What To Watch – Thursday, May 24, 2018

Today is Red Nose Day and NBC, in particular, is going all out with its programming.  From NBC’s website, “Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”) and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need — here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.”

Elsewhere, Siren and Showtime at the Apollo have season finales while ID premieres a new series, Extreme Measures.

RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL — “American Ninja Warrior” — Pictured: Nikki Bella — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

8pm Hour:

(Freeform/Jack Rowand)

1st Choice: Siren.  “In the Season 1 finale, the enchanting siren song takes hold of Ben and Decker. Meanwhile, Dale must answer for the escalating crime in Bristol Cove.” Freeform

2nd Choice:  The Last Days of Michael Jackson.  “The life and legacy of Michael Jackson (1958-2009) is examined. Included: remarks from people he knew; and never-before-seen video from interviews he did with ABC News anchors Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer.” ABC

3rd Choice: American Ninja Warrior.  Red Nose Day: Celebrity Ninja Warrior.  “Nine celebrities take on the course in the name of charity. Elite ninja advisers serve as both coach and cheerleader, helping them prepare mentally and physically for their run. The celebrities include Stephen Amell, Erika Christensen, Jeff Dye, Ashton Eaton, Nikki Glaser, Derek Hough, Natalie Morales, Nick Swisher, and Mena Suvari.” NBC

9pm Hour:

THE RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL — “Hollywood Game Night” — Pictured: Jane Lynch — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

1st Choice:  Hollywood Game Night.  “Kelly Clarkson, Sean Hayes, Jack Black, Chelsea Handler, Isla Fisher, Sarah Silverman, Sasheer Zamata and Cedric the Entertainer compete in support of the mission to end child poverty. Games include “Super Smash the Buzzer,” “Clue-Boom!” and “Lil Picassos.” Also: blink-182’s Travis Barker joins the house band.” NBC

2nd Choice:  Murder Calls. “When two girls from neighboring counties disappear and are found murdered, one family receives multiple taunting calls from the kidnapper. Investigators work to track him down and succeed with they discover a clue delivered by the killer himself.” ID

3rd Choice: Showtime at the Apollo. Week 12!  Season Finale! “Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.” Fox

10pm Hour:

THE RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL — Pictured: Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by:Adam Arnali/Comic Relief Inc. )

1st Choice:   Red Nose Day.  “A star-studded cast of Hollywood favorites comes together to change the lives of kids in need. Chris Hardwick hosts the one-hour special, which features Kelly Clarkson visiting a local elementary school to celebrate students who are raising money for Red Nose Day.”  NBC

2nd Choice: Extreme Measures.  Series Premiere. “A young mother is killed and evidence from the crime scene doesn’t sit right with her sisters, who lead a tireless fight to stop her killer in his tracks.” ID

3rd Choice:  What Would You Do? You know the deal with this show.  ABC

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