On TV this Thursday: Rake breaks bread with a cannibal, American Idol reveals its semi-finalists, The Brady Bunch talks The Talk and King of the Nerds is game for some dodgeball. With the Olympics in full swing, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
2 pm The Talk (CBS) | The Brady Bunch cast — including Florence Henderson, Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Barry Williams (Greg) — reunite for Flo’s 80th birthday.
8 pm Winter Olympics (NBC) | U.S. hopeful Jeremy Abbott competes in men’s figure skating. Other events include men’s freestyle skiing and women’s 1000m speedskating.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The top semi-finalists are revealed as the Hollywood rounds come to a close.
8 pm The Taste (ABC) | In this week’s alcohol-inspired challenge, the final six contestants visit their favorite restaurants to help them find the perfect food that goes with beer.
9 pm Rake (Fox) | Keegan takes on a case involving an economic advisor (guest star Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story) accused of murdering… and eating… his young assistant. Bon appetit?
9 pm Jim Rome on Showtime (Showtime) | New time slot: Guests include comedian Kevin Hart, Portland Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Syracuse U. men’s basketball god* Jim Boeheim, NFL Draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney and Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw. (*Edit by Orangeman Matt Mitovich)
9 pm Arrow (The CW) | Repeat to Revisit: Barry Allen aka (someday!) The Flash visits Starling City.
9 pm Under the Gunn (Lifetime) | The designers must create a look for Zendaya (of Disney’s Shake It Up fame) to wear at her next concert.
10 pm King of the Nerds (TBS) | The nerds must build their own robots to compete in a classic game of “Robot Dodgeball.” Guest judges include Matt Winston (co-founder of the Stan Winston School) and Al Kaplon (Dodgeball, American Gladiators).
11 pm Tattoo Titans (CMT) | Series premiere: A group of tattoo artists vying for a $10,000 prize go head-to-head in showing off their best ink. Tonight’s theme: women’s strength, beauty and grace.
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