Thursday's TV highlights: 'Mistresses' and more

Thursday's TV highlights: 'Mistresses' and more
Jennifer Esposito joins “Mistresses” in the soapy ABC drama’s third-season premiere. (Bettina Strauss / ABC)

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The Seventies A new installment of this docu-series recalls the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to the resignation of President Nixon. 6 p.m. CNN

The Astronaut Wives Club Adapted from Lily Koppel's bestseller, this new 1960-set drama follows the earthbound better halves of America's first men in space; with Yvonne Strahovski, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Erin Cummings. 8 p.m. ABC

Inside the Actors Studio Emmy winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") is James Lipton's guest in this new episode. 8 p.m. Bravo

Mistresses Jennifer Esposito ("Spin City," "Blue Bloods") joins the cast of this soapy drama in its third-season premiere; with Yunjin Kim and Rochelle Aytes. 9 p.m. ABC

Mountain Men The unscripted series is back for a sixth season, followed by the series premiere of the outdoor-survival challenge "Alone." 9 and 10 p.m. History Channel

Complications Jason O'Mara ("Terra Nova") plays an ER doctor whose intervention in a gang-related shooting sets him down a perilous path in this new drama. 9 p.m. USA


Guys Choice 2015 Liam Neeson, LL Cool J and "Jurassic World's" Chris Pratt are among this year's honorees, and "Empire's" Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson serve as cohosts. 9 p.m. Spike


Them! A slate of classic creature features includes this 1954 flick in which giant mutated ants attack Los Angeles. 8:45 p.m. TCM



Golf The 2015 U.S. Open Golf Championship tees off at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. 9 a.m. FS1, ?5 p.m. Fox



CBS This Morning Author Brian J. Robertson. (N) ?7 a.m. KCBS

Today Author E.L. James; Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman; Aidan Turner ("Poldark"). (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Kyle MacLachlan; Colin Farrell. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA New documentary "Batkid Begins." (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Holly Hunter; Laverne Cox; Hilary Duff performs; co-host Busy Philipps. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show 9 a.m. KCOP

The View Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Jason Alexander. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Jennifer Aniston; Michael Chiklis. 10 a.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show Jennifer Aniston. 10 a.m. KCOP

The Doctors 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Nick Jonas; Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier and Kelly Osbourne. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Ted Allen; pork chops. 1 p.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Tamara Tunie; Romeo Miller. 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Weight loss. 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Sisters were molested. 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Michelle Williams. 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Channing Tatum; Nicki Minaj. 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé First Lady Michelle Obama (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley William Hurt. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR, 11:30 p.m. KOCE, ?1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Malala Yousafzai. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Josh Hutcherson. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas). (N) 11:31 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Colin Farrell; Jason Schwartzman; Elmo. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jack Black; Jeffrey Tambor; Fifth Harmony and Kid Ink. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Taylor Schilling; James Taylor performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Carla Gugino; Chris Hardwick. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Cat Deeley; Tyler Labine. 1:37 a.m. KNBC