What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Premiere, ‘Shades of Blue’ Premiere on Thursday

It’s Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum on the season premiere of Lip Sync Battle, opposite the series premiere of Jennifer Lopez’s cop drama, Shades of Blue!

8:00 PM ET

Beyond the Tank – Mark Cuban checks in with Lani Lazzari and her natural scrub product line, Simple Sugars; Daymond John has a tense meeting with Solomon Fallas, who created a party cup with a built-in shot glass; entrepreneur Stephen Hersh surprises Lori Greiner. (ABC)

The Big Bang Theory (“The Sales Call Sublimination”) – Leonard agrees to meet with a psychiatrist (Jane Kaczmarek) on Penny’s behalf; Sheldon and Koothrappali work together on an astronomical discovery; Wolowitz and Bernadette struggle with their feelings when Stuart moves out. (CBS)

Heroes Reborn (“Send in the Clones”) – After Noah disappears, Luke and Malina try to save Tommy and stop the extinction of humans; Carlos, Farah and the Haitian face off against Matt Parkman in hopes of freeing the prisoners under his control. (NBC)

American Idol XV (“Auditions No. 2”) – The search for the most talented vocalists continues with auditions in Little Rock, Ark., and San Francisco. (FOX)

WWE Smackdown! [SEASON PREMIERE] – WWE Smackdown! moves to the USA Network, and kicks off its first show of the new season with an Intercontinental title match between champion Dean Ambrose and former champion Kevin Owens, as well as Divas Champion Charlotte defending against challenger Becky Lynch. (USA Network)

8:30 PM ET

Life in Pieces (“Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie”) – Heather and Tim find a couple they like, but their kids don’t get along; Greg wants Jen to take a different flight; Matt’s ex-wife shows up unannounced. (CBS)

9:00 PM ET

The Blacklist (“The Director”) – Reddington and Aram resort to bold measures in hopes of guaranteeing Elizabeth Keen’s safety as she awaits trial. (NBC)

Mom (“Kreplach and a Tiny Tush”) – Christy hosts a dinner attended by Violet’s future mother-in-law, who is hard to please; Steve wants to take his relationship with Bonnie to the next level. (CBS)

Project Runway: Junior (“Superstar Clients”) – The designers’ clients for the challenge are the Knicks City Dancers; some designers struggle to work with clients for the first time. (Lifetime)

Tamar & Vince (“It’s a Jungle Out Here”) – Tamar travels to the Caribbean to shoot a music video; Tamar get advice from Toni about DWTS and troubling text on Vince’s phone. (WE TV)

My Diet Is Better Than Yours [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Let the Diets Begin”; “Cookiegate”) – The contestants meet the experts and start working to lose weight; tensions flare and frustrations build. (ABC)

9:30 PM ET

Angel From Hell [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Pilot”) – A successful, driven doctor named Allison runs into the eccentric Amy, who claims to be her guardian angel. (CBS)

What's On TV Tonight - 'Lip Sync Battle' Premiere, 'Shades of Blue' Premiere on Thursday

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10:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: Lip Sync Battle [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan Tatum”) – Actor Channing Tatum lip syncs against actress Jenna Dewan Tatum. (Spike)

Shades of Blue [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Pilot”) – Harlee Santos, a detective from a tight-knit group of Brooklyn cops with questionable tactics, is arrested by an FBI agent who wants her to work as an informant. (NBC)

Elementary (“Miss Taken”) – Watson is furious when she learns that her stepfather (John Heard) has written a novel based on her work with Holmes; a retired FBI agent is murdered. (CBS)

Top Chef (“Big Gay Wedding”) – In Palm Springs, model Chrissy Teigen entices the contestants to make their best “date” dishes; the chefs cater a wedding for 25 gay couples in an elimination challenge. (Bravo)

I Love Kellie Pickler – Kellie, Kyle, and Kellie’s band head to Fort Riley in Kansas to play for troops at a USO event; Kellie and Kyle get to try out some VIP experiences and meet some truly brave people. (CMT)

Growing Up Hip Hop [SERIES PREMIERE] (“The Master Plan”) – Master P puts Romeo on notice to take over his music empire; a stalker threatens Angela; Kristina is blind sided. (WE TV)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)


The Wendy Williams Show (“New Year Cooking!”) – Kirstie Alley (“Flaked”); chef Ellie Krieger. (BET)

At Midnight With Chris Hardwick – Doug Benson; Rory Scovel; Erica Rhodes. (Comedy Central)


The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is joined by Researcher Dalia Mogahed. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

Conan features Ricky Gervais; Marsai Martin; Rory Scovel. (11:00 PM, TBS)

Watch What Happens: Live welcomes Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”). (11:15 PM, Bravo)

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has Actor Hank Azaria. (11:30 PM, Comedy Central)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is joined by Kendrick Lamar; actor Mark Ruffalo. (11:35 PM, NBC)

Late Show With Stephen Colbert welcomes Actor Damian Lewis; actress America Ferrera; FloydLittle’s Double Dutch team performs. (11:35 PM, CBS)

Late Night With Seth Meyers features Actor Tim Roth; TV personality La La Anthony; actress Jillian Bell; actress Charlotte Newhouse; Matt Sorum sits in with the 8G Band. (12:35 AM, NBC)

The Late Late Show With James Corden has Actor Gael Garcia Bernal; singer Meghan Trainor. (12:35 AM, CBS)

What, if anything, do you plan on watching on TV tonight? Sound off in the comments!

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