No plain Jane
In history books, actress Jane Wyman may be best remembered as Ronald Reagan’s first wife. She deserves to be more than a footnote in Hollywood lore, though. TCM is giving the leading lady her due by featuring her finest work every Thursday this month. This week’s lineup is the most impressive, starting with “Johnny Belinda,” the 1948 film that won her an Oscar, followed by tear-jerker “The Yearling” and the harrowing “The Lost Weekend.”
7 p.m., TCM
Guess who’s coming to dinner
Whether you like “My Kitchen Rules” will depend largely on your appetite for watching marginal celebrities use a loosey-goosey competition format to add meat to their public personas. Almost all of the contestants, who take turns hosting and judging each other in their homes, pull their weight, which means lots of “politically incorrect grandma” comments from Naomi Judd, nonstop eyerolling by Brandy and a threat by Andrew Dice Clay to punch a tablemate for eyeing his wife for dessert.
8:01 p.m., KMSP, Ch. 9
Have song, will travel
If Jimmy Fallon’s Lip-Sync Battle can justify its own series, then why not a signature bit from James Corden’s show? “Caraoke Showdown” isn’t officially connected to the late-night talker, but when cabdriver Craig Robinson leads his passengers in singalongs, he should have an image of Corden hanging from his rearview mirror in homage.
9:30 p.m., Spike