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Thursday on TV: 'Amazing Race' is off to a good start

Published April 13, 2017 5:00 pm
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Season 29 of "The Amazing Race" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is a bit different from the previous 28, because none of the contestants knew each other before the race began.

That's right. Everyone is a stranger to not only the other teams, but to the person with whom he/she is running the race. And, through the first couple of episodes, it's worked rather nicely and given the series a shot of adrenaline.

In tonight's third episode of the season, the teams race to to Zanzibar, Tanzania, where they build and deliver desks to a local school.

Tensions rise when teams face a blind double U-turn — and one team's race may be in jeopardy when they misplace their passports. Uh-oh!

Elsewhere on TV ...

• College baseball (6 p.m, BYUtv): Pepperdine at BYU

• "The Big Bang Theory" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Howard and Bernadette struggle to leave Halley in day care.

• "Grey's Anatomy" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Meredith and Nathan are stuck sitting next to each other on a plane — which gets into trouble.

• "Superstore" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Amy and Garrett sift through abandoned photos during the store's spring cleaning; Cheyenne's fiance starts working at Cloud 9.

• "MasterChef Junior" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The cooks are split into teams of two and must replicate a gingerbread house.

• "Supernatural" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): A witness says a missing person was attacked by a man who had the head of a goat.

• College softball (7 p.m., P12N): Arizona at Utah

• "The Great Indoors" (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The magazine's IT manager causes staffers to turn on each other.

• "Powerless" (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Emily fighs to get her own office; Teddy's life is saved by Green Fury.

• "Mom" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Christy adopts her new boyfriend's healthy lifestyle; Bonnie and Adam take the next step in their relationship.

• "Scandal" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Olivia wonders how different life would be if she, Mellie and Cyrus never rigged Fitz's election. It's the series' 100th episode — the first 30 or so were pretty good.

• "Chicago Med" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Dr. Halstead's father is admitted to the hospital against his wishes;.

• "Kicking & Screaming" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A prize challenge offers a sweet victory; two teams put strength and communication to the test during the elimination challenge.

• "Riverdale" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Archie hides his true feelings about his parents' divorce; Betty decides to throw Jughead a surprise birthday party.

• "Life In Pieces" (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Matt and Colleen have a terrible time baby-sitting Lark; Greg gives Samantha questionable advice.

• "The Catch" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Alice and Val re-examine the cold case that brought them together .

• "The Blacklist: Redemption" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Scottie and Howard struggle for control of Halcyon. (Season — and, maybe, series — finale)

• "Sun Records" (11 p.m., CMT): Colonel Tom Parker presses to take over Elvis' career; Jerry Lee's womanizing catches up with him.






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