Thurs., 9 p.m., NBC
Free at last: Wesley Snipes, back on top of the game. In his long-awaited comeback thriller, Snipes isn't just any old Las Vegas casino pit boss — he presides over a secret high-stakes game where the super-rich bet on crime. And he recruits Alex Kane (Philip Winchester, the pinup cop from Strike Back) to be the player who has to stop these crimes from happening. From the producers of The Blacklist, The Player has the same witty mock-formal vibe — giving Snipes the full Spader treatment. He's all debonair evil, constantly adjusting his tie and smiling at how cunningly he's screwed over everybody else.