Season three of “Young Rock” has been officially added to the NBC Friday night lineup.
On Friday, November 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the series, executive produced by and starring WWE Legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will return to NBC. This indicates that a portion of WWE SmackDown on FOX will compete with the 30-minute show.
The third season of “Young Rock” will be a part of NBC’s Friday night lineup, airing immediately following George Lopez’s new “Lopez vs. Lopez” series at 8 p.m.
For NBC, “Young Rock” has been a huge success. Over the course of 11 episodes, Season 1 averaged 3.036 million viewers and a 0.62 key demo rating. Over the course of 12 episodes of season two, which ended in late May, 2.159 million viewers and a 0.40 key demo rating were the average numbers.
“Young Rock” will be accessible on Peacock the next day, which will be Saturday for season three.
Here is the full press release issued by NBC this week:
NBC FALL PREMIERE DATES
· NBC will begin its 2022-23 season with the #1 program for 11 consecutive years, “Sunday Night Football,” on Thursday, Sept. 8. On the heels of the NFL kickoff, season two of “Capital One College Bowl,” hosted by Peyton Manning, will debut the following night with back-to-back episodes.
· Scripted programming will launch the week of Sept. 19 and will include the premiere of the reimagined “Quantum Leap,” starring Raymond Lee.
· On Nov. 4, family comedies join the lineup with the premiere of “Lopez vs. Lopez,” starring and executive produced by George Lopez, followed by the third season of “Young Rock,” starring and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson.
· NBC has more shows in the top 20 than any other network in the key 18-49 demo and finished the 2021-22 season #1 in the demo for the eighth time in nine seasons.
· NBC’s fall slate rolls out as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 8
8:15-11:30 p.m. – Sunday Night Football: NFL Kickoff Game (Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams)
Friday, Sept. 9
8-10 p.m. – Capital One College Bowl (Back-to-back episodes this night only)
Sunday, Sept. 11
8:15-11:30 p.m. – Sunday Night Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys)
Friday, Sept. 16
9-11 p.m. – Dateline NBC
Monday, Sept. 19
8 p.m. – The Voice
10 p.m. – Quantum Leap
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 p.m. – The Voice
10 p.m. – New Amsterdam
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 p.m. – Chicago Med
9 p.m. – Chicago Fire
10 p.m. – Chicago P.D.
Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. – Law & Order
9 p.m. – Law & Order: SVU
10 p.m. – Law & Order: Organized Crime
Saturday, Sept. 23
9 p.m. – Dateline Weekend Mystery
10 p.m. – SNL Vintage
Tuesday, Sept. 27
9 p.m. – La Brea
Friday, Nov. 4
8 p.m. – Lopez vs. Lopez
8:30 p.m. – Young Rock
It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.
Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.
At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense career military man who has to answer to his bosses who won’t be happy once they learn about the breach of protocol. The rest of the team at headquarters includes Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit “Ziggy,” and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee), who heads up digital security for the project.
As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben’s leap and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever.
Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will write and executive produce. Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero executive produce.
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce in association with I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions and Quinn’s House Productions.
LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ
A working-class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection and all the pain and joy in between.
The cast includes George Lopez, Mayan Lopez, Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez, Matt Shively, Laci Mosley (recurring) and Kiran Deol (recurring).
Debby Wolfe (showrunner) will write and executive produce. Bruce Helford is a supervising executive producer. Katie Newman, Michael Rotenberg and George Lopez executive produce. Mayan Lopez will produce.
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce in association with Mohawk Productions, Travieso Productions, Mi Vida Loba and 3 Arts.