NBC Makes A Huge Decision About ‘This Is Us’

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This Is Us is no stranger to going back in time, but this time around, the show is going back to its regularly slotted time.

Earlier this month, the big five networks announced their 2017-2018 TV lineups and both NBC and The CW made major changes that could have impacted one another.  Originally, NBC moved its hit drama, This Is Us, to Thursday nights in order to channel its old-school “Must-See TV” Thursday mantra. In addition to the fact that This Is Us would’ve been competing with ABC’s longstanding TGIT aka all-things Shondaland, The CW had a bit of a conflict as well.

The CW announced earlier this month that they too would be making a change in their Thursday lineup. Arrow, which is a major hit for the network is moving from its Wednesday night slot — which it has always been at — to Thursday nights at 9 p.m.

While the superhero series is a consistent performer for The CW, going up against This Is Us (which was slated at the 9 p.m. Thursday slot following Will & Grace on NBC) could’ve caused a major drop in viewership.

Luckily, neither Arrow fans nor TGIT fans have to worry about balancing their time with This Is Us, because NBC has switched up its schedule once again.

E! News reports that the Pearson family is heading back to their original Tuesday night slot (9 p.m.), following The Voice at 8 p.m. If you did want something to tune in to NBC for on Thursday nights, Will & Grace (the reboot) is still set to air on that day, followed by Chicago Fire.

We know it’s a little confusing, but all you Arrow fans need to know is that the superhero series is moving forward on its new night (Thursday) at 9 p.m. and This Is Us is on Tuesday, so there’s no conflict. Yay!

Which fall 2017 series are you most excited for? Will you be watching both This Is Us and Arrow, or are you waiting for a fresh series to premiere?

Check out NBC’s new schedule here.

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