot before the hit series moves to a new night and time on Sept. 21. Check out the NBC fall premiere dates below. All times are Central.

The FBI drama’s fall premiere follows the season finale of “America’s Got Talent.” But on Sept. 21, it moves to its regular spot at 7 p.m. as lead-in for procedurals “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago P.D.”

Starring Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, “Blindspot” was last year’s top new series in the 18-49 demographic when it aired Mondays after “The Voice.” The new time-traveling adventure “Timeless” takes its place on Mondays.

“Timeless,” from Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, follows a history professor, a tech whiz and a soldier who travel through time to stop a criminal from changing the past. It debuts 9 p.m. Oct. 3.

“The Voice” returns for its 11th season at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 with new coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The new comedy “The Good Place,” starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, gets the plum premiere spot immediately following “The Voice.” NBC will air two episodes beginning at 9 p.m. Sept. 19 before the comedy moves to its regular 7:30 p.m. Thursday spot on Sept. 22.

New drama “This Is Us” also gets a lead-in from “The Voice.” It will debut at 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and remain there until Oct. 11, when it will move to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and be followed at 9 p.m. by “Chicago Fire.” An early trailer for “This Is Us,” about several people connected by their birth dates (and more), has attracted more than 70 million views, but I doubt that’s because of the drama shown in the clip. This is a wild guess, but I think it was watched by so many for its lingering look at star Milo Ventimiglia’s bare butt. Just a guess. (Watch below.)

NBC’s Thursdays will be a mix of comedy and drama this fall, with “Superstore” and “Chicago Med” joining “The Good Place” and “The Blacklist.”

Here’s a look at the NBC fall premiere dates. Click here for more on NBC’s new 2016-17 shows.

NBC fall premiere dates

All times CT; new shows in CAPS

Wednesday Sept. 14

9 p.m. Blindspot

Monday, Sept. 19

7 p.m. The Voice
9 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE (preview)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

7 p.m. The Voice
9 p.m. THIS IS US

Wednesday, Sept. 21

7 p.m. Blindspot (time-period premiere)
8 p.m. Law & Order: SVU
9 p.m. Chicago P.D.

Thursday, Sept. 22

7 p.m. Superstore
7:30 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE (time-period premiere)
8 p.m. Chicago Med
9 p.m. The Blacklist

Friday, Sept. 23

7 p.m. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
8 p.m. Dateline NBC

Monday, Oct. 3


Tuesday Oct. 11

8 p.m. THIS IS US (time-period premiere)
9 p.m. Chicago Fire