HBO Max's newest drama fits neatly alongside other recent youth culture HBO shows like Euphoria, Betty and We Are Who We Are, but as Primetimer's Joe Reid writes, Generation benefits from an insider's perspective — thanks to 19 year-old Zelda Barnz, who co-created the series with her father Daniel Barnz (who also directs). The show's first three episodes drop on HBO Max today.
Also today: President Biden addresses the nation, Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy stage a new crossover event,and the Go-Big Show names its Season 1 winner. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
SERIES PREMIERE: Justice Smith (The Get Down) headlines an ensemble cast in the new high school-set drama Generation. The first three of eight episodes drop today. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max
LIVE COVERAGE: President Biden will mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID lockdowns with his first Presidential Address from the White House. Live coverage starts at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS and cable news
SPRING PREMIERE: Giacomo Gianniotti guest stars on Station 19 as DeLuca and Carina (Stefania Spampinato) pursue Opal (Stephanie Kurtzuba), the woman suspected of sex trafficking last seen in Grey's Anatomy's winter finale. Watch preview. 8:30 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT on ABC
SPRING PREMIERE: Tonight's Station 19 — Grey's Anatomy crossover continues as both teams tend to a tense situation with so much at stake. Meanwhile, Jo (Camilla Luddington) convinces Hayes (Richard Flood) to bend the rules on a case, and Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Winston (Anthony Hill) reconnect. 9:30 PM ET / 9:00 PM PT on ABC
NEW EPISODE: As COVID-19 becomes more widespread on A Million Little Things, Boston goes into lockdown, forcing Maggie (Allison Miller) to return home. Meanwhile, Eddie (David Giuntoli) finds his back surgery has been canceled, forcing him to take desperate measures to cope with the severe pain. Watch preview. 10:30 PM ET / 10:00 PM PT on ABC
SEASON PREMIERE: The fourth season of Cake kicks off with two back-to-back episodes of bite-sized comedy. Watch teaser. 10:00 PM ET on FXX
SEASON FINALE: Only four acts remain on the Go-Big Show, which means the remaining performers will have to push their already outrageous performances to the max if they hope to win the $100,000 prize. 9:00 PM ET on TBS
SERIES PREMIERE: The period drama Coven of Sisters opens in Basque Country in 1609, where a group of women accused of witchcraft lure their inquisitor into witnessing the witches' Sabbath in order to postpone their execution, Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.