What to watch on Thursday, August 1...
8pm, The CW
2013 Young Hollywood Awards
I’ve never heard of this before, but apparently this is the 15th one of these things held by... well, presumably held by someone. Whoever they are, they’re bestowing honors upon the likes of Selena Gomez, AnnaSophia Robb, Kit Harrington (Special Achievement in Knowing Nothing), and a few Tatiana Maslanys, among others.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, TNT
The contestants reunite before America anoints its one and only True Champion. And not a moment too soon, either. Literally hundreds of kittens have been stuck in trees for weeks waiting for this decision.
When you’re a spy show, sometimes your good guy winds up working for the bad guys. That’s why the organization Michael’s targeting has tasked him with taking down a drug runner in “Nature of the Beast.” Meanwhile, Fiona, Jesse, and Strong seek more details about James in a mental hospital.
ABC’s press site describes the case in “Undertow” as “Hitchcockian,” so let’s just forget that the victim was dating an engaged woman and instead assume he was murdered by birds.
A 15-year-old cold case heats up in “Friday the 13th” when human remains are discovered in a ravine. As Swarek and his old mentor Charlie reunite to investigate that, Chloe and Dov argue over how to handle a dispute between a witch and her client.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, History
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Last year, History’s Hatfields & McCoys miniseries stormed the airwaves with the force of more than a dozen Sharknados. So naturally, the channel is returning to the West Virginia-Kentucky backwoods with this reality show about the modern-day descendants of the famously feuding families. “Moonshine and Gasoline” kicks things off in appropriately rustic fashion, as Mark Hatfield and Jim McCoy decide to settle once and for all which clan distills the superior ‘shine by racing vintage cars fueled by the brew.
Sullivan & Son
A councilman kicks the bucket in “Running Mates,” and before long Jack and Ok Cha are both vying for the vacated seat. In less civic-minded competitions, Owen and Ahmed both try to catch the eye of a free-spirited young woman.
“Perspective” is what Ryan’s seeking when he gives psychotherapy a shot. Hopefully the treatment—administered by guest-star Lance Reddick—will help him come to grips with a past trauma, leaving him a psychologically healthy man whose best friend is an anthropomorphized dog.
Hollywood Game Night
Famous movie moments are re-enacted with cats in a game suggested by NBC’s head of GIF development. Contestants who’ve signed up to be overshadowed by a tabby driving a DeLorean include Tom Arnold, Stacy Keibler, Patricia Heaton, Rose Byrne, Anthony Anderson, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
12:15am, Cartoon Network
The president of the Navy has to deliver a commencement speech in “Hawaii Die-0.” Perhaps, in a zany twist, it won’t be addressed to the Naval Academy but rather to the graduates of the University of Iowa’s renowned MFA program.
– Rebecca Romijn, Darren Criss, and Tom Odell on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Paula Patton on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Colin Quinn on The Daily Show, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Bryan Cranston on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Casey Affleck, Allison Janney, and Sammy Hagar on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Oprah Winfrey and Paul Rudd on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Selena Gomez, Ben Stein, and Palma Violets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Jennifer Aniston, Lenny Kravitz, and Goodie Mob on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Anthony Edwards and Hugh Moore on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS