Thursday TV: The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Life in Pieces & More

by Jason the TVaholic on November 17, 2016

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News & Notes

Get Life in Pieces Episodes via Amazon VideoOn cable tonight, BBC America has the first season finale of Undercover, Hallmark Channel has a Home & Family Holiday Special, and MTV has the documentary premiere of MTV Docs: Transformation.

On streaming, Netflix drops the complete second season of Lovesick as of this morning.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Sheldon gets jealous of a colleague that wins an award. Stephen Hawking appears in the episode. Runs 31 minutes.

Mom (CBS): New. Christy deals with Roscoe getting in trouble at school for smoking weed. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29 minutes.
Life in Pieces (CBS): New. Colleen attempts to help Matt be more frugal. Tim tries to figure out how to fire his wife at the office. John hopes to help Sophia overcome her fear of flying. Jen hopes to keep Lark’s first birthday party low key. Runs 30 minutes.

Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Martha Stewart and Scott Conant pick who will go up against Bobby in a Thanksgiving battle. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
Insecure (HBO): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Guilty as F**k,” replays. Starts 10 minutes after the half hour and runs 35 minutes.

Solid Selections

Rosewood (FOX): New. Rosewood and Villa investigate the murder of a food truck owner. Runs 59 minutes.

Pitch (FOX): New. The team passes the time during a rain delay by holding a kangaroo court in the clubhouse. Ginny’s brother comes for a visit. Start a minute before the hour and runs 61 minutes.

Sound Breaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (PBS): New. The documentary series covers “Going Electric” in this episode, where The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Devo are some of the artists featured.

Other Options

  • Chopped (Food Network): New. Butchers battle it out with pork, a big bird, ice cream and more are used. Plays again later. A repeat episode plays right before.
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW): New. The Legends head to the Old West to help Jonah Hex.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Alex makes a big decision. The emergency room is filled with victims from a building collapse. Richard needs Bailey to show why Eliza is needed for a case.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Louisville at Houston.
  • ESPN2 has four college basketball games today with Michigan vs. Marquette closing out the night.
  • NBC has Thursday Night Football with the New Orleans Saints at the Carolina Panthers.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Minnesota Timberwolves followed by the Chicago Bulls at the Utah Jazz.

Late Night

  • Shooter (USA Network): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s episode, “Point of Impact,” replays.

Thursday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Has 16 episodes.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 11 episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Nine episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 11 episodes.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (SundanceTV): Has 12 episodes early.

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