After fifteen seasons on the CBS crime juggernaut NCIS, Pauley Perrette left the show amidst a swirl of drama two years ago, and while it didn't sour her relationship with the Tiffany Network, it apparently left her itching to change genres. She returns tonight in the new multicam sitcom, Broke. Also tonight: Matt LeBlanc returns for the fourth season of Man with a Plan, Brooklyn Nine-Nine welcomes another stellar guest star, and How to Get Away With Murder returns with the first of its final six episodes. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
SERIES PREMIERE: When middle-aged trust funder Javier (Jaime Camil) is cut off from the family fortune in Broke, he and his wife (Natasha Leggero) turn to his estranged sister Jackie (Pauley Perrette) as they attempt to get back on their feet and learn the ways of the (real) world. Watch the preview. 9:30 PM ET on CBS
NEW EPISODE: As Primetimer's Tara Ariano writes today, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a rich history of casting some of our favorite comedic actors as relatives of the squad. Martin Mull joins that list tonight, playing Jake's grandfather, alongside a returning Bradley Whitford as his dad. 8:30 PM ET on NBC
SEASON PREMIERE: The twelfth season of The Real Housewives of New York City inducts Leah McSweeney into the circle of catfights and drama. Meanwhile, Luann is finished with probation, Sonja adjusts to an empty nest, and long-simmering housewife drama comes to a boil. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo
NEW EPISODE: Teddy (Kim Raver) helps Koracick deal with an unexpected visitor on Grey's Anatomy. Meanwhile, A patient wakes up from surgery unable to stop singing. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC
SEASON PREMIERE: When Andi's (Liza Snyder) doctor advises her to change birth control methods, she and Adam (Matt LeBlanc) engage in some awkward family planning on Man With a Plan. Watch the preview. 8:30 PM ET on CBS
SEASON PREMIERE: The Bella twins return for Season 5 of Total Bellas which finds Nicole dating her partner from Dancing with the Stars. Because we all need the distraction, this season is premiering a week earlier than originally planned. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on E!
NEW EPISODE: A lot has changed in the world since How to Get Away With Murder aired its last episode before Thanksgiving, but the show itself is picking up right where it left off, with Connor (Jack Falahee) and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) charged with murder and Gabriel (Rome Flynn) also become a suspect. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on ABC
Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.
TOPICS: Pauley Perrette, CBS, Broke