The NRL has locked in a 20-round restructure of this year's rugby league competition after finalising negotiations with broadcasters.
The rejigged draw includes the two rounds already completed, meaning an additional 18 will be played should the season return as planned on May 28.
A breakdown of those 18 rounds has yet to be provided, nor any detail on where the games will be played.
It is the shortest regular season since 1966, not including the Super League year.
The grand final is scheduled for October 25, with the lucrative State of Origin series to be held in the weeks following.
Where the grand final will be staged is also unclear, with Australia scheduled to play its first T20 World Cup match at the SCG the Saturday before the decider.
With ANZ Stadium due to begin its reconstruction in June, the 30,000-capacity Bankwest Stadium is all but certain to be the next option for league officials.
The NRL's innovation committee will look to put the finishing touches on the new-look season when it meets on Wednesday.
The final hurdle is likely to be with federal government authorities, with a cabinet meeting set to discuss a return to elite and community sport on Friday.
All competition points earned before the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic remain.
The development comes after over a week of high-powered talks with Nine Network boss Hugh Marks and Foxtel counterpart Patrick Delany.
"Today is a landmark day for rugby league in 2020," ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys said on Tuesday evening.
"This is a great outcome for our players, fans, partners and stakeholders."
It is unclear how much revenue the new schedule will generate.
The remuneration details are critical in the Warriors agreeing to fly from New Zealand to Australia for an indefinite period due to travel restrictions.
The league is hoping the Warriors will arrive in the country on Sunday and self-quarantine for two weeks in Tamworth in northern NSW.
The club has yet to officially receive an exemption to enter Australia, or been given permission to train while in isolation.
Also unknown is whether Brisbane, North Queensland and Gold Coast will join the Warriors in being forced to relocate to Sydney.
Melbourne are almost certain to temporarily shift base after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews extended their state of emergency until May 11.
All 16 clubs have been told to prepare for a return to squad training on Monday, giving teams three weeks to train before the season resumes.
"It's safer now to play then it was in round two when we were playing. The daily infection rate in NSW was 25.79 per cent when the last game was played," V'landys said.
"It has been now less than one per cent in NSW for the last 18 days and it is continuing to drop.
"There has also been a significant improvement in the recovery rate, (currently) 75 per cent in NSW and 83 per cent in Australia.
"Our players will be safer under our protocols than they would be as regular members of the community," V'landys claimed.