NBC Thursday Shows Do Not Have Return Dates After Fall Finales

If you're wondering when your favorite NBC Thursday shows will make their mid-season returns, you might have to wait longer than you think.

Thursday Night Football is returning to NBC from Nov. 9 through Dec. 14, which means fans of Will & Grace, Superstore, The Good Place, Great News and Chicago Fire won't be able to get their Thursday dose of drama for quite some time.

Luckily, Superstore and Will & Grace will return midway through the football break for holiday episodes on a special night: Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c and 9:30 pm, respectively, according to TV Line.

However, The Good Place, Great News and Chicago Fire won't resume their seasons until "early 2018" with exact return dates TBD.

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That means that Chicago Fire fans will have to wait until sometime in 2018 to find out if Dawson's (Monica Raymund) father (Daniel Zacapa) survives his stabbing during the mid-season finale's cliffhanger.

The break in normal programming means Will & Grace fans will have some extra time to process and mourn the death of a fan-favorite character, Karen's (Megan Mullally) maid, Rosario Salazar (Shelley Morrison), who died during the show's mid-season finale. And judging by social media reactions, Will & Grace viewers are going to need all the time they can get.