Tom Hiddleston In “The Night Manager,” “Game Of Thrones” Returns, RuPaul On “Skin Wars”: TV

Plus: the "Broad City," "Inside Amy Schumer" "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and more!

Let’s take a look at the upcoming week’s TV highlights.


At 9pm, Season 2 of Syfy’s time-travel drama 12 Monkeys debuts, as Madeline Stowe (who starred in the Twelve Monkeys movie) joins the cast in a surprise role.

At 8pm, the CW recruits Broadway star Lea Salonga for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s season finale, featuring the wedding of Josh’s sister, Jayma. It looks like Darryl and Josh are attending (or they found another reason to wear tuxes).

Also at 8pm, CBS brings Supergirl’s first season to a close as Kara has to save the world from Non and Indigo.

On Logo at 9pm, RuPaul’s Drag Race gets political as the remaining queens make campaign videos. At 10pm, Kristen Johnston joins the Gay For Play Game Show panel.

It’s the season finale of AMC’s Better Call Saul at 10pm, when Jimmy deals with the consequences of gaslighting his brother. Could Breaking Bad fans be surprised by another familiar face? Catch up on the whole season, with a marathon starting at 12:30pm.



At 8:30pm, Kenny discovers the nearby gayborhood on The Real O’Neals. Kenny’s thrilled — until his dad starts tagging along.

at 9pm, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promises the return of gay Inhuman Joey (Juan Pablo Raba), as Daisy assembles her team for the next mission.

Then at 9pm, Logo celebrates Tim Curry’s 70th birthday with a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Also at 9pm, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine wraps its season, as the entire precinct scrambles to save Captain Holt and Amy ends her undercover operation early.

AMC turns to espionage at 10pm with the debut of The Night Manager, a miniseries based on a John le Carré story about a soldier-turned-intelligence agent (Tom Hiddleston) investigating illegal arms trading. Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie costar.

Also at 10pm, it’s the season finale of FYI’s Bride & Prejudice. Tensions are mounting for the couples—including grooms Lou and Chris—as their wedding days approach.


Hulu streams the entire third season of supernatural comedy Deadbeat. This season Kal Penn joins the cast as Kevin (Tyler Labine) tries to make money off of his ability to see ghosts.

At 9pm, Lucious finds a new way to undermine his sons on Fox’s Empire—by interrupting Hakeem ’s shareholder meeting.

GSN debuts a new season of Skin Wars at 10pm, with a new crop of body painters trying to impress Rebecca Romjin and RuPaul,

At 10pm, Comedy Central airs the season finale of Broad City, with Abbi and Ilana’s trip seemingly doomed from the start. Black-ish’s Tracee Ellis Ross guest stars.

At the same time, Catfish’s Nev and Max try to figure out the mystery of “Bo”—who has done a better-than-average job of hiding her tracks from her girlfriends.



ABC’s Thursday night dramas start with Grey’s Anatomy at 8pm, when Callie makes a decision about Sophia’s future without discussing it with Arizona.

Then at 9pm, Olivia deals with her new big move on Scandal. At least, she has something new in common with Fitz.

Also at 9pm, Bravo brings back the bad boys of Manhattan real estate when Million Dollar Listing: New York returns with a 90-minute fifth season premiere. Fredrik is still trying to get his bearings after that bad news about his father, so this might be Ryan’s chance to finally get an advantage over him.

Inside Amy Schumer is back at 10pm on Comedy Central, when she tackles another ripped-from-the-headlines topic: gun violence.

BBC America offers more Orphan Black at 10pm, which promises more of Alison and Felix, which should offer some good laughs among all the drama.

Also at 10pm, Spike presents an epic Lip Sync Battle that seem members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a civil war, as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Clark Gregg faces Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell.

Did we mention Gregg does Britney’s “Toxic”?


At 8pm, CBS’ The Amazing Race continues its trek around the globe, with best friends Tyler and Korey still in the running.


Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan sees the The Lord of the Rings actor traveling the world in search of the weirdest creatures on Earth. This week he heads to the South Pacific paradise of Palau to search for a crab that can crack coconuts with its leg.

He also dives into a lake swarming with jellyfish and meets a sea turtle that’s been around longer than the dinosaurs. Hope he doesn’t get “Lost.”
hawksbill sea turtle.


Sunday’s big event comes at 9pm when Game of Thrones kicks off its sixth season on HBO. According to the episode description, “Jon Snow is dead”—so we can all stop speculating. Meanwhile, Loras is still imprisoned for being gay. (Let’s see how long it takes the show to get back to that storyline.)

Veep follows at 10pm, as Selina continues to stumble down the road to the White House.

At 9pm, Jackie’s wedding means Alicia has to deal with her family on The Good Wife. It’ll be good to find out what’s new with her brother, Owen, before the show says goodbye.

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.