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What to Watch Tonight: The Debuts of Legends of Tomorrow, Baskets, and London Spy, and the Season Premieres of The 100 and Portlandia

What to watch on Thursday, January 21...

SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, The CW
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Time Master Rip Hunter gathers a team of actors The CW wanted to keep under contract elite heroes and rogues to save the world from infernal immortal Vandal Savage in the latest spin-off from Arrow and The Flash. Together, the Atom, White Canary, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Hawkgirl, and Hawkman will ricochet around the timestream and punch/kick/zap their way to humanity’s salvation.

SERIES FINALE, 8pm, NBC
Heroes Reborn
As one superhero show makes its entrance, so another takes its final bow. [Hums “Sunrise, Sunset.”] “Project Reborn” caps the rebooted saga with the heroes coming together to prevent armageddon, while Erica goes to extremes to ensure her own victory.

8:30pm, CBS
Life in Pieces
As Greg and Jen enjoy a couples massage (or try to, anyway), Joan and John tend to graver married-people business: working on their will with Jen’s help. Elsewhere in “Will Trash Book Spa,” Colleen recruits Matt to illustrate the children’s book she’s penning, while Tim, Heather, and the kids compete to see who can amass the least refuse.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm, The CW
The 100
“Wanheda: Part One” picks up three months after the Mount Weather tragedy, with the discovery that there’s a bounty on Clarke’s head. As Bellamy and Kane lead a rescue mission into Grounder territory, Murphy sets out for the mansion and crosses paths with a changed Jaha.

NEW TIME, 9pm, Bravo
Top Chef
“Back in the Day” returns the chefs to L.A., where the series celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Quickfire restricts the contestants to 10 shared ingredients, while the Elimination Challenge tasks them with creating a dish that relates to who they were a decade ago. Returning Top Chef alums include Michael Voltaggio, Antonia Lofaso, Mei Lin Hua, and Nancy Silverton.

9pm, NBC
The Blacklist
“Mr. Gregory Devry” finds Red infiltrating a top-level criminal cadre. And he’ll have to really turn on the charm to sell it, because the only disguise the task force could afford was a used Hamburglar outfit.

9pm, CBS
Mom
Christy and Fred’s bond intensifies—as does Candace’s irritation—in “My Little Pony and a Demerol Drip.” Bonnie, on the other hand, is tickled pink that Christy is dating a man of means.

9:30pm, CBS
Angel From Hell
Hoping to help her cut loose, Amy takes Allison to a nightclub in “Go With Your Gut. Elsewhere, a suspicious Marv does a little digging into his daughter’s flighty new associate.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, FX
Baskets
Zach Galifianakis co-created and stars in this series about California comedian Chip Baskets, who sets his sights on professional clownhood. “Renoir” kicks off the hijinks with Chip struggling to succeed in French Clown School because he can’t parler français.

SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 10pm, IFC
Portlandia
The Flaming Lips headline a music festival in “Pickathon.” While Brendan and Michelle use drone technology to take in the show, another pair of concertgoers are afflicted with boy-craziness.

MINISERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, BBC America
London Spy
Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, and Charlotte Rampling star in this five-episode mystery. The intrigue starts with naive young Danny (Whishaw) being sucked into the world of espionage after his new beau winds up dead under shady circumstances.

10pm, Spike
Lip Sync Battle
Black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will find out whether even the iron bonds of a TV marriage can withstand a pull-no-punches lip syncing competition.

10pm, CBS
Elementary
Sherlock and Joan track a hacker responsible for three murders, including that of a visiting Russian billionaire, in “Murder Ex Machina.” Elsewhere, Morland invites Joan to join him for dinner, perhaps having recently discovered the joys of Shake Shack.

10pm, USA
Colony
Will hits a few hurdles on his first day working for the enemy, not least of them the fact that some jerk keeps turning the office thermostat down to like 55 degrees. Also navigating new terrain in “A Brave New World” is Katie, who receives her first assignment, while Maddie reunites with an old friend and Carlos suffers for Will’s sins.

10pm, Comedy Central
Workaholics
“Meth Head Actor” sends the guys to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, possibly to discuss drug abuse, possibly just to snag some of those free powdered donuts somebody always brings.

10:30pm, Comedy Central
Idiotsitter
Gene tries to give Billie the ax after her new caretaker forces her to complete an assignment in “Book Report.” In other endeavors, Billie implores Kent to keep his daughter on a tighter leash.

LATE-NITE:
– Eva Longoria, Chef José Andrés, and Marques Ray on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Marlon Wayans on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Jemele Hill on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Sarah Silverman, Senator Marco Rubio, and Wet on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Christian Slater, Josh Radnor, and Iggy Pop on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Zac Efron, Malin Akerman, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Paul Giamatti, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Bruni, and Josh Freese on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Lily James, Sean Hayes, and B0rns on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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