Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Atari: Game Over' on Showtime

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Atari: Game Over' on Showtime
A video game was dumped in a New Mexico landfill in Zak Penn's documenary "Atari: Game Over." (Juan Carlos Llorca / AP)

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30 for 30 This new episode of the sports documentary series profiles Sonny Vaccaro, who changed the game of basketball footwear. 6 p.m. ESPN and 10 p.m. ESPN2

The Big Bang Theory Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) considers auditioning for a movie which might mean giving up the job that is going so well for her in the pharmaceutical business. 8 p.m. CBS

Grey's Anatomy As Meredith and Arizona (Ellen Pompeo, Jessica Capshaw) treat survivors of a plane crash, they deal with painful memories. 8 p.m. ABC

Bones Ryan O'Neal reprises his recurring role as Brennan's (Emily Deschanel) father, who may be going back to a life of crime — or so she fears, at least — in this new episode. David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin also star. 8 p.m. Fox

The Odd Couple Felix (Thomas Lennon) encourages Oscar (Matthew Perry) to go on television with his sportscasting in this new episode. Rich Eisen and Kenny Smith guest star as themselves. 8:30 p.m. CBS

Mom Bonnie's (Allison Janney) relapse prompts some of those around her to offer sympathy and support as she undergoes withdrawal again, but Christy (Anna Faris) is angry that Bonnie would return to her former habit. Jaime Pressly and Kelly Stables guest star. 9 p.m. CBS

Backstrom A performance-art festival means lots of colorful, offbeat subjects for Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and his colleagues after one of the participants turns up dead in this new episode. Ever Carradine guest stars. 9 p.m. Fox

American Crime Aubry (Caitlin Gerard) supplies a big shock when her testimony against Carter (Elvis Nolasco) is sought in this new episode. Johnny Ortiz and Felicity Huffman also star. 10 p.m. ABC

The Comedians Billy (Billy Crystal) begrudgingly invites Josh (Josh Gad) over to watch a ballgame at his house in an attempt to bond. 10 p.m. FX

Lip Sync Battle Anna Kendrick lip competes with John Krasinski in this new episode. 10 p.m. Spike

Louie In this new episode Louie (Louis C.K.) hosts an open mike night. 10:33 p.m. FX


Atari: Game Over This new documentary from filmmaker and screenwriter Zak Penn takes an irreverent look at a 20th century legend: a rushed-into-production 1982 videogame based on "E.T. the Extraterrestrial." 8:30 p.m. Showtime


CBS This Morning Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos; Dierks Bentley. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Kevin James; Gabriel Iglesias; Kal Penn; Jonathan Kite. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Anna Chlumsky; Jesse Palmer and Mike Matheny. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael John Slattery ("Mad Men"); Anna Chlumsky. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Paula Faris and Michelle Collins; Billy Crystal. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Grace Gealey ("Empire"). (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Keke Palmer ("Brotherly Love"). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk 1 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Joey McIntyre; Peter Facinelli ("American Odyssey"). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Staying healthy while broke; damage done by bad behavior. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil John Edward. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Tamela and David Mann ("Mann & Wife"); Lacey Schwartz ("Little White Lie"). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Michael Douglas ("Beyond the Reach"); Rosario Dawson ("Daredevil"). (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

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

Tavis Smiley Peter Diamandis, XPRIZE Foundation. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Eric Greitens. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Rosario Dawson; former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) ; Royal Blood performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Will Ferrell. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Kevin James; Tom Dreesen; Tracy Chapman performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jamie Foxx; Betty White; Chris Brown; Kid Ink. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers . 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Simon Cowell; Michael Douglas; Jenny Lewis. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS