Thursday: ‘Life,’ Mueller Report, in Pieces

life-in-pieces-season-4-premiereIt’s a weird time of year, when many shows are ending their season, but something like “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) is just starting its fourth season, with a vacation in Mexico. Then there’s a second episode at 9:30.

Nearly two years in the making, the redacted Mueller Report will get its widest public release just before noon today, and networks will be on the air all day trying to cover it. Preceding it with his own spin at a 9:30 a.m. press conference will be Attorney General Bill Barr (who has reportedly shared the full report with the White House so it could plan its preemptive spin). It’s all part of what will be a big news day all around likely to crash established daytime schedules at least.

It affects late night as well, in that “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) will go 90 minutes tonight for the first time. That’s to make time for a special “A Closer Look” on the report in addition to its “Game of Jones” review of “Game of Thrones” with Leslie Jones. Plus Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is a scheduled guest alongside Amy Sedaris and Toro y Moi.

The South Korean import “My First First Love” (Netflix, streaming) is an eight-episode series about five young people sharing a house.

Sandra negotiates a plea agreement for a homeless man accused of trespassing at a national wildlife refuge on “For the People” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Perhaps you thought the contestants on “The Bachelor” are dumb. Not as dumb as those on “Double Shot at Love with Pauly D & Vinny” (MTV, 8 p.m.). One of them didn’t know how many stars there were on the U.S. flag. Then again, Vinny didn’t know either.

The second to last ever “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.) sets up net week’s finale.

Owen tries therapy on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

On “Supernatural” (CW, 8 p.m.), a string of suspicious deaths have a Biblical element.

They try to catch a rogue Easter Bunny in the “Superstore” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m), Amy has a meltdown over the Nobel Prize.

Jack runs into an old bully from his high school days on “A.P. Bio” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

On “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC, 9 p.m.), Terry and Amy take the squad out for lunch.

Chloe has a rite of passage on “In the Dark” (CW, 9 p.m.).

On a new episode of “The Orville” (Fox, 9 p.m.), time distortion affects relationships.

They’re designing virtual clothes on “Project Runway” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.), Christy and Tammy go on a double date.

And there’s a nautical theme on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

A coffee processing plant has a fire on “Station 19” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

At “Abby’s” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.), they talk Fred into dating.

It’s the end of spring and seeding time on “The American Farm” (History, 10 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.) goes after a home invasion crew.

“Little Women: LA” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) go on a trip to Placerville, Calif.

Anne Heche, Jamie Chung and Steve-O go to the “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” (E!, 8 p.m.).

Fan dedications on Turner Classic Movies continue tonight with “Raffles” (8 p.m.), “The Quiet Man” (9:45 p.m.) and “The Graduate” (12:15 a.m.), followed by two starring Jack Carson, ”My Dream is Yours” (2:15 a.m.) and “It’s a Great Feeling” (4:15 a.m.). During the day, it’s all crime thrillers with “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (6:15 a.m.), “Impact” (8:30 a.m.), “Confidential Report” (10:30 a.m.), “Detour” (12:15 p.m.), “Suddenly” (1:30 p.m.), “Hollow Triumph” (3 p.m.), “The Hitch-Hiker” (4:30 p.m.) and “Gilda” (6 p.m.).

NBA Playoffs today have Philadelphia at Brooklyn (TNT, 8 p.m.), Denver at San Antonio (NBA, 9 p.m.) and Golden State at Clippers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Stanley Cup playoffs have Washington at Carolina (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.), St. Louis at Winnipeg (USA, 8:30 p.m.) and Vegas at San Jose (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Baseball includes Toronto at Minnesota (MLB, 1 p.m.), Dodgers at Milwaukee (MLB, 8 p.m.), and Seattle at Angels (MLB, 11 p.m.).

College baseball includes Texas at Oklahoma State (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Beth Behrs, James Brolin. The View: Mary J. Blige, Michael Strahan, Sara Haines, cast of “Beautiful” (rerun). The Talk: Drew Carey, Tichina Arnold. Ellen DeGeneres: Lily Tomlin, Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan, Teyana Taylor. Wendy Williams: Dee Barnes. The Real: Michael Blackson.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Samantha Bee, Retta, Cage the Elephant. Jimmy Kimmel: Lionel Richie, Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Lizzo. Jimmy Fallon: Andy Cohen, Pete Davidson, Mario, Michael & Marco Andretti, José Andrés. Seth Meyers: Amy Sedaris, Pete Buttigieg, Toro Y Moi. James Corden: Andrew Garfield, Lake Bell, Blackpink. Carson Daly: Henry Rollins, Snail Mail, Sarah Grey (rerun). Trevor Noah: Abby Wambach (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Bill Hader.


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