Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Parenthood' and more

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Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man In the season premiere, Spurlock attempts to harness the power of robots and artificial intelligence. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

The Taste The remaining contestants make their last bids to impress the mentors in the cooking competition's season finale. 8 p.m. ABC

Finales The NBC comedies "Bad Judge" and "A to Z" end their short runs. 9 and 9:30 p.m. NBC

Backstrom Newly returned to the police force in Portland, Ore., Det. Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) works with the other members of the Special Crimes Unit on the case of a college student's supposed suicide in the premiere of this clever cop drama. Dennis Haysbert also stars. 9 p.m. Fox

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a new season of helping hapless and clueless restaurant owners. 9 p.m. BBC America

Parenthood With the series' finale airing next week, the penultimate episode finds Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) making a major health decision, with input from Camille (Bonnie Bedelia). 10 p.m. NBC

Nightwatch Dick Wolf ("Law & Order") is among the executive producers of this new nonfiction series that follows emergency responders as they work the overnight shift in New Orleans. 10 p.m. A&E


Singin' in the Rain Gene Kelly plays a movie star poised to make the jump from silent films to talkies, but his beautiful leading lady has a terrible voice, in this classic 1953 musical. Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor also star. 5 p.m. TCM


CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Don Cheadle; Rainn Wilson; Tony Danza. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Melinda Gates. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Dick Van Dyke; Dennis Haysbert; Ryan Bingham performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Don Cheadle; Simon Helberg. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Christina Milian. 9 a.m. KCOP

The View Guest co-host Colleen Ballinger; former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.). (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Protecting one's health. 10 a.m. KCOP

The Doctors Celebrity makeup artist; stem-cell therapy. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

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

The Talk Eddie Izzard; Molly Sims. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Amanda Peet. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Julie Chen and Aisha Tyler. 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Carson Daly; Alison Sweeney. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Counterfeit foods. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A young woman makes a living dating older men. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé ISIS recruiting women; transgender discrimination. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Journalist Jorge Ramos; Paulette Brown, American Bar Assoc. (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 Jennifer Aniston. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Ron Howard; Regina Hall; Rae Sremmurd performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:31 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Blake Shelton; Bob Costas; Mötley Crue performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Jeff Goldblum; comic Michael Somerville; Nicole Atkins performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Edward Norton; Al Michaels; the Decemberists perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Felicity Jones; comic Sebastian Maniscalco. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Guest host Judd Apatow; Adam Sandler; Lena Dunham. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Lauren Cohan. 1:37 a.m. KNBC