'Trial & Error' in Jeopardy, 'Take Two'

Matt Roush
Sergei Bachlakov/Warner Bros/NBC

A critical checklist of notable Thursday TV:

Trial & Error (9/8c, NBC): With typically impeccable timing, NBC has reportedly put this hilarious legal mockumentary into limbo just as the second season reaches its pivotal midpoint. Cue the #SaveTrialAndError movement as the show's studio (Warner Bros.) shops this inspired property to new platforms. Hint: Binge-watching makes Trial & Error even funnier, as the back-to-back scheduling proves yet again this week. In the first half-hour, Dwayne (Stephen Boyer) becomes a prosecution witness and all seems lost for Josh (Nicholas D'Agosto) and drama-queen client Lavinia Peck-Foster (the exquisite Kristin Chenoweth). But another twist sends the story spiraling into an entirely new direction in the following episode, with a guilt-ridden Josh doubting Lavinia's innocence — especially after a hot-mic moment reminiscent of HBO's The Jinx.

Roush Review: 'Trial & Error: Lady, Killer' Offers Another Delightful Defendant

Roush Review: 'Trial & Error: Lady, Killer' Offers Another Delightful Defendant

Kristin Chenoweth serves as this season's prime suspect.

Take Two (10/9c, ABC): Not quite as knowingly absurd, this lighter-than-air procedural mystery sends moonlighting actress Sam (Rachel Bilson) down memory lane when she and Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) look into the accidental — or is it? — death of Ava Day, star of ’90s sitcom All About Ava. This was the show that gave a younger Sam her first TV break as Ava's kid sister, and the investigation forces Sam to take another look at events from her past.

'Take Two' Star Alice Lee Thinks You Should Watch the Show — And She'll Sing About It! (VIDEO)

'Take Two' Star Alice Lee Thinks You Should Watch the Show — And She'll Sing About It! (VIDEO)

The actress and off-Broadway star loves creating weekly musical tune-ins for the cop dramedy.

Inside Thursday TV: Relive the season's top moments as NBC's America's Got Talent (8/7c) presents "Road to Lives" in advance of next week's launch of the live shows… Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, recently revealed as the latest KFC/Colonel Sanders pitchman, is among the celebrity guests on a new episode of ABC's Match Game (9/8c)… Teresa (Alice Braga) plots to take over drug distribution in Phoenix on USA's Queen of the South (9/8c), but has to make an unsavory deal to accomplish her goal… The idiot ad men of Comedy Central's Detroiters (10:30/9:30c) finally land a major client — Little Caesars — but how long before the pizza chain realizes these guys are a few toppings short?

 

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