Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, March 1. All times are Eastern.
Atlanta (FX, 10 p.m.): The last episode of Atlanta’s debut season aired on November 1, 2016. Shortly thereafter, the world went to shit. Coincidence? Absolutely, but that doesn’t mean that we couldn’t have used some additional surreal digressions from one of the best shows on TV in the meantime. (Or, at the very least, some new Paper Boi tracks, though the last Childish Gambino record more than suffices.) But that all ends with the first night of Robbin’ Season, the subtitled second season of Atlanta that opens in a chillier time of year, in the middle of some chillier relations between the show’s core trio of Earn (Donald Glover), Albert (Brian Tyree Henry), and Darius (Lakeith Stanfield). Welcome back, Atlanta—and welcome back, Atlanta recapper Joshua Alston.
Music City (CMT, 10 p.m.): Like Atlanta, Nashville is another hub of Southern culture with its own, eponymous, funhouse-mirror reflection on basic cable. But the Nashville of Juliette Barnes and Deacon Claybourne will be wiped off the TV map in a few months, which means the time is right for Laguna Beach and The Hills producer Adam DiVello to drop in and do for the country music capital what he once did for Orange County: Profile the young people of the city in a reality show that, in the end, might wind up being more ridiculous than its primetime soap counterpart.