What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Premiere, ‘Heroes Reborn’ Finale on Thursday

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres opposite the series finale of Heroes Reborn! Also on the docket is the season premiere of The 100, and the final auditions episode EVER for American Idol! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Thursday 01/21/2016:

8:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Pilot, Part 1”) – Set in the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage is on the verge of destroying humanity; Rip Hunter travels back in time to assemble a team of heroes and rogues to stop Vandal Savage. (The CW)

Heroes Reborn [SERIES FINALE] (“Project Reborn”) – Tommy is faced with his biggest challenge; Erica goes to extremes to make sure her plan succeeds; Luke and Quentin help Malina as she tries to fulfill her great-grandmother’s prophecy; Emily and Ren search for Miko; Carlos must make a choice. (NBC)

American Idol (“Auditions No. 6”) – Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco. (FOX)

Beyond the Tank – The entrepreneurs behind Cousins Maine Lobster want to expand into a brick-and-mortar space; Daymond John mentors the young creator of Mo’s Bows; the makers of the Bottle Breacher beer bottle opener struggle to fill orders. (ABC)

WWE SmackDown! – The final build to the 2016 Royal Rumble. (USA Network)

8:30 PM ET

Life in Pieces (“Will Trash Book Spa”) – Jen and Greg’s plans for a relaxing afternoon do not go as planned; Tim, Heather and the kids see who can accumulate the least amount of trash; Jen assists John and Joan with their will. (CBS)

9:00 PM ET

The 100 [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Wanheda: Part One”) – Bellamy and Kane lead a team into Grounder territory to rescue Clarke, who has bounty on her head; Murphy finds a changed Jaha is on a different mission. (The CW)

The Blacklist (“Mr. Gregory Devry”) – Raymond Reddington helps the task force infiltrate an assembly of high-level criminals in hopes of apprehending the leaders of lethal crime syndicates. (NBC)

Mom (“My Little Pony and a Demerol Drip”) – Candace struggles with Christy and Fred’s relationship, while Bonnie enjoy’s the benefits of her daughter dating a wealthy man. (CBS)

My Diet Is Better Than Yours (“The Dreaded 5K; Fight for Your Life”) – The contestants get ready for a 5K half-marathon; while some contestants are finding success with their diets and exercise plans, others struggle to lose weight. (ABC)

Top Chef (“Back in the Day”) – The chefs celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Top Chef;” the chefs compete using only 10 ingredients, then, they must create a dish that reflects who they were 10 years ago; Michael Voltaggio, Antonia Lofaso and Mei Lin Hua join the other judges. (Bravo)

Project Runway: Junior (“Make a Statement”) – In the final challenge to determine who will compete during New York Fashion Week, the designers must create a look that makes a personal statement. (Lifetime)

Tamar & Vince (“You Was Flat, Dawg”) – Tamar is stressed as she prepares for her upcoming tour; Vince subs for Tamar on “The Real” when she’s sick. (WE TV)

9:30 PM ET

Angel From Hell (“Go With Your Gut”) – Amy tries to get Allison to cut loose by taking her to a nightclub; Marv runs a background check on Amy. (CBS)

10:00 PM ET

Elementary (“Murder Ex Machina”) – Holmes and Watson pursue a computer hacker responsible for three murders, including the murder of a visiting Russian billionaire. (CBS)

Shades of Blue (“False Face, False Heart”) – Harlee refuses to relinquish evidence that incriminates Wozniak, but instead hands over an unofficial case involving a murder by a 3-D printed gun; Wozniak decides to confront Harlee. (NBC)

I Love Kellie Pickler – An all-new episode of the reality series. (CMT)

Lip Sync Battle (“Anthony Anderson vs. Tracee Ellis Ross”) – Actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross face off. (Spike)

Colony (“A Brave New World”) – Will’s first day brings unforeseen challenges; Katie gets her first assignment; Maddie and an old acquaintance reconnect; Carols pays for Will’s collaboration. (USA Network)

Baskets [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Renoir”) – A strong command of French is needed to really excel in French Clown School, which Chip Baskets finds out the hard way. (FX)

Portlandia [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Pickathon”) – The Flaming Lips headline Portland’s Pickathon Music Festival; Brendan and Michelle attend the festival via drone. (IFC)

Workaholics (“Meth Head Actor”) – Adam, Blake and Ders decide to attend a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. (Comedy Central)

Growing Up Hip Hop (“Run to Miami”) – Angela flees to Miami to dodge stalker; Kristinia’s search for her father; Egypt clashes with Pepa in the studio; Romeo goes to Bulgaria. (WE TV)

10:30 PM ET

I Love Kellie Pickler – An all-new episode of the reality series. (CMT)

Idiotsitter (“Book Report”) – Gene tries to have Billie fired after Billie forces her to complete a book report; Billie convinces Kent that he should be firmer with his daughter. (Comedy Central)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)


The Wendy Williams Show (“Fifty Shades of Black”) – Marlon Wayans (“Fifty Shades of Black”); Hot Topics. (BET)

At Midnight With Chris Hardwick – Erin Gibson; Bryan Safi; Jordan Morris. (Comedy Central)


The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is joined by Actor Marlon Wayans. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

Conan features Eva Longoria; Chef Jose Andres; Marques Ray. (11:00 PM, TBS)

Watch What Happens: Live welcomes Actress Laurie Metcalf; actor Aaron Tveit. (11:00 PM, Bravo)

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has Columnist Jemele Hill. (11:30 PM, Comedy Central)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is joined by Comic Sarah Silverman; Wet performs. (11:35 PM, NBC)

Late Show With Stephen Colbert welcomes Actor Christian Slater; actor Josh Radnor; Iggy Pop performs. (11:35 PM, CBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live features Actor Zac Efron; actress Lauren Cohan; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals perform. (11:35 PM, ABC)

Late Night With Seth Meyers has Actor Paul Giamatti; actress Aubrey Plaza; journalist Frank Bruni; Josh Freese sits in with the 8G Band. (12:35 AM, NBC)

The Late Late Show With James Corden is joined by Actress Lily James; actor Sean Hayes; Børns perform. (12:35 AM, CBS)

What's On TV Tonight - 'Legends of Tomorrow' Premiere, 'Heroes Reborn' Finale on Thursday

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