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Edie Falco and Brooklyn Nine-Nine Return, as Riverdale Spinoff Katy Keene Debuts

ALSO: Indebted, Briarpatch, Interrogation, The Sinner, Will & Grace, and more
  • It's a night of big premieres as Tommy and Katy Keene make their series debuts, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns for its seventh season. (Photos: CBS/NBC/The CW)
    It's a night of big premieres as Tommy and Katy Keene make their series debuts, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns for its seventh season. (Photos: CBS/NBC/The CW)

    NBC is giving fans exactly what they want with a doubleheader of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the comedy returns for Season 7. Meanwhile, The Sopranos' Edie Falco is stepping over the thin blue line to play L.A.'s first female police chief, and The CW is expanding its ever-expanding franchise universe with a new Riverdale spinoff. Also today: three new and returning crime dramas, a new sitcom starring Adam Pally (Happy Endings) and Abby Elliott (SNL), and the conclusion of ESPN's Michael Vick documentary. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SEASON PREMIERE: Andy Samberg and company kick off Brooklyn Nine-Nine's seventh season with back-to-back episodes. In the season opener, Jake (Samberg) leads a manhunt, while Holt (Andre Braugher) adjusts to his new position on the force. On the second episode, the new captain invites the team to her house for a meal. Watch the preview8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: As Primetimer's Whitney McIntosh writes, the Riverdale universe seems poised to learn from the mistakes of the CW's other growing franchise as the network's first Riverdale spinoff follows Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) and her friends as they pursue their dreams in New York City. Riverdale's Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) co-stars. Read our Script Review8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SERIES PREMIERE: Edie Falco (The Sopranos) returns to series television in Tommy, in which she plays Los Angeles' first female Chief of Police. Read our Script ReviewWatch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    SERIES PREMIERE: Rebecca (Abby Elliott) and Dave (Adam Pally) find themselves with a packed house on the series premiere of Indebted, as Dave's parents move in with them following a financial setback. Fran Drescher (The Nanny) and Steven Weber (Wings) co-star. Watch the preview. 9:30 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Rosario Dawson stars in USA's new southern noir mystery series Briarpatch, as an investigator drawn back to her hometown after her sister's murder. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on USA

    SERIES PREMIERE: From producer John Mankiewicz (House of Cards, Bosch, and House) comes Interrogation, a non-linear series focused on the proceedings involving a group of suspects linked to a decades-old murder investigation. The series co-stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard, and David Strathairn. Watch the preview. Streaming on CBS All Access

    SEASON PREMIERE: The third season of The Sinner opens with Detective Harry Amrose (Bill Pullman) investigating a suspicious car accident. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on USA

    ALSO TODAY

    • 30 for 30: Michael Vick concludes its two-part look at the life, career, downfall, and controversial comeback of the former NFL star. 9:00 PM ET on ESPN
    • Will & Grace moves to its new timeslot as Karen (Megan Mullally) faces the horror of flying coach. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Katy Keene, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Tommy, Andy Samberg, Edie Falco