Thursday TV: Conan Goes to West Africa

ConanGhanaSam Richardson of “Veep” and “Detroiters” joins Conan O’Brien in his latest traveling to the West African  in the latest of his series of globe trotting “Conan Without Borders: Ghana” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

“The Carbonaro Effect” (truTV, 10 p.m.) returns for a new season.

Now there’s new Christmas romances on Thursday nights too with “A Blue Bridge Mountain Christmas” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9 p.m.) in which, guess what, a woman returns to her hometown to help plan a holiday event at her family inn (wonder if she’ll meet up with any exes while there).

Thursday Night Football has Chargers at Oakland (Fox, 8:20 p.m.).

The experiment ends on “The Good Place” (NBC, 9 p.m.) (but we’re only halfway through the final season).

Arthur adds a new singer to the choir who ruffles feathers on “Perfect Harmony” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

“Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8 p.m.) cheers on Missy as she tries out for a baseball team.

An effort is made to make Amy look tough in the face of the district manager on “Superstore” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

There’s more than it seems to a woman’s fall on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” (MTV, 8 p.m.) invades Washington for a protest. Then they mark 10 years of being on TV at 10.

The title of tonight’s “Mr. Inbetween” (FX, 10 p.m.) is “Socks are Important.”

One girl is dead and another is missing on “Supernatural” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “The Unicorn” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), Wade puts down the dating app and tries to meet women at a bar.

Everyone gathers for Theo’s 10th birthday on “A Million Little Things” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Christy tries to pull herself up after a meltdown on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

A star football player comes in with a broken rib on “Carol’s Second Act” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

On “Evil” (CBS, 10 p.m.), a local prophetess keeps having visions come to life.

The ability to be a single mother is a growing concern on “Will & Grace” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.).

On “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.), Gabriel defends a teacher involved in a school shooting.

A pang of remorse hits some on “Temptation Island” (USA, 10 p.m.).

New York City is celebrated on Turner Classic Movies with “On the Town” (8 p.m.), “Sleepless in Seattle” (10 p.m.), which has an Empire State Building scene, “Radio Days” (midnight), “North by Northwest” (1:45 a.m.) and “The Clock” (4:15 a.m.). Earlier, it’s all James Cagney, in some of his earliest films, “The Doorway to Hell” (6 a.m.), “The Millionaire” (7:30 a.m.), “Other Men’s Women” (9 a.m.), “Smart Money” (10:15 a.m.), “The Crowd Roars” (11:45 a.m.), “Winner Take All” (1:15 p.m.), “Hard to Handle” (2:30 p.m.), “Picture Snatcher” (4 p.m.) and “The Mayor of Hell” (5:30 p.m.)

NBA games include Boston at Charlotte (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Portland at Clippers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

College football has Louisiana Lafayette at Coastal Carolina (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.) and Temple at South Florida (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Soccer’s FIFA U-17 World Cup round of 16 has Ecuador vs. Italy (Fox Sports 2, 2:30 p.m.) and Paraguay vs. Argentina (Fox Sports 2, 6 p.m.). And It’s Sweden at U.S. (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.) in a women’s international friendly.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: John Cena, Darcy Miller, Elizabeth Banks. The View: Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle. The Talk: Annie Potts, Craig T. Nelson. Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Carell, Ashley Graham. Kelly Clarkson: Billy Eichner, Henry Winkler, Henry Golding. Wendy Williams: Karamo Brown. The Real: Lil’ Kim, Eva Marcille.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Dr. Phil McGraw, Chris Parnell, Cold War Kids. Jimmy Kimmel: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Gruff, Teskey Brothers. Jimmy Fallon: Matthew McConaughey, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Gucci Mane. Seth Meyers: John Cena, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Brendan Buckley. James Corden: Jane Krakowski, Paul Feig, Chvrches. Lilly Singh: Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta, Gabriel Luna. Trevor Noah: Jenny Slate. David Spade: Pete Holmes, Hannah Hart, Jim Jeffries. Conan O’Brien: Lil Rel Howery.

 

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