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NBC Goes All In With Law & Order Thursday Nights

ALSO: Grey's Anatomy and Big Sky return, Peacock bows family comedy Take Note, and more.
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    Network TV has a new single-franchise TV night. CBS has FBI Tuesdays, and NBC already has Chicago Wednesdays; now the network is doubling down with Dick Wolf and rolling out Law & Order Thursdays, beginning tonight with the return of the original Law & Order nearly 12 years after it was unceremoniously canceled. Sam Waterston and Anthony Anderson return alongside a host of newcomers, including Hugh Dancy and Camryn Manheim.

    Also today: Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 return from hiatus with a new crossover, Peacock bows its new family comedy Take Note, and Big Sky’s mystery deepens as it embarks on the second half of Season 2. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Law & Order: Season 21 premiere. Dick Wolf’s long-running procedural is back, promising a fresh perspective on the criminal justice system. Sam Waterston returns as District Attorney Jack McCoy, while Anthony Anderson will reprise his role as Detective Kevin Bernard. Hugh Dancy, Jeffrey Donovan, Camryn Manheim, and Odelya Halevi also star. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Station 19: Season 5 winter premiere. Shondaland's latest crossover event begins with an episode that sees the Station 19 crew respond to a call about an SUV flown over a cliff. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 18 winter premiere. As Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) works to save Dr. Hamilton’s (Peter Gallagher) life, the Grey Sloan Memorial doctors grapple with the aftermath of the car crash that involved some of their own. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Take Note: Complete first season. In this new scripted family comedy, a group of tweens from across the country will be challenged to make it through a summer of crazy ups and downs as they compete in a reality singing competition. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Big Sky: Season 2 winter premiere. Reeling from the emotional news of Joseph’s (Jeffrey Joseph) death, Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) and Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) desperately search for answers. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    Love, Tom: Original documentary. Oscar and GRAMMY nominated songwriter Tom Douglas narrates a letter of hope to a desperate world and opens up about his creative struggle in a new documentary. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Awesomeness TV’s Next Influencer: Reunion special. The TikTokers and wannabe influencers sit down to hash out the highs and lows of Season 3. Streaming on Paramount+

    Legacies: Season 4 winter premiere. While Cleo (Omono Okojie), MG (Quincy Fouse), and Jed (Ben Levin) work together on an unusual mission, Alaric (Matthew Davis), Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), and Ted (guest star Ben Geurens) figure out what is next for them. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    NHL Hockey: ESPN offers two different ways to catch NHL action tonight:

    • Washington Capitals at New York Rangers 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on Hulu and ESPN+

    NBA Basketball: TNT offers up two NBA games:

    • Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT
    • Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    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, NBC, Big Sky, Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, Take Note, Sam Waterston