The almighty Kenneth Parcell (Screenshot: 30 Rock) looks down upon his creation. From top: Superstore (Photo: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC), The Good Place (Photo: Colleen Hayes/NBC), Will & Grace (Photo: Andrew Eccles/NBC), Great News (Photo: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, September 28. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Superstore/The Good Place/Will & Grace/Great News (NBC, 8:00-9:30 p.m.): The National Broadcasting Company can’t make it 1997 again through science or magic, but they can turn the clock back to 1998, the year Will & Grace opened up shop on Monday nights, then had a wintertime tryout on Wednesdays, before finally landing in its rightful spot as one of the last anchors of Must See TV. Tonight, Will Truman and Grace Adler move back in together (and drag Jack and Karen in the future with them) in the middle of a lineup composed of the offspring of the last vanguard of NBC Thursday-night comedies: Superstore, The Good Place, and Great News (with bonus Tina Fey!). Programming blocks like this mean next to nothing in the era of Peak TV, but just let us have this one, the Thursday-night Good Place that we’ve been hoping for since the Peacock started fucking with the Community/Parks And Rec/The Office/30 Rock setup it had at the beginning of the 2010s. (Which was totally justified because of the ratings those shows were pulling, but still.) Dennis Perkins, Gwen Ihnat, and Vikram Murthi will be there, too.


Regular coverage

Transparent (Amazon)
Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)
The Orville (Fox, 9:01 p.m.)
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Nathan For You (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)
Better Things (FX, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

The Vietnam War (PBS, 8 p.m.): Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s searing documentary wraps up with a look at the fall of Saigon and the fallout following the doc’s eponymous military conflict. Spoiler alert: That Nixon fella’s in for a real surprise.