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Q-Force Premieres, What We Do in the Shadows Returns, ABC Goes Country

PLUS: A.P. Bio goes back to school, NKOTB gets the Behind the Music treatment, and more.
  • (Photos: Netflix, FX, ABC)
    (Photos: Netflix, FX, ABC)

    As Primetimer's Joe Reid writes today, there's always been something implicitly queer about the spy genre, but Netflix's Q-Force is next-level stuff. Created by Sean Hayes and Michael Schur, the new animated series about a team of LGBTQ+ super spies drops today.

    Also today: What We Do in the Shadows kicks off its third season, the 2021 CMA Summer Jam takes over ABC, A.P. Bio returns to Peacock and the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Minnesota Gophers face off on the gridiron. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Q-Force: Complete first season. Sean Hayes heads up an all-star voice cast in Netflix's new animated comedy series about an elite group of queer spies. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    What We Do in the Shadows: Season premiere. Our favorite vampire comedy returns for its third season with two back-to-back episodes. In the first, Guillermo’s (Harvey Guillen) fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion; later, Nandor (Kayvan Novak) uses a forbidden artifact to court a health club employee. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    CMA Summer Jam: Special presentation. Recorded at locations throughout Nashville, ABC’s three-hour event features performances from more than 20 of the biggest stars in country music, including Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Darius Rucker. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    A.P. Bio: Complete fourth season. School is back in session, but a tornado warning, a budding romance, and backlash surrounding new school uniforms threaten to derail Jack Griffin’s (Glenn Howerton) train before it leaves the station. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    College Football: Two matchups with potential Playoff implications headline Thursday night college football:

    • Boise State at UCF 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Ohio State at Minnesota 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on FOX

    Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles: Season premiere. MDL: NY broker Frederik Eklund joins the LA crew full-time as the Bravo staple returns for its thirteenth season with a 90-minute premiere. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Behind the Music: New Kids on the Block get the Behind the Music treatment in an installment that looks at the legendary late eighties boy band’s rapid rise to superstardom and their impact on the music industry. Streaming on Paramount+

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Terry (Terry Crews), Jake (Andy Samberg), and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) visit the Boyle Family Fam. Afterwards, the squad comes together to work an important, high-stakes case. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Big Brother: New episode. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Grown-ish: Summer finale. Zoey (Yara Shahidi) accepts Luca’s (Luka Sabbat) career advice, making Aaron (Trevor Jackson) uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Vivek (Jordan Buhat) helps Ana (Francia Raisa) take her mind off the LSAT. 8:00 PM ET on Freeform

    Afterlife of the Party: Original movie. When social butterfly Cassie (Victoria Justice) dies during her birthday week, she’s gifted a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth by reconnecting with loved ones. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Q-Force, Netflix, Country Music