What’s on TV? – Thursday (1/24/19) – Comedy Central Celebrates ‘Broad City’ and Premieres ‘The Other Two’

Tonight marks the return of one of television’s best comedies, “Broad City,” for its final season. Comedy Central hopes that the premiere will draw viewers, with a new series “The Other Two” premiering immediately afterward. Meanwhile, CW fans will rejoice with the return of “Legacies” from its mid-season break. Finally, “Steve Jobs,” “Legally Blonde,” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” make for some fun films tonight.

Pick of the Day

Broad City on Comedy Central at 10 PM

One of the secretly best comedy shows on television, “Broad City” begins its last season. Both actresses, Ilana Glazer, and Abbi Jacobson, seem poised to have big careers after the series concludes. They’ve each been on the outside looking in at the Emmys, and hopefully, the spring release date helps with that problem (they normally aired in the Fall). The show was packaged as a response to “Girls” in 2014, and the combo of Glazer and Jacobson have given Comedy Central a certified hit over their run. Secretly one of the best shows on television, its return marks a bittersweet end for the comedy duo.

What’s Premiering?

“The Other Two” (Comedy Central)

A new series that could become the next big Comedy Central hit premieres tonight. “The Other Two” follows two young entertainers looking to break through in the industry. Cary (Drew Tarver) wants to be an actor, while his sister Brooke (Heléne Yorke) was a professional dancer. However, when their thirteen-year-old brother Chase (Case Walker) becomes an internet star under the handle ChaseDream, they have to reexamine their futures. Molly Shannon stars as their mother, and Ken Marino will play ChaseDream’s manager. With Lorne Michaels on board as an executive producer, this show looks promising.

What’s Returning

“Legacies” (CW)

The spinoff of the semi-popular “The Originals” and the popular “Vampire Diaries” returns for the second half of its first season. The show follows Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) as she attends Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. She is a descendant of vampires, werewolves, and witches, and the supernatural drama has been a hit so far for the CW. The show adds to the larger “Vampire Dairies” universe so as long as ratings don’t plummet, it should be good for a few more seasons.

Movies on TV

Tonight is rather light on films, but there are some can’t miss movies to check out. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” should be fun for fans of Taron EgertonSamuel L. Jackson, or anyone who loves Colin Firth as a super spy. The first film in the franchise hit it off with audiences and showcases Matthew Vaughn’s visual flair as a director. With a great ensemble that also includes Mark StrongSofia Boutella, and Michael Caine, this was a fun spy romp. It’ll air on FXM at 7:35 PM.

While Aaron Sorkin has not been in the news for all good things this week, one of his best screenplays “Steve Jobs” kicks off on “MoreMax” at 6:55 PM. Featuring a stellar performance from Michael Fassbender as the iconic tech giant, “Steve Jobs” quickly asserts itself as something special. The three-act structure may feel odd at first but actually functions amazingly well as a piece of dramatic fiction. Kate Winslet almost snuck her way to her second Oscar, but the surprising MVPs of the film are the supporting men. The combination of Seth RogenMichael Stuhlbarg, and Jeff Daniels remain severely underrated. Don’t sleep on Daniel Pemberton‘s impressive score either.

Finally, Paramount Network will air “Legally Blonde” at 10 PM. While Reese Witherspoon would not win her Oscar until “Walk the Line,” she more than proved her ability as an actress with the law school comedy. It was a comedic masterclass that was unlucky enough to run into Renée Zellweger and Nicole Kidman when she competed for the Globe. Surprisingly progressive as a feminist story (even if its treatment of LGBTQ+ characters leaves a little to be desired), “Legally Blonde” remains one of the very best comedies of the decade.

New Episodes

There are plenty of other shows airing new episodes tonight. Use this as a helpful guide when channel surfing tonight. Make sure you don’t miss the latest episodes of your favorite shows. Once again, times may vary by local area. Please check your local guide for the most accurate times.

  • FAM” (CBS) at 8:30 PM & 9:30 PM
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) at 8 PM
  • A Million Little Things” (ABC) at 9 PM
  • “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC) at 10 PM
  • “The Titan Games” (NBC) at 8 PM
  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) at 9 PM
  • “The Good Place” (NBC) at 9:30 PM
  • “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC) at 10 PM
  • Gotham” (FOX) at 8 PM
  • The Orville” (FOX) at 9 PM
  • The This Old House Hour” (PBS) at 8 PM
  • “Supernatural” (CW) at 8 PM
  • Legacies” (CW) at 9 PM
  • The First 48″ (A&E) at 8 PM
  • The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta” (A&E) at 9 PM
  • 60 Days In” (A&E) at 10 PM
  • The Secret Life of the Zoo” (Animal Planetat 9 PM
  • Top Chef” (BRAVO) at 8 PM
  • “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” (BRAVO) at 9 PM
  • Backyard Envy” (BRAVO) at 10 PM
  • Broad City” (COMEDY) at 10 PM
  • The Other Two” (COMEDY) at 10:30 PM
  • Music City” (CMT) at 10 PM & 10:30 PM
  • “Building Off the Grid” (Discover) at 9 PM
  • NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown” (Disney XD) at 9 PM
  • “Chopped” (FOOD) at 9 PM
  • Beat Bobby Flay” (FOOD) at 10 PM
  • Siren” (Freeform) at 8 PM
  • “Flip or Flop: Nashville” (HGTV) at 9 PM
  • “House Hunters” (HGTV) at 10 PM
  • “House Hunters: International” (HGTV) at 10:30 PM
  • “American Pickers” (HISTORY) at 9 PM
  • “Bring It!” (Lifetime) at 9 PM
  • “The Rap Game” (Lifetime) at 10 PM
  • “Ex on the Beach” (MTV) at 8 PM
  • “MTV Floribama Shore” (MTV) at 9 PM
  • “Life Below Zero: Ice Breakers” (National Geographic) at 10 PM
  • “Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount) at 9 PM
  • “Impossible Engineering” (Science) at 9 PM
  • “How It’s Made” (Science) at 10 PM
  • “Kindred Spirits” (Travel) at 11 PM
  • “The Carbonaro Effect” (TruTV) at 10 PM & 10:30 PM

Will any of these shows contend for awards? Check out our predictions at the Circuit Hub.

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Written by Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.

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