On TV this Thursday: Things get hot in Cleveland on Hollywood Game Night, Fox serves up Gang Related crime, Bad Teacher is struck with jealousy and The Carbonaro Effect gets fishy. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Labyrinth (The CW) | Part 1 of the miniseries begins in France in the year 1209, where 17-year-old Alaïs (Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown-Findlay) is given a mysterious book by her father that beholds the secret of the Holy Grail. Eight centuries later, while volunteering at an archeological dig, Alice Turner (Vanessa Kirby, The Hour) finds two skeletons in a cave and a labyrinth symbol carved into a rock — through this discovery, she uncovers a link to her own past. John Hurt (Doctor Who) also stars.
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) | Chef Ramsay tests the contestants’ knowledge of pork in a team competition. The winners get – drumroll, please – an indoor sky diving experience!
8 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | The games heat up when Hot in Cleveland‘s Wendi Malick, Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves compete against Mekhi Phifer, Billy Eichner and Andy Richter.
9 pm Last Comic Standing (NBC) | Season premiere: Auditions kick off with three new judges – Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters – and new host JB Smoove. (Watch a sneak peek.)
9 pm Gang Related (Fox) | Series premiere: Ramon Rodriguez (The Wire) plays Detective Ryan Lopez, a rising star on the LAPD Gang Task Force who long before he became a cop, pledged his allegiance to a powerful Latino gang. The cast also includes Terry O’Quinn (Lost), RZA (Californication), Rey Gallegos (Sons of Anarchy), Jay Hernandez (Last Resort), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed) and Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill). (Watch a sneak peek.)
9:30 pm Bad Teacher (CBS) | Meredith gets jealous when she sees Joel flirt with another teacher during the 6th grade student sleepover. Fargo’s Colin Hanks guest-stars.
10 pm Black Box (ABC) | Catherine and Owen use unconventional methods to help Dr. Reynaud (Edward Herrmann, Gilmore Girls) get over his fear of death so he can be at peace in his final days.
10 pm The Carbonaro Effect (truTV) | Michael has pet store shoppers convinced that they’re seeing multiple fish in an empty water bowl. Now how about some puppies, Michael?
10 pm Maron (IFC) | Marc and Jen go to couples therapy with married therapists but things only get worse.
10:30 pm Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) | Jenna Fischer (The Office) shares a clip from her appearance on the British version of Comedy Bang! Bang!
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