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It's a Sin Chronicles the AIDS Epidemic in 1980s London

ALSO: Walker, Archibald's Next Big Thing, The Widower, Law & Order: SVU, and more.
  • Omari Douglas, Nathaniel Curtis, Olly Alexander, Calum Scott Howells and Lydia West star in It's a Sin, premiering today on HBO Max.
    Omari Douglas, Nathaniel Curtis, Olly Alexander, Calum Scott Howells and Lydia West star in It's a Sin, premiering today on HBO Max.

    From writer/producer Russell T. Davies (Queer as Folk, Doctor Who) comes It's a Sin. The new five-part HBO Max miniseries follows a group of gay men and their circle of friends as they make they way through 1980s London, where their lives are forever altered by the AIDS crisis as it unfolds.

    Also today: Walker goes undercover, Veep's Tony Hale enlists some famous friends to voice his new Netflix animated series, and NBC kicks off a three-night true crime docuseries. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    LIMITED SERIES: Set in 1981, Russell T. Davies' five-part miniseries It's a Sin follows three eighteen year-old friends (played by Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas and Callum Scott Howells) as they head to London with hope, ambition, and joy... only to walk straight into a virus that most of the world ignores. Neil Patrick Harris also appears in a featured role. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max

    DOCUSERIES: The team from Dateline NBC presents The Widower, a three-night docuseries event about Thomas Randolph, a Las Vegas man who was convicted in the deaths of his wife and a hitman in 2017, only for the the decision to be reversed. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    NBA BASKETBALL: The NBA on TNT returns with another Thursday night doubleheader:

    • The Toronto Raptors vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on TNT
    • The Brooklyn Nets vs. the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on TNT

    NEW EPISODE: Benson (Mariska Hargitay) teams up with the Bronx SVU as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tracks down a serial rapist with victims in both boroughs. Annabella Sciorra and Rudy Mungaray guest star. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: When his past unexpectedly collides with his present life, Walker (Jared Padalecki) is forced to return to his undercover identity in order to keep his family safe. Micki (Lindsey Morgan) gets caught up in Walker's old case, while August (Kale Culley) threatens to blow his father's cover. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SERIES PREMIERE: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rosamund Pike, Adam Pally, RuPaul and Casey Wilson are among those lending their voices to Archibald's Next Big Thing, a new animated kids series created by (and starring) Tony Hale as a chicken whose adventures don't always go as planned. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Craig Robinson hosts Your Attention Please: The Concert, featuring performances from (and interviewws with) 24kGoldn, Joy Oladokun, Kiana Ledé, Lil Yachty, and Swae Lee. 8:00 PM ET on Hulu

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

    TOPICS: It's a Sin, HBO Max, Russell T Davies