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Norman Lear Celebrates 100 Years of Music & Laughter, Law & Order Crosses Over

ALSO: The Kardashians Season 2, Jackass on Celebrity Family Feud, Dreamlife of Georgie Stone, and more.
  • (Photos: Eric McCandless/ABC, Maarten de Boer/NBC)
    (Photos: Eric McCandless/ABC, Maarten de Boer/NBC)

    What do you get a legendary TV producer for his 100th birthday? A TV special all his own, of course. Jam-packed with celebrity guest stars and musical performances, Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter will air on ABC tonight and stream tomorrow on Hulu.

    Also today: Dick Wolf’s Law & Order franchise makes history with a three-series crossover event, The Kardashians return to Hulu for Season 2, Jackass stars play Celebrity Family Feud, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter: Special presentation. Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, George Clooney, Octavia Spencer, and other stars gather to honor the life and career of Norman Lear. The celebration will also feature musical performances from Kelly Rowland, Anthony Anderson, and Kristen Bell paying tribute to some of the prolific producer's most iconic sitcom theme songs. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Law & Order: Season premiere (crossover event). When a young girl is shot, Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) teams with Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) to track down her killer, but they soon realize it’s more than a typical homicide. Meanwhile, McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Price (Hugh Dancy) seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the case. The three-hour crossover marks the first time the Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime squads have worked together on a single case. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    The Kardashians: Season 2 premiere. Reality TV’s most famous family returns to Hulu for another season, which will include the demise of Kim’s relationship with Pete Davidson, Kourtney and Travis’ wedding, and Khloe’s expanding family. New episodes drop every Friday. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Celebrity Family Feud: Season 8 finale (special night). The cast of Jackass splits up into two teams, led by Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, and battles for their favorite charities in the final episode of the game show’s eighth season. With host Steve Harvey. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone: Original documentary. Filmed over the course of 19 years, this documentary follows Georgie Stone, an Australian transgender teen, as she helps change laws, affirm her gender, find her voice, and emerge into adulthood. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Hype: Season 2 premiere. A new group of streetwear visionaries compete for a career-changing co-sign and a $150,000 cash prize in a new season of HBO Max’s design competition. Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Atlanta: New episode. Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul director Adamma Ebo helms an episode titled, “Born 2 Die,” written by Jamal Olori. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    Thai Cave Rescue: Complete limited series. Netflix dramatizes the incredible true story of the Thai youth soccer team who became trapped in a dangerous cave system, and the extraordinary effort to rescue them. (In Thai with English dubbing and/or subtitles.) Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: New episode. Streaming on Disney+

    Batali: The Fall of a Superstar Chef: Original documentary. Discovery explores the assault and harassment allegations against chef Mario Batali, as told by the women who spoke out against him. Streaming on Discovery+

    Major League Baseball: Depending on your region, you’ll be able to watch one of two games tonight at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX:

    • Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
    • Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

    College Football: The Virginia Tech Hokies host the West Virginia Mountaineers in primetime. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN

    Thursday Night Football: The AFC North takes center stage as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Cleveland Browns on the road. 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on Amazon Prime Video

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

    TOPICS: Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter, ABC, NBC, Celebrity Family Feud, The Kardashians, Law & Order, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order Franchise