Thursday TV: First First Woman President

KissesForMyPresidentFredMacMurrayPollyBergenStill able to laugh at politics? Turner Classic Movies offers a slew of political comedies, starting with the 1964 “Kisses for My President” (8 p.m.), with Fred MacMurray and Polly Bergen, which explores the hilarity of the first woman president and the first spouse. It’s followed by “The Great McGinty” (10 p.m.), “The Dark Horse” (11:30 p.m.), “I Married a Witch” (1 a.m.), “The Reformer and the Redhead” (2:30 a.m.) and “You Can’t Beat Love” (4:1 a.m.).

Elsewhere on TV, politics touches other sitcoms when there’s talk about voting on “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.), “Superstore” (CBS, 8 p.m.) also serves as a polling place and one name that has popped up in debates, Rosie O’Donnell,  guest stars on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Designers work on three piece collections on “Project Runway” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

“The Good Place” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.) is already wrapping up for the calendar year.

Sam takes Max and her friend to a Joe Walsh concert on “Better Things” (FX, 10 p.m.). Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols has a cameo as a bouncer though.

“60 Days In” (A&E, 9 p.m.) reaches its second season finale with a 90 minute episode.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (The CW, 8 p.m.) end up in the Civil War, where Confederate soldiers have been turned into zombies.

Jake moves in with Julia on “Notorious” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Can spider silk restore the legs of a boy crushed by a car? Doctors try on “Pure Genius” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

A new consultant annoys staff on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Fox returns to regular programming tonight and what do they have? “Rosewood” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Jack can’t quite handle doing his own dating profile on “The Great Indoors” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Baseball has ended but “Pitch” (Fox, 9 p.m.) goes o, with Ginny landing a major endorsement deal.

A religious family lives off the grid on “Supernatural” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

Kirk’s condition worsens on “The Blacklist” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

The death of Bernie Tiede is covered on “20/20 on ID Presents: Homicide” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

Somebody has an idea for an alternative to Craig’s List on “Project Runway: Fashion Startup” (Lifetime, 10:30 p.m.).

Regarding “My 600-Lb. Life: Where Are They Now?” (TLC, 10 p.m.), I’m thinking they can’t be that hard to find.

Goodwin reconnects with a childhood flame on “Chicago Med” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Jeez performs on “Wonderland” (MTV, 11 p.m.).

Thursday night football has Atlanta at Tampa Bay (NFL, 8:20 p.m.).

NBA action includes Boston at Cleveland (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Oklahoma City at Golden State (TNT, 10:30 p.m.). In college football, it’s Buffalo at Ohio (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.), Oklahoma at Iowa State (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.), Arkansas State at Georgia State (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.) and UCLA at Colorado (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Rachel Bloom, Kal Penn, O.A.R., Christian Slater. The Talk: Joel McHale, Valentine. Chelsea Handler: Chelsea Clinton, Rose McGowan. Harry Connick: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jill Bargeman, Daniel Sunjata. Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Levine, Julianne Moore, Maroon 5. Wendy Williams: Dr. Drew Pinsky, Daphne Oz. The Real: Kristen Bell, Eve.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Aaron Eckhart, Tig Notaro, Ron Suskind. Jimmy Kimmel: Amie Dornan, Khloe Kardashian, Kings of Leon. Jimmy Fallon: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Maddow, Jim James. Seth Meyers: Vince Vaughn, George Stephanopoulos, Liza Treyger, Hannah Watson. James Corden: Aaron Paul, Piper Perabo, Jack Hanna. Carson Daly: Matt Lanter, DIIV, Paul Schrader. Trevor Noah: Common. Conan O’Brien: Tracy Morgan.


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