Thursday TV: The Good Place, Mom, Life in Pieces & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 11, 2018

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Mom Season 4 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has a Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story news special and The CW has The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Over on cable, Bravo has an Inside the Actors Studio: Ted Danson special and truTV has the sixth season finale of The Carbonaro Effect.

Next Thursday, Freeform has the second season premiere of Beyond, IFC has the eighth season premiere of Portlandia, SYFY has the first season finale of Superstition in late night, and USA Network has the first season finale of Damnation.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Amy and Leonard bond over a set of experiments. Runs 31 minutes.
The Good Place (NBC): New. Michael could be in some trouble. Eleanor has a big idea. Starts at the half hour and runs 30 minutes.

Mom (CBS): New. Christy seeks out an old flame when her long distance thing starts to flame out. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29 minutes.
Life in Pieces (CBS): New. Everyone causes problems for Matt as he tries to get to a fertility clinic appointment.

S.W.A.T. (CBS): New. The team is sent in to quell a prison riot.

Solid Selections

Superstore (NBC): New. Amy decides to throw herself a party to show everyone she is doing great after her divorce. Runs 30 minutes.

Nashville (CMT): New. Deacon tries dating again. Juliette goes all in on a self-help movement. Scarlett learns how she affects her fans. Runs 62 minutes.

The Chi (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays. Starts at the half hour and runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS Sports has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois followed by Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee State.
  • ESPN has women’s college basketball action tonight with Notre Dame at Louisville followed by men’s action with Clemson at North Carolina State.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action tonight with Maryland at Ohio State, Wichita State at East Carolina and Utah at UCLA.
  • ESPNU has tripleheader college basketball action tonight with Tulsa at Houston, Stanford at Washington State and St. Mary’s California at Santa Clara.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with Iowa at Illinois followed by Oregon at Arizona State.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Toronto Raptors followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thursday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 11 episodes today into late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Seven episodes tonight.
NCIS (Oxygen): Has 11 episodes that play twice.

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