And we've made it to Thursday of a shortened week. The day named after the Norse God of Thunder and was once the home of NBC's Must-See Thursday. No more Thursday night NFL games, no new episodes of Supernatural and Arrow — whatever will we watch on the magic picture box? Now's the time to experiment, try new things… like in college, only without the tuition fees and tests. It's cold outside and no one is actually working during this week. So grab a cup of cocoa and check out these five things to watch on TV today.
AMC is doing another marathon, going through the three seasons of Fear the Walking Dead. This isn't about the return lines at the local Walmart, but a spinoff of the insanely popular The Walking Dead series based on the comics created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. FtWD focuses on a family immediately following the initial outbreak. This will kick off at noon today and run until 1:07 a.m., then start back up again at noon on Friday.
Over on Syfy at 9 p.m., we have the penultimate episode of Van Helsing season two with season three having just been green-lighted by the network. Coming across the fabled compound, the group must defend it from a fierce new foe. Doc makes a discovery that could change everything. The series was inspired by the Zenescope comic of the same name.
If you're looking for something a bit more historical, you can check out the latest episode of Damnation on USA at 10 p.m. The series is about the 1930s American heartland, focusing on the conflict between big money and the downtrodden. In the episode Creeley meets his master on an exclusive hunting retreat, but finds there is more than one game at play; Seth infiltrates a nearby factory.
Or, if you are more into the reality cooking shoes, Bravo offers up a new episode of Top Chef, also at 10 p.m. Here we see the remaining chefs challenged to make upscale versions of the type of stuff you'd find on a children's menu… and they must do it using kid-sized cookware.
And finally, if you want to end your night with a ghost story, Syfy has Superstition on at 11 p.m., which has Calvin, Isaac, and May trying to rescue Garvey and Russ, who are trapped inside an old house haunted by a mysterious clock demon. I don't know what a clock demon is, but it might have to do with how the clock at work always slows down to a crawl when it gets close to the end of the day.