TV Watch List: Thursday, January 2

Community - Season 5
Metro’s Thursday night TV breakdown.

COMEDY. The sixth season is shaping up to be very different, with Troy only appearing in five episodes (bummer, he’s the best) and Jeff having — finally— graduated. We’ll still watch, however, because “Community” is still one of the funniest sitcoms on TV.
Season Premiere, 8 p.m., NBC

‘Couples Therapy’
REALITY. This new season of a show about C and D list celebrities who apparently can’t make their careers OR their relationships work features one of its motliest casts to date. Among the couples who just can’t get it together are “Teen Mom” turned porn star Farrah Abraham, reality star turned paunchy nobody Jon Gosselin and Ghostface Killah. What is Ghostface Killah doing on this show?
Season Premiere, 9 p.m., VH1

‘The Assets’
DRAMA. This is a new eight-part miniseries about a team of CIA agents in the ‘80s trying to find a mole hiding within their midst. It doesn’t star anyone famous, but it does look pretty interesting, Spy stuff is always cool.
Series Premiere, 10 p.m., ABC

‘The Goonies’
MOVIE. This is indisputably the best adventure/comedy of all time. We’ll never miss an opportunity to hang with Chunk and the gang while they battle bad guys, search for treasure and explore boob-trapped, underground hideaways. GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE.
8: 30 p.m., ABCFAM


US military tried, but failed to rescue journalist…

The U.S. military earlier this year tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria ,but failed to find the captives.


Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of…

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia.


After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.


'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.


'Doctor Who' personality profile: the 4 Doctors

When the time comes for a new Doctor, there's always some anxiety over the big question: Who will he be? The series owes its longevity…


Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams…

  Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on…

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

GAMES Hudson Common Open Aug. 21, 7 p.m. Hudson Common 356 W. 58 St. Free, The U.S. Open begins on Monday, but most of…


Review: Sadly, Matthew Weiner's 'Are You Here' is…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner tries his hand at movies with "Are You Here," a misjudged Owen Wilson-Zach Galifianakis comedy that turns into a drama.


Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.


Jalen Saunders still unsure what caused car accident…

Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since his car accident, but he didn't say a whole lot.


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2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

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Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…


Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…


Metabolic syndrome could have a sugar link

Scientists in St. Louis may have found another culprit in metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Uric acid is…


Another way stress hurts your unborn baby

Mothers know to try staying calm during pregnancy, as stress has been linked to behavioral and developmental problems for their babies. But now, a new…