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Thursday on TV: Comey hearing is all over broadcast and cable TV

First Published      Last Updated Jun 07 2017 10:05 pm

For those of us old enough to remember when the Watergate hearings were all over TV, there's a bit of an echo of that on Thursday morning.

Former FBI director James Comey is testifying before Congress, and he's expected to talk about Donald Trump's efforts to influence — maybe obstruct — the FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It's big news, which is why it will not only air live (8 a.m., MT) on cable news channels CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — which didn't exist until well after the Watergate hearings — but the Big Three broadcast networks as well.

ABC/Ch. 4, CBS/Ch. 2 and NBC/Ch. 5 will all pre-empt regular programming to carry the hearing.

The Fox broadcast network is not joining the crowd, but Utah's Fox affiliate, KSTU-Ch. 13, is planning to carry at least some of the hearing beginning at 8 a.m.

Elsewhere on TV …

• Stanley Cup Finals (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Game 5 — Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins

• Soccer — World Cup Qualifying: USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago, from Commerce City, Colo. (6 p.m., FS1); Mexico vs. Honduras, from Mexico City (8 p.m., FS1)

• "Beat Shazam" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jamie Foxx hosts.

• "Love Connection" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Andy Cohen hosts.

• "Nashville" (8 and 11 p.m., Nick; 10 p.m., CMT): Juliette suffers a bout of anxiety about her first big performance after the plane crash.

• "Queen of the South" (11 p.m., USA): Teresa brokers a deal with an eccentric smuggler; Camila struggles to rebuild her empire. (Season 2 premiere)