Extended Family premieres tonight, here's when and what to know about the show

The new comedy series stars Jon Cryer, Abigail Spencer, and Donald Faison.
(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC) /

It's almost time for a new comedy to debut, and we're so ready for this one! Be sure to check out the premiere of NBC series Extended Family tonight, Dec. 23, 2023. I'm ready for some laughs, as well as a family sitcom that looks to be heartwarming and has a great cast. More on all you need to know about the show below!

First, you need to know what time to tune in. Extended Family airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Of course the network is available if you have cable. If you don't, you can also access the channel through Fubo, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. We provided a breakdown of the release time by time zone below:

Release time by time zones

  • Eastern - 8 p.m. ET
  • Pacific - 5 p.m. PT
  • Central - 7 p.m. CT
  • Mountain - 6 p.m. MT

If you miss the live broadcast, don't worry! The episode will also be available to stream on Peacock the next day. The streamer offers two plans: $5.99/month with ads (Premium) or $11.99/month without ads (Premium Plus).

Extended Family will be changing air days after the premiere episode

After premiere day though, the comedy is moving to Tuesday nights. So make sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET to watch the second episode. Then you'll want to tune in on Tuesdays to watch the rest of the season as well.

Extended Family - Season 1
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What you need to know about Extended Family

The sitcom has three main characters that are sure to make us laugh! Those are Jon Cryer as Jim Kearney; Abigail Spencer as Julia Mariano; and Donald Faison as Trey Schultz. The story starts with Jim and Julia, a couple who has come to an "amicable divorce," per the synopsis. To keep some stability in their kids' lives, they decide to take turns living in the home the children, Jimmy Jr. (Finn Sweeney) and Grace (Sofia Capanna), grew up in and have been rocking co-parenting.

Everything is going swell until Trey, who's the owner of Jim's favorite basketball team, wins Julia's heart. When Julia and Trey get engaged, how will this affect the "amicable" relationship between Jim and Julia? We'll find out tonight! The "new unconventional family" will have to face their new reality, and learn to navigate "life, love, and every awkward situation in between." Check out a first-look video below.

I think what I'm most looking forward to seeing in this series is how the family is going to make things work. Having divorced parents and step-parents is a reality for many people. So having a show that portrays those family dynamics, which a lot of people make work sucessfully, is going to be really nice to see. I think for a sitcom idea, this works great and I'm really looking excited to see what's in store. Will you be watching tonight?

Extended Family premieres tonight, Dec. 23, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Going forward, the sitcom airs new episodes Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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