Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, August 16, 2012
August 16, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
A fairly busy Thursday night. Which show are you most excited for?
Oh Sit! | 8pm on The CW
In this fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, 12 thrill-seeking daredevils race head-to-head through five physically demanding, chair-splitting obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair – all to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize and the title of OH SIT! champion. The show is hosted by Jamie Kennedy (“The Ghost Whisperer”) and actress/television host Jessi Cruickshank (“MTV Live”). Adding to the fun, Tanika Ray (“Extra”) will be in the trenches with the contestants both on and off the track, and will add color commentary from the sidelines as the action unfolds.
The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep | 9pm on The CW | Series Premiere
In this twist on reality singing competitions, Queen of Latin Pop Gloria Estefan, pop icon Joe Jonas, multi-platinum hip-hop artist Nelly, and country superstar John Rich will travel to six different cities – Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles – and immerse themselves in the lives of local up-and-coming musicians on the brink of stardom, to prepare them for the performances of their lives and the chance to win a recording contract with Atlantic Records. In the premiere episode, Gloria surprises her contestant, Cori, at a boat party, and teaches her how to deal with her stage fright. Joe brings Tayler out of her comfort zone by having her perform material outside her normal musical repertoire. Meanwhile, Nelly puts Itzy on the spot, making her perform in front of her customers at work. And John gets comfortable in Michael’s personal space, all while giving him the tools he’ll need for an unforgettable performance – cowboy boots included.
Saving Hope | 9pm on NBC
With Charlie removed from his ventilator, all he and Alex can do is wait and ask themselves: is this really it? But when a patient comes in for a routine follow-up, her new symptoms could lead Alex and Charlie to making a discovery about Charlie’s coma. Meanwhile, Joel cannot operate after breaking his hand, and Maggie and Gavin deal with the aftermath of their kiss.
Burn Notice | 9pm on USA Network
Fiona must break into a guarded safe in order to help a CIA asset who’s in over her head with a black-market businessman. Elsewhere, Sam and Jesse track a skilled sniper and look for answers at a mercenary training camp.
Anger Management | 9:30pm on FX
“Charlie’s Dad Visits”
Charlie gets an unexpected visit from his hyper-critical, bullying father – played by Charlie’s real-life dad, Martin Sheen. In the therapy group, Charlie attempts to help Lacey with road rage.
Rookie Blue | 10pm on ABC
The officers are trying to move on with their lives in the face of a tragedy when they discover a police laptop has been stolen, containing sensitive information. They set off on a hunt to recover the computer and prevent any dangerous fallout. When Andy, Nick and Swarek uncover a drug informant who may have been compromised by the leak — and when Sam suspects the informant’s motives — it drives a wedge between Andy and Sam, unleashing pent up emotions.
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell | 11pm on FX
From Executive Producer Chris Rock, standup comedian W. Kamau Bell dissects a multitude of topics including politics, pop culture, race, religion, and the media.
- Wipeout | 8pm on ABC
- Big Brother | 9pm on CBS
- Sullivan & Son | “Creepy Love Songs” | 10pm on TBS
- Childrens Hospital | “Staff Dance” | 11:59pm on Adult Swim
Leave a comment and let me know what you will be watching!