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Rosario Dawson Gets Post-Apocalyptic, Minx Revisits '70s Female Erotica

ALSO: Below Deck Down Under, Rescued By Ruby, Welcome to Flatch, MasterChef Junior, and more.
  • Photos: HBO Max
    Photos: HBO Max

    HBO Max dominates the day with two major releases this Thursday: Ava DuVernay’s limited series DMZ, which stars Rosario Dawson as a woman navigating post-apocalyptic Manhattan, and Minx, a 1970s-set comedy about the making of the first erotic magazine for women.

    Also today: Below Deck Down Under sets sail on Peacock, The Flash star Grant Gustin headlines Netflix’s Rescued By Ruby, Paul Feig’s Welcome to Flatch makes its FOX debut, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    DMZ: Complete limited series. Based on the post-apocalyptic DC graphic novel of the same name, this four-episode series follows a mother (Rosario Dawson) as she navigates a dangerous and distorted Manhattan on a harrowing quest to find her lost son. Ava DuVernay serves as an executive producer on the series, which also stars Benjamin Bratt, Hoon Lee, Freddy Miyares, Jordan Preston Carter, and Venus Ariel. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max

    Minx: Series premiere. In 1970s Los Angeles, an earnest young feminist (Ophelia Lovibond) joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. Two episodes of the new comedy drop Thursdays through April 14. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max

    Below Deck Down Under: Series premiere. The hit Bravo franchise launches a new Peacock-exclusive series set against the backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Captain Jason Chambers is joined by a familiar face, Aesha Scott as chief stew, alongside a host of newcomers who promise to bring the drama. Three episodes premiere today. Read our review. Streaming on Peacock

    Rescued By Ruby: Original film. State trooper Dan (Grant Gustin) dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but no one will give him the chance. When fate brings him to Ruby, a shelter dog running out of hope, their unshakeable bond helps them face their toughest challenge yet. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Welcome to Flatch: Series premiere. A documentary crew hoping to explore the lives of residents in a small American town stumbles upon Flatch, a midwestern town comprised of eccentric personalities. Within their first few days, the whole town attends the annual Scarecrow Festival, where cousins and best friends Kelly (Chelsea Holmes) and Shrub (Sam Straley) compete in various events. The first seven episodes of Paul Feig’s new sitcom are available to stream on Hulu, while the premiere makes its linear debut tonight. Watch trailer. 9:30 PM ET on FOX

    MasterChef Junior: Season 8 premiere. 16 young chefs from around the country face their first challenge, a secret item they must use as the star of their dish. With judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and Daphne Oz. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Million Dollar Hustle: Series premiere. Lifetime explores the world of “transformational marketing” in a new series that follows influencer, author, and entrepreneur Stormy Wellington as she encourages her "Circle of Bosses" to win challenges and bring in dollars by selling products, hosting events, and promoting their own brands. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Soil: Complete Season 1. When Belgian siblings start a business importing soil from Morocco to bury deceased Muslims from their community, they believe they’ve struck pay dirt, but in reality they’ve accidentally opened Pandora’s box. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Law & Order: New episode. After a family court judge is murdered, Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) dig into the many grievances against him. Meanwhile, when the DA’s office is faced with unforeseen challenges, Maroun (Odelya Halevi) takes matters into her own hands to solve the case. Followed by new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Organized Crime. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Grey’s Anatomy: New episode. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) & Nick (Scott Speedman) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) & Kai (E.R. Fightmaster) take their relationships to the next level beyond the walls of the hospital. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Single Drunk Female: Season 1 finale. Brit’s (Sasha Compère) wedding day jitters lead her to make an unexpected decision. Elsewhere, Sam (Sofia Black-D’Elia) learns the truth about James (Garrick Bernard) and is shaken to the core about what her future might hold. Watch preview. 10:30 PM ET on Freeform

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: March Madness gets underway with the first round of games, beginning at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

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

    TOPICS: DMZ, HBO Max, Below Deck Down Under, MasterChef Junior, Minx, Welcome to Flatch, Rosario Dawson