Thursday TV: Another Swipe at ‘S.W.A.T.’

SWATThe networks’ success in reviving old TV titles continues with “S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.), a TV drama that first aired for one season in 1975 before being turned into a 2003 action film. Shemar Moore, most recently from “Criminal Minds” stars as a tough cop in a division so militarized you might think it a war show at first. From a director on the “Fast & Furious” series, it’s not the most high-minded new show of the season — but it’s one of the last to premiere.

The second episode of the prequel “Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) finally shows, alongside its mother show “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.), returned to its regular time slot. Rounding out its comedy night, “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.) also returns for its fifth season — which is a whole lot of Chuck Lorre shows in a row. They are followed by the third season start of “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

Meanwhile, on CBS, It’s the final episodes for the fall seasons of “Superstore” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “The Good Place” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), “Will & Grace” (CBS, 9 p.m.) and “Great News” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

A new season starts for the French showbiz comedy “Call My Agent” (Netflix, streaming), which may translate even though the inside jokes about the stars there don’t.

Descriptions for Pamela Adlon’s “Better Things” (FX, 10 p.m.) are very succinct. Tonight: “Sam gets confronted.”

A mid-season finale for “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.) promises to shake up its sleepy season.

Winter is coming, even on “Project Runway” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.), so the designers work on some seasonal appropriate attire, as Katie Holmes drops by as guest judge.

Annalise proceeds with her class-action lawsuit on “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

A shuttle crashes on a faraway moon on “The Orville” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Black Siren orders an attack on “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Jackson invites the guys on a boat ride on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Professor Pyg strikes terror in “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

A grief counselor becomes a suspect in a string of murders on “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Kidd learns she is being transferred on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

The town’s social structure is deteriorating on “Ghost Wars” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

Physical evidence and a possible DNA link arise on “The Eleven” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

Before seeing the new “Thor: Ragnarok” in theaters this weekend, you might want to catch up with the legend in the 2011 “Thor” (FX, 7:30 p.m.), with Chris Hemsworth manning the hammer.

Turner Classic Movies salutes Sophia Loren with “Marriage – Italian Style” (8 p.m.), “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (10 p.m.), “Two Women” (12:15 a.m.), “A Special Day” (3:15 a.m.) and “The Priest’s Wife” (5:15 a.m.). Plus there’s her appearance “Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival” (2 a.m.) from last year.

Thursday Night Football moves to cable with Buffalo at Jets (NFL, 8:25 p.m.).

NBA has Golden State at San Antonio (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Lakers at Portland (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

College football includes Northern Illinois at Toledo (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Ball State at Eastern Michigan (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.), Navy at Temple (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Idaho at Troy (ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kate Hudson. The View: Chris Matthews. The Talk: Shemar Moore, Eve. Harry Connick: Cheryl Hines, Rocco DiSpirito, Sheila E. Steve Harvey: James Brolin. Ellen DeGeneres: Kerry Washington. Wendy Williams: Christie Brinkley. The Real: Redman.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile. Jimmy Kimmel: Kim Kardashian, Linking Bridge, Jennifer Lawrence. Jimmy Fallon: Alec Baldwin, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapps, Elbow. Seth Meyers: Rosie O’Donnell, David France, Anton Fig. James Corden: Kristen Bell, Dianna Agron, Gary Clark Jr. Carson Daly: Tig Notaro, Welles, Serinda Swan. Trevor Noah: Gabrielle Union. Jordan Klepper: Bassem Youssef. Conan O’Brien: Mila Kunis, Maria Bamford, King Krule.

 

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