What’s on TV? – Thursday (2/14/19) – James Stewart, Dinosaurs, and Chainsaws


There are plenty of shows with new episodes tonight. You can check out the full list of shows at the bottom of the post. However, there are plenty of classic films to watch tonight. “The Philadelphia Story” should be seen by as many people as possible, and showcases three of the biggest actors of the generation. James Stewart won the Oscar, but Katherine Hepburn delivers one her early great performances. You can also jump into genre movies, like Sci-Fi films (“Jurassic Park”), Horror (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) and musical theater (“Beauty and the Beast”).  Check out the full list below!

Pick of the Day

“The Philadelphia Story” at 8 PM on TCM

A best picture nominee from playwright Philip Barry“The Philadelphia Story” features some of the best actors of the 1940s. Cary GrantKatherine Hepburn and James Stewart star in the film directed by George Cukor. The film remains a classic romance of the Production Code era when a number of conservative ideas were self-imposed on Hollywood to avoid government regulation. While sexual relations do not explicitly occur throughout the film, the love triangle simmers with tension.

Stewart would win his Oscar for “The Philadelphia Story,” and Hepburn earned her third nomination for the film. This was largely considered her “comeback” movie after a pair of flops. It would also receive six nominations on the night, and has become of the classics of the era.

Movies on TV

If you want to check out an adventure 65 million years in the making, look for “Jurassic Park” to scratch that itch. AMC will air the franchise making film at 8 PM tonight. Steven Spielberg changed the blockbuster and visual effects in film forever with this picture. Sam Neil and Laura Dern lead a great cast, with Jeff Goldblum stealing the show. I watch “Jurassic Park” at least two times a year, and the movie seems to get even better with time.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

A horror classic will also be on Fuse TV at 8 PM. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remains one of the most horrific films of all time. The story of a group of teens who get massacred by a family of Texas Cannibals was a groundbreaking feat in the genre. “The  Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is so violent, audiences are tricked into seeing blood throughout the film.

Beauty and the Beast

Finally, the much lighter and more family-friendly “Beauty and the Beast” airs tonight at 9 PM. The first animated feature ever nominated for Best Picture, the musical might be the first time that an animated feature ever felt like a Broadway musical. With the combined powers of Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, the film remains iconic decades later. Ashman wrote most of the lyrics and won a posthumous Oscar for his work on the film.

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.

  • “Mom” (CBS) at 9 PM
  • “Fam” (CBS) at 9:30 PM
  • “SWAT” (CBS) at 10 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
  • “Will & Grace” (NBC) at 9:30 PM
  • “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC) at 10 PM
  • “Gotham” (Fox) at 8 PM
  • The Orville” (Fox) 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
  • 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
  • “Building Off the Grid” (Discover) 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
  • “Swamp People” (HISTORY) at 9 PM
  • “Truck Night in America” (HISTORY) at 10 PM
  • “Bring It!” (Lifetime) at 8 & 9 PM
  • “The Rap Game” (Lifetime) at 10 PM
  • “Ex on the Beach” (MTV) at 8 PM
  • “MTV Floribama Shore” (MTV) at 9 PM & 10 PM
  • “Life Below Zero: Ice Breakers” (National Geographic) at 10 PM
  • “Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount) at 9 PM
  • “Impossible Engineering” (Science) at 9 PM
  • “The Dead Files” (Travel) at 10 PM
  • “Kindred Spirits” (Travel) at 11 PM
  • “The Carbonaro Effect” (TruTV) at 10 PM & 10:30 PM