Aside from one surprisingly large missing piece of the puzzle, Clarice continues the story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling, picking up a year after Jodie Foster embodied the character in the Academy Award-winning juggernaut The Silence of the Lambs. As Primetimer's Joe Reid writes, the new series boasts an impressive cast, chock full of characters from the voluminous franchise.
Also today: An avocado shortage grinds the city of Los Angeles to a halt on Mr. Mayor, CBS All Access brings the curtain down on The Stand, and a new HBO Max documentary follows a couple's experience with polyamory. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
SERIES PREMIERE: Set a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice stars Rebecca Breeds as a still-shaken Agent Starling, newly installed at the U.S. government's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program where she's tasked with investigating three serial killings. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on CBS
NEW EPISODE: A city-wide avocado shortage spells crisis on Mr. Mayor, and Mikaela (Vella Lovell) discovers the only thing that can put her to sleep is one of Arpi's (Holly Hunter) boring presentations. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
LIMITED SERIES FINALE: CBS All Access' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand reaches the end of the road tonight with its final episode, Coda: Frannie in the Well. Streaming on CBS All Access
DOCUMENTARY: Ollie and Zoe are newly engaged, but before tying the knot they've decided to test out an open relationship. There's No "I" in Threesome is Ollie's effort to document the results. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
NBA BASKETBALL: The NBA on TNT returns with another Thursday night doubleheader:
NEW EPISODE: Glenn (Mark McKinney) is confused by Zephra's new Superstore policies and enlists Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi) and Marcus (Jon Barinholtz) to help him figure out what's going on. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (Nichole Sakura) and Mateo (Nico Santos) face an unexpected challenge with their ongoing beef. 8:30 PM ET on NBC
NEW EPISODE: Bonnie (Allison Janney) is upset when Adam (William Fichtner) makes a big ticket purchase without consulting her on Mom. Jill (Jaime Pressly) has an unexpected reaction when her dentist retires. 9:00 PM ET on CBS
Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.