What to Watch Today

Middle Child Applies at Superstore, Murphy vs. Bette and More

On TV this Thursday: Bette Midler returns as Murphy Brown‘s former secretary, Legacies welcomes a Vampire Diaries alum and Sue Heck wanders into Cloud 9. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • CBS All Access
    Tell Me a Story

    Time slot premiere (releasing episodes weekly): In Episode 2, Jordan helps the police track down one of the robbers involved in the jewelry heist; Kayla attempts to keep her distance from Nick. (Read premiere recap.)

  • ABC
    Grey's Anatomy

    Catherine turns to Meredith and Koracick for a “highly confidential consult” (hmm…); a pregnant nurse collapses while talking to Richard.

  • CBS
    The Big Bang Theory

    Sheldon spends time with his mother-in-law (Kathy Bates), while Howard bonds with Mr. Fowler (Teller); Raj and Anu struggle with intimacy.

  • NBC

    A quirky applicant (played by The Middle‘s Eden Sher) is determined to work at Cloud 9; Amy discovers that she doesn’t have maternity leave.

  • NBC
    The Good Place

    Eleanor becomes fixated on the philosophy of determinism after Michael reveals her forgotten past with Chidi.

  • IFC
    Baroness von Sketch Show

    Season 3 premiere (two episodes): Sketches involve second thoughts in the delivery room, the impact of incorrect spelling and tips on preserving an open bottle of wine.

  • The CW

    Hope, Lizzie, Josie and MG are forced to take part in a community service project; Vampire Diaries vet Steven R. McQueen reprises his role as Jeremy Gilbert.

  • CBS
    Murphy Brown

    When Jim receives a lifetime achievement award at a gala, Murphy’s worst-ever secretary (Bette Midler) is among the attendees; John Larroquette (Night Court) also guest-stars.

  • CBS All Access
    Star Trek: Short Treks

    In the second installment, titled “Calypso,” a new character named Craft (Underground‘s Aldis Hodge) wakes up aboard a deserted ship, where his only companion is an A.I. interface.

  • NBC
    Law & Order: SVU

    In an episode directed by Chicago Fire alum Monica Raymund, a waitress is sexually assaulted at an after-hours party; Luke Kirby (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Genevieve Angelson (Good Girls Revolt) and Jacob Pitts (Sneaky Pete) guest-star.