Thursday TV: Who’s ‘Hooten & the Lady’?

hootenAn eight-episode summer English import goes the Indiana Jones route. “Hooten & the Lady” (The CW, 9 p.m.) stars Michael Lands as an American adventurer who runs into a British Museum curator (Ophelia Lovibond) in the Amazon on a dangerous caper and who continue to exotic locales including Egypt, Italy and Bhutan (though the series was largely shot in South Africa). It might be fun if your VCR tape of “Romancing the Stone” is missing.

It’s accompanied by the fourth season premiere of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (The CW, 8 p.m.), the magician-vetting show hosted by the famous team.

Shall we get nostalgic about barking sports radio hosts Mike and the Mad Dog? Their influential reign on New York’s WFAN is featured in the Daniel H. Forer documentary for the “30 for 30” (ESPN, 8 p.m.) series. How will it play outside of the East Coast?

On episode five of “The Tunnel: Sabotage” (PBS, 9 p.m.), Sonny looks for Robert and asks Rosa for information.

Looks like Cody is out on “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.) unless the voting houseguests decide to keep him around just to continue the frog costume humiliation.

Crazy things continue to happen on “Zoo” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Teresa starts a spiritual journey while captured on “Queen of the South” (USA, 10 p.m.).

“Boy Band” (ABC, 8 p.m.) has live voting after a salute to “the greatest boy bands of all time.”

“America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) looks back at its auditions.

“Battle of the Network Stars” (ABC, 9 p.m.) is divided between stars of political dramas and star of law shows.

So many game shows! From “Beat Shazam” (Fox, 8 p.m.) to “The Wall” (NBC, 9 p.m.) and “Love Connection” (Fox, 9 p.m.) if you consider love to be a game.

Ed Helms, Alison Brie and Will Arnett are judges on the sublimely silly “The Gong Show” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

On “Yukon Men: Roughing It” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) they have to go 300 miles to fish for eel in an icy river. “Mountain Men” (History, 9 p.m.) build to beat a deep freeze. And then there’s “Life Below Zero” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.). All sound like great alternatives to the actual weather.

Fredrik does his part to wreck the East Village on “Million Dollar Listing New York” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Bow Wow confronts his estranged father on the season finale of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” (WeTV, 10 p.m.).

Scarlett and Gunnar shoot a commercial on “Nashville” (CMT, 9 p.m.).

On “Night Shift” (NBC, 10 p.m.), TC joins a rescue mission in Syria.

Police wonder whether a death was a ritual sacrifice on “Murder Among Friends” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

The top U.S. snacks are recounted on “How It’s Made: American Made” (Science, 9 p.m.).

Matt Tiabbi visits “The President Show” (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.).

A love triangle gets violent on “Sin City Justice” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

On “The Mist” (Spike, 10 p.m.), they all try to cope.

A new season of “Impractical Jokers” (truTV, 10 p.m.0 begins in Hawaii.

It’s “Fast Five” (Spike, 7 p.m.) vs. “The Hateful Eight” (TMC, 7 p.m.).

The Thursday night Ronald Colman salute this month on Turner Classic Movies continues with “Lost Horizon” (8 p.m.), “If I Were King” (10:30 p.m.), “Clive of India” (12:30 a.m.), “The Light that Failed” (2:15 a.m.), and “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” (4 a.m.).

MLB’s All-Star Break continues but there’s action in the second round of the NBA Summer League Playoffs with New Orleans vs. San Antonio (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), Denver vs. Brooklyn (NBA, 4:30 p.m.), Golden State vs. Boston (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Miami vs. Clippers (NBA, 6:30 p.m.), Phoenix vs. Memphis (ESPN2, 8 p.m.), Sacramento vs. Dallas (NBA, 8:30 p.m.), Portland vs. Toronto (ESPN2, 10 p.m.) and Lakers vs. Cleveland (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Wimbledon (ESPN, 8 a.m.) has the women’s semifinals.

There’s first round play un the U.S. Women’s Open (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.).

In soccer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, it’s El Salvador vs. Curacao (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.) and Mexico vs. Jamaica (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 p.m.).

There are some X Games (ESPN, 9 p.m.) from Minneapolis, with flat-track motorcycle racing, as well as BMX and skateboard vertical finals.

And it’s Stage 12 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 7:30 a.m.), from Pau to Peyragudes.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kyra Sedgwick, Fred Savage. The View: Caitlyn Jenner. The Talk: Dylan McDermott, Jonathan & Drew Scott. Harry Connick: Anthony Anderson (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Emma Watson, Little Big Shots, Rascal Flatts (rerun). Wendy Williams: Mihisha Dillinger. The Real: Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Kelly Osbourne (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, the New Pornographers. Jimmy Kimmel: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alex Honnold, TLC. Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell, Alison Brie, Shawn Mendes (rerun). Seth Meyers: Alan Alda, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Desus & Mero, Jared Champion (rerun). James Corden: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Bastille (rerun). Carson Daly: Jenna Elfman, Steven Boyer (rerun). Trevor Noah: Rep. Ihan Omar. Conan O’Brien: Steven Ho, Marc Maron, D.J.Demers.

 

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