Today's highlights include a new Conan Without Borders special, weeknight football, the return of a beloved sports mentor, and an early holiday offering. Here's what's new and noteworthy this Thursday:
SPECIAL EPISODE: After an almost six month delay, Conan O'Brien's latest international special finally airs tonight. The globetrotting Conan Without Borders: Ghana was filmed last June, with Sam Richardson (Veep) joining Conan on his journey to West Africa. 10:00 PM ET on TBS
SPORTS: Tonight's Thursday Night Football kicks off week ten of the season with the Los Angeles Chargers taking on longtime AFC West rivals the Oakland Raiders. 8:20 PM ET / 5:20 PM ET on FOX
NEW EPISODE: Craig T. Nelson returns to a familiar role, guest starring on tonight's Young Sheldon as a tough but fair coach. (A little league coach, natch.) 8:00 PM ET on CBS
SEASON PREMIERE: Incorrigible prankster Michael Carbonaro returns in The Carbonaro Effect for an eighth season of hidden camera hijinks. 10:00 PM ET on truTV
MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That) and Benjamin Ayres (Suits) star in A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas, in which a hotel manager (Cook) plans her sister's Christmas wedding with inn owner and single father David (Ayres) only to suspect they might have more than a wedding in common. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
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