Thursday’s picks are full of whimsy, featuring superheroes, alt-comic clowns, and an epic battle of the lips between two of Screen Scholars’ favorite stars.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, [CW, 8p]
The CW aids DC’s campaign against Marvel with DC’s version of Agents and Guardians. In the first part of the pilot, Time Master Rip Hunter assembles a team to fight an immortal villain determined to destroy humanity.
Baskets [FX, 10p]
You’ve seen the promos for months (well, if your viewing habits are anything close to mind), and how could anyone not at least check out Zach Galifianakis as a surly Schweppes-loving clown.
Lip Sync Battle [Spike, 10p]
My hair crush Tracey Ellis Ross is up against Anthony Anderson and from the looks of the preview she is giving Beyonce a run for her money. Also, another vote for Baskets and more info: All Chip Baskets wants to do is be a fancy French clown but nooooo things like rent and financial responsibility have to get in the way. Stop being such a dream killer, life! Now he’s forced to move back to his hometown and figure his ish out. Should be entertaining.