TV highlights for Thursday, January 14, 2010 include the return of the popular fashion reality shows Project Runway and Models of the Runway on Lifetime TV. On FX the premieres of the new animated series Archer will follow The Simpsons Movie, in honor of the actual 20th Anniversary of The Simpsons. Following is a roundup of television highlights for Thursday. All times listed are Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.
A&E -is airing The First 48 at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, followed by Manhunters at 10:00 PM
AMC is airing The Fugitive starring Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford at 8:00 PM.
Bravo is featuring back to back episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County from 3:00 PM to midnight. Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo
CBS is airing The Mentalist: Red Scare at 8:00 PM, followed by CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Sin City Blue at 9:00 PM. The Mentalist: Rose Colored Glasses airs at 10:00 PM.
Discovery Channel is airing Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story, about the real story behind the heroic Navy SEAL kill shots that freed Captain Richard Phillips after a dramatic four day pirate siege off the coast of Africa – at 10:00 PM Discovery Channel airs Somali Pirate Takedown
Fox TV is airing a new episode of Bones at 8:00 PM, followed by a new episode of Fringe.
FX: In celebration of the actual 20th Anniversary of The Simpsons, FX will air the commercial television premiere of The Simpsons Movie from 8-10 PM E/P. The Simpsons Movie will lead into the premiere of the new animated comedy series Archer, and FX will run two episodes of Archer back-to-back at 10 and 10:30 PM E/P.
HBO: REBELS WITH A CAUSE: THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Rare footage and exclusive interviews highlight this exclusive HBO Sports documentary that traces the colorful history of pro football?s AFL from its beginnings in 1959 through its ten-year rivalry with the NFL. Joe Namath, John Madden, Lamar Hunt, Jack Kemp, Len Dawson, Paul Maguire, Al Davis, Lance Alworth and Curt Gowdy are among those interviewed. Story of the National Football League on HBO
Lifetime TV is premiering the latest seasons of the popular fashion reality series Project Runway(Project Runway returns to Lifetime TV for 7th season) and Models of the Runway (Models of the Runway returns to Lifetime TV). Supermodel Heidi Klum hosts the fashion competitions.
NBC is airing new episodes of 30 Rock, with 30 Rock: Klaus and Greta at 9:00 PM and 30 Rock: Black Light Attack at 9:30 PM.
TCM is featuring Music by Malcolm Arnold:
- 8;00 Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) starring William Holden and Alec Guinness
- 11:00 PM Hobson’s Choice (1954) starring Charles Laughton and John Mills
- 1:00 AM No Love for Johnnie (1961) starring Peter Finch and Stanley Holloway
- 3:00 AM Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) starring Elzabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift.
TLC is airing BBQ Pitmasters – at the American Royal Invitation Barbecue at 7:00 PM, followed by American Chopper at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. At 10:00 American Pitmasters is at the American Royal Open Barbecue. BBQ Pitmasters on barbecue circuit with TLC
TNT: NBA on TNT with the Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics at 8:00 PM, followed by NBA on TNT with Cleveland Cavaliers @ Utah Jazz at 10:30 PM.
USA Network is airing back to back episodes of NCIS at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, followed by three episodes of House from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.