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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’


Eric McCormack and Debra Messing in “Will & Grace.”

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The carefree bunch from “Will & Grace” return in a new revival. And Viola Davis pieces her life back together in “How to Get Away With Murder.”

What’s on TV

WILL & GRACE 9 p.m. on NBC. Eric McCormack and Debra Messing make a comeback as the best friends Will and Grace more than a decade after the original comedy ended. Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) have also come along for the ride. In the revival’s opener, political beliefs rise to the surface as Grace considers an opportunity to renovate the White House. “The best and worst thing you can say about ‘Will & Grace’ is that it’s the kind of half-hour confection that doesn’t cry out for obsession over narrative continuity,” James Poniewozik writes in The New York Times. He added, “Except for the pop-culture references and the smartphones, you could believe they’ve been waiting unchanged inside your TV for 11 years.”

NATHAN FOR YOU 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. Nathan Fielder, the Canadian comic behind the viral “Dumb Starbucks” prank, returns for Season 4 with plenty more absurd marketing ideas for small-business owners. From secretly selling chili at a sporting event through a bag tucked under his shirt to teaming up with cabdrivers to scare Uber out of the industry, “Mr. Fielder is way ahead of the curve in acknowledging that ludicrousness is the defining feature of our age,” Neil Genzlinger wrote in The Times.


Viola Davis in “How to Get Away With Murder.”

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HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 10 p.m. on ABC. If you haven’t watched Season 3 yet, you’re in for a spoiler. The mystery of Wes’s murder was finally solved in the finale with the revelation that the father of Laurel (Karla Souza) ordered a family friend to kill him. The discovery cleared any speculation that Annalise (Viola Davis) was the killer, but left the Keating 4 team with two burning questions: Is Annalise Wes’s mother? And why did Laurel’s father want him dead? Season 4 may or may not have the answers.

What’s Streaming


Edi Gathegi, left, and Adam Brody in “Startup.”


STARTUP on Crackle. The illicit digital ventures by Izzy (Otmara Marrero), Ronald (Edi Gathegi) and Nick (Adam Brody) continue to put them face to face with mounting murders and blackmail. With GenCoin out of their hands, the team collaborate on a new project: ArakNet, a highly encrypted prototype of the dark web. All 10 episodes of Season 2 are streaming free.

OMAR (2014) on Mubi. This Oscar-nominated film by an Israeli-born Palestinian director, Hany Abu-Assad, concerns Omar (Adam Bakri), a young Palestinian militant who becomes an informant for the Israeli police after being tricked into a confession. Immediately cast as a traitor by his two closest friends and his love interest, Omar tries to keep his previous life afloat while maintaining his freedom. Writing in The Times, A. O. Scott said Mr. Abu-Assad “shows a world from which all trust has vanished, where every relationship carries the possibility — perhaps the inevitability — of betrayal and where every form of honor is corroded by lies.”

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