Thursday TV: Preseason Games Begin

footballPreseason football arrives in earnest with three games, Cleveland at Giants (NFL, 7 p.m.), Washington at New England (NBC, 7:30 p.m.) and Dallas at San Francisco (NFL, 10 p.m.).

The  dramatic moves of bucking, a dance style developed by gay men at historically black colleges in the South who weren’t allowed to be majorettes, is celebrated in Jamal Sims’ documentary “When the Beat Drops” (Logo, 8 p.m.).

In the new streaming film “Perdida” (Netflix, streaming) Lusiana Lopilato stars as a policewoman looks for a childhood friend who went missing.

Franklin takes step to ensure loyalty on “Snowfall” (FX, 10 p.m.).

“America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) has a recap of the season.

Somebody is voted out on “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.) and a new Head of Household competition begins

Dwayne dismantles the prosecution’s timeline on the first of two episodes of “Trial & Error” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Sam and Eddie investigate the death of a sitcom star on “Take Two” (ABC 10 p.m.).

On “Queen of the South” (USA, 9 p.m.), Teresa makes a deal with the devil for a plan to take over business in Phoenix.

Coincidentally, “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food, 9 p.m.) also arrives in Phoenix.

“Legendary Locations” (Travel, 10 p.m.) finds Pablo Escobar’s hidden Colombian hideaway.

Mark Cuban, Natasha Leggero and Chris Sullivan are judges on “The Gong Show” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

A 911 call sidelines a contestant on “The Grand Hustle” (BET, 10 p.m.).

Nadine and Isaac’s team go after one of the heads of Atlas on “Shooter” (USA, 10 p.m.).

Morgan gets a crash course in winter flying on “Mountain Men” (History, 9 p.m.).

MJ plans a Valentine’s Day party on “Shahs of Sunset” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Food sources are disappearing on “Naked and Afraid” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) and “Alone” (History, 10 p.m.)

Sam and Tim try to reel in a big client on “Detroiters” (Comedy, 10:30 p.m.).

One hundred hopefuls try the kick line on “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” (CMT, 10 p.m.).

Tyler Perry shows up at “Jay Leno’s Garage” (CNBC, 10 p.m.).

On “American Woman” (Paramount, 10 p.m.), Kathleen goes to an EST meeting.

Jason Alexander, Sheryl Underwood, Gabriel Iglesias, Constance Zimmer, Bubba Watson and Angela Johnson play “Match Game” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Walter Matthau stars all day on Turner Classic Movies with “Island of Love” (6 a.m.), “Onionhead” (8 a.m.), “Ensign Pulver” (10 a.m.), “Charade” (noon), “Cactus Flower” (2 p.m.), “Fail-Safe” (4 p.m.), “The Sunshine Boys” (6 p.m.), “The Odd Couple” (8 p.m.), “The Fortune Cookie” (10 p.m.), “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” (12:15 a.m.), “Charley Varrick” (2:15 a.m.) and “Hopscotch” (4:15 a.m.).

Baseball includes Minnesota at Cleveland (MLB, 1 p.m.), San Diego at Milwaukee (MLB, 4 p.m.), Seattle at Houston (MLB, 8 p.m.) and Pittsburgh at San Francisco (MLB, 11 p.m.).

WNBA action includes Seattle at Washington (NBA, 11:30 a.m.), Los Angeles at Atlanta (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Minnesota at Las Vegas (NBA, 10 p.m.).

In soccer’s Women’s Under-20 World Cup, it’s China vs. Germany (Fox Sports 2, 7:30 a.m.), Spain vs. Japan (Fox Sports 2, 10:30 a.m.), U.S. vs. Paraguay (Fox Sports 2, 1:30 p.m.) and Haiti vs. Nigeria (Fox Sports 2, 6:30 p.m.).

In golf, the U.S. Women’s Amateur (Fox Sports, 4 p.m.) reaches its rounds of 32 and 16.

And there is first round play in the PGA Championship (TNT, 2 p.m.).

Canadian football has Edmonton at British Columbia (ESPN2, 10 p.m.).

And cycling’s Tour of Utah (Fox Sports 2, 3:30 p.m.) reaches Stage 3.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kelsey Grammar, Ruby Rose, Dr. Wendy Bazilian, Maria Menounos. The View: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Ida Keeling (rerun). The Talk: Jeff Goldblum, Sean Valentine (rerun). Harry Connick: Bob Harper, Erika Katz, Chad Veach (rerun). Steve Harvey: Eva Longoria, Brian White (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Bono, the Edge, Diane Keaton (rerun). Wendy Williams: Don Lemon, Cirque du Soleil (rerun). The Real: JD Mccrory.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Issa Rae, Darren Criss, Ronnie Chieng. Jimmy Kimmel: Kanye West, Awkwafina. Jimmy Fallon: Rose Byrne, Brad Paisley. Seth Meyers: Kelsey Grammer, Rainn Wilson, Franz Ferdinand, Joey Castillo. James Corden: Tig Notaro, Bo Burnham, John Cho, Flora Cash. Carson Daly: David Arquette, Typhoon, Jay Ferguson (rerun). Trevor Noah: Emma Gonzales, Matt Deitsch. Conan O’Brien: Lisa Kudrow, Tom Papa, Jukebox the Ghost (rerun).

 

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