10:00am PT by Rick Porter
'The Voice' Scales Back as NBC Finalizes Midseason Premieres
Viewers will see less of The Voice when it returns for its spring cycle on NBC.
In its last set of midseason premiere dates, the network revealed it is cutting out six weeks' worth of Tuesday episodes of the singing competition. The Voice debuts Monday, Feb. 25, and will have Tuesday episodes Feb. 26 and March 5, then go idle on Tuesdays until April 23. Ellen's Game of Games will fill the 8 p.m. Tuesday spot in the interim.
NBC has also set dates for returning shows World of Dance, Good Girls and AP Bio and a pair of new dramas, The Enemy Within and The Village. It had previously announced dates for its winter unscripted shows and scripted series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Blacklist.
Not on the list is Abby's, a comedy from The Good Place's Mike Schur and writer Josh Malmuth starring Natalie Morales. NBC will announce a premiere date for it later.
The Enemy Within, starring Jennifer Carpenter as a CIA operative turned traitor turned FBI asset, will premiere at 10 p.m. Feb. 25, taking over the post-Voice slot Monday after Manifest ends its 16-episode season. World of Dance opens its third season with a two-hour premiere Feb. 26 before moving to its regular Sunday home March 3, opposite ABC's American Idol. Season two of Good Girls also goes to Sundays starting March 3.
Superstore will return from its winter hiatus Thursday, March 7, leading into season two of AP Bio. The Village, which follows the interconnected lives of residents in a Brooklyn apartment building, debuts at 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. It will follow This Is Us for three weeks and then take over the latter's 9 p.m. slot starting April 2.
Here are NBC's final midseason premiere dates.
Monday, Feb. 25
8 p.m.: The Voice
10 p.m.: The Enemy Within
Tuesday, Feb. 26
9 p.m.: Wold of Dance (two hours)
Sunday, March 3
8 p.m.: World of Dance (time period premiere)
10 p.m.: Good Girls
Thursday, March 7
8 p.m.: Superstore
8:30 p.m.: AP Bio
Tuesday, March 12
10 p.m.: The Village
Tuesday, April 2
9 p.m.: The Village (time period premiere)