NBC Shakes Up Tuesday Plans (Again) Due to Trump’s SOTU, This Time Affecting ‘The Village’

Net already pushed next “This Is Us” — and the Season 3 finale — because of POTUS’ address

Last Updated: February 5, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

NBC is rearranging its Tuesday primetime block once again because of Donald Trump’s State of the Union, and this time its new drama “The Village” that is getting pushed due to some post-POTUS speech rejiggering at the network.

Formerly set to debut on March 12 at 10 p.m., “The Village” will now premiere a week later on March 19 in the same time slot, with an episode of “New Amsterdam” taking over the 10 o’clock hour on the night the show was originally set to start. The drama’s Season 1 finale has also been moved to May 21 at 10 p.m., airing immediately after the two-hour “Voice” finale.

The programming change follows last week’s news that “This Is Us” fans will have to wait longer than expected for the NBC drama’s next episode, “Songbird Road: Part Two,” again, thanks to Trump’s address.

Originally scheduled to air tonight at 9 p.m., the Dan Fogelman-created series will now return with the conclusion to its two-parter on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9 p.m., giving its spot to NBC’s broadcast of the SOTU this evening. The planned date for the Season 3 finale is also going to change, due to POTUS’ speech, with that installment moving to Tuesday, April 2 at 9 p.m.

When NBC made that announcement, they also shifted “The Village’s” time slot a bit — saying it wouldn’t be taking over “This Is Us” 9 o’clock hour as planned on April 2 because “This Is Us” would still be in its 9 o’clock hour after being pushed — though they didn’t mess with the premiere date at that time.

“The Village” stars Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.

Here’s the official logline for the series: “The Village” follows an incredible group of people dwelling in the same Brooklyn apartment building. While these characters are not related by blood, they have become an unlikely family. As each resident grapples with their own personal struggle, their neighbors come together to support them and the show gives true meaning to the phrase “family is where you find it.”

Mike Daniels writes and executive produces, with Minkie Spiro directing and executive producing the pilot. Jessica Rhoades also executive produces.

“The Village” hails from Universal Television and 6107 Productions.