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What to Watch on Thursday: New NBC dramas go up against ‘TGIT’

Emmy Award-winning Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder.”
Emmy Award-winning Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder.” ABC

How to Get Away With Murder (10 p.m., ABC) – No returning TGIT show is more eagerly anticipated than this one – at least in my book. When we open, the students are still in shock over Rebecca’s disappearance, but while Annalise and Frank try to find out who killed her, they must act as though nothing has happened. 

Also on tonight . . .

Heroes Reborn (8 p.m., NBC) – This new series revisits and advances the story from NBC’s “Heroes” (2006-2010). In this 13-episode miniseries, people with extraordinary abilities go into hiding after they are blamed for a devastating terrorist attack. Tonight’s premiere feature the first two episodes. Check out our full review of “Heroes Reborn.”

Grey’s Anatomy (8 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 12 premiere, Meredith adjusts to her new roommates and Bailey fights for the chief of surgery position.

Scandal (9 p.m., ABC) – Season 5 opens with Olivia and Fitz enjoying their time together while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck live with the aftermath of aiding Command.

The Player (10 p.m., NBC) – Wesley Snipes is back in this new drama about an ex-FBI agent who searches for his ex-wife’s killer and becomes entangled with a shadowy organization whose members bet on whether future crimes can be stopped. Read our review of “The Player.”

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