Saturday, February 24, 2024

NBC Turns Over ALL of Wednesdays and Thursdays to Dick Wolf, Who Also Has a Chunk of CBS

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Dick Wolf is pretty much running prime time TV.

A hundred years ago, he just had “Law & Order” on NBC. We used to run into him at Elaine’s celebrating his success.

Now with the new NBC schedule, the network has turned over ALL of Wednesday and Thursday to him.

On Wednesday he has three “Chicago” shows, albeit without Bob Fosse. They are Police, Fire, and Med.

On Thursday, Wolf has three “Law & Order” shows: SVU. Organized Crime, and For the Defense.

And that’s not all– on CBS Wolf has three “FBI” shows. Three. That’s NINE hours of prime time.

Are there more? I’m sure they’re coming. And the thing is, they are all entertaining and engaging. Wolf’s teams know how to do these shows, whether they’re police procedurals or set in a hospital.

But to own so much “real estate” in prime time. No one’s done it before, I don’t think, not even Quinn Martin (may he rest in peace). At this point, Wolf is the biggest employer in “Hollywood”– even though his shows aren’t shot there.

The Emmys should really take note of that this year and do something special for him.

NBC FALL 2021-22 SCHEDULE
(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-10 PM — The Voice
10-11 PM — ORDINARY JOE

TUESDAY
8-9 PM — The Voice
9-10 PM — LA BREA
10-11 PM — New Amsterdam

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM — Chicago Med
9-10 PM — Chicago Fire
10-11 PM — Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8-9 PM — LAW & ORDER: FOR THE DEFENSE
9-10 PM — Law & Order: SVU
10-11 PM — Law & Order: Organized Crime

FRIDAY
8-9 PM – The Blacklist
9-11 PM — Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8-9 PM — Drama Encores
9-10 PM — Dateline Weekend Mystery
10-11 PM – SNL Vintage

SUNDAY
7-8:20 PM — Football Night in America
8:20-11 PM — NBC Sunday Night Football

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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