TV Listings for Thursday 03/05/2015 – ‘American Idol’ Top 8 Girls, ‘Dig’ and ‘American Crime’ Premieres

The Top 8 Girls are revealed on American Idol XIV! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Thursday, March 3, 2015:

8:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: American Idol XIV (“Top 8 Girls Perform”) – The top eight girls perform. (FOX)

Grey’s Anatomy (“The Distance”) – Amelia and Stephanie begin operating on Dr. Herman as a crowd of doctors looks on, but Amelia soon realizes things are more difficult than she expected; Arizona takes on one of Dr. Herman’s cases. (ABC)

The Big Bang Theory (“The Colonization Application”) – Amy finds out that Sheldon applied for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; a trip to the pet store leads to a fight; Leonard has a surprise for Penny; Raj is busted while snooping in Emily’s apartment. (CBS)

WWE Smackdown! – The Intercontinental title hunt continues. (Syfy)

The Slap (“Manolis”) – Manolis encourages Aisha to forgive Harry in hope of rebuilding friendships and saving the family, but things don’t work out as he expected. (NBC)

Who Wore It Better? – Hollywood stars’ style choices become the subject of debate. (E!)

8:30 PM ET

The Odd Couple (“The Birthday Party”) – When Oscar realizes he forgot Felix’s birthday, he tries to impress Casey by planning an impromptu surprise party. (CBS)

9:00 PM ET

Scandal (“The Lawn Chair”) – A tragedy garners national attention; members of the White House try to deal with their problematic vice president. (ABC)

The Blacklist (“T. Earl King VI”) – Reddington is drawn into a deadly game with a family whose fortune was gained through the auction of human and material contraband; Tom takes on a new mission. (NBC)

The Real Housewives of Melbourne [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Fresh Start, New Faces”) – As the women get together for Janet’s birthday party, they are determined to put last year’s conflicts behind them and to make a fresh start; art-lover Gamble and property developer Pettifleur are two newcomers who waste no time in shaking things up. (Bravo)

Party Down South (“Battle of the Buns”) – Walt and Daddy continue to compete for Hott Dogg’s attention; a surprise marriage proposal ends badly and two roommates shock the house when they end up in bed together. (CMT)

Backstrom (“Enemy of My Enemies”) – When an oil pipeline explodes in Backstrom’s childhood town, his team works with his estranged father to find the suspected eco-terrorist before there is another attack; Amy pays Backstrom a late night visit. (FOX)

Chopped Canada (“Steaking Their Claim”) – Frog legs and cookies in the appetizer round; cherry cheesecake in round two; paneer and elderflower liqueur take center stage in round three. (Food Network)

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (“When Bridesmaids Go Bad”) – Nettie Stanley’s son is getting married, but when groom, Whitey, asks his sister to be in the wedding, he risks her wild ways ruining everything; a Roma teen is asked to host a family affair in hopes of a marriage proposal. (TLC)

9:30 PM ET

Mom (“Dirty Money and a Woman Named Mike”) – Bonnie and Christy are shocked when they learn how much prison has changed their friend Regina (Octavia Spencer). (CBS)

10:00 PM ET

Elementary (“For All You Know”) – Holmes investigates himself when he becomes a suspect in a murder that took place during the height of his addiction; clues make Holmes question his innocence. (CBS)

Party Down South (“Talk of Shame”) – The newest member of the group, Hott Dogg, discusses joining the crew; Daddy redeems himself with fruit; Mattie officiates a live wedding. (CMT)

Archer (“Pocket Listing”) – Slater has the gang swindle the Durhani royal family and Gillette lends a hand. (FX)

Vikings (“Warrior’s Fate”) – King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown and rebukes criticism from his leading nobles; In Mercia, the Wessex/Viking forces rush at the battle at the Hill of the Ash. (History Channel)

Mary Mary [SEASON PREMIERE] – Mitchell Solarek pays Erica and Tina a surprise visit in hopes of making amends, but only one of the sisters is receptive to their former manager. Meanwhile, a rift develops between the duo as they work on their own solo projects. (WE TV)

American Crime [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Episode One”) – When a veteran is murdered and his wife suffers a near-fatal assault, four suspects are taken into custody. (ABC)

Allegiance (“Tipping Point”) – When the FBI suspects a mole in the organization and brings in an investigator, Alex must confront his morals; Victor finds a new way to watch the O’Connors. (NBC)

Beat Bobby Flay [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Foreign Relations”) – Giada De Laurentiis and Michael Symon team up once again to take down their friend Bobby Flay; global chef David deCastro and Japanese-born chef Taichi Kitamura battle for a chance to take on the champion in his house. (Food Network)

Portlandia (“You Can Call Me Al”) – Kath and Dave get a little frantic when they need to rehearse for a karaoke party. (IFC)

Wizard Wars (“Magic Carpet Ride”) – Comedy magicians see who advances in a ’70s-themed Wizard War; props include a guitar, fuzzy dice and a tutu. (Syfy)

Dig [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Pilot”) – Anxious to escape his demons, FBI agent Peter Connelly takes a job in Israel, where his boss is also sometimes his lover. (USA Network)

10:30 PM ET

Duff Till Dawn [SEASON FINALE] (“Fairies Vs. Goblins”) – Two teams have until dawn to bring a fairy to life, in a cake; Sarah Myers and Timbo Sullivan create a forest of whimsy; Natalie Sideserf and Julia Doubleday delve into the surreal; guest judges Elena Fox and Aarti Sequeira. (Food Network)

11:00 PM ET

Watch What Happens: Live – Singer Kelly Clarkson. (Bravo)

E! News (“In Studio: Jesse James Decker”) – Studio segment with Jessie James Decker. (E!)

Broke A$$ Game Show (“Shrub and Tug”) – Scaring up contestants while dressed as shrubbery; a pie-eating contest; a game called “Wheel of Fish.” (MTV)

Match Made in Heaven – Pastor Ken Johnson guides bachelor Shawn Bullard in the search for true love. (WE TV)


At Midnight With Chris Hardwick – An all-new episode of the late night comedy game show. (Comedy Central)


The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is joined by Author Gerald Posner. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

Conan features Actor Adam Sandler; actor Jonathan Banks; music duo Broods. (11:00 PM, TBS)

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore welcomes a panel of guests with unique views on pop culture and current events. (11:30 PM, Comedy Central)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has Actor Hugh Jackman; actress Tiffani Thiessen; Hozier performs. (11:35 PM, NBC)

Jimmy Kimmel Live is joined by Actress Naomi Watts; Carly Rae Jepsen performs. (11:35 PM, ABC)

Late Night With Seth Meyers features Actress Jada Pinkett Smith; actress Ginnifer Goodwin; actor Robert Smigel; Kate Pierson sits-in with The 8G Band. (12:35 AM, NBC)

The Late Late Show welcomes Guest host Drew Carey; actress Jane Lynch; biologist Dan Riskin; magician Ed Alonzo. (12:35 AM, CBS)

Last Call With Carson Daly has Actor Freddie Highmore; Caribou performs; singer-songwriter Alison Sudol. (1:35 AM, NBC)

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