What to Watch Today

Gotham's End Begins, Blacklist Returns (Part 1) and More

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On TV this Thursday: Gotham and The Blacklist return, Dwayne Johnson hosts The Titan Games and Tell Me a Story reaches the end of its first chapter. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • CBS All Access
    Tell Me a Story

    Season 1 finale: Hannah and Katrina face off in a final showdown; Kayla tries to save Colleen on her own; Jordan reaches his breaking point. (Check renewal status.)

  • NBC
    The Titan Games

    Series premiere (two hours): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson serves as host and exec producer of this athletic competition, in which men and women push their bodies to the limit in head-to-head challenges. 

  • Fox
    Gotham

    Final season premiere: Jim and Bruce contend with the aftermath of the attack on Gotham City. (Get First Look; watch David Mazouz Q&A.)

  • CBS
    The Big Bang Theory

    Leonard and Penny organize a paintball game; Raj catches Anu with her ex-boyfriend. (Get guest casting news!)

  • CBS
    Young Sheldon

    Sheldon conducts experiments on Missy; Georgie joins Mary’s bible study to get closer to his crush, Veronica.

  • Fox
    The Orville

    Time slot premiere: Ed and the crew discover a planet on the verge of being destroyed by its own sun; Bortus’ addiction threatens to wreck his marriage. 

  • ABC
    The Last Days of JFK Jr.

    Two hours: This special chronicles the stressors that John F. Kennedy Jr. faced in the days leading up to his death in a plane crash that also claimed wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister Lauren. 

  • Lifetime
    Surviving R. Kelly

    Docuseries premiere: This three-night event includes interviews with those who allege that they were physically and mentally abused by the controversial R&B singer. 

  • CBS All Access
    Star Trek: Short Treks

    Web series finale: In the fourth and final installment, Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson) tries out his latest con aboard a hostile ship. (Get Discovery First Look.)

  • NBC
    The Blacklist

    Season 6 premiere (special night): Liz and Jennifer investigate the night the real Raymond Reddington died. (Episode 2 airs in the show’s new time slot, Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 pm; read preview.)

  • CBS
    S.W.A.T.

    The team is reminded of a previous school shooting when they receive warning about a potential copycat who plans to reenact the crime.