Thursday TV: Terry Crews Saves Christmas, Chopped, Cheap Eats & More

News & Notes

Get Life in Pieces Episodes via Amazon VideoTonight, ABC has a Primetime: What Would You Do? Holiday Edition special and The CW has the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 special.

Over on cable, Food Network has the 10th season finale of Beat Bobby Flay, Lifetime has the 15th season finale of Project Runway and the second season premiere of Project Runway Junior, and USA Network has the first season finale of Falling Water.

In late night, MTV has the second season finale of Greatest Party Story Ever.

On the latest episode of TV times Three, Ep.349, “The Sweet Librarians in Gilmore,” I am joined by @mytakeontv and @raelee to talk about some cancelation TV news and then discuss recent episodes of Sweet/Vicious, The Middle and Life in Pieces, the third season premiere of The Librarians, and the whole series of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Plus, some TV recommendations at the end.

Prime Picks

Terry Crews Saves Christmas (The CW): New. Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) helps a family kick their party up a notch.

Chopped (Food Network): New. Caviar, something deliciously rare, and a $100 breakfast item are some of the ingredients used. Plays again later. A repeat episode plays right before.

Cheap Eats (Cooking Channel): New. Bozeman, MT dishes include summer sausage, elk burgers and bison pepperoni pizza. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The animated holiday classic replays.

Mom (CBS): New. Last season’s holiday episode, “Horny-Goggles and a Catered Intervention,” replays. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29 minutes.
Life in Pieces (CBS): New. Last season’s Christmas episode, “College Stealing Santa Caroling,” replays. Runs 30 minutes.

Top Chef (Bravo): New. The remaining chefs are split into teams for a seafood filled dinner competition. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with Idaho vs. Colorado State tonight.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with San Diego State vs. Southern Mississippi followed by North Carolina Asheville at Ohio State.
  • ESPNU has four college basketball games with Tulsa vs. Stephen F. Austin, Yale at Temple, LSU at Wake Forest and San Francisco vs. Utah.
  • NBC has Thursday Night Football with the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Miami Heat followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Clippers.

Late Night

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

Thursday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Doctor Who (BBC America): Has episodes all day today and every day this week leading up to the new special on Christmas day.
House (Cloo): Has 10 episodes today.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 11 episodes today into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Nine episodes.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 12 episodes.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (SundanceTV): Has 11 episodes early.
NCIS (Cloo): Eight episodes tonight into late night.

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