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Grey's Anatomy Returns, Jake Lacy is A Friend of the Family

ALSO: Hilary Swank's Alaska Daily, Walker: Independence, Pennyworth Season 3, and more.
  • (Photos: Peacock, ABC, HBO Max, The CW)
    (Photos: Peacock, ABC, HBO Max, The CW)

    It’s a major day of premieres as Grey’s Anatomy returns for its 19th(!) season and A Friend of the Family dramatizes the harrowing true story of Jan Broberg, who was kidnapped multiple times by her neighbor in the 1970s.

    Plus, Hilary Swank becomes the latest Oscar winner to hit network television in Alaska Daily, Walker: Independence offers an origin story for the popular CW drama, Pennyworth gets an expanded title as it moves to HBO Max for Season 3, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 19 premiere. A new group of talented and striving interns enter Grey Sloan Memorial looking to make their mark and impress interim chief Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). Pompeo will have a more limited role this season and is only scheduled to appear in eight episodes, though Kate Walsh’s Dr. Addison Montgomery will fill in as a recurring character. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    A Friend of the Family: Limited series premiere. The shocking true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic family “friend,” gets the limited series treatment in this nine-episode drama. Jake Lacy plays sexual abuser Robert “B” Berchtold opposite McKenna Grace and Hendrix Yancey as Jan at various ages, while Anna Paquin and Colin Hanks play parents Mary Ann and Bob Broberg. Read our review. Streaming on Peacock

    Alaska Daily: Series premiere. After a fall from grace, award-winning investigative journalist Eileen Fitzgerald leaves life in New York behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage, where her journey to find both personal and professional redemption begins. Created by Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), the drama also stars Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, and Grace Dove. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    Walker: Independence: Series premiere. In the late 1800s, Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara), an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West, crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr), a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, and they soon find themselves precariously aligned, both seeking to uncover the truth about Abby’s husband’s murder. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler: Season 3 premiere. The DC drama moves from Epix to HBO Max as it continues to tell the story of Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and his wife Martha (Emma Paetz). Season 3 brings a cultural revolution that has changed the world and ushered in a new age of superheroes and supervillains. Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: New episode. Charlie Cox’s Daredevil has yet to make an appearance, but as the Marvel series reaches its penultimate episode, a major cameo seems imminent. Streaming on Disney+

    Wahl Street: Season 2 premiere. As the world adjusts to its new “pandemic normal,” Mark Wahlberg works to bring his businesses back to life, taking new and even bigger risks along the way. The new season of the reality show will also include Wahlberg’s 50th birthday and the passing of his mother Alma. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Monster High: The Movie: Original film. The popular Mattel franchise expands with a live-action movie musical about the denizens of Monster High, a school for monsters of all forms. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+ and airs 7:00 PM ET on Nickelodeon

    Walker: Season 3 premiere. It's graduation day and the Walker family is turning a corner into a seemingly hopeful future... until Cordell (Jared Padalecki) goes missing, and his mysterious captors attempt to break him down physically and mentally. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Station 19: Season 6 premiere. The Station 19 crew jumps into action as a violent tornado rips through Seattle. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Law & Order: New episode. Price (Hugh Dancy) is faced with a career-defining case when a shooter opens fire on the New York City Subway. Followed by new episodes of Law & Order: SVU and Organized Crime. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

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

    TOPICS: Grey's Anatomy, ABC, Peacock, Alaska Daily, A Friend of the Family, Pennyworth, Walker: Independence, Ellen Pompeo, Jake Lacy