Thursday TV: Fox is ‘Kicking & Screaming’

kicking-and-screamingA mainstay in some corners of cable, the paired survivor gambit moves to broadcast networks. In “Kicking & Screaming” (Fox, 9 p.m.) seasoned survivalists are paired with pampered counterparts and put into extreme wilderness areas full of dangerous animals and bad weather. To compete! The host is Hannah Simone — Cece from “New Girl.”

A second season starts for “The Catch” (ABC, 10 p.m.), with Ben behind bars.

“Portlandia” (IFC, 10 p.m.) reaches its seventh season finale with a few dud sketches as well.

A revelation about the assassination comes to light on “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Christy gets a concussion on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Juliette helps Maddie with her newfound fame on “Nashville” (CMT, 9 p.m.) and Trevor Noah makes a cameo.

A trauma case on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.) is complicated by hospital politics

Christina Milian lends her voice to the competition “Karaoke Showdown” (Spike, 7:30 p.m.).

Kids on “MasterChef Junior” (Fox, 8 p.m.) prepare filet mignon for first responders.

Raj moves into Sheldon’s old room on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and Christine Baranski returns.

The team enters an invention contest on “Powerless” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

Jack’s work suffers on “The Great Indoors” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Bill Paxton keeps going on “Training Day” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “Chicago Med” (NBC, 9 p.m.), a young Ecuadoran girl collapses on a plane.

Tim holds an earthquake drill on “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

DRAM performs on “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out” (MTV, 9 p.m.).

Cody gets punched on a new “Baskets” (FX, 10 p.m.).

Bob has some questions for the Bowman family on “Colony” (USA, 10 p.m.).

“Riverdale” (The CW, 9 p.m.) has turned Archie comics into a bad murder saga.

A plane crashes into the Ural Mountains on “The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

The week-long Turner Classic Movies salute to Richard Harris continues with more of his work with Elizabeth Taylor: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (8 p.m.), “The V.I.P.S.” (10:30 p.m.), “The Sandpiper” (12:45 a.m.) and “The Comedians” (3 a.m.). It’s followed by a 1992 appearance by Taylor on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” (3 a.m.).

NBA action includes San Antonio at Oklahoma City (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Lakers at Phoenix (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Philadelphia at Toronto (NHL, 7:30 p.m.).

There’s spring baseball with Detroit vs. Mets (MLB, 1 p.m.). But there is also the World Baseball Classic with Australia vs. China (MLB, 5 a.m.), Canada vs. Dominican Republic (MLB, 6 p.m.) and Mexico vs. Italy (MLB, 9 p.m.).

But mostly it’s about men’s college basketball, in various stages of conference championships, with North Carolina vs. Miami (ESPN, noon), Villanova vs. St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, noon), La Salle vs. Davidson (NBC Sports, noon), Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN2, 12:30 p.m.), Louisville vs. Duke (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Kansas vs. TCU (ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.), Marquette vs. Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), St. Bonaventure vs. Massachusetts (NBC Sports, 2:30 p.m.), Nevada vs. Utah State (CBS Sports, 3 p.m.), Temple vs. East Carolina (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.), Fresno State vs. New Mexico (CBS Sports, 5:30 p.m.), George Mason vs. Fordham (NBC Sports, 6 p.m.), Tulsa vs. Tulane (ESPNews, 6 p.m.), Iowa vs. Indiana (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), Florida State vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN, 7 p.m.), West Virginia vs. Texas (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Butler vs. Xavier (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Connecticut vs. South Florida (ESPNews, 8 p.m.), George Washington vs. Saint Louis (NBC Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Northwestern vs. Rutgers (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.), Colorado State vs. Air Force (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Notre Dame vs. Virginia (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Baylor vs. Kansas State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Providence vs. Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 p.m.) and Boise State vs. San Diego State (CBS Sports, 11:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Brie Larson, Peter Krause, Christian Slater. The View: Mandy Moore, James Cameron. The Talk: Tony Goldwyn, Krista Smith, Justina Machado. Harry Connick: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross. Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Hudson (rerun). Wendy Williams: Dan Taberski. The Real: RuPaul.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Kristen Stewart, Maz Jobrani, Dawes. Jimmy Kimmel: Tom Hiddleston, Gillian Jacobs, Future. Jimmy Fallon: Jessica Biel, Ricky Martin, Robert Irwin, Rag’n’Bone Man, Chad Smith (rerun). Seth Meyers: Allison Williams, Paul Scheer, Rob Hubbel, Paul Beatty, Andres Forero (rerun). James Corden: John Goodman, Adam Pally, Spoon. Carson Daly: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Temples, Steven Strait (rerun). Trevor Noah: Alynda Segarra. Conan O’Brien: Zachary Levi, John Lydon, Milky Chance.


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