What to Watch Tonight

Mom Returns, Pure Genius and The Great Indoors Debut

"High-Tops and Brown Jacket" -- Bonnie and Adam's relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill, on the fourth season premiere of MOM, Thursday, Oct. 27 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Left to right: Allison Janney as Bonnie and Anna Faris as Christy.  Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

On this first Thursday of November Sweeps: Mom deals with an altered living arrangement, Joel McHale is forced to embrace The Great Indoors and an Entourage alum turns up on Pitch. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • ABC
    Grey's Anatomy

    Leah Murphy (played by Tessa Ferrer) returns to Grey Sloan; Bailey must come to a decision about Alex; Amelia’s bad day is made worse.

  • CBS
    The Big Bang Theory

    “New” time slot alert! Penny discovers Serial Ape-ist fanboys at a Van Nuys Comic-Con; Sheldon and Amy host brunch; Howard makes an impulse purchase.

  • NBC

    Dina keeps everyone at the store on Halloween to get to the bottom of a potential theft; Mateo gets ready for his date with Jeff. (Psst… hear the good news?)

  • CBS
    The Great Indoors

    Series premiere: An adventure reporter (Community‘s Joel McHale) gets reassigned to an outdoor magazine’s website staff; Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) and Stephen Fry (A Bit of Fry & Laurie) co-star. (Read review.)

  • Fox

    The Padres hear about the potential trade of Blip; Mike tries to make things work with interim prez Charlie Graham (Entourage‘s Kevin Connolly).

  • The CW

    Sam, Dean and Mary investigate a death at an abandoned house; Castiel reluctantly partners with Crowley to look for Lucifer.

  • CBS

    Season 4 premiere: Bonnie’s relationship with Adam (new series regular William Fichtner) is put to the test when he moves in with her and Christie for a few weeks.

  • CBS
    Life in Pieces

    Season 2 premiere (new time): Heather and Tim meet Clementine’s parents (real-life marrieds Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman). (Get scoop.)

  • CBS
    Pure Genius

    Series premiere: A Silicon Valley titan (The Village‘s Augustus Prew) hires an expert surgeon (Shameless‘ Dermot Mulroney) to run his high-tech hospital; Odette Annable (House), Brenda Song (Dads) co-star. (Read our First Impression.)

  • ABC
    How to Get Away With Murder

    Annalise and the Keating 5 are rattled by a discovery in the Wallace Mahoney murder case; Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) guest-stars.

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  1. Jess says:

    legends of tomorrow
    Chicago Med

  2. kirads09 says:

    I might check out Mom (although I prefer William Fichtner in a action/drama roll tbh) Good to have him on anything on a regular basis.
    I might also have to watch HTGAWM because Brett Butler
    Not shows I usually tune in to.

  3. WenRaz says:

    I’m looking forward to the Great Indoors.

  4. Sarah94 says:

    Pure Genius, seems like an interesting show.

  5. dancmh says:

    The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Reunion special.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Legends of Tomorrow, Pitch, The Blacklist, check out The Great Indoors and The Tonight Show. DVR first episode of Pure Genius to check out tomorrow.

  7. Raevin68 says:

    Big Bang Theory
    Life in Pieces
    The Blacklist

    I’ll DVR Pure Genius and The Great Outdoors.

    Side note, two Grace Under Fire stars on tonight although in different shows – Brett Butler and William Fichtner.

  8. Kevin K says:

    Superstore, Great Indoors (I’ll give it a try), Chicago Med and Blacklist