Thursday TV: Grey’s Anatomy S.16 Premiere, The Good Place S.4 Premiere, Evil Series Premiere & More

by Jason the TVaholic on September 26, 2019

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News & Notes

Get The Good Place Episodes via Amazon VideoTonight, ABC has the 16th season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, the second season premiere of A Million Little Things and the sixth season premiere of How to Get Away With Murder, CBS has the third season premiere of Young Sheldon, the series premiere of The Unicorn, the seventh season premiere of Mom and the series premieres of Carol’s Second Act and Evil, The CW has the first season finale of The Outpost, and NBC has the fifth season premiere of Superstore, the series premiere of Perfect Harmony, the fourth season premiere of The Good Place, the series premiere of Sunnyside and the 21st season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Over on cable, Food Network has a Kids Baking Championship: Trick or Treat special and the first season finale of The Flay List.

On streaming, as of this morning, Acorn TV has the ninth season premiere of Doc Martin and, as of this evening, Shudder has the series premiere of Creepshow.

Next Thursday, Netflix drops the complete first season of Seis Manos.

Prime Picks

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Season Premiere. Alex, Meredith and Richard get fired. Jackson and Maggie’s relationship comes to a crossroad. Runs 61 minutes.

The Good Place (NBC): Season Premiere. Eleanor becomes the architect and the group deals with four new people sent to a neighborhood they are in control of now. Runs 31 minutes.
Carol’s Second Act (CBS): Series Premiere. A woman of experience who used to be a school teacher and then decided to go back to medical school after her divorce starts her first day as an intern. The premise is good and the cast around Patricia Heaton (The Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond) is solid with Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) and Kyle MacLachlan (Sex in the City, Twin Peaks). The first episode plays out about as you’d think, but fits Heaton well and could be another winner for her.

Evil (CBS): Series Premiere. A forensic psychologist is hired to work with a priest-in-training, played by Mike Colter (Luke Cage, The Good Wife), and another contractor to investigate whether things are miracles, demon possession, etc. It’s The X-Files for the supernatural. The first episode is creepy enough, but almost goes too far, and the idea of a skeptic and a believer has been shown to work. Plus, it’s brought to you by the Kings, who did The Good Wife and presently The Good Fight, and they know how to get the best out of Colter. His Lemond Bishop character on the former was great. I look forward to seeing where this one goes. Will you be checking it out tonight?

Solid Selections

Superstore (NBC): Season Premiere. Amy attempts to help her employees with a myriad of problems.
Perfect Harmony (NBC): Series Premiere. A former music professor gets stuck in a small town after the death of his wife and decides to help the local church choir. Not really a musical guy, but quite enjoyed this first episode. Cast is solid and plenty of small town humor and quirky characters to keep the fun going in addition to the signing.

A Million Little Things (ABC): Season Premiere. Eddie feels like he should come clean to Katherine that he is the father of Delilah’s baby as she goes into labor. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 60 minutes.

Succession (HBO Signature): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Return,” replays. Plays again later on HBO.

Other Options

  • Mom (CBS): Season Premiere. Bonnie keeps waiting for something to go wrong on her and Adam’s honeymoon. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29 minutes.
  • Sunnyside (NBC): Series Premiere. A disgraced former councilman ends up helping a group of immigrants get their green cards and pursue citizenship. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes. This is my least favorite new comedy for fall. The group of quirky characters all felt stereotypical and unfunny.
  • The Unicorn (CBS): Series Premiere. A widowed father of two tries to get back in the dating world with the help of his friends. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes. Not sure the Walton Goggins (The Shield) casting works exactly, but the cast over all is fantastic. The first episode has a lot of heart and sets a good floor for a family comedy going forward. Definitely be checking out more of this one.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football action with Navy at Memphis.
  • ESPN+ has MLB action via streaming tonight with the Boston Red Sox at the Texas Rangers.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football action with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Green Bay Packers.

Thursday TV Marathons

Chicago P.D. (ION): Has 16 episodes today into late night.
Chicago P.D. (USA Network): Six episodes in late night.
ER (Pop): Eight episodes tonight.
Last Man Standing (WGN America): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Nine episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Eight episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Seven episodes.
The Office (Comedy Central): Has 15 episodes.
The Simpsons (FXX): Has 12 episodes tonight.

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