Thursday on Utah TV: New sitcom "Sullivan and Son" isn't bad
Sullivan & Son (8 and 8:30 p.m., TBS) is a pleasant if not exactly original - or overly hilarious - new sitcom.
Standup comedian Steve Byrne stars as a New York corporate attorney who returns home to Pittsburgh to discover his father (Dan Lauria) and mother (Jodi Long) are selling the family bar. Overcome by a wave of nostalgia, he takes the place over and his reunited with his colorful family and colorful friends.
Byrne is an extremely likable guy who makes "Sullivan & Son" worth watching. And there are some laughs here.
Elsewhere on TV ...
Duets (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A winner is declared in the season finale.
Project Runway (7, 8:30 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): A new season begins.
Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Houseguests compete to be head of household.
Wipeout (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Contestants face obstacles that include Monkey Business, School Daze and Gold Rush Petrified Forest.
Saving Hope (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Alex's patient falls into a coma and meets Charlie in the spirit world.
Men at Work (8 and 8:30 p.m., TBS): Milo's invention seriously malfunctions; Lisa comes back into Milo's life.
Rookie Blue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Officers turn to a psychic for help with a case.
Burn Notice (10 p.m., USA): Michael takes on a gangster with help from an unlikely ally.
Anger Management (10:30 p.m., FX): Charlie falls for Jen's hot new business partner
Basketball (10:30 p.m., NBA TV): Team USA vs. Team Great Britain in an exhibition game.
Wilfred (11 p.m., FX): Ryan and Wilfred go through a traumatic event.
Suits (11 p.m., USA): Harvey is assigned as second chair on an important lawsuit.
Louie (11:30 p.m., FX): Louie searches for love.