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Arrow Is a Ninja Warrior, Love Actually Sequel and More

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On TV this Thursday: Lip Sync Battle gets Stranger, Jamie Foxx wants to know if you can Beat Shazam and Ninja Warrior pits Oliver Queen against Julia Braverman for Red Nose Day. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • The CW

    Repeats to Revisit: In the first two episodes of Season 12, Dean faces Mary, while Crowley learns Lucifer has taken over the body of rock star Vince Vicente.

  • Fox
    Beat Shazam

    Series premiere: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (for some reason) hosts this game show, where teams compete to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the winning team faces off against Name That Tune‘s lawyers the Shazam app for a cash prize.

  • CBS
    The Big Bang Theory

    Repeat to Revisit: Sheldon makes use of an MIT invention that is said to read peoples’ minds; Raj turns to his exes for dating advice.

  • NBC
    American Ninja Warrior

    Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Parenthood‘s Erika Christensen and DWTS champ Derek Hough are among those participating in this celebrity edition, in an effort to raise money for charity. (Watch sneak peek.)

  • NBC
    Running Wild With Bear Grylls

    Red Nose Day programming continues with this very special episode, as Oscar winner Julia Roberts helps deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village in Kenya.

  • Fox
    Love Connection

    Series premiere: Andy Cohen hosts this revival, which provides some “truly hideous updates” to the 1980s dating show. (Read our “C-” review.)

  • Showtime
    Dark Net

    Season 2 finale: The final hour chronicles a woman who has programmed her dead friend into an online chat bot, and a family who has adopted a childlike robot. (Not yet renewed.)

  • NBC
    Red Nose Day

    Chris Hardwick hosts the third annual charity special, which seeks to raise money for children living in poverty; a sequel to Love Actually will air as part of the event.

  • CBS
    The Amazing Race

    Matt and Redmond, Tara and Joey, London and Logan and Scott and Brooke race through Seoul, South Korea, all hoping to advance to the final leg of the competition. (Psst… hear the good news?)

  • Spike
    Lip Sync Battle

    Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard (“Mike”) competes against co-stars Caleb McLaughlin (“Lucas”), Gaten Matarazzo (“Dustin”) and Noah Schnapp (“Will”). (Watch Season 2 trailer.)