TV picks for Thursday, Sept. 28
NFL football — Bears vs. Packers (5:25 p.m. PT, CBS; NFL Network; Amazon Prime Video): The Bears travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers in battle of division rivals. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, along with Tracy Wolfson and Jay Feely call the action from Green Bay.
“Grey’s Anatomy” (8 p.m., ABC): A new season of the medical drama opens with back-to-back episodes. In the first, Meredith and the team are focused on helping Owen’s sister after her shocking return, and Amelia faces a conflict over a patient. Meanwhile, Bailey is forced to give Grey Sloan a facelift after the fire, and the doctors are introduced to a few new faces that spice things up around the hospital.
“The Vietnam War” (8 p.m., PBS): The epic documentary series comes to an end with “The Weight of Memory.” While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war. When hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese troops pour into the south, Saigon descends rapidly into chaos and collapses. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.
“Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox): Under pressure to prove that the GCPD is still powerful, Gordon attempts to bring in Jonathan Crane. However, Gordon puts himself in a dangerous situation at Arkham when he is forced to fight off lunatics and the demon within himself. Meanwhile, Bruce receives a gift from Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk), after a misstep that lands him in the GCPD. Then, with Barbara’s unexpected return, Selina and Tabitha must consider the risks that come with joining her in the weapons business.
“Will & Grace” (9 p.m., NBC): That’s right, honey! Eleven years after their ground-breaking, eight-season run, comedy’s fabulous foursome is back. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen. As we pick back up with them, Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test. Jack and Karen help Will and Grace hide their secret shame from each other, but the truth finally comes out. (For more info, check out our review of the series here).
“Chicago Fire” (10 p.m., NBC): The drama series launches its sixth season and it has a major cliffhanger to resolve. With most of the squad still trapped inside the burning warehouse fire, Chief Boden makes a risky last-minute decision in an effort to save his men. Dawson continues to deal with her father (guest star Daniel Zacapa), who has new plans for himself. Brett’s childhood friend Hope (guest star Eloise Mumford) visits the Windy City and strikes the attention of someone within the firehouse, while Kidd goes head-to-head with her landlord. Meanwhile, a fire at a high school hits close to home for Boden.
“StartUp” (Crackle): As the 10-episode second season begins, the startup is now in the hands of the Russian Mob. That prompst our unlikely trio, Izzy Morales, Ronald Dacey, and Nick Talman, to reinvest in their partnership and launch an exciting new endeavor, a darknet prototype called ArakNet. But as their decentralized network begins to grow, so too does the peril, the corruption, and the moral turpitude. Adam Brody, Martin Freeman and Edi Gatheg head the cast.
Also on Thursday:
“Superstore” (8 p.m., NBC)
“The Murder of Laci Peterson: A Closer Look” (8 p.m., A&E)
“Grease,” 1978 movie (8:30 p.m., Freeform)
“The Orville” (9 p.m., Fox)
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (9 p.m., The CW)
“Project Runway” (9 p.m., Lifetime)
“Flipping Out” (9 p.m., Bravo)
“Great News” (9:30 p.m., NBC)
“How to Get Away With Murder” (10 p.m., ABC)
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