Few actors have hopped genres as seamlessly as Kate Beckinsale, who's jumped from British costume dramas to Hollywood action flicks to indie dram-coms over the course of her thirty year acting career. Backinsale's latest role sees her flexing her comedy chops as she takes the lead in the new Paramount+ series Guilty Party. The show's ten-episode first season premieres today.
Also today: HBO Max offers an intimate look at the life and tragic death of Brittany Murphy, Katee Sackhoff returns to Netflix with Another Life season two, and Jimmy Fallon rolls out a new kid-hosted edition of The Tonight Show. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
Guilty Party: Series premiere. Kate Beckinsale stars a discredited journalist who hopes to salvage her career by latching onto the story of a young mother (Jules Latimer) sentenced to life in prison for a crime she claims she didn’t commit. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+
What Happened, Brittany Murphy?: Docuseries premiere. Director Cynthia Hill charts Brittany Murphy’s meteoric rise to fame and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death in this two-part documentary. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Another Life: Complete second season. After Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) and her crew witness the annihilation of a planet, they must negotiate with the hostile alien race in an attempt to make it home alive. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
The Kids Tonight Show: Series premiere. Four talented kids take over 30 Rock’s Studio 6A (right across from Jimmy Fallon’s Studio 6B) for a new late-night series that offers next-generation interpretations of Fallon’s best bits, celebrity interviews, and games. Two new episodes stream every Thursday. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock
B Positive: Season premiere. As they adjust to life after the kidney transplant, Drew (Thomas Middleditch) develops romantic feelings for someone new, and Gina (Annaleigh Ashford) gets surprising news about a friend’s death. 9:30 PM ET on CBS
Aquaman: King of Atlantis: Series premiere. The classic DC Comics character gets a kid-friendly update in this animated mini-series about Aquaman’s first days as King of Atlantis. Featuring voice work from Cooper Andrews, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Lennon, and Dana Snyder. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
One of Us Is Lying: Damning secrets are brought to light, relationships deepen, and alliances emerge in three new episodes of Peacock’s teen drama. Read our review. Streaming on Peacock
Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman: Stand-up special. Phoebe Robinson riffs on quarantining with her boyfriend, moderating Michelle Obama’s book tour, and failing at being a social justice warrior in a new hour-long comedy special. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
College Football: The Navy Midshipmen travel to Memphis for a Thursday night American Athletic Conference (AAC) matchup. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN
Thursday Night Football: Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to extend their winning record as they travel north to face the Philadelphia Eagles. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on FOX
Project Runway: Season premiere. 16 new designers fight to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week as the show kicks off its 19th season. This year, mentor Christian Siriano and judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth put contestants through the paces with an ultimate Real Housewives reunion challenge and more thrilling obstacles. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo
America’s Big Deal: Series premiere. USA Network’s new series follows entrepreneurs from across the country as they pitch their products to home viewers through NBCUniversal’s ShoppableTV platform. The person with the most live sales over the course of the episode gets a chance to strike a life-changing deal with one of the show’s retail giants. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on USA Network
Legacies: Season premiere. After learning that Malivore has taken over Landon’s (Aria Shahghasemi) body, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and the Super Squad come up with a risky plan to rescue Landon, as well as Cleo (guest star Omono Okojie), who has been absorbed into Malivore’s darkness. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.