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Texans and Chiefs Set to Kickoff an NFL Season Like No Other

ALSO: Holey Moley, Julie and the Phantoms, Unpregnant, The Sit-In, Black Boys, and more.
  • Deshaun Watson and the Texans take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs tonight from Kansas City.
    Deshaun Watson and the Texans take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs tonight from Kansas City.

    Having skipped preseason — and with limited or no spectators allowed in most stadiums — the NFL is heading into uncharted territory as it officially begins its 2020 season tonight. NBC gets kickoff honors this year, with a rematch of last year’s Divisional Round game that saw the Kansas Chiefs came back from a 24-0 deficit to beat the Houston Texans 51-31. Also today: Holey Moley airs its season finale, Peacock recalls a forgotten moment in the history of The Tonight Show, and McG drops a new horror comedy on Netflix. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    LIVE SPORTS: With a combined nine playofff appearances in the last five years, tonight's NFL Kickoff Game sees the Houston Texans take on the defending Super Bowl champs the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on NBC

    SEASON FINALE: The season finale of Holey Moley will finally reveal who will test their luck on Steph Curry's masterpiece the Tomb of Nefertiti and potentially win $250,000 in prize money. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SPECIAL: Following the finale, ABC is airing the first of two one-hour specials. Holey Moley II: The Sequel: The Special: Unhinged, Part One will feature commentary from Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore as viewers get an inside peak at the little putt putt competition that could. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Following her mother's death, high school rocker Julie (Madison Reyes) has lost her passion for music, but things turn around when the ghosts of a 90s era boy band appear to help her form Julie and the Phantoms. Read our review. Streaming Netflix

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Though it remains to be seen where it'll fall among the 39 other projects our Ultimate Greg Berlanti Ranking, the uber producer's latest project is Unpregnant, an HBO Max original movie starring Haley Lu Richardson as a 17-year-old Missouri girl whose unwanted pregnancy sets her on an unexpected journey. Watch the trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Executive producer Joy Reid and director Yoruba Richen present The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte hosts the Tonight Show, which chronicles the mostly lost-to-time week of television when Belafonte filled in for Johnny Carson in February 1968, and brought on such guests as Aretha Franklin, Sidney Poitier, Robert Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read our review. Streaming on Peacock

    NEW EPISODE: There's a big blowup coming on Big Brother after Christmas decided not to use the Veto on either Bayleigh or Da'Vonne. One of the two of them will be evicted tonight, after which point the season's most crucial HOH competition will commence. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: The original girls and new guys in The Villa beat out the OG guys and new girls in a head-to-head competition. But it's the battle to stay loyal to their original partners that's heating up Love Island most. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Malcolm Jenkins and director Sonia Lowman present the documentary Black Boys, which looks at the experiences of Black men and boys in America today, highlighting the ways education, sports, and criminal justice have shaped the course of their lives. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    PREMIERE MOVIE: Visionary director McG (Charlie's Angels, Terminator: Salvation) returns with a sequel to his 2017 horror comedy, The Babysitter. The Babysitter: Killer Queen picks up two later, as high school student Cole (Judah Lewis) tries to move on with his life. Unfortunately, things are once again about to go off the rails. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix.

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

    TOPICS: NFL, Coronavirus