Hollywood Reporter just reported that NBC is looking into the decision of cutting an hour of primetime TV.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the broadcaster has had early talks about turning the 10 p.m. ET hour back over to affiliates. Nothing is decided yet, as the matter hasn’t come up for formal discussion with its affiliate board.
“Chicago P.D.” Airs at that time.
NBC’s 2022-23 schedule including 10 p.m. programming is locked in, so the earliest such a move could happen would be fall 2023. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that while NBC hasn’t made any formal proposal to affiliates yet, major station groups would be happy to have the 10 o’clock hour to program themselves, which could be filled with local news programming or syndicated fare.
HR shared that between the One Chicago and Law & Order franchise, something might get broken up.