What’s on TV Thursday: ‘United States of Al,’ ‘Young Sheldon’ and ‘Ghosts’ on CBS
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Warped! Kate Godfrey and Anton Starkman star in this comedy set at a comic book store, premiering with two episodes. 7:30 and 8 p.m. Nickelodeon
Young Sheldon Mary (Zoe Perry) tries selling makeup as a part time business in this new episode. Also, Sheldon (Iain Armitage) attends his first comic book convention. 8 p.m. CBS
The actress had recently stopped dyeing her hair -- it’s part of being true to who she is, and to who Sheldon’s Meemaw is.
The Blacklist (N) 8 p.m. NBC
Walker (N) 8 p.m. The CW
Women of the Movement Carolyn Bryant and Mamie Till-Mobley (Adrienne Warren, Julia McDermott) testify in front of a packed courtroom in the season finale of the docudrama. Cedric Joe also stars. 8 p.m. ABC. The conclusion of the companion documentary series “Let the World See” follows at 10:30.
‘We have to see what Mamie saw,’ ‘Women of the Movement’ creator Marissa Jo Cerar explains of the scene, with Adrienne Warren as Till’s mother.
Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer (N) 8 p.m. Fox
BattleBots (N) 8 p.m. Discovery
Restaurant: Impossible Chef Robert Irvine travels to Joshua, Texas, to save a failing Tex-Mex restaurant in this new episode. 8 p.m. Food Network
United States of Al Art (Dean Norris) is worried when Al (Adhir Kalyan) gets hooked on playing poker, misses a class and is late for work in this new episode of the comedy. 8:30 p.m. CBS
After a “United States of Al” trailer draws criticism for casting and content, executive producer Reza Aslan steps up to defend the postwar sitcom.
Ghosts Samantha and Jay (Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar) are set to host a wedding that could get their bed-and-breakfast business off the ground, but Hetty’s (Rebecca Wisocky) husband’s ghost (Matt Walsh) tries to ruin it in this new episode of the supernatural comedy. 9 p.m. CBS
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (N) 9 p.m. NBC
In a guest column for The Times, author and “Law & Order” fan Carmen Maria Machado explains what makes the characters more powerful together than alone.
Call Me Kat (N) 9 p.m. Fox
“The Big Bang Theory’s” Mayim Bialik returns to TV in Fox’s “Call Me Kat,” an appealingly conventional sitcom about an unconventional woman.
Project Runway For the first time ever, the designers will all create looks for the same model. 9 p.m. Bravo
Go-Big Show (N) 9 p.m. TBS
B Positive (N) 9:30 p.m. CBS
Pivoting (N) 9:30 p.m. Fox
Bull (N) 10 p.m. CBS
Law & Order: Organized Crime (N) 10 p.m. NBC
Single Drunk Female Sofia Black-D’Elia (“The Mick”) stars in this new series as an alcoholic in her 20s who has a public flameout at a New York media company and must move back home with her control-freak mother (Ally Sheedy) to avoid jail time. Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère and Garrick Bernard co-star. A second episode follows. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Freeform
Taking the Stand In the first of two new episodes of the courtroom documentary, Amber Guyger, an off-duty Dallas police officer on trial for the shooting of a man in his own apartment, testifies in her own defense. 10 and 10:30 p.m. A&E
Prosecutor calls out former Dallas cop Amber Guyger on her claim that she thought she was in her own apartment when she killed a neighbor in his home.
College Basketball Pepperdine visits Loyola Marymount, 8 p.m. BSW; UCLA visits Utah, 8 p.m. FS1. Also, Georgetown visits Providence, 2 p.m. FS1; SMU visits Memphis, 4 p.m. ESPN2; Purdue visits Indiana, 4 p.m. FS1; Connecticut visits Butler, 6 p.m. FS1
Women’s College Basketball Notre Dame visits Boston College, 3 p.m. BSSC; Louisville visits NC State, 4:30 p.m. ESPN; Miami visits Florida State, 5 p.m. BSSC
NBA Basketball The Phoenix Suns visit the Dallas Mavericks, 4:30 p.m. TNT; the Indiana Pacers visit the Golden State Warriors, 7 p.m. TNT
Australian Open Tennis Third round, 6 p.m. ESPN2
NHL Hockey The Colorado Avalanche visit the Kings, 6:30 p.m. ESPN
CBS Mornings Elton John; Vice President Kamala Harris. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS
Today Kristen Bell; figure skater Alysa Liu; hockey player Hilary Knight; Jill Martin. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC
KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA
Good Morning America Melissa Garcia; Sofia Black-D’Elia; Ally Sheedy; Tory Johnson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC
Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV
Live With Kelly and Ryan David Boreanaz (“SEAL Team”); Monica Mangin. (N) 9 a.m. KABC
The View Ricky Gervais; author Sharon Gless. (N) 10 a.m. KABC
The Wendy Williams Show Special guest hosts Kym Whitley and Finesse Mitchell; Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV
The Talk Ed Helms; Randall Park. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS
Tamron Hall Skier Lindsey Vonn; cast members of “Cobra Kai”. (N) 1 p.m. KABC
The Drew Barrymore Show Kyle Mooney; John Early (“Search Party”); Zanna Roberts Rassi. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS
The Kelly Clarkson Show Clarkson sings “Adia”; Valerie Bertinelli; Chris Kattan; Matteo Bocelli performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC
Dr. Phil Parents say their 300-pound 16-year-old son becomes violent and abusive whenever he is told no. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song”); Martha Stewart; skier Colby Stevenson. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC
The Real T-Pain (“Go-Big Show”); guest co-host Kathy Hilton. (N) 3 p.m. KCOP
Amanpour & Company (N) 11 p.m. KCET; midnight KVCR; 1 a.m. KLCS
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Will Forte; Jennifer Coolidge; Gunna performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 11:35 p.m. KCBS
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jason Bateman; Ashley Park; Ghost performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC
The Late Late Show With James Corden Ed Helms; Rachel Brosnahan; Samm Henshaw performs. 12:37 a.m. KCBS
Late Night With Seth Meyers Ricky Gervais; Edi Patterson; Daniel Fang. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC
Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions Director Adam Robitel and stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller and Deborah Ann Woll reassemble for this sequel to 2019’s “Escape Room,” which follows six people in a group who are trying to survive a new series of ever more deadly escape rooms. New cast members include Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel and Carlito Olivero. 9 p.m. Starz
The horror sequel ‘Escape Room: Tournament of Champions’ brings back star Taylor Russell for another round of deadly elimination games.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) 9 a.m. Showtime
Confidence (2003) 9:33 a.m. Cinemax
Executive Suite (1954) 9:45 a.m. TCM
The Father (2020) 9:56 a.m. and 4:33 p.m. Starz
Captain Phillips (2013) 10:53 a.m. and 9 p.m. Encore
The Fountainhead (1949) 11:45 a.m. TCM
Dear White People (2014) 12:55 p.m. Epix
Hitch (2005) 1 p.m. Freeform
State of Play (2009) 1:10 p.m. Encore
Patterns (1956) 1:45 p.m. TCM
Lethal Weapon (1987) 3 p.m. AMC
The Guard (2011) 3 p.m. Showtime
Rudy (1993) 3:19 and 11:18 p.m. Encore
The Hangover (2009) 3:30 p.m. Freeform
Despicable Me (2010) 5 p.m. Nickelodeon
The French Connection (1971) 5 p.m. TCM
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) 5:30 p.m. AMC
Munich (2005) 6:13 p.m. Starz
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) 6:25 p.m. Epix
The American President (1995) 6:30 p.m. Ovation
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) 8 p.m. Epix
Fury (2014) 8:30 p.m. BBC America
Django Unchained (2012) 8:30 p.m. Showtime
Despicable Me 2 (2013) 9 p.m. Nickelodeon
Doc Hollywood (1991) 9 p.m. Ovation
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) 9 p.m. TCM
Saving Private Ryan (1998) 9:30 p.m. Paramount
Hustle & Flow (2005) 9:30 p.m. TMC
What About Bob? (1991) 9:50 p.m. Epix
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) 10:45 p.m. AMC
Scream (1996) 11 p.m. Bravo
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