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NBC Announces ‘This Is Us’ Final Season, ‘Law & Order’ Revival Premiere Dates Among Winter 2022 Lineup (TV News Roundup)

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NBC announced its winter 2022 lineup, including the final season of “This Is Us,” which premieres on Jan. 4 at 9 p.m.

On Mondays starting Jan. 3 “Kenan” will air its second season with a two-episode block at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., followed by Jimmy Fallon’s variety game show “That’s My Jam” at 9 p.m., and “Ordinary Joe” will return with new episodes on this date at 10 p.m.

In addition to “This Is Us,” Jan. 4 will see the time period premieres of “American Auto” and “Grand Crew” at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, and the midseason premiere of “New Amsterdam” at 10 p.m.

On Wednesdays starting Jan. 5 “Chicago Med” returns to its traditional time period at 8 p.m., followed by “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” On Thursdays, “The Blacklist” will air at 8 p.m., followed by “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 p.m. and “Law & Order: Organized Crime” at 10 p.m. On Fridays, “Dateline NBC” returns at 9 p.m. (“The Blacklist” moves to Fridays at 9 p.m. on Feb. 25.)

Starting Feb. 21 at 8 p.m., “American Song Contest” brings the Eurovision musical contest to America and is followed by the thriller “The Endgame” at 10 p.m. On Feb. 24, 2022, the revived “Law & Order” will launch at 8 p.m. On March 8, the six-episode limited series “The Thing About Pam” joins the schedule, airing at 10 p.m.; when it finishes its run, “New Amsterdam” resumes that time slot.

The second seasons of “Young Rock” and “Mr. Mayor” launch at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, on March 15.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

CASTING

Amazon Prime Video announced that this year’s “Yearly Departed” will star Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, X Mayo and Alessia Cara and will premiere on Dec. 23. The new cast will join previously announced host Yvonne Orji and discuss the COVID vaccine, pandemic-era “hermit” life, the climate crisis, Zoom and more. “Yearly Departed” is from Amazon Studios, Done+Dusted and Scrap Paper Pictures. Executive producers include Rachel Brosnahan, Paige Simpson, David Jammy, Katy Mullan, Samantha Ressler, Nathalie Love, and Bess Kalb, who also serves as head writer. Linda Mendoza returns as director.

DATES

HBO announced that upcoming documentary “Adrienne” will premiere on Dec. 1. The film explores the life of actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelley, who was known for starring in films such as Hal Hartley’s “The Unbelievable Truth” and “Trust,” as well as for writing and directing “Sudden Manhattan” and “Waitress” before she was murdered in 2006. Directed and produced by Shelley’s husband Andy Ostroy, “Adrienne” will feature archival footage and home videos as well as interviews with some of Shelley’s collaborators including Paul Rudd, Keri Russell, Cheryl Hines and more. The film is a Blowback Production presented by HBO Documentary Films in association with All for A films. Executive producers include Marc Levin and HBO’s Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller. Sara Rodriguez serves as senior producer for HBO. Daphne Pinkerson serves as supervising producer and Jillian A. Goldstein co-produces. Trish Govoni serves as cinematographer, while Angela Gandini serves as editor and Kristen Nutile co-edits. Watch a trailer below.

GREENLIGHTS

Lifetime greenlit a sequel to its 2018 version of “The Bad Seed.” Mckenna Grace reprises her role as Emma in the sequel, which is set to premiere in 2022, and she also co-wrote the script with her father Ross Burge and “The Bad Seed” writer Barbara Marshall. The new, still untitled, film is set several years after the 2018 title, with Emma now living with her aunt Angela and navigating high school. Angela’s husband begins to have suspicions about Emma, and a new girl at school also seems to know Emma’s secrets, leaving her no choice but to slip back into old ways to take care of her enemies. The sequel is produced by The Wolper Organization and Front Street Productions. Grace, Burge, Crystal Burge and Mark Wolper executive produce. Louise Archambault directs.

EXECUTIVES

Cream Productions has hired Angelica Siegel as their sustainability strategy manager. Siegel will oversee and coordinate the company’s green efforts across all offices and for all productions. Previously, she consulted for a wide range of clients, including UNICEF, Jewish National Fund of Canada, Rally Rally Design, Switchgear Consulting and The Food Coach, and Grand Challenges Canada as an associate at TARIS Ventures. The eco-conscious team also includes Patrick Cameron, Irene Vandertop, Cameron Sparks and Ricky Grella. The group strategizes methods to increase the company’s waste diversion rate on site and on sets.

LATE NIGHT

Taraji P. Henson, Steve Zahn and Damon Albarn will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Jeff Goldblum and Rod Stewart.