The Empire strikes back
“Game of Thrones” fans will probably have a bloody good time with “Britannia,” an R-rated history lesson on the Roman Empire’s attempt to conquer warriors and Druids in 43 A.D. There are no fire-breathing dragons, unless you count the always reliable David Morrissey, whose audition for the next James Bond villain continues with his role as the merciless Aulus Plautius.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime
I’m just a Bill
If you run into New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick during Super Bowl weekend, don’t be surprised if he greets you with a scowl. He learned from the best. “The Two Bills,” a new addition to the “30 for 30” family, reunites Belichick with mentor Bill Parcells for an uncomfortable meeting of the minds. Neither really displays a soft side, but enough sympathy is established that you might think twice before responding to a grumpy Belichick with a snowball.
8 p.m. Thursday, ESPN
The students in “A.P. Bio” get the shaft when they’re assigned Glenn Howerton (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as their new teacher. Their loss is our gain. I can’t remember the last time a network sitcom mined so many A-worthy laughs out of a high school setting. Give credit to co-creators Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels, as well as Patton Oswalt, who makes the usually thankless role of exasperated principal come alive. If NBC is serious about re-establishing its must-see Thursday comedy lineup, this is a step in the right direction.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, KARE, Ch. 11