What to Watch Today

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, West Wing Reunion, Biden and Trump Town Halls and More

Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Michael Burnham

On TV this Thursday: The Discovery crew gets a future shock, The West Wing cast reassembles for a good cause, and Joe Biden and Donald Trump participate in separate town halls. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Sundance Now

    Stateside premiere: The three-part limited series follows the arrest and trial of Dennis Nilsen (Doctor Who‘s David Tennant), one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers; Daniel Mays (White Lines) and Jason Watkins (The Crown) co-star.

  • HBO Max
    Sesame Street: The Power of We

    Elmo and Abby learn how to be “upstanders” to unfair treatment based on skin (or fur) color; Yara Shahidi (grown-ish) and Christopher Jackson (Bull) appear; Andra Day performs.

  • Netflix
    Social Distance

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): Co-created by Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), the anthology series explores how people stay connected while apart; Mike Colter (Evil), Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Danielle Brooks (OITNB), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal) and more star.

  • CBS All Access
    Star Trek: Discovery

    Season 3 premiere: Burnham searches for the rest of the crew 930 years in the future, in a galaxy she no longer recognizes. (Read preview, watch trailer.)

  • HBO Max
    A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

    The original cast reunites for the first time in 17 years for a stage presentation of the episode “Hartsfield’s Landing”; read preview and watch trailer.

  • Fox, TBS
    MLB League Championship Series

    The Rays and Astros compete in Game 5 of the ALCS (5 pm, TBS), while the Braves and Dodgers play in Game 4 of the NLCS (7:30 pm, Fox).

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Two nominees who we wouldn’t dare to ever, ever spoil face eviction; a new Head of Household is crowned.

  • ABC
    The Vice President and the People — A Special Edition of 20/20

    Two hours: Democratic presidential nominee and former VP Joe Biden answers voters’ questions; ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos moderates.

  • NBC
    NBC News Trump Town Hall

    One hour: President Trump and a group of Florida voters discuss critical issues impacting the election; Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie moderates.

  • The CW

    Sam and Dean search for Amara, while Castiel and Jack investigate a case involving a local church. (Midseason premiere earned a grade of “A.”)

  • The CW
    The Outpost

    Tobin and Munt recruit help; Talon learns more about her abandonment; Wren and Janzo tackle a mysterious puzzle box.