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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, November 17. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.): The world could always use more Steven Universe. Thankfully, Cartoon Network is stepping up to the plate with the first new Steven episode since September. Even better, “Gem Harvest” is a double-sized, 30-minute adventure! According to the episode description, “Steven meets someone new while visiting the barn.” Just who will this new character be? Why it’s Eric Thurm, of course, who’s considering a permanent move to Beach City. Apparently the health care is great there.


DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 8 p.m.): Jonah Hex is back as the Legends return to the Old West. This time Hex is battling his arch-nemesis Quentin Turnbull, and the Legends have to prevent Quentin from turning the West into his own lawless land. Elsewhere, Rory gets a little trigger-happy and Amaya has to keep him in line. Oliver Sava is considering a move to the Old West. Apparently the health care is great there.

How To Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10 p.m.): Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya isn’t so sure about the health-care situation in How To Get Away With Murder’s world, but the dangers of hanging out with Annalise seem to outweigh any potential subsidized benefits. In its winter finale, the show finally reveals the victim of Annalise’s house fire. Given how impressed she was with the cliffhanger finale of last week’s episode, Kayla’s hoping “Who’s Dead?” can live up to the hype as it reveals who’s #UnderTheSheet.

Premieres and finales

Lovesick (Netflix, 3 a.m.): You may remember this British sitcom—which debuted in the U.S. as a Netflix original series and returns for a second season today—by its previous terrible title, Scrotal Recall. Thankfully the creators came to their senses and issued a name change, which will hopefully allow the otherwise charming series to find a bigger audience. Johnny Flynn returns as a man forced to revisit past relationships after receiving a chlamydia diagnosis. Thankfully he lives in England where the health care is… okay, you get it.


The Home And Holiday Special (Hallmark Channel, 6 p.m.): If you’ve ever wanted to watch Danica McKellar make Christmas crafts while plugging a made-for-TV movie, then boy are you in luck! Hallmark kicks off the holiday season with a special that doubles as an ad for its December programming. Elsewhere, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra plays some music, the Los Angeles Ballet performs a number from the Nutcracker, and pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen “share a special message.”

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8 p.m.): Gwen Ihnat’s been a little disappointed with this relatively boring season of Grey’s Anatomy. But maybe the show can turn things around in the winter finale. Alex “makes a fateful decision” about his future while a building collapse sends a slew of victims to the hospital. Is it all one big metaphor for the future of the American health-care industry? Tune in to find out.


Undercover (BBC America, 8 p.m.): BBC America wraps up its two-night broadcast of this BBC drama. Sophie Okonedo stars as a British lawyer embroiled in a long-term legal fight to free a US death row inmate played by Dennis Haysbert. After debuting the first three episodes last night, the final three episodes air tonight. Thankfully, it sounds like Haysbert is in good hands.

Regular Coverage

Pitch (Fox, 9 p.m.)

Streaming pick

Doctor Who, “A Town Called Mercy” (Amazon Prime): If you’re hoping to turn tonight’s time travel/Old West episode of Legends Of Tomorrow into a double feature, consider pairing it with this seventh-season episode of Doctor Who. The Doctor, Amy, and Rory travel to the Old West where they have to deal with a ruthless gunslinger and a technologically advanced town. In addition to being one of the stronger episodes of season seven, it also offers some prime Arthur Darvill for those who have been missing him on Legends this season. And considering he plays a nurse, he’s definitely got the whole health care thing covered.


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