Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Friday, September 29, 2017

NBC's longest-running primetime series, Dateline, begins its 26th season on Friday, September 29 with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, the first of 14 two-hour broadcasts scheduled for the season. The two-hour episodes of Dateline will air every Friday throughout the duration of the 2017 year, ending December 29. Watch a preview of the 26th season here.

In Friday's season premiere, "Scorned," Keith Morrison reports on a love triangle that led to years of stalking, destruction of property, threats and, murder. Watch a preview here.

Due to NBC's primetime schedule, Dateline's weekend encore of "Frantic," a report by Josh Mankiewicz, will air at different start times and dates this weekend, according to time zones:

Eastern: airs at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday
Central: airs at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday
Pacific: airs at 10 p.m. PT on Sunday
Mountain: Will be preempted this weekend
The series is the #1 most-watched Friday newsmagazine, winning the 2016-2017 season across the board.


Dateline is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. Beginning its 26th season this Friday, Sept. 29, Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Dateline reaches more than 20 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.

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