On TV this Thursday: Shameless‘ Jeremy Allen White headlines Hulu’s The Bear, Jared Padalecki’s Walker goes off duty and Beavis and Butt-Head make their triumphant return. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
The Bear Gets Cooking, Walker and MasterChef Junior Finales, Beavis and Butt-Head Movie and More
Series premiere (all eight episodes): A young chef (Shameless‘ Jeremy Allen White) returns home to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop; Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls), Ayo Edebiri (Dickinson), Abby Elliott (SNL), Lionel Boyce (Hap and Leonard) and Liza Colón-Zayas (In Treatment) co-star. (Watch trailer.)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe
Movie premiere: Ahead of a planned revival, the animated duo return in what’s being dubbed “the dumbest sci-fi movie ever made.” (Watch trailer.)
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): From EP Eva Longoria comes an ’80s-set comedy about a family emigrating from the Dominic Republic to Miami in pursuit of the American dream; Diana Maria Riva (Dead to Me) plays the matriarch. (Watch trailer.)
Menudo: Forever Young
The four-part docuseries chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic Latin American boy band, interviewing a dozen-plus former members. (Watch trailer.)
The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip
Season 2 premiere (first three episodes): Dorinda hosts a New England clambake; Taylor and Brandi settle an old score; Vicki and Dorinda have a heated conversation.
Also streaming Thursday: New episodes of The Orville (Hulu), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+); the Season 1 finales of Below Deck Down Under (Peacock), The Ipcress File (AMC+) and Rhythm + Flow: France (Netflix); and the Season 3 premieres of Little Ellen (HBO Max) and The Split (Sundance Now).
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Midseason premiere: The gang heads to Atlantic City before settling in for an extended summer stay at the shore. (Watch All-Star Shore trailer.)
ESPN host Malika Andrews is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Kendrick Perkins, Adrian Wojnarowski, Bobby Marks and Mike Schmitz; ABC’s Kevin Negandhi is joined by Stephen A. Smith, Chiney Ogwumike and Jalen Rose.
Series premiere (two episodes): The latest Jersey Shore offshoot follows nine tight-knit friends in Georgia — aka “the Beverly Hills of the South.”
Chrisley Knows Best
Midseason premiere: Todd offends Faye during a gardening contest. Small potatoes, all things considered…
Season 8 finale: Liya and Grayson compete for kitchen appliances, a trip to Vegas to dine with Gordon Ramsay, and $100,000. (Season recap airs at 8 pm.)
Season 8 premiere: Kathryn throws herself a 30th birthday bash to celebrate another decade, a clean slate and a new boyfriend.