TV Listings for Thursday 03/12/2015 – ‘American Idol’, ‘Reign’, ‘Scandal’, ‘American Crime’

American Idol XIV goes live for the first time this season! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Thursday, March 12, 2015:

8:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: American Idol XIV [LIVE] (“Top 11 Perform”) – After one singer is eliminated, the top 11 finalists take to the stage and perform for the judges — and America’s vote. Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson guest stars, while co-stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray perform. (FOX)

Grey’s Anatomy (“I Feel the Earth Move”) – An earthquake leaves Maggie trapped in an elevator and threatens Meredith’s streak of successful surgeries; Owen gives medical advice over the phone; Ben opens up to Jackson. (ABC)

The Big Bang Theory (“The Leftover Thermalization”) – A magazine article only credits Sheldon in an article about a paper he co-wrote with Leonard; a blackout at Mrs. Wolowitz’s results in a final dinner in her honor. (CBS)

The Vampire Diaries (“The Downward Spiral”) – Caroline gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum. Stefan tries to intervene and sets off a dangerous chain of events. Meanwhile, Damon learns some devastating news about his mother; Enzo becomes intrigued by Sarah Salvatore; and Bonnie begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world. (The CW)

WWE Smackdown! – Daniel Bryan addresses his role at Wrestlemania this year. (Syfy)

Dateline NBC (“Dateline: The Real Blacklist”) – The 2006 poisoning death of former Russian spy and businessman Alexander Litvinenko; an interview with the prime suspect in the case. (NBC)

8:30 PM ET

The Odd Couple (“The Blind Leading the Blind Date”) – When Dani worries about being the only single person at her high school reunion, Oscar and Felix employ their unique dating strategies to help her find a date. (CBS)

9:00 PM ET

Scandal (“The Testimony of Diego Muñoz”) – David Rosen is surprised by an unanticipated visitor who has information about B613 that could take down the White House and impact Pope & Associates. (ABC)

The Blacklist (“The Major”) – Agent Keen’s unique relationship with Red and the task force is scrutinized when she is questioned in court as a murder suspect; Red turns to Ressler and Cooper for help finding a dangerous former associate who could keep Liz out of prison. (NBC)

Reign (“Tasting Revenge”) – Francis makes a surprising move after being threatened by King Antoine; Bash and Kenna’s marriage is in trouble; Leith makes a discovery about Greer’s new career path. (The CW)

The Real Housewives of Melbourne (“Murder Mystery Party”) – Gamble hosts a glamorous murder-mystery party, during which she makes a big announcement; Janet and Chyka overshadow Gamble’s news with revelations of their own. (Bravo)

Party Down South (“29 Going on Thirsty”) – Things get wild on Boudreaux’s Birthday including his cake crash landing in the pool, Lyle making out with a lobster and Hott Dogg waking up in someone else’s bed. (CMT)

Chopped Canada (“Every Round Has Its Thorns”) – A host of unusual ingredients take the stage; ready-made eggrolls and stilton cheese collide in the appetizer round; blood sausage and lemongrass are paired in the entree round; the dessert round features spicy salted plums and vanilla frosting. (Food Network)

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (“From Jail to Wedding Veil”) – Chelsey is forced into an arranged marriage; a baptism starts a family feud over ancient Gypsy traditions. (TLC)

9:30 PM ET

Mom (“A Commemorative Coin and a Misshapen Head”) – Christy and Bonnie worry when Violet starts dating a man (David Krumholtz) who is old enough to be her father. (CBS)

10:00 PM ET

American Crime (“Episode Two”) – Barb and Russ face the suspects for the first time since the arraignment hearing; Tony is placed in juvenile detention; the investigators discover an existing warrant for Hector’s arrest in Mexico. (ABC)

Elementary (“T-Bone and the Iceman”) – A murder victim turns out to have been instantly frozen at the time of death; Watson is forced to have an awkward conversation with her brother after learning he is having an affair. (CBS)

Party Down South (“Talk of Shame”) – Murray reveals some behind-the-scenes gossip; Tiffany gets payback against Hott Dogg; a member of the cast gets the ultimate revenge. (CMT)

Archer (“Reignition Sequence”) – An office romance is interrupted by the Russians. (FX)

Vikings (“Scarred”) – The victorious forces return to Wessex but there is bitterness in the camp, Floki is angry over the alliance with Ecbert; Princess Kwenthrith makes a few calculating political moves following the battle at the Hill of the Ash in Mercia. (History)

Mary Mary (“A Tale of Two Tinas”) – While Erica is touring and unavailable for her sister, a frustrated “New” Tina tries to keep the “Old” Tina at bay while planning her wedding and meeting Teddy’s estranged father for the very first time. (WE TV)

The Slap (“Connie”) – Connie believes her relationship with Hector will save her from her mundane life; when Connie professes her love to Hector, she must deal with what comes next. (NBC)

Beat Bobby Flay (“Fire in the Hole!”) – Brooklyn-born chef Jen Biesty takes on self-taught chef Chris Lamphier; Katie Lee and Alex Guarnaschelli turn up the pressure. (Food Network)

Portlandia [SEASON FINALE] (“Dead Pets”) – Police start profiling people that are considered odd after arsonists burn down a taxidermy shop. (IFC)

Wizard Wars [SEASON FINALE] (“Walking on Water”) – Teams face off in a fishing-themed Wizard war; props include a fishing pole, a pink flamingo, and a sandwich. (Syfy)

Welcome to Myrtle Manor (“Trailer Park Secrets”) – Becky is angry about Bandit’s dirty little secret; Amanda’s live-in boyfriend causes stress; Marvin and Anne take Kim to a church speed-dating event to help her find love. (TLC)

Dig (“Catch You Later”) – Peter continues to search for the murderer of a young American while pursuing Yussef Khalid; Peter and Cohen forge a partnership; Josh is prepared for a new life. (USA Network)

11:00 PM ET

Watch What Happens: Live – Actor Liam Neeson (“Run All Night”); actress Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”). (Bravo)

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)

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


The Wendy Williams Show (“The Real Deal”) – Boxer Evander Holyfield (“Champs”). (BET)

At Midnight With Chris Hardwick – Whitney Cummings; Beth Behrs; Jonathan Kite. (Comedy Central)


The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is joined by Actor Rob Corddry. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

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

Late Show With David Letterman welcomes Actress Lena Dunham; actor Bobby Cannavale; Andy Kim performs with Kevin Drew. (11:35 PM, CBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live has Actor Sean Penn; President Barack Obama; Earth, Wind & Fire performs. (11:35 PM, ABC)

TV Listings for Thursday 03122015 - 'American Idol' Top 12, 'Reign', 'Scandal', 'American Crime'

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