Thursday TV: Wan New Sitcom ‘Fam’

FamIs Nina Dobrev the new Sally Field? The former star of “Vampire Diaries” sure looks like Gidget in the bland new sitcom “Fam” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.), about a an engaged couple who suddenly have to take in a bratty 16-year-old half-sister, played by Odessa Adlon (Pamela Adlon’s daughter).

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC, 9 p.m.) returns for its sixth season on a new network. NBC picked it up after Fox let it go, and though there seem to be some budget increases and a shift to office romance, its main problem continues to be the ain’t-I-cute showboating of star Andy Samberg. The agreeable ensemble will also eventually lose Chelsea Peretti in the move.

Amid the current impasse, ABC chooses to look back at what looks like a much more minor event 20 years ago, “Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill” (ABC, 9 p.m.), a case that led to impeachment even though a fixer didn’t use campaign funds to pay for silence (or do it twice). But if you want to listen to recorded conversations between Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, knock yourself out. They include Barbara Walters’ feigned outrage at Lewinsky during an interview though Walters own affairs with a senator wouldn’t be admitted until years later.

Tying into its impending rebooted series, CW has a documentary about the UFO epicenter “Roswell: Mysteries Decoded” (CW, 9 p.m.).

As popular as it is, there isn’t much hip hop music performed on TV. But there sure are a lot of reality shows about it. Tonight sees the fifth season of “The Rap Game” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) and “Growing Up Hip Hop” (WE, 8 p.m.) and “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” (WE, 10 p.m.) featuring Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka, Lil’ Mo and Lil’ Fizz among other lil’ stars.

The Israeli series “When Heroes Fly” (Netflix, streaming) about a group of ex-soldiers who band to track down one of their sisters, makes its streaming debut, with subtitles.

“The Good Place” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.) returns with a new episode.

On “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.), Christy’s smoking is ruining a road trip.

Gordon and Bullock look into child kidnapping on “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) is a terrible patient.

Clara goes to her home planet on “The Orville” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

On “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” (Bravo, 9 p.m.), Rose McGowan has an estate sale.

Leonard is asked to be a donor to Penny’s ex and his baby on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Robots start taking over on “The This Old House Hour” (PBS, 8 p.m.).

The premiere of “The Titan Games” (NBC, 8 p.m.) last week drew 6.5 million viewers; it’s already been renewed for a second season.

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.) goes to Mexico to save a federale there.

A house in Maui is one thing they’re “Building Off the Grid” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

There’s a prohibition theme on “Top Chef” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

“Dr. Pimple Popper” (TLC, 9 p.m.) is dealing with something worse than pimples: tumors.

A plastic surgeon is charged with sexual assault on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

There are more sword ’n’ sandal epics on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Helen of Troy” (8 p.m.), “Damon and Pythias” (10:15 p.m.), “The Colossus of Rhodes” (12:15 a.m.), “The Minotaur” (2:45 a.m.) and “Atlas” (4:30 a.m.).

Paul Henreid, born this day 101 years ago, is featured all day on TCM in “Hollow Triumph” (6:30 a.m.), “Deception” (8 a.m.), “In Our Time” (10 a.m.), “The Conspirators” (noon), “The Spanish Main” (2 p.m.), “Now, Voyager” (4 p.m.) and “Of Human Bondage” (6 p.m.).

NBA action includes Boston at Miami (TNT, 7 p.m.) and Oklahoma at San Antonio (TNT, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Winnipeg at Minnesota (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes SMU at Connecticut (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Cincinnati at Tulsa (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Winthrop at Campbell (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Michigan at Illinois (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.), Penn State at Nebraska (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Robert Morris at St. Francis (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), East Carolina at Memphis (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), UCLA at Oregon (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Washington at Utah (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.), Pacific at Gonzaga (ESPN2, 11 p.m.) and USC at Oregon State (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Women’s games include Quinnipiac at Marist (ESPNU, noon), Morehead State at Belmont (ESPNU, 5 p.m.) and Louisville at Notre Dame (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Bryan Cranston, John David Washington, Dr. Taz Bhatia. The Talk: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mike Bayer. Ellen DeGeneres: Claire Foy. Wendy Williams: Carson Kressley, Thom Fillcia (rerun). The Real: Jay Ellis.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Sen. Kamala Harris, Bradley Whitford, Gary Clark Jr. Jimmy Kimmel: Claire Foy, Micharl Irvin, Disturbed. Jimmy Fallon: Bryan Cranston, Lana Condor, Love Jones. Seth Meyers: John Goodman, Julia Garner, Geoffrey Zakarian, Charlie Hall. James Corden: Cedric the Entertainer, Ashley Graham, Flatbush Zombies. Carson Daly: Dan Fogler, Family of the Year, Daphnique Springs (rerun). Trevor Noah: John Davi Washington.

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