What to watch on Thursday, August 27...
8pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
Cat probes further into the Ellingsworth family’s background in “Sins of the Father,” and she and Vincent realize that beating Liam will mean busting out their secret weapon. Why, it’s so secret that even your trusty What to Watch Tonight correspondent doesn’t know what it is! Though I suppose someone who watches the show might.
Karen helps Vivian keep a secret while Marc’s sister pays him and April a surprise visit. Elsewhere in “Reasonable Doubt,” Calista surveys the damage she’s inflicted on Joss, who contemplates accepting a plea deal.
The designers pay a long-awaited visit to Mood as part of their challenge to update a classic look. And they’ll have to impress guest judge Kiernan Shipka, who’s only spent the last eight years learning about vintage style from Mad Men genius Janie Bryant. No pressure.
Under the Dome
“Love is a Battlefield” finds the Resistance hurrying to rescue their loved ones from Christine’s sinister thrall before it’s too late. Joe, on the other hand, hitches his wagon to Christine after learning more about the Dome’s creator (a.k.a. Mama Dome), while Hektor tasks Big Jim and Julia with testing a cure for the infected townsfolk.
The new addition to Sam and Marlo’s family leaves Andy uneasy in “Breaking Up the Band,” and has her considering an out-of-town undercover assignment. Also going through changes is 15 Division, which faces a restructuring in the wake of the corruption scandal.
10pm, Comedy Central
Forrest renews ties with a former flame in “Catfish, Haunted House,” and later spends the night in a spooky mansion that may contain g-g-g-g-g-ghosts! Whoa, sorry, my keyboard went on the fritz for a second there. Why didn’t I delete it, you ask? How about you just worry about your own life, buster?
Alex, Norma, and Michael approach Vega in “The Longest Mile Home,” which totally ripped off the title of my debut folk rock LP. Elsewhere, Julian leverages Riesen’s past to try and wring the location of the amphora out of him, and Claire faces a harsh choice after a military standoff goes catastrophically pear-shaped.
Ari climbs the Armenian mafia ladder in “Master of Weak Ties,” and he owes it all to those Peter Drucker books he picked up at a yard sale a few years ago. Also enjoying success this week are Charlie and Jakes, who continue to close in on Germaine.
“DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon” follows the exploits of two hip young journos on the trail of an infamous drug lord.
Upon meeting Johnny’s mom, Gigi learns the terrifying true story of how Mary Poppins torpedoed her show business dreams in “Supercalifragilisticjuliefriggingandrews.” There may be a typo somewhere in that title, but I’m sure as heck not wading in to find out.
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Guest Randall Park plays a round of “Title These Tunes,” which following Tuesday’s appearance on Hollywood Game Night marks a pretty big week for Randall Park, game-show-wise. Meanwhile, Scott picks out the perfect chapeau in which to accept his Lifetime Achievement Award, and an author shares the secret of his prolific output.
Lina helps Russ tend to his relationship with his mother in “The Cruise.” You know, nothing strengthens ties quite like a family game night. Maybe Randall Park can suggest a few options?
Geeks Who Drink
Young & Hungry star Jonathan Sadowski and Lenny Jacobson of Nurse Jackie fame lead the teams. Because when you think of geek culture, you think of Young & Hungry and Nurse Jackie.
– The Conan Scrapisode on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Pierce Brosnan, Liz Gillies, and Lamb of God on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC