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Brooklyn 99 Ends, Young Robert Langdon, The Premise, Thursday Night Football and More

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Series Finale, Last Episode

On TV this Thursday: B.J. Novak anthology The Premise bows on FX on Hulu, a young Robert Langdon turns up on Peacock, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine caps its eight-season, two-network run. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Peacock
    Backyard Blowout

    Series premiere (all 11 episodes): The unscripted original puts kids in change of renovating their family’s backyards.

  • Paramount+
    The Harper House

    Series premiere: In the adult animated comedy, an overconfident female head of household struggles to regain a higher status for herself and her oddball family after losing her job; the voice ensemble includes Rhea Seehorn, Jason Lee, Tatiana Maslany and Gabourey Sidibe. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): In the CG-animated reboot, an heroic squad of teenage misfits stumble upon the legendary power of Grayskull — and their destiny to defend Eternia from Skeletor.

  • Peacock
    Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol

    Series premiere: Young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (played by Succession‘s Ashley Zukerman) must solve a series of deadly puzzles in order to rescue his kidnapped mentor and thwart a global conspiracy. (Watch trailer.)

  • HBO Max
    The Other Two

    Brooke is in way over her head at a women’s panel. Then in a second episode, Cary begins dating an A-lister who “doesn’t comment on his sexuality.”

  • FX on Hulu
    The Premise

    Series premiere (first two episodes): B.J. Novak’s comedy anthology “engages with the biggest issues of our unprecedented modern era.” First up, a social justice ally (The Politician‘s Ben Platt) discovers evidence of a disrupted police incident in the background of his embarrassing sex tape; Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) co-stars. Then in Episode 2, a grieving father (The Punisher‘s Jon Bernthal) who lost his daughter to gun violence pursues a new job as PR director at the National Gun Lobby. (Watch trailer.)

  • Shudder
    Slasher

    Season 4 finale (two episodes): The surviving Galloways attempt to finish the competition and escape the island; the Gentleman’s identity is revealed.

  • NBC
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Series finale: Details are being kept “toit”-ly under wraps for the hour-long sendoff, which is titled “The Last Day.” (Cool? Coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoo…) Later, the cast appears on Late Night (at 12:35 am).

  • NFLN
    Thursday Night Football

    Season 15 premiere: The New York Giants take on the Washington Football Team. (Fox’s first TNF broadcast of the season airs Oct. 7.)

  • truTV
    Tacoma FD

    Season 3 premiere: The gang enters quarantine after being exposed to… a potentially infected Capuchin monkey.


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