Thursday TV: ‘Psych: The Movie’ Flashback

psychMovieLight, goofy detective series seems to have faded on cable in recent years, so it’s a little of holiday treat to revisit one of them in “Psych: The Movie” (USA, 8 p.m.), which ended its run in 2014 after eight seasons. James Roday and Dulé Hill reprise their roles as the the wisecracking crime-solving buddies, with a new office in San Francisco. Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson also return from the original series, and there are guest spots from Zachary Levi and John Cena in the holiday-themed caper.

The 15th season of “Top Chef” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) originates in Colorado. First challenge: a potluck meal.

“Great British Bake Off” judge Paul Hollywood pops up on the third season premiere of the American iteration, “The Great American Baking Show” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Documentarian Hope Litoff deals with the 2008 death of her mentally ill sister in her very personal film “32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide” (HBO, 8 p.m.).

Fall seasons end for “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.) with the arrival of Carmine Falcone, and “The Orville” (Fox, 9 p.m.), where a whole new universe is discovered.

On “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.), Sheldon and Amy are getting stressed out by wedding plans, while “Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) is trying to fix a family conflict.

A dreamcatcher helps out Jack on “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Quentin is kidnapped by Black Siren on “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Honda allows Jim Street to go undercover on “S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

“The Platinum Life” (E!, 10 p.m.) has its first season finale and marks Alycia’s birthday.

Bonnie insists on meeting Adam’s brother on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Law enforcement and survivors battle on “VanHelsing” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

On “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.), Heather tries to become Tyler’s friend.

There is hope for the island on “Ghost Wars” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

Not sure if anyone who watched the network series is also following “The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies celebrates the Great American Songbook Thursdays this month, starting with the musicals “Words and Music” (8 p.m.), “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (10:15 p.m.), “For Me and My Gal” (12:15 a.m.), “Hollywood Hotel” (2:15 a.m.) and “Dames” (4:30 a.m.).

Thursday Night Football has New Orleans at Atlanta (NBC, 8:25 p.m.).

NBA action includes Lakers at Philadelphia (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Houston at Utah (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Valparaiso at Purdue (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Iowa at Iowa State (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) and Howard at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Bob Odenkirk, Miranda Cosgrove, James Arthur. The View: Tiffany Haddish. The Talk: Denis Leary, Amy Emmerich, Rachel Platten. Harry Connick: Danielle Brooks. Steve Harvey: James Roday, Dule Hill, Nikki Glaser. Ellen DeGeneres: Allison Janney. Wendy Williams: John Amos, Jackie Miranne. The Real: Miguel.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Sarah Paulson, John Hodgman, Bobby Flay. Jimmy Kimmel: Octavia Spencer, Dave Franco, Hanson, Melissa McCarthy. Jimmy Fallon: James Franco, Niall Horan. Seth Meyers: Wendy Williams, Mike Birbiglia, Brooks Wackerman. James Corden: Kobe Bryant, Morgan Freeman, Glen Keane. Carson Daly: Maria Bamford, Kevin Devine, Bria Vinaite. Trevor Noah: Tiffany Haddish. Jordan Klepper: Scott Kelly. Conan O’Brien: Patton Oswalt, Andy Serkis, Royal Blood.


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