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Jessica Jones returns

Krysten Ritter in Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Krysten Ritter in Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Photo: David Giesbrecht (Netflix)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, March 8. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix): Please accept this installment of What’s On Tonight as a friendly reminder that Netflix is breaking from protocol for the second season of Jessica Jones, rolling out new episodes on a Thursday in commemoration of International Women’s Day. We repeat: Although there are 13 new episodes of a Marvel series sitting in your queue at the moment, today is not Friday. It is Thursday. Do not give in to Netflix’s nefarious, Kilgrave-style plan to gaslight its subscriber base into thinking the weekend is only a day away. The weekend is two days away. And just to be safe, why not throw The Office’s “Performance Review” into the middle of your Jessica Jones binge, just so you don’t wind up playing Dwight to the wily Netflix Jims who clearly want you to think it’s Friday, and therefore show up to work at 12:20 in the afternoon, half-crazed and half-dressed. You should only do that because you stayed up way late on a Thursday watching the new season of Jessica Jones and reading Caroline Siede’s recaps, which we’ll start posting this afternoon.


Regular coverage

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (VH1, 8 p.m.)
A.P. Bio (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)
Arrow (The CW, 9 p.m.)
Scandal (ABC, 9 p.m.)
Will & Grace (NBC, 9 p.m.)
Atlanta (FX, 10 p.m.)
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10 p.m.)


Wild card

Champions (NBC, 9:30 p.m.): See, what did we tell you: It must be Thursday, because there are new sitcom episodes airing on NBC. In the premiere of Champions, Anders Holm plays a carefree, gym-owning bachelor thrust into fatherhood when his high school girlfriend (Mindy Kaling) entrusts him with the care of their 15-year-old son. Wait, an NBC sitcom written by and co-starring Mindy Kaling, we’re talking about Jim pranking Dwight—it’s Thursday, but what year is it?


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