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Atlanta and Starstruck Return,
Paramount+ Bows New Halo Series

ALSO: Grey's Anatomy, WWE Evil, One Perfect Shot, Our Flag Means Death, and more.
  • Photos: FX, HBO Max, Paramount+.
    Photos: FX, HBO Max, Paramount+.

    After four long years, Donald Glover’s acclaimed comedy Atlanta returns to the small screen for its third (and penultimate) season. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight on FX. Also today: Halo’s Master Chief and his crew of Spartans get the live-action treatment on Paramount+, John Cena explores WWE villainy, Starstruck returns to HBO Max, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Atlanta: Season 3 premiere. Donald Glover’s Emmy-winning comedy returns for new ten-episode season that finds Earn (Glover), Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield), and Van (Zazie Beetz) in the midst of a successful world tour. Two episodes air tonight. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    Halo: Series premiere. Based on the iconic Xbox franchise, this live-action series follows Master Chief, Spartan-117 (Pablo Schreiber) and his team of cybernetically enhanced super soldiers as they defend humanity from the alien forces of The Covenant. Also stars Natasha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the creator of the Spartan super soldiers, and Jen Taylor (who voices the character in the game series) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    WWE Evil: Complete docuseries. John Cena takes viewers inside the psyche of wrestling’s most diabolical antagonists in Peacock’s first WWE original series. All eight episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Starstruck: Complete Season 2. Jessie (Rose Matafeo) and Tom (Nikesh Patel) attempt to make their relationship work despite their fundamental differences. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max

    One Perfect Shot: Complete Season 1. Six visionary filmmakers, including Patty Jenkins, Aaron Sorkin, and Jon Chu, recount how they created some of cinema’s most iconic shots in this new Ava DuVernay-produced docuseries. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    The Problem with Jon Stewart: New episode. Jon Stewart tackles America’s long history of racism and its impact on politics and culture. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Queen Stars: Series premiere. HBO Max sets its sights on RuPaul’s Drag Race with a new drag queen competition hosted by Brazilian superstar Pabllo Vittar and singer Luísa Sonza. Streaming on HBO Max

    Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed: Discovery investigates the music-oriented church made famous by Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, and other celebrities in this three-part docuseries Watch trailer. Streaming on Discovery+

    Traffickers: Inside the Golden Triangle: Complete docuseries. Charts the rise and fall of three international drug kingpins chasing power, wealth, and infamy. (in English, Thai, Burmese, and Lao.). Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Grey’s Anatomy: New episode. While Richard (James Pickens Jr.) ponders his surgical abilities, Jo (Camilla Luddington) is charmed by her patient’s brother. Elsewhere, Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) talk out their differences, and a pet python causes an uproar. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Grown-ish: Season 4 finale. It’s graduation day, and the Johnson family comes together to celebrate Zoey’s (Yara Shahidi) big day. Afterward, the crew comes together to reflect on their four years together and toast to their post-graduation plans.The series is set to return for a fifth season later this year. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on Freeform

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: The Sweet 16 gets underway with the first day of games. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on CBS and TBS

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

    TOPICS: Atlanta, Halo, One Perfect Shot, Our Flag Means Death, Starstruck, WWE Evil, Donald Glover, John Cena