What to Watch Thursday: Shaq duels Aisha Tyler on Lip Sync Battle
Plus: Jonah Ray travels America
Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.
PICK OF THE NIGHT
Lip Sync Battle
Spike, 10 p.m.
Aisha Tyler faces off against Shaquille O’Neal. Anyone who’s ever listened to Shaq Fu might assume that Tyler will cruise to victory — but this preview clip of Shaq going full Flashdance might sow some doubt.
Hidden America With Jonah Ray
You may know Jonah Ray from being the non-Nanjiani half of Comedy Central’s The Meltdown, or from his prolific podcast presence, or just from being a generally badass comedian. Now the guy has a fun little mock-travel show on Seeso, NBC’s comedy-centric streaming service. The comic will visit real cities across the country — Austin, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, and more — while interacting with faux-local characters played by the likes of Randall Park, David Koechner, Weird Al, and more. Check out the trailer here.
LIL BAO WOW
Viceland, 10 p.m.
Dig Fresh Off the Boat? The real Eddie Huang takes us to his hometown of Orlando, Florida, on his food and travel series tonight. I assume that the hilarious Constance Wu won’t be in it, but never say never!
HGTV, 11 p.m.
The network that’s more or less the TV version of an easy-listening radio station launches a brand new show starring Jessie and Tina Rodriguez, a couple who buy, restore, and flip vintage homes in Orange County, California. Waco can’t have all the fun, right?