What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘Nashville’ Premiere, ‘Portlandia’ Premiere on Thursday

Nashville returns for its fifth season with back-to-back episodes on its new home, CMT! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Thursday 01/05/2017:

8:00 PM ET

The Great American Baking Show (“Patisserie Week”) – The bakers prepare Petit four glac√©-style mini cakes, French crullers and mille-feuille. (ABC)

The Big Bang Theory (“The Holiday Summation”) – Sheldon and Amy visit Penny and Leonard after the holidays and tell them about their terrible trip to Texas. (CBS)

Superstore (“Lost and Found”) – Amy hits the jackpot when the employees do their annual cleaning of the lost and found bin; Cheyenne proves she can’t keep a secret; Dina pushes Garrett too far. (NBC)

Hell’s Kitchen (“Aerial Maneuvers; Fusion Confusion”) – The chefs compete in a taste challenge; dinner service honors major contributors to a charity; the chefs pair up to combine the flavors of two countries; guests include actors Kellita Smith, Jasika Nicole, Patrick Renna and Tommy Savas. (FOX)

Inside the Actors Studio (“Viola Davis”) – Actress Viola Davis (“Fences”) discusses her greatest performances, achievements, inspirations, and how the casting of actress Cicely Tyson as her mother in “How to Get Away with Murder” brought her acting dreams full circle. (Bravo)

8:30 PM ET

The Great Indoors (“The Mediocre Outdoors”) – Jack tests the gang’s survival skills by taking them on a camping trip and leaving them alone in the woods without their cellphones. (CBS)

The Good Place (“Chidi’s Choice”) – Eleanor makes a personal discovery; Michael tells Chidi to make an important decision; Jianyu has an announcement. (NBC)

Nashville returns for its fifth season with back-to-back episodes on its new home, CMT! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Thursday 01/05/2017:

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9:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: Nashville [SEASON PREMIERE] (“The Wayfaring Stranger; Back in Baby’s Arms”) – Shocking news about Juliette creates a wave of emotion throughout Nashville; Rayna sets off on a journey of discovery; Scarlett struggles to trust Gunnar; a men’s fashion icon eyes Will. (CMT)

Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers — American Sons, American Murderers – Behind the murders of a Hollywood movie executive and his former beauty queen wife by their sons, Lyle and Erik Menendez; Lyle Menendez speaks from prison. (ABC)

Mom (“Bad Hand and British Royalty”) – Christy and Bonnie deal with Adam’s hard-partying friends when they come for a visit. (CBS)

Chicago Med (“Uncharted Territory”) – Dr. Charles is tasked with evaluating a patient as a possible heart recipient; Jeff makes a confession to Dr. Manning; two MMA fighters arrive at Chicago Med in bad shape; Dr. Stohl returns from his sabbatical. (NBC)

Top Chef (“A Southern Legend”) – The chefs must make healthy, vegetarian versions of traditional comfort foods and are only allowed to grab one item from the pantry at a time; the chefs must create dishes that pay homage to the matriarch of Southern cuisine. (Bravo)

Project Runway: Junior (“En Garde Avant Garde”) – In their first team challenge, the designers must create avant-garde looks inspired by Tim Gunn’s most recent passion, fencing. (Lifetime)

L.A. Hair [SEASON PREMIERE] (“The Kimpire Strikes Back”) – Hair Majesty Kim Kimble has a new world order along with a new team of stylists; Naja is sent to investigate; Kim’s mystery man; a blowout erupts when Leah meets with the enemy, Gocha. (WE TV)

9:30 PM ET

Life in Pieces (“TBT: Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter”) – The Shorts recall the past, including John and Joan’s party to celebrate the turn of the century, Heather and Tim’s pre-Sophia parenting styles, Jen and Greg’s honeymoon, and the moment Greg and Colleen met. (CBS)

10:00 PM ET

Pure Genius (“Hero Worship”) – After a woman comes to Bunker Hill with a mysterious lung ailment, James ties other respiratory cases in her area to possible contamination from a microchip factory; a man can’t walk despite his legs being in good condition. (CBS)

The Blacklist (“Lipet’s Seafood Company”) – The allegiances of the task force are tested when a probe into an international terrorist operating on American soil is revealed; Aram must face the repercussions of his girlfriend hacking into the FBI computer system; Red pulls in a favor. (NBC)

Portlandia [SEASON PREMIERE] (“The Storytellers”) – Fred and Carrie consult with a storytelling expert; a traveler checks into an unconventional hotel; the weirdos discover a store that specializes in bedding and home beauty products. (IFC)

Ghosts in the Hood [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Scared Straight Outta Compton”) – Defecio and his team investigate a drive thru mortuary haunted by a member of it’s past; a hoarder’s haven inhabits a cursed artifact. (WE TV)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)

11:30 PM ET

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


The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is joined by a special guest. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

Watch What Happens Live welcomes TV talk show host Stephen Colbert. (11:00 PM, Bravo)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert features Actor Adam Driver; actress Alexa Davalos; Whitney performs. (11:35 PM, CBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live has Actress Emma Stone; actor Joel Edgerton. (11:35 PM, ABC)

The Late Late Show With James Corden is joined by Actor Jamie Foxx; actress Kirsten Dunst; actress Zoe Saldana. (12:35 AM, CBS)

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

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