Thursday TV: The Games Networks Play

game nightJane Lynch hosts a sixth season for “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC, 9 p.m.). The names of the players tonight may not be recognizable, but the faces certainly will be, culled from shows like “American Ninja Warrior,” “The Good Place” and “Superstore.” The return comes on a night already full of games like “The Wall” (NBC, 8 p.m.), “Holey Moley” (ABC, 8 p.m.), “Spin the Wheel” (Fox, 9 p.m.),

A second season begins for “The Outpost” (CW, 9 p.m.), the fantasy series with Jessica Green and Jake Stormoen.

Dale pops up on a new episode of “Baskets” (FX, 10 p.m.).

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” (MTV, 8 p.m.) is back for a third season, starting in Las Vegas and then returning to Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore. But they’re covering all of the real-life drama in the characters as well, showing up at a tax evasion trial in  an episode titled “The United States vs. The Situation.”

The big question on “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.) this season seems to be: how fast can they evict all the people of color? Tonight, either Kemi or Jessica is next.

Two pasty dudes invade “Love Island” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and go on dates with women that viewers decided last night.

An award-winner at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ho Wi Ding’s “Cities of Last Things” (Netflix, streaming) makes its U.S. premiere. A co production of film companies from Taiwan, China, France and the U.S., the Mandarin-language film is subtitled in English.

The latest true crime series with a sly name is “Killer Affair” (Oxygen, 8 p.m.).

A second season starts for the big production ceremonies in the series “Our Wedding Story” (Up, 9 p.m.).

One of the main mysteries about the current schedule on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is why they’re showing Christmas movies all day this time of year (Because Hallmark has so many of them?). They’re even throwing out new titles, like tonight’s “Christmas Camp” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), with Lily Anne Harrison, Bobby Campo and Ben Gavin.

Two eliminations are to come on the second “MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.) in as many days.

A young criminal asks Holmes and Watson for help in solving a murder on “Elementary” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “Mountain Men” (History, 8 p.m.), Jake hunts for elk.

Mermaid mating season begins on “Siren” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

On “iZombie” (CW, 8 p.m.), the murder of a private eye by ice pick is investigated.

A third season starts for “Dr. Pimple Popper” (TLC, 9 p.m.); a tenth season starts for “Ax Men” (History, 9 p.m.).

The Cake Boss stops by in the broadcast culinary challenge “Family Food Fight” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Speaking of fights, the reunion episodes begin on “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Queen of the South” (USA, 10 p.m.), Teresa and Dumas strike a truce.

A plane crashes in the jungle on “Reef Break” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

On “Untold Stories of the ER” (TLC, 10 p.m.), a patient believes he’s turning into a vampire.

Tab Hunter, born this day in 1931, is star on Turner Classic Movies tonight with the 2015 documentary “Tab Hunter Confidential” (8 and 1:30 p.m.) and three of his movies: “Gunman’s Walk” (9:45 p.m.), “That Kind of Woman” (11:30 p.m.) and “Battle Cry” (3:15 a.m.).

During the day, the Dynamic Dames spotlight continues with Dolores Del Rio in “Madame Du Barry” (8:45 a.m.), Barbara Stanwyck in  “Baby Face” (10:15 a.m.), Bette Davis in “Now Voyager” (11:45 a.m.), Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca” (1:45 p.m.), Mitzi Gaynor in “Les Girls” (3:30 p.m.) and Rosalind Russell in “Auntie Mame” (5:30 p.m.).

Baseball resumes after the break with Houston at Texas (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

NBA summer league games have Toronto vs. Indiana (NBA, 6 p.m.), Atlanta vs. Washington (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), Portland vs. Oklahoma City (NBA, 8 p.m.), Utah vs. Houston (ESPNU, 8:30 p.m.), Sacramento vs. Clippers (NBA, 10 p.m.) and Boston vs. Memphis (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

Wimbledon (ESPN, 8 a.m.) has the women’s semifinals.

Soccer’s Africa Cup of Nations has its quarterfinals with Ivory Coast vs. Algeria (beIN Sports, noon) and Madagascar vs. Tunisia (beIN Sports, 3 p.m.).

Stage 6 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Science Bob Pflugfelder. The View: Sen. Michael Bennet. The Talk: Jaime Camil. Ellen DeGeneres: Allison Janney, Maggie Rogers (rerun). Wendy Williams: Nicole Byer.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Craig Ferguson, Ronda Rousey, Bear Grylls (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Jon Favreau, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapine, Taylor Bennett. Jimmy Fallon: Madonna, Guy Raz, Ari Lennox (rerun). Seth Meyers: Kate McKinnon, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Jon Wurster (rerun). James Corden: Seth MacFarlane, Linda Cardellini, the 1975 (rerun). Carson Daly: Ben Barnes, Badflower, Rory Culkin (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Kumail Nanjiani.

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