The Deadline Watchlist: Returns of the Original ‘Law & Order,’ SAG Awards, Season Finale of ‘Euphoria,’ NHL, and Joe Biden’s State Of The Union.
The Deadline Watchlist is a weekly column that highlights small screen specials, events, and must-see episodes of ongoing series.
1. Law & Order Season 21 Premiere: The “dun, dun” is still there, and Sam Waterston, Camryn Manheim, and Anthony Anderson are back in the Manhattan D.A.’s office and pounding the streets for the NYPD in Dick Wolf’s resuscitation of the original Law & Order.
However, since the classic series that spawned a thousand spinoffs ended in 2010, some things have changed. Because NBC has only given critics the first episode, a thorough review is unsuitable. With Odelya Halevi, Jeffrey Donovan, and Hugh Dancy joining the cast, the 21st season of this new-ish L&O is as much torn from the culture as it is from the headlines – at least at first.
And in a country where almost everyone agrees that the criminal justice system is broken, it’s a rare place for any program, let alone one with such a long history, to be. – – Dominic Patten is a British actor.
NBC, February 24, 8 p.m.
2. SAG Awards: SAG-annual AFTRA’s actors-only event returns to a new site, Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, which also hosts the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The show will kick off with a reunion of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, and David Diggs from Hamilton, honor Helen Mirren with a lifetime achievement award, and present awards in 15 different film and television categories, including House of Gucci, The Power of the Dog, Succession, and Ted Lasso.
Yellowstone’s Forrie J. Smith has already made waves by refusing to attend the event because of the Covid vaccination obligation, so the telecast will be interesting to see who shows up and who doesn’t. – Nellie Andreeva is a Russian actress.
TNT and TBS, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
3. Euphoria Season 2 Finale: With the dramatic fallout of Lexi’s jaw-dropping play, Euphoria brings Season 2 to a close. The Season 2 finale may provide the answers to a number of issues, including flashbacks, a violent battle between former best friends, and what appears to be a narcotics bust.
What does this tumultuous game portend for Maddy and Cassy? Is Laurie going to go after Rue? Will Fezco be able to withstand an unforeseen betrayal? Alexandra Del Rosario (Alexandra Del Rosario)
27th of February, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, HBO and HBO Max are two different types of HBO.
4. NHL Stadium Series in 2022: For the first time, the NHL’s annual outdoor game will be held in Music City. The game between the Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, will also be Turner Sports’ first outdoor appearance after signing a seven-year deal with the NHL last year.
More than 65,000 people are expected to attend the game at Nissan Stadium, making it one of the greatest crowds in NHL history. Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will perform during the first intermission. The three-stage layout, according to Steve Mayer of the NHL, “will look like a honky-tonk.” Erik Pedersen (Denmark)
TNT, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT
5. State of the Union Address: President Joe Biden gives his first official State of the Union address, and it will be quite different from his previous speech to a joint session of Congress. His legislative program has stalled, inflation fears have cast a pall over what appears to be an economic boom, and the Ukraine crisis has injected a new feeling of insecurity into the international order.
That’s why, in the face of declining poll ratings, this State of the Union address is likely to be framed as Biden’s chance for a “reset.” Expect a lot of study and examination of what the president says, as well as how Trump-supporting House Republicans, who could be the next majority, react.
Also keep in mind that, as much attention as the State of the Union will receive, the previous history has shown that such occasions are transitory. Ted Johnson (Ted Johnson)
9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on all major broadcast and cable news networks on March 1.