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The TV Ratings Guide's Take On...NBC Fall Newbies



The fall season is only a couple weeks away so we will be taking a look at the new shows premiering on the big 5 networks and giving our take on whether or not the series will survive. First up is NBC. 


The Brave

Rebecca
This show gets to air in a cushy post-Voice timeslot, which should help it gain some viewers. However, Timeless, Trial & Error, and Great News ALL underperformed or straight-up flopped behind the Voice last season alone. By no means does that lead-in guarantee success, and with little buzz for this show, I'm going with cancel, but it's tough.

Jonathan
The Brave has everything going for it. A good lead-in, buzz, and a somewhat popular cast. I don't think it'll be anything huge, but I can sure see it performing decently and being renewed.

Ahmad
The Brave will be airing after The Voice, that's about as good as it gets. While last year's post-Voice shows didn't do well (excluding This Is Us), they all ended up being renewed. Additionally, this military drama should be a good fit with the old-skewing singing-competition series. I think it'll do well enough to receive a second season. Renew

Jessica
Like Timeless, I see a profit vs ratings scenario with this show. Although it has a solid lead-in from The Voice, it did not exactly help Taken, Timeless, Trial & Error, and Great News as they all underperformed behind the lead in. Since there is some buzz (but not of the same extent as This is Us), I think it will do okay. But the bar is really low for the show to clear as shown from the renewed flops. I'm going to go with renew.





Law and Order: True Crime

Rebecca
This is another in a long line of Law & Order shows, and it marks the 500th Dick Wolf show on the Peacock. It certainly has a strong pedigree, and I think it will draw in enough fans of all the Dick Wolf shows, as well as enough fans of lead-in This Is Us, and it'll get renewed.

Jonathan
I just can't see this doing well. There is little to no buzz, it doesn't even have a Twitter page. Sure, it has a great lead-in, but I cannot see any This Is Us viewer (maybe a few) tuning in after to watch a show about the Mendez brothers. Cancel

Ahmad
True Crime will receive a massive This Is Us lead-in and has the Law & Order name attached to it. Despite having those things going for it, I think people have had enough with 20-year old real-life murder stories. It also won't be very compatible with its lead-in despite how strong it is. Cancel
Jessica
Although this show has a strong lead-in in This is Us, there hasn't been any buzz for this show. Just because the show is from Dick Wolf, doesn't mean that it will be renewed. I expect this show to get canceled just like Chicago Justice. So yeah, I'm going cancel.




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