Thursday, March 08, 2018

NBC Summer 2018 Schedule; ABC Picks Up The Good Doctor for 2018-19 Season

NBC

Continuing the momentum of the current season in which NBC is #1 in both 18-49 and total viewers, the network has announced the premiere dates for #1 summer series America's Got Talent, freshman success World of Dance and the two-time Emmy Award-nominated high-octane competition series American Ninja Warrior. In addition, adventure series Running Wild with Bear Grylls will be returning for its fourth season. And Making It, the six-episode series from executive producers, hosts and pop-culture's favorite comedic best friends, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, will make its premiere on NBC Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The following is most of the summer line-up:

Saturday, May 26
8:00pm – 10:00pm DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY (Original) (through 8/11)

Tuesday, May 29
8:00pm – 10:00pm AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Original) (through 9/18)
10:00pm – 10:59:30pm WORLD OF DANCE (Original) (through 7/24)

Wednesday, May 30
8:00pm – 10:00pm AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (Original) (through 6/13)
10:00pm – 10:59:30pm RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS (Original) (through 8/8)

Friday, June 1
8:00pm – 10:00pm AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (Repeat) (through 9/21)

Sunday, June 10
7:00pm – 8:00pm DATELINE NBC (Repeat) (through 9/2)
8:00pm – 9:00pm WORLD OF DANCE (Repeat) (through 9/2)
9:00pm – 11:00pm AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Repeat) (through 9/2)

Monday, June 18
8:00pm – 10:00pm AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (Original) (through 9/10)

Wednesday, July 25
8:00pm – 10:00pm WORLD OF DANCE (Original) (through 8/8)

Wednesday, August 15
8:00pm – 9:00pm AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Original) (Live ET/CT) (through 9/19)
9:00pm – 10:59:30pm WORLD OF DANCE (Original) (through 9/12)

Saturday, August 18
8:00pm – 9:00pm DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY (Repeat) (through 9/22)
9:00pm – 10:59:30pm AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Repeat) (through 9/22)


The Good Doctor

In an unsurprising announcement, ABC has renewed the hit drama series The Good Doctor for the 2018-19 season. Currently in its first season, The Good Doctor has been a breakout since its premiere in 2017. It has become ABC's most watched freshmen series in 13 years and is delivering triple-digit year-over-year time period increases to Monday's 10 o'clock hour for ABC in Total Viewers (+172%) and Adults 18-49 (+162%). In fact, The Good Doctor is producing the strongest improvement to any hour across the major networks' schedules this season.

Golden Globe(R) nominee, Freddie Highmore, stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.

The Good Doctor returns with an all-new original episode on Monday, March 12, at 10:00 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki.