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Many of the primetime TV shows currently on the airwaves are hurtling toward their fall finales. Still, there's plenty to look forward to in the new year. NBC has released a schedule for some exciting premieres that are set to hit primetime in early January. We now know when shows like The Good Place and This Is Us will return in the new year for more episodes as well as when the Season 2 premiere of Taken will debut. Check out the NBC midseason schedule for what you can look forward to in January 2018!

Monday, January 1

10 p.m. -- The Brave

Tuesday, January 2

9 p.m. -- This Is Us

10 p.m. -- Chicago Med

Wednesday, January 3

8 p.m. -- The Blacklist

9 p.m. -- Law & Order: SVU

10 p.m. -- Chicago P.D.

Thursday, January 4

8 p.m. -- Superstore

8:30 p.m. -- The Good Place

9 p.m. -- Will & Grace

9:30 p.m. -- Great News

10 p.m. -- Chicago Fire

Friday, January 12

8 p.m. -- Blindspot

9 p.m. -- Taken (Season 2 premiere)

10 p.m. -- Dateline NBC

While most of these series will be picking up where they left off back in the fall, Friday nights on NBC will go through a bit of a shuffle. Blindspot will stay in the 8 p.m. time slot, but episodes of Taken Season 2 will move into the 9 p.m. slot that was previously held by two-hour presentations of Dateline NBC. The Friday night time slot represents a change from Taken's Season 1 time slot of 10 p.m. on Mondays. Dateline NBC will air one-hour episodes in the 10 p.m. Friday slot.

Season 2 of Taken will be even bigger than Season 1. When Taken scored the renewal order back in May, NBC announced that Season 2 would run for 16 episodes, which is a big bump from the ten episodes of Season 1. There will be some changes behind the scenes as well, as original showrunner Alexander Cary departed Taken after the first season and was replaced by former Person of Interest executive producer Greg Plageman. It should be fun to see how Taken Season 2 compares to Season 1. The show based on a movie can absolutely stand on its own, and fans will undoubtedly be excited to know the premiere date.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV scheduling news. If you missed Taken in its first run or just feel the urge to rewatch, all ten episodes of Season 1 are available streaming on Hulu. For your other viewing options ahead of the midseason premieres on NBC, swing by our fall TV guide. If you're not up on what show's won't be back on the air, take a gander at our list of all the TV shows cancelled in 2017 so far.

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