‘The Courtship’ Moving From NBC to USA, New Episodes Will Air Wednesdays
The Jane Austen-inspired dating show will now air on Wednesdays right after Temptation Island. The Courtship Episode 3 will debut on Wednesday, March 23, on USA instead of Sunday, March 20 on NBC. The Courtship series premiere will air on USA on Wednesday, March 16 at 11 pm ET following the season premiere of Temptation Island Season 4.
Episodes 2 and 3 will air back-to-back on March 23. Episode 4 will debut on March 30 and weekly thereafter at 11 pm ET on Wednesdays. The move comes after The Courtship struggled to bring in viewers for the first and second episodes. Episodes will remain available for next-day streaming on Peacock.
NBC described The Courtship as the “ultimate social experiment in romance” where a heroine would look for her duke, much like Bridgerton. Think The Bachelorette, but in Regency-era England.
“Transported to a Regency-style England, a group of eligible hopeful suitors will have to win the heart of our heroine, and her court,” the series description says. “Housed in a castle on the countryside, set on a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills, the heroine and suitors will experience that with which dreams are made. From carriage rides and boat rides on the lake to archery and handwritten letters to communicate, they will be immersed in a time-traveling quest for love. In the end, our heroine and her suitors will discover if the ultimate romantic experience will find them true love.”
The reality dating show was originally ordered by Peacock, but it was moved to NBC shortly before the series debut. It was originally titled Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance.
An episode of The Weakest Link will take The Courtship‘s time slot on Sunday, March 20 at 8 pm ET, followed by an Adele concert special.
The Courtship, Wednesdays, 11 pm ET, USA Network