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Ridley Scott Returns to His Sci-Fi Roots in HBO Max's Raised By Wolves

ALSO: AP Bio, Love, Guaranteed, Tacoma FD, Holey Moley, RHONYC, and more.
  • Abubakar Salim and Amanda Collin in Raised By Wolves (Photo: HBO Max/Coco Van Oppens)
    Abubakar Salim and Amanda Collin in Raised By Wolves (Photo: HBO Max/Coco Van Oppens)

    The Hollywood uber producer who made his name directing films like Alien and Blade Runner is returning to his sci-fi roots with a new series centered around two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. Premiering today, the first two episodes of Raised By Wolves were directed by Scott himself, marking the very first time in his 55-year career that he's helmed an episodic TV series in the U.S. Also today: Peacock revives the once-cancelled A.P. Bio, Netflix drops a brand new romantic comedy, and Tacoma FD signs off for the season. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Set on a mysterious planet that’s in the early stages of colonization, Raised By Wolves focuses on two androids living among newly-arrived humans who haven’t left their ideological baggage back on Earth. Watch the trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    SEASON PREMIERE: Dry your eyes, A.P. Bio fans, your favorite show is back. After getting the axe at the end of its second season in May 2019, the series was given a new lease on life when NBCUniversal announced it was adding it to the lineup of their new streaming platform. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    PREMIERE MOVIE: Money can't buy you love, but you can always sue for damages. Rachel Leigh Cook stars in the Netflix original film Love, Guaranteed, in which she plays a Seattle lawyer who accepts a big money case from a client (Damon Wayans Jr.) who says an online dating service promised him love but failed to deliver. Now he'll see them in court, alongside his... curiously appealing lawyer. Heather Graham co-stars. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: New British gal Lauren caused major waves upon entering the Love Island villa. How will her date with Connor — who fans voted to go on a date with Lauren — affect his relationship with Mackenzie? 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON FINALE: Prepare to say farewell to all those firefighter moustaches because Tacoma FD wraps its second season today. The good news? TruTV has already renewed the offbeat comedy for Season 3. 10:00 PM ET on TruTV

    PENULTIMATE EPISODE: With next week's season finale looming, Holey Moley welcomes another round of competitors to the course to see who will qualify for the chance to win $250,000 in prize money. Next Thursday is the moment we've all been waiting for, as we finally get a peek at Steph Curry's masterpiece, the greatest putt-putt hole of all time, the Tomb of Nefertiti. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: It may seem like life stopped during quarantine, but as Dr. Pimple Popper knows all too well, the gross things in our bodies stop growing for nothing, not even a global pandemic. In the spin-off series Dr. Pimple Popper: Before The Pop the good doctor works with patients from afar to help them nip those skins problems in the bud. The first episode airs right after a fresh-squeezed episode of the original series. 10:00 PM ET on TLC

    SEASON FINALE: Everyone's favorite Real Housewives of New York are getting together for one more round of petty arguments and snitty disagreements before they reunite next week — in person with Andy Cohen — for an evening of petty arguments and snitty disagreements. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

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

    TOPICS: Raised by Wolves, HBO Max, Ridley Scott