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Padma Lakshmi Eats Her Way Across America in Hulu's Taste the Nation

ALSO: The Story of Roy Cohn, Karma, Council of Dads, The Order, and more.
  • Padma Lakshmi hosts the new docuseries Taste the Nation. (Hulu)
    Padma Lakshmi hosts the new docuseries Taste the Nation. (Hulu)

    Cookbook author and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is branching out with a new docuseries premiering today on Hulu. Each episode of Taste the Nation sees Lakshmi traveling to a different part of the U.S. to explore the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups. Also today: HBO examines the poisonous influence of Roy Cohn, Council of Dads shares some shocking news, and HBO Max teaches kids about Karma. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: What is American food? That's the question Padma Lakshmi is out to answer in her new ten-episode docuseries Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi, with each episode looking at the influence of different immigrant communities on the great patchwork of American culture and cuisine. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Though he's been dead for 33 years, Roy Cohn's poisonous influence endures, having ascended to even the highest reaches of our government. The HBO documentary Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn looks at the fallout from one man's selfish, self-interested life. Read our review. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: HBO Max's new youth-oriented reality competition series Karma sends kids ages 12 to 15 into the wild to compete in physical challenges and solve puzzles. Watch the trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    NEW EPISODE: Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) and the Council of Dads decide the time has come to give Luly (Michele Weaver) some startling news. Meanwhile, a new romance blooms. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Pop culture fans won't want to miss Syfy Wire's The Great Debate. Hosted by Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie and Mystery Science Theater 3000) the show features celebrity panelists debating burning questions like "Who would be cuter, Baby Yoga or Baby Miyagi?" Watch the trailer. 11:00 PM ET on Syfy

    SEASON PREMIERE: Netflix's horror series The Order is back for Season 2, which finds Jack Morton (Jake Manley) seeing visions of a secret society he thinks is just a dream, unaware of the fact that he is actually recalling images from the battle between werewolves and an occult organization. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON FINALE: The season finale of Growing up Hip Hop finds Bow hiding information from Angela, while Twist and JoJo remain locked in a bitter feud. 9:00 PM ET on WE

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

    TOPICS: Taste the Nation, Hulu, Padma Lakshmi, Documentaries