Thursday TV: Whole Lot of Cooking

TOpCHefThe finals kick off on “Top Chef” (Bravo, 9 p.m.), and since they are in Mexico finalists John Tesar, Shirley Chung and Sheldon Simeon must cook goat and make margaritas.

Meanwhile the Top 20 chefs are revealed on “MasterChef Junior” (Fox, 8 p.m.) and they get to work on steak, lobster and cupcakes. And it’s down to the final three teams, led by Lance Bass, Andrew Dice Clay and Brandi Glanville, all cooking for a crowd of more than 100 on “My Kitchen Rules” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“The History of Comedy” (CNN, 10 p.m.) looks at female contributions to the form.

Bryan Cranston returns as the voice of Titanium Rex, aging superhero on “SuperMansion” (Crackle, streaming), an animated show that also uses the voices of Keegan-Michael Key and Chris Pine.

On “Baskets” (FX, 10 p.m.), Chip returns to Bakersfield with his mom.

An eighth season starts for “Swamp People” (History, 9 p.m.), the bayou reality show with little connection to actual history.

Aram goes undercover as a hacker on “The Blacklist” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Annalise is out for revenge on “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Cyrus continues to prove his innocence on “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“Chicago Med” (NBC, 9 p.m.) deals with a multi-vehicle pileup during a blizzard.

A hit man is targeting the Russian Mob on “Training Day” (CBS, 10 .m.).

Betty learns about Ms. Grundy’s past on “Riverdale” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

On “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.) Raj stops getting money from his father.

Mary is double crossed on “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

April has a tough first day at her new job on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

The Resistance reaches out to Katie on “Colony” (USA, 10 p.m.).

On “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.), Tim gets two tickets to the Grammys from Charlie Puth.

A new employee starts at “Powerless” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

Jack can’t keep up with the millennial he’s dating on “The Great Indoors” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ presentation of 31 Days of Oscar reaches the halfway point of the alphabet with movies beginning with M: “Madame Curie” (6:30 a.m.), “Madame X” (8:45 a.m.), “The Magnificent Ambersons” (10:30 a.m.), “Magnificent Obsession” (12:15 p.m.), “The Magnificent Yankee” (2:15 p.m.) “A Majority of One” (3:45 p.m.), “The Maltese Falcon” (6:15 p.m.), “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (8 p.m.), “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (10:15 p.m.), “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” (12:30 a.m.), “Meet Me in St. Louis” (3 a.m.) and “Merrily We Live” (5 a.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes UAB at Marshall (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Wisconsin at Michigan (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Texas A&M at Vanderbilt (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), SIU Edwardsville at Murray State (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Utah at Oregon (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Memphis at Connecticut (ESPN2, 8 p.m.), Morehead State at Tennessee State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Arizona at Washington State (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.), San Diego at BYU (ESPNU, 11 p.m.) and Arizona State at Washington (Fox Sports 1, 11 p.m.).

NBA action includes Boston at Chicago (TNT, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Chrissy Metz, Timbaland, Chris Harrison. The View: Ice Cube. The Talk: Drew Carey, Krista Smith. Harry Connick: Holly Robinson Peete, Cesar and Andre Milan. Ellen DeGeneres: Matt Damon. Wendy Williams: Mack Wilds, Wood Harris, Afton Williamson. The Real: Cece Winans, EJ Johnson.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Sally Field, Maggie Siff, Lady Antebellum. Jimmy Kimmel: Viola Davis, Jordan Peele, Fat Joe, Remy Ma. Jimmy Fallon: Ethan Hawke, Ricky Martin, Robert Irwin, Rag’n Bone Man. Seth Meyers: Tracy Morgan, Abigail Spencer, Bebe Rexha, Brann Bailor. James Corden: Matt Damon, Will Arnett, Bibi Bourelly. Carson Daly: Katy Tur, Mothers, Amma Asante. Trevor Noah: Ezra Edelman. Conan O’Brien: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Pete Holmes, Shovels & Rope (rerun).


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