The SNL military industrial complex continues to expand its footprint today with the release of Bust Down on Peacock, a new Lorne Michaels-produced series featuring castmember (and Kenan co-star) Chris Redd and longtime SNL writer Sam Jay, whose HBO series Pause with Sam Jay is set to return this summer.
Also today: the identity of the real millionaire is revealed in Fox’s Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer finale, Desus and Mero kick off their fourth season on Showtime, and The Real Housewives of Miami wraps its Seson 4 reunion. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
Bust Down: Complete Season 1. Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, and Jak Knight play four casino employees living dead-end lives in Peacock’s new comedy. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock
Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer: Season finale. Both Kurt and Steven select their final lady and say goodbye to the others before breaking the news about their true identity. Will love outweigh their bank accounts? 8:00 PM ET on FOX
The Real Housewives of Miami: Season 4 finale. Alexia revisits her traumatizing journey, Lisa comes to terms with her marriage, and Adriana and Larsa go head-to-head over a certain someone’s penis. Watch preview. Streaming on Peacock
Kotaro Lives Alone: Complete Season 1. A lonely boy moves into a ramshackle apartment all on his own and makes friends with the manga artist next door in this Japanese anime series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Theodosia: Series premiere. Supernaturally gifted teen Theodosia Throckmorton (Eloise Little) recruits her younger brother Henry (Frankie Minchella) and friends Will (Nana Agyeman-Bediako) and Safiya (Yasmina El-Abd) to fight a powerful secret society bent on destroying the world with ancient Egyptian dark magic. The kid-friendly action-adventure is based on the critically acclaimed four-book series by Robin L. LaFevers. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
That Dirty Black Bag: Series premiere. Dominic Cooper and Douglas Booth pay homage to classic spaghetti westerns in this drama about the eight-day clash between Arthur McCoy (Cooper), an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, and Red Bill (Booth), an infamous bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag. Watch trailer. Streaming on AMC+
Dune: Original film. The 2021 Warner Bros. tentpole follows a young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he sets out to save a dangerous desert wasteland flush with the most precious spice in the entire universe. Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi/fantasy epic, which also stars Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jason Momoa, returns to HBO Max four months after its initial 31-day streaming window expired. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Desus & Mero: Season 4 premiere. Showtime's hit late night series returns to a weekly format after nearly three years of biweekly shows. The duo is set to sit down with Oscar nominee Denzel Washington in the premiere. Watch trailer. 11:00 PM ET on Showtime
The Dropout: New episode. Walgreens is enticed by Elizabeth (Amanda Seyfried) to seal the deal on a new partnership with Theranos. Meanwhile, Ian (Stephen Fry) tries to investigate what’s going on behind closed doors. Streaming on Hulu
Law & Order: New episode. As Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) investigate the disappearance of a social media star whose case takes the internet by storm, Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) weigh their decisions regarding the case against the wishes of the missing woman’s family. Followed by new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Organized Crime. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
B Positive: Season 2 finale. Gina (Annaleigh Ashford) is torn when she receives an offer to sell Valley Hills to a rival assisted living residence, and Drew (Thomas Middleditch) prepares to leave for his big trip to Alaska. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on CBS
Pivoting: Season 1 finale. Amy (Eliza Coupe), Sarah (Maggie Q), and Jodie (Ginnifer Goodwin) each decide to put their issues on the backburner to celebrate Coleen’s birthday, but things go awry when they bring Coleen’s ashes along. 9:30 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: Bust Down, ABC, FOX, Peacock, Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer, The Real Housewives of Miami, Chris Redd