Thursday TV: ‘The Art of More’ is Less

The-Art-of-moreThe art market has taken a beating on TV with the silly “Art Breakers” and now with the overheated online drama “The  Art of More” (Crackle, streaming). It purports to take a look into the high powered auction houses, but it’s populated with unlikeable people beginning with a brooding ex-GI played by Christian Cooke who began his career by heisting artifacts in war zones, to all of the rich people he has to cowtown to.

In this yarn, very little of it has to do with art or its appreciation. Rather, it’s just bling so there’s a lot of pricey settings with paparazzi that’s supposed to impress you. Kate Bosworth appears fleetingly, but Dennis Quaid is the most familiar face here; he seems to have fun playing a blustery Donald Trump-type, but there’s enough of those on TV already, particularly the real one.

The “Lip Sync Battle Holiday Special” (Spike, 10 p.m.) has less to do with the holiday still a week away and more to do with the release of the film “The Night Before” whose stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie compete.

Before Tim Gunn presides over a car wash-based “Project Runway Junior” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.), he looks back at the many other times he said “Make it work” on the grown up version of the show on “Tim Gunn’s Ultimate Throwback Thursday” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

A quick turnaround was required for the special “The ISIS Storm: America on Alert” (History, 10 p.m.), about the aftermath of the Paris attacks of less than a week ago.

Guy Fieri chows down on TurDuckEn on the “Ultimate Turkey Fest” episode on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network, 8 p.m.).

Thanksgiving is also noted on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “Bones” (Fox, 8 p.m.), “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), “The Outsiders” (The CW, 9 p.m.) and “Beat Bobby Flay” (Food, 10 p.m.).

“Nathan for You” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) devises a way parents can have sex while on vacation.

Wildfire injuries populate the fall finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.). All of Shondaland plans a seasonal shutdown after tonight also for “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.), in which Annalise’s shooter is revealed.

Judy Greer guest stars on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Lily reveals a secret she’s been holding for 160 years on “The Vampire Diaries” (The CS, 8 p.m.).

New network shows aren’t being canceled as usual this fall, but some are getting shorter orders than expected. So tonight is the season finale of “The Player” (NBC, 10 p.m.), after nine episodes. And it may or may not ever be seen again.

An MTV tradition is observed on “Broke A$$ Game Show” (MTV, 10:30 p.m.) — asking people about boxers or briefs.

Thursday Night Football has Tennessee at Jacksonville (NFL, 8:25 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops include Temple vs. Minnesota (ESPNU, 11:30 a.m.), Butler vs. Missouri State (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Miami vs. Mississippi (ESPN2, 5 p.m.), Rutgers at St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Long Beach State vs. Seton Hall (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Texas Tech vs. Utah (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.), Iowa at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.), Virginia vs. Bradley (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.) and SMU at Stanford (ESPN2, 11:30 p.m.).

In college football it’s East Carolina at Central Florida (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Louisiana Monroe at Texas State (ESPNU, 9:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Milwaukee at Cleveland (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Golden State at Clippers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Douglas Fairbanks is star on Turner Classic Movies with “The Good Bad Man” (8 p.m.), “The Half-Breed” (9 p.m.), “The Mark of Zorro” (10:15 p.m.), “The Thief of Bagdad” (12:15 a.m.), “The Black Pirate” (3 a.m.) and “The Private Life of Don Juan” (4:30 a.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Hillary Clinton, Josh Hutchinson, A Great Big World. The View: Michael Strahan. The Talk: Sam Claflin, Nancy O’Dell, Susan Feniger. Ellen DeGeneres: Bryan Cranston. Wendy Williams: Mary J. Blige, Brian Balthazar. The Real: Tyle Diggs. Meredith Vieira: Dennis Quaid.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jane Fonda, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Jimmy Kimmel: Melissa McCarthy, One Direction. Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Weisz, Jeffrey Tambor, R. Kelly. Seth Meyers: Josh Hutcherson, Michael Revendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, Emily Armstrong. James Corden: Bryan Cranston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Novak. Carson Daly: Michelle Beadle, Summer Twins, Collin Moulton. Tavis Smiley: Ted Danson. Trevor Noah: David Rees. Conan O’Brien: Jennifer Lawrence, Ron Funches, Ian Karmel.

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