Television delivers another day of major premieres as Ghosts returns to CBS, Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin lead freshman drama So Help Me Todd, and a familiar face joins CSI: Vegas for Season 2.
Also today: Welcome to Flatch and Call Me Kat begin new seasons on Fox, Netflix dramatizes the early life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Prime Video broadcasts Thursday Night Football, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
Ghosts: Season 2 premiere. Our unlikely pick for “sexiest show on TV” returns for another season of supernatural shenanigans. In the premiere, Sam (Rose McIver) enlists the Ghosts to help secure a good review from an overly critical couple staying at the B&B. Watch trailer. 8:30 PM ET on CBS
So Help Me Todd: Series premiere. After razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret (Marcia Gay Harden) hires her scruffy, aimless son Todd (Skylar Astin) as her firm’s in-house investigator, they begin to mend their fragile relationship and work towards finally accepting one another. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on CBS
CSI: Vegas: Season 2 premiere. Original franchise star Marg Helgenberger reprises her role as Catherine Willows, who successfully persuades Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) to let her rejon the esteemed CSI team in Las Vegas. Helgenberger fills in for William Petersen and Jorja Fox after they left the revival last season. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on CBS
Welcome to Flatch: Season 2 premiere. When Barb Flatch (new star Jaime Pressly) makes a triumphant return to her hometown after a bad divorce, she sets out to give Flatch the glow-up it deserves. 9:00 PM ET on FOX
Call Me Kat: Season 3 premiere. It’s a Jeopardy! host two-fer as Ken Jennings makes a guest appearance as the man seated next to Kat (Mayim Bialik) on her flight home to Louisville. Upon arrival, she discovers some significant changes have been made to the cafe by Randi (Kyla Pratt) and Phil (Leslie Jordan). Watch preview. 9:30 PM ET on FOX
The Empress: Complete Season 1. Netflix mashes up The Crown and Bridgerton with this German series about the early life and romance of Elisabeth von Wittlesbach (played by Devrim Lingnau), the Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1854 to 1898. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Looney Tunes Cartoons: Halloween Special: Special presentation. HBO Max gets into the Halloween spirit as Bugs Bunny throws a Howl-O-Skreem Spooktacula. Watch preview. Streaming on HBO Max
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: New episode. Streaming on Disney+
Young Sheldon: Season 6 premiere. While George Sr. (Lance Barber) bails Meemaw (Annie Potts) and Georgie (Montana Jordan) out of jail, Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and Missy meet Mandy (guest star Emily Osment). Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
Hell’s Kitchen: Season 21 premiere. For the first time ever, a team of 40-something chefs (the Blue Team) take on up-and-coming 20-somethings (the Red Team) in a battle for the ages. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: New episode (special night and time). Tiki Barber, Lauren Ash, and Jim Jeffries spin the wheel for charity. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
College Football: BYU hosts the Utah State Aggies in a primetime matchup. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ESPN
Thursday Night Football: The AFC East Miami Dolphins face the AFC North Cincinnati Bengals 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.