Thursday TV: Winter Games Start Early

winterOlympicsThe Opening Ceremony isn’t until Friday, but there are already a slew of Olympic events happening from Pyeongchang with Figure Skating (NBC, 8 p.m.) in prime time for three and a half hours with the men’s short program, pairs’ short program and in freestyle skiing, men’s and women’s moguls.

There’s mixed doubles in Curling (NBC Sports, 2 a.m.) with Canada vs. Norway and China vs. Switzerland until 6 a.m.).

Then there’s live mixed doubles curling with U.S. vs. Canada (6 a.m.) and China vs. South Korea. Plus some men’s ski jumping until 10 a.m.

Tonight, in mixed doubles curling it’s U.S. vs. Switzerland (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.) followed by men’s alpine skiing and men’s luge training.  Later it’s U.S. vs. South Korea (NBC Sports, 11:35 p.m.) in mixed doubles curling.

“The Four” (Fox, 8 p.m.) reaches its first season finale by finally picking a winner from a quartet that’s very different from the one that began the show.

The first two houseguests are nominated for eviction on “Celebrity Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) is on again. Shnnon Elizabeth is Head of Household and working with Omarosa to eradicate the men. Did I tell you this will be on five nights a week?

On “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.), Olivia tries to keep Mellie from naming Jake as new chief of staff.

Cayden James discovers a secret about the Green “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Holden has a sleepwalking problem on “Beyond” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

Meredith has a returning patient on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Damaging details about a key witness are exposed on “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Sam, Dean and Castiel look for Lucifer on “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

DNA results come in on the “Killing Fields” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

The visitors feel endangered on “60 Days In” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

“Top Chef” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) makes dishes for Colorado Gov. John Hicklooper.

Turner Classic Movies turns to sound nominees of the past, with “Flirtation Walk” (6:30 a.m.), “This Land is Mine” (8:15 a.m.), “The North Star” (10 a.m.), “The Snake Pit” (noon), “The Big House” (2 p.m.), “The Great Caruso” (3:45 p.m.) and “Strike Up the Band” (5:45 p.m.). Primetime has sound winners “San Francisco” (8 p.m.), “That Hamilton Woman” (10:15 p.m.), “The Alamo” (12:30 a.m.) and “The Sound Barrier” (4:15 a.m.).

NBA action has Boston at Washington (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Oklahoma City at Lakers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Bryant at Wagner (CBS Sports, 5 p.m.), Austin Peay at Murray State (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Georgia Tech at Louisville (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Vermont at Albany (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Tulane at Tulsa (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Pittsburgh at Clemson (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.), Pittsburgh at Clemson (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.), Duke at North Carolina (ESPN, 8 p.m.), Stanford at Utah (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.), Southern Illinois at Illinois State (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), SMU at Houston (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), UCLA at Arizona (ESPN, 10 p.m.), Washington at Oregon (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.), Southern California at Arizona State (ESPN2, 11 p.m.) and Santa Clara at BYU (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Lisa Rinna, Rachael Harris, Ira Storr and the Spank Band. The View: Antonio Sabato Jr., Whitney Cummings. The Talk: Francisco Caceres. Harry Connick: Luke Evans, Tara Lipinski. Steve Harvey: Rick Springfield, Carson Kressley. Ellen DeGeneres: Sean “Diddy” Combs. Wendy Williams: Rowan Blanchard, Mally Ronal. The Real: Lorenz Tate.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Joel McHale, Yara Shahidi, Joywave. Jimmy Kimmel: Ellen Pompeo, Elise Trouw. Jimmy Fallon: Andrew Garfield, Rachel Brosnahan, Bonnie McFarlane. Seth Meyers: Holly Hunter, Jason Jones, Broadway cast of “Once On This Island,” Alan Cage. James Corden: Taylor Kitsch, Dan Stevens, Ron Funches. Trevor Noah: Steve Aoki. Jordan Klepper: Tirana Burke. Conan O’Brien: Jamie Dornan, Jenna Fischer, Jena Friedman.


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