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Thursday on TV: Utahn wrote tonight's episode of 'Riverdale'; Utah and USU try to advance at their tournaments

Published March 9, 2017 11:36 am
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Tonight's episode of "Riverdale" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) was written by Aaron Allen — a native Utahn who's building a nice career for himself as a TV writer and producer.

In the episode, a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed and new rumors swirl as to who was behind Jason's murder.

And there's a great plotline when Jughead's (Cole Sprouse) father returns and it's revealed that he and Fred (Luke Perry) have some unresolved issues.

The best TV news of the week is that The CW has renewed "Riverdale" for a second season. Hurrah!

• Also today, there are a couple of men's college basketball games involving local teams. At 1 p.m. on CBSSN, it's Utah State vs. Nevada in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament.

And at 3:30 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network, it's Utah vs. Cal in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament (3:30 p.m., P12N).

Elsewhere on TV ...

• "The Big Bang Theory" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): When Raj moves out of his apartment, Leonard and Penny offer him Sheldon's old room.

• "Grey's Anatomy" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Richard, Jackson, April and Catherine tackle a tough trauma case intensified by hospital politics.

• "The Voice" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Blind auditions continue.

• "MasterChef Junior" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The top 16 cooks face off in a team challenge.

• "Supernatural" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Sam and Dean investigate an attack by an invisible hellhound.

• "The Great Indoors" (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jack can't concentrate because of the millennials' distracting juvenile behavior so Brooke installs cubicles.

• "Powerless" (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Emily convinces Teddy to enter an invention in the Wayne Innovation contest.

• "Mom" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Christy and Adam are in a car accident, and Bonnie is hurt that she is not listed as the emergency contact for either of them.

• "Scandal" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): There's a revelation about the conspiracy involving Vargas' assassination.

• "Chicago Med" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A troubled teen contacts Reese for help; Manning tries to help parents make a decision about their comatose daughter's pregnancy.

• "Kicking & Screaming" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): This really bad ripoff of "Survivor" premieres — click here for a review telling you more about just how bad it is.

• "Life In Pieces" (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Greg finds the money he accused Matt of stealing from him when they were kids; Tim makes the kids go through an earthquake drill.

• "The History of Comedy" (8 p.m., CNN): "Ripped from the Headlines" traces the origins of topical humor from the invention of the monologue to the fake news shows of today.

• "Portlandia" (8 p.m., IFC): Sandra teaches a pit bull self-control; Fred and Carrie protest for cyclist rights. (Season finale)

• "Training Day" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Tommy's old friend is connected to a weapons trafficking case.

• "The Catch" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Ben must face his criminal past.

• "The Blacklist: Redemption" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A plane crash in the Ural Mountains sends Tom and Nez to Russia to infiltrate a top-secret military facility.

• "Nashville" (10 p.m., CMT): Maddie is overwhelmed by the attention she receives after her performance at the CMT Awards.

• "Sun Records" (11 p.m., CMT): Colonel Tom Parker's conniving ways are exposed; Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart compte for the same girl.

• "Colony" (11 p.m., USA): Will and Katie try to make contact with a new arrival in the bloc.

• "Baskets" (11 p.m., FX): Someone trying to punch Logan in the face accidentally punches Cody.






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