On TV this Thursday: NBC tees up the Downton Abbey movie, ABC reflects on The Last Days of Phil Hartman and BET+ launches its First Wives Club reboot. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Downton Abbey and Good Place Specials, First Wives Club Premiere, Phil Hartman and More
Series premiere (first three episodes, then weekly): From EP Will Packer comes this half-hour comedy about a single black woman in East Atlanta whose life is upended by the random death of a college acquaintance; Tanisha Long (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Angell Conwell (Y&R) and Tristen Winger (Insecure) star.
First Wives Club
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): This lonnnng-gestating reboot stars Jill Scott (Black Lightning), Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us) and Michelle Buteau (Enlisted) as women who form a united front after all of their marriages fall apart.
Why Women Kill
Beth Ann and Rob throw a housewarming party; Simone and Karl have dinner with Amy’s future in-laws; Taylor reveals a dark truth about Eli.
Garret runs into Talon, who is now a Prime Order captive; a devastating weapon is revealed. (Get CW fall premiere dates.)
Thursday Night Football
The Tennessee Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. (The first Fox broadcast of the season airs next Thursday, when the Eagles face the Packers.)
The Last Days of Phil Hartman
Two hours: This special includes a never-before-seen interview with the beloved SNL alum, who was fatally shot by his wife, Brynn, before she died by suicide in 1998; also featured is an exclusive sit-down with Hartman’s brother-in-law, Gregory Omdahl.
The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place
60 minutes: Cast members Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, D’Arcy Carden and series creator Michael Schur reflect on the first three seasons ahead of (sniff!) the final season opener. (Get exclusive scoop!)
Two Sentence Horror Stories
Season 1 finale (60 minutes): A Chinese mother tries to keep her daughter home; a good Samaritan picks up a hitchhiker; a biohacker taps into more than just the Internet. (Not yet renewed.)
“Ray solves problems but under no circumstances does he answer questions,” according to this week’s logline.
NEXT THURSDAY: A Million Little Things, The Good Place, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU, Mom, Superstore, Thursday Night Football and Young Sheldon return, plus the series premieres of Carol’s Second Act, Creepshow, Evil, Perfect Harmony, Sunnyside and The Unicorn.