What to watch on Thursday, August 8...
SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, Nickelodeon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The hour-long “Showdown” sends the Turtles into the heart of the brains, the Kraang’s home base. Can the foursome foil the cross-dimensional schemes of the sinister synapses and make Earth safe for freedom, justice, and pizza?
A geeky gun collector is suspect numero uno in the shooting of a young art enthusiast in “Framed.”
When you’re a spy show, some episodes are a straightforward race against time. Take “Bitter Pill,” in which the life of a poisoned Middle Eastern diplomat depends on the team locating an antidote from the manufacturer’s laboratory.
A bus full of senior citizens is waylaid and robbed en route to a casino, which doesn’t sound like a very effective heist since you’ve gotta haul away like 14 pounds of quarters. Elsewhere in “For Better, For Worse,” preparations for Frank and Noelle’s nuptials are slightly hampered by the disappearance of the bride.
No sooner than Briggs and Bello become buddy-buddy than the Caza Cartel has to go and strain the relationship with a deadly ultimatum in “Bag Man.” In the wake of that development, how far will Mike stretch his limits in order to make good on the case?
Even a summer series should get the chance to share in the holiday magic and warming togetherness of a Christmas episode. Or, y’know, to make its lead and his family butt heads when his giant imaginary friend intrudes on the Yuletide fun, like in “Confrontation.”
Hollywood Game Night
This week’s press release makes zero mention of what games Jason Alexander, Nick Cannon, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Al Roker, and Will Sasso will be playing. So I will guess: Speed Jenga, Name That Jaeger, and the one from Double Dare with the giant nose.
Vanessa & Ashley: Inner Circle
BFFs Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale banter and interview one another about their lives and careers. Expected topics include Vanessa’s recent racy movie role and that time Ashley came so close to finally busting Phineas and Ferb.
– Jennifer Aniston, Paul Scheer, and Twenty One Pilots on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Andrew Dice Clay and guest host Ross Matthews on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on The Daily Show, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Novelist Colum McCann on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Robin Williams, Mark Cuban, and Gavin DeGraw on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, and Joan Jett on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Derek Jeter, Emma Roberts, and Jake Owen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– James Marsden and Meghan Markle on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 1:07am, CBS