News & Notes

Get the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives Book via AmazonTonight, CBS has the Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, The CW has the iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 special, and NBC has the Dreamworks Trolls Holiday special.

Over on cable, Food Network has a Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: Northeast Feast special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Finding Santa, LMN has the TV movie premiere of Framed by My Fiancé, and truTV has an Impractical Jokers: Humiliation for the Holidays special.

In late night, HBO has the second season finale of Tracey Ullman’s Show.

On streaming, as of this morning, Netflix drops the complete second season of Frontier and the complete first season of Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA.

Next Friday, ABC has the fifth season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., HBO has the series premiere of All Def Comedy, Hulu has the series finale of East Los High, and Netflix drops the complete first season of The Dark and the complete second season of Easy.

Check out today’s Black Friday Deals on Amazon Devices including the Fire TV Stick.

Prime Picks

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC): Repeat Special. The animated classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale.
Dreamworks Trolls Holiday (NBC): New Special. The Queen of the Trolls tries to help the Bergens after learning they don’t have any holidays in this new animated holiday special.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New Special. It’s a “Northeast Feast” for Guy in this compilation episode. Plays again later.

Happy! (Syfy): Special Preview. It looks like the first episode plays with special behind-the-scenes footage. This is a weird show about a former detective, played by Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), down on his luck and working as a hitman that almost dies and comes back seeing a very happy winged blue horse that follows him around. Based on the graphic novel. Runs 49 minutes. The show officially premieres on Wednesday, December 6th.

Solid Selections

Frosty the Snowman (CBS): Repeat Special. The classic animated holiday special.
Frosty Returns (CBS): Repeat Special. The follow-up to the classic animated holiday special.

White Famous (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Duality,” replays. Runs 30 minutes.
SMILF (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Plays earlier this evening on Showtime.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat Special. Guy checks out some “Amazing Appetizers” in this compilation episode. Plays again later.

Other Option

  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (ABC): Repeat Special. The classic animated holiday special.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader college football action with Miami at Pittsburgh followed by South Florida at Central Florida.
  • CBS had college football action today with Missouri at Arkansas.
  • CBS Sports has doubleheader college football action today with Northern Illinois at Central Michigan followed by New Mexico at San Diego State and then later tonight has doubleheader college basketball action with New Mexico vs. TCU followed by Maryland at St. Bonaventure.
  • ESPN has college football action today with Army at Houston followed by doubleheader college basketball action and then tonight has college football action with Virginia Tech at Virginia and then another college basketball game.
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball games.
  • ESPNU has college football action today with Western Michigan at Toledo and then three college basketball games tonight.
  • ESPNEWS has doubleheader college basketball action today and another game tonight.
  • FOX has college basketball action with the Las Vegas Invitational championship game followed by college football action tonight with Texas Tech at Texas.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college football action today with Baylor at TCU followed by Iowa at Nebraska then college basketball action and more college football action with California at UCLA closing out the night.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action tonight with the Charlotte Hornets at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the Chicago Bulls at the Golden State Warriors.

Friday TV Marathons

Black Sails (Starz Edge): Has episodes all day into tomorrow afternoon.
A Different World (TV One): Has 16 episodes tonight.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 10 compilation special episodes.
Friends (Spike): Has 20 episodes tonight into late night.
Gilmore Girls (UP): Has episodes all day today, tomorrow and into Sunday afternoon.
Impractical Jokers (truTV): Has 33 episodes.
Law & Order (ION): Has 10 episodes.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 21 episodes.
Living Single (TV One): Has 22 episodes early.
Malcolm & Eddie (MTV2): Has 10 episodes early.
M*A*S*H (TV Land): Has 11 episodes tonight.
M*A*S*H (WGN America): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Mom (FXX): Has 12 episodes today.
The Simpsons (FXX): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Star Trek (BBC America): Eight episodes early.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Has 11 episodes.
That ’70s Show (Comedy Central): Has 14 episodes today.
The Wayans Bros. (MTV2): Has 24 episodes tonight into late night.
Weeds (Showtime Showcase): Has 28 episodes today, 26 tomorrow and 26 Sunday.
Westworld (HBO2): Has all 10 first season episodes.
Z Nation (SYFY): Has nine season early.

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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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Wednesday TV: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Repeat, SEAL Team, Mr. Robot & More

November 22, 2017

News & Notes Tonight, 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 […]

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Tuesday TV: Lethal Weapon, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine & More

November 21, 2017

News & Notes Tonight, NBC has the first season finale of Law & Order: True Crime.Tonight, ABC has the 25th season finale of Dancing With the Stars and NBC has the third season premiere of Chicago Med. Over on cable, Comedy Central has the ninth season finale of Tosh.0 and the first season finale of […]

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