Thursday TV: Mom, Life in Pieces, S.W.A.T. & More

by Jason the TVaholic on November 23, 2017

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News & Notes

Get Arrow Season 5 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, PBS has the TV movie premiere of Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars.

Over on cable, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of The Mistletoe Inn.

On streaming, as of this morning, Netflix drops the complete first season of She’s Gotta Have It.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. “The Holiday Summation” episode from last season replays, where Amy and Sheldon tell of their trip to visit his mom for the holidays. Runs 31 minutes.

Mom (CBS): New. Bonnie is finding it hard to go without cable TV and Jill has a breakdown. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29.
Life in Pieces (CBS): New. Joan can’t handle letting others prepare the Thanksgiving meal. Runs 30 minutes.

S.W.A.T. (CBS): New. The team is dispatched to find the partner of a bomber that died in an explosion. Hondo checks up on Buck.

Solid Selections

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.

Arrow (The CW): New. Black Siren is causing problems over the holidays.

Late Night Eats (Cooking Channel): New. Chef Jordan Ardino travels to a city and profiles three places serving great food in the late night hours. In this episode, he heads to “Charleston.” Plays again later.

Other Options

  • SMILF (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later two times.
  • White Famous (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Duality,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action with the Los Angeles Chargers at the Dallas Cowboys in the second game of the day.
  • ESPN has tripleheader college football action today and then Thursday Night College Football action with Ole Miss at Mississippi State and then more college basketball with DePaul vs. Michigan.
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball games over the course of the day with Gonzaga vs. Ohio State closing out the night.
  • ESPNU has five college basketball games over the course of the day with San Diego State vs. Sacramento State closing out the night.
  • FOX has NFL action with the Minnesota Vikings at the Detroit Lions in the first game of the day.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with Xavier vs. George Washington followed by Kansas State vs. Arizona State.
  • NBC has Thursday Night Football action with the New York Giants at the Washington Redskins with the third game of the day.

Thursday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Gilmore Girls (UP): Has episodes all day today, tomorrow, Saturday and into Sunday afternoon.
The Golden Girls (Logo): Has 20 episodes.
M*A*S*H (TV Land): Has 12 episodes today.
NCIS (Oxygen): Has episodes all day.
South Park (Comedy Central): Has episodes all day.
Star Trek (BBC America): Has episodes all day.
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz in Black): Has episodes all day.

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News & Notes

Get The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has a 20/20: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics special, The CW has the iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 special, and NBC has The Wall special.

Over on cable, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of With Love, Christmas, IFC has the second season finale of Stan Against Evil, and Spike has the second season finale of The Shannara Chronicles.

On streaming, as of this morning, Hulu has Chance S.2 Ep.9 and Netflix drops the complete first season of Godless.

Next Wednesday, Amazon Prime drops the complete first season of The Marvelous Mr. Maisel, History has the fifth season finale of Vikings, and Hulu has the second season finale of Chance.

Prime Picks

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC): Repeat. Charlie Brown is hosting the holiday and Snoopy is dishing out ice cream in the kitchen. This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers follows.

SEAL Team (CBS): New. The team is not so happy about being tasked with bringing back a deserter that was captured.

Mr. Robot (USA Network): New. As the FBI gets close, Mr. Robot wants answers and Angela winds things back. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Hot Date (Pop): New. Sketches include friends wanting someone to continue seeing their rich boyfriend, a mobile pay app takes over a relationship and more. Runs 30 minutes.

The Shannara Chronicles (Spike): New. Wil learns Eretria’s dark secret. Brandon gets his wish granted.

The Shannara Chronicles (Spike): Season Finale. Wil sets out to save the Four Lands and the group has to deal with the loss of someone close to them.

Other Options

  • Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team heads to Miami to track down an unsub that is using the press to promote his crimes.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Never Wait for Seconds!,” replays. Runs 35 minutes.
  • SMILF (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later on Showtime.

Sports Notes

  • CBS Sports has doubleheader college basketball action tonight.
  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action tonight with a game followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Sacramento Kings.
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball games.
  • ESPNU has a college basketball game today and another later tonight.
  • FS1 has college basketball action tonight with Belmont at Providence.

Wednesday TV Marathons

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Oxygen): Has 11 episodes.
Law & Order (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 10 episodes.
Monk (WEtv): Has 15 episodes.

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