Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Working the Engels' on NBC

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Inside the Actors Studio Host James Lipton sat down with Robin Williams in 2001, an appearance that, years later, fans of the show voted their favorite. 8 p.m. Bravo

Defiance In the first of two new episodes Nolan and Rafe (Grant Bowler, Graham Greene) race against time to rescue Amanda and Pottinger (Julie Benz, James Murray) who have been trapped in a mine. 8 and 9 p.m. Syfy

Welcome to Sweden In this new episode, Bruce's (Greg Poehler), parents (Patrick Duffy, Illeana Douglas) visit Sweden and have an unsettling encounter with Emma's (Josephine Bornebusch) folks (Lena Olin, Claes Mansson). 9 p.m. NBC

Rookie Blue The police drama ends its summer run with a two-hour telecast. Matthew Owen Murray, Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith and Ben Bass star. 9 p.m. ABC

Project Runway The designers create the look that host Heidi Klum wore to the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Gypsy Sisters The unscripted series returns for a new season. 9 p.m. TLC

Rush In this new episode Alex and Rush (Larenz Tate, Tom Ellis) are looking forward to a guys' weekend at a medical conference, until they find out that Rush's ex (Odette Annable) is planning to attend with her new boyfriend. Mike Doyle and Steven Culp guest star in this new episode. 9 p.m. USA

Working the Engels A lawyer (Paul Campbell) wants to shut down a favorite restaurant. in this new episode. Andrea Martin, Benjamin Arthur and Azura Skye star. 9:30 p.m. NBC

Garfunkel and Oates In this new episode Riki and Kate (Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci) test the theory that men are attracted to women who don't speak, but not speaking when going on dates. 10 p.m. IFC

Satisfaction Adriana (Katherine LaNasa) tries to learn more intimate details about Neil's (Matt Passmore) home life while Neal receives a very unusual proposition. Michael Vartan, Leon Thomas III and Myndy Crist guest star in this new episode. 10 p.m. USA


The Simpsons All 552 episodes of the long-running animated series and the 2007 feature "The Simpsons Movie" will air 24-hours a day, for 12 days, in chronological order, starting at 10 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight, September 1, making it, according to producers, the longest marathon in television history. FXX


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

Today Kid app testers; fall shoes; Donny Osmond. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Josh Brolin; Bob and Mike Bryan and Victoria Azarenka; Shawn Mendes performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. George Lopez; Theo Rossi ("Sons of Anarchy"); Bob Eubanks and Dave Hull ("The Beatles' 50th at the Bowl"; Marco Andretti. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Charlize Theron and Jon Hamm; Cher Lloyd performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Ana Belaval; "Weird Al" Yankovic. 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Shailene Woodley's reported health secrets; "The Doctor's Diet." 11 a.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show All-natural products reducing the risk of cancer; diet pill safety; the pituitary gland. 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil A man wants to cut his angry, violent young-adult son out of his life. 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Bradley Cooper. 4 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 12:30 a.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

Chelsea Lately Josh Wolf; Heather McDonald; Ross Mathews; Jennifer Lopez. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Scraps show. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Josh Brolin; Artie Lange; Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Serena Williams; Chadwick Boseman; Echo & the Bunnymen. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Chris Pratt. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Frank Langella. midnight KOCE

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

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Kathy Bates. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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