Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ on ABC

Emmy winner Viola Davis in “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC

Emmy winner Viola Davis in the season premiere of “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC


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Heroes Reborn There’ll be some new faces along with some old favorites in this new limited series based on the 2006-2010 science fiction drama. 8 p.m. NBC

Grey’s Anatomy The Seattle-set hospital drama launches its 12th season; with Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd and guest star Debbie Allen. 8 p.m. ABC

Scandal This D.C.-set drama starring Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn is also back with new episodes. 9 p.m. ABC


Live From Lincoln Center For its annual opening gala, the New York Philharmonic under maestro Alan Gilbert performs Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, and is joined by superstar pianist Lang Lang for Grieg’s Piano Concerto. 9 p.m. KOCE

The Player Wesley Snipes and “Strike Back’s” Philip Winchester star in this new action drama set in Las Vegas. 10 p.m. NBC

How to Get Away With Murder Newly-minted Emmy winner Viola Davis is back as law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating in the second-season premiere of this mystery drama; Famke Janssen guest stars. 10 p.m. ABC

Documentary Now! This satirical series wraps its first season with the two-part tale of the fictitious 1970s-era soft-rock group the Blue Jean Committee. 10 and 10:30 p.m. IFC

Fashionably Late With Rachel Zoe Jessica Alba is one of the fashionista’s first guests in the debut of this weekly chat show. 10:30 p.m. Lifetime


CBS This Morning Anne Hathaway and Nancy Meyers; Jim Nantz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Andy Cohen; Garrett Hedlund; Siri Pinter; Suze Orman; Zachary Levi; Joy Bauer; Rita Moreno. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC


Good Morning America Kerry Washington; Tory Johnson; Dr. Richard Besser; Pope Francis. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Kerry Washington (“Scandal”); Bill O’Reilly. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Will Forte; King Bach and DeStorm Power. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Richard Gere; Meredith and Prince Lorenzo Borghese. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors Men meet for the first time after an argument online; a woman has a debilitating phobia. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Debra Messing; Fetty Wap performs. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Scott Foley; Debbie Matenopoulos. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Kate Bosworth; Ayesha Curry, wife of basketball player Stephen Curry. (N) 1 p.m. KABC


The Dr. Oz Show Congress decides whether people have the right to know what is in their food. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman’s stepdaughter reveals what she says happened the night the woman went missing. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Moe Cason (“BBQ Pit Wars”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Morris Chestnut (“Rosewood”). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Viola Davis; Zachary Levi (“Heroes Reborn”). (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Women priests and the papal visit. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Dr. Jill Stein. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

Conan Billy Gardell; Kristen Schaal; Kurt Vile performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Chris Hardwick; Big Grams performs; Micky Dolenz performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Author Andrew Sullivan; Maria Shriver; Jim Gaffigan; Archbishop Thomas Wenski. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Shonda Rhimes; Dave Salmoni; Jill Scott performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Mel Brooks. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Anne Hathaway; Ben McKenzie; Francis Garcia and Sal Basille; Stephen Perkins performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Brit Marling and Julia Hart; San Fermin performs; Rob Cohen. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC