Thursday TV Picks: TBS' 'Sullivan & Son'
TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, include "Sullivan & Son" on TBS; "Wipeout" on ABC; and "Louie" on FX.
Tonight in Prime Time
'Sullivan & Son'
Over on TBS there's this new comedy about a New York attorney (Steve Byrne) who returns home to Pittsburgh for his father's (Dan Lauria of "The Wonder Years") birthday, only to discover he's going to sell the family business. The show is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley (yes, Ralphie from "A Christmas Story"), and also features the wonderful Christine Ebersole (Broadway's "Grey Gardens"). 10 p.m. Thursday on TBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Thursday
"XXX Summer Olympics," 8 p.m. (NBC): From London. Gymnastics: women's all-around final; swimming, finals: men's 200m backstroke, men's 200m individual medley, women's 200m breaststroke, women's 100m freestyle; beach volleyball, men's: USA vs. Czech Republic; rowing: women's eights.
"Wipeout," 9 p.m. (ABC): Contestants face obstacles including Batter Up, Panic Hammocks and the Spin Psycho.
"Trip Flip," 9 p.m. (Travel): Sean and Kiersten get a surprise vacation in Edinburgh, Scotland.
"Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950), 9:45 p.m. (TCM): Time-and-motion-study pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth run their brood of 12 efficiently.
"Louie," 10:30 p.m. (FX): Louie meets a comedian; Louie has a bad day with a bad kid.
"House Hunters International," 10:30 p.m. (HGTV): A fashion stylist and her husband search for a home in Paris that is big enough for their family.
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