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Law & Order Returns, CBS Honors Kenny Rogers, and The Other Two Ends Season 2

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  • Photos: NBC, CBS, HBO Max
    Photos: NBC, CBS, HBO Max

    NBC is set to serve up another full night of franchise TV tonight as the network presents three full hours of Law & Order. Plus, CBS pays tribute to the late Kenny Rogers in a special taped before his death, The Other Two ends its second season on HBO Max, and a new installment of Hulu's The Premise explores celebrity culture. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Law & Order: SVU: Season premiere. Capt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) seeks justice against a predatory congressman involved in sex trafficking in the series' two-hour Season 23 premiere. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Law & Order: Organized Crime: Season premiere. After taking down Wheatley’s (Dylan McDermott) drug empire and discovering his wife’s killer, Det. Stabler (Christopher Meloni) must infiltrate a notorious crime family with the goal of taking over New York City’s cocaine trade. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Kenny Rogers: All In For the Gambler: Special presentation. Taped in 2017 before the country music legend’s death, this one-hour special features tributes and musical performances from the likes of Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, and Chris Stapleton. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    The Other Two: Season finale. Now that they’ve achieved moderate levels of success, Cary (Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Heléne York) reevaluate their futures in the final two episodes of Season 2. Streaming on HBO Max

    The Premise: The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler: A Justin Bieber-esque pop star (Lucas Hedges) returns to his high school to pledge a donation, but instead promises to have sex with the school’s valedictorian, inspiring a heated academic competition among slacker Abbi (Kaitlyn Dever) and her classmates. O’Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace, and the late Ed Asner also star. Streaming on FX on Hulu

    Thursday Night Football: The Carolina Panthers take on the Houston Texans. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on NFL Network

    Creepshow: Season premiere. Shudder continues to put a unique spin on iconic horror tropes in the third season of its anthology series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Shudder

    Code 404: Complete second season. After their dramatic blow-up, the resurrected DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and his partner, DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), are forced to work together again when a 20-year-old cold case is reopened. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Ahir Shah: Dots: Special presentation. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah brings his stand-up stateside in a new comedy special filmed at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Doom Patrol: Season premiere. Matt Bomer, Joivan Wade, Brendan Fraser, Abigail Shapiro, and Timothy Dalton reprise their roles as DC’s super-powered gang of outcasts in Season 3 of the HBO Max dramedy. Three episodes drop today,. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    The Croods: Family Tree: Set after The Croods: A New Age, this animated series follows two very different families as they join forces to create a new community of cave people on a prehistoric farm. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu and Peacock

    College Football: The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Boone, North Carolina to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a primetime event. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN

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

    The Masked Singer: In night two of the Season 6 premiere, Group A returns and is joined by two new Wildcard contestants, one of whom will be unmasked at the end of the night. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Alter Ego: The avatar auditions continue in Part Two of the singing competition’s series premiere. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

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

    TOPICS: Law & Order Franchise, CBS, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Other Two, Kenny Rogers