NBC sets two night comedy block for the 2024-2025 television season

HAPPY'S PLACE -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Peterman as Gabby, Reba McEntire as Bobbie -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)
HAPPY'S PLACE -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Peterman as Gabby, Reba McEntire as Bobbie -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC) /

NBC is bringing the laughs for the 2024-2025 television year! While the network did let go of Jon Cryer's Extended Family, it's still on a mission to land its comedy beat. And, the upcoming TV season will have not one but two new comedies premiering which will open the network up to two comedy nights during the week--Tuesdays and Fridays.

St. Denis Medical - Season Pilot
ST. DENIS MEDICAL -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Tolman as Alex, Kahyun Kim as Serena, Mekki Leeper as Matt, David Alan Grier as Ron, Kaliko Kauahi as Val, Josh Lawson as Bruce, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Joyce -- (Photo by: Danny Ventrella/NBC) /

Leading out on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET is St. Denis Medical, a workplace comedy done in a mockumentary style. Its focus is an understaffed and underfunded hospital in Oregon where the medical professionals are doing their best to keep their sanity and take care of their patients. The series stars Wendi McClendon-Covey, David Alan Grier, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper, Kahyun Kim and Kaliko Kauahi.

Then, come 8:30 p.m., Night Court will be in session for its third season. The series' debut was met with reservations past its first few episodes despite an early renewal for its sophomore run. With some tweaks in season 2, however, the comedy has found its footing and managed to survive NBC's axe. The goings on in Judge Abby Stone's courtroom have turned into a proven winner with a line of nostalgia running through it as fan favorites from the original series have also turned up and will likely continue to do so.

Happy's Place - Season Pilot
HAPPY'S PLACE -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Rex Linn as Emmett, Reba McEntire as Bobbie -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC) /

On Fridays, the Queen of Country reigns over the 8 p.m. slot with her new comedy, Happy's Place. It's a welcome sight for fans of her hit show, Reba, who've been waiting for the phenom to return to Network TV in a lead comedic role. In this series, she plays Bobbie, a woman who takes over her father's restaurant once he's passed. However, she also learns that she'll have to run the place with Isabella (Belissa Escobedo), her half-sister who she's just found out about. Also in the cast: Melissa Peterman, Pablo Castelblanco, Tokala Black Elk, and Rex Linn. 

At 8:30 p.m., Lopez vs. Lopez will slide in for its third season. The pairing with McEntire's series could be just what the comedy needs to boosts its ratings. Though it'd eked out a renewal, it ranked last for the network's comedies. With the show also being about estranged family members finding connection, the two programs seem to go hand-in-hand.

NBC's fleshed out comedy blocks, particularly if Happy's Place turns out to be a hit, could mean some stability for this genre on the network as it's been in flux. We'll keep you posted as more news comes in about these shows. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote!