Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘The Sense of an Ending’ and more

Jim Broadbent stars in the 2017 drama "The Sense of an Ending" on Showtime.
(Robert Viglasky)



The Big Bang Theory Peter MacNicol (“Ally McBeal”) guest stars as a reclusive scientist who invites Sheldon (Jim Parsons) to pay him a visit in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

Grey’s Anatomy An immigration agent combs the hospital for a worker whose U.S. residency status is in question in the new episode “Beautiful Dreamer.” 8 p.m. ABC

Gotham Gordon (Ben McKenzie) comes up with a plan to recapture the Arkham escapees on a new episode of the before-Batman drama. 8 p.m. Fox

RuPaul’s Drag Race Tisha Campbell Martin and Logan Browning serve as guest judges on the drag-queen competition. 8 p.m. VH1


Mom “3rd Rock From the Sun’s” Kristen Johnston guest stars as an old acquaintance who has a bone to pick with Bonnie (Allison Janney) on a new episode of the sitcom. 9 p.m. CBS

Station 19 Chandra Wilson makes a crossover appearance in her “Grey’s Anatomy” role in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC

Scandal The D.C.-set drama starring Kerry Washington airs its next-to-last episode. 10 p.m. ABC


The Sense of an Ending Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling star in director Ritesh Batra’s character-driven 2017 adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel about an older Brit who reconnects with an old girlfriend (Rampling). “The Newsroom’s” Emily Mortimer and “Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery also star. 8 p.m. Showtime


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

Today Jeff Daniels; “Sandlot” reunion; Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps; stress. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Diane von Furstenberg; deals and steals with Tory Johnson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Shania Twain; tennis player Sloane Stephens; Tyler Posey (“Truth or Dare”); Cress Williams (“Black Lightning”); auto racer James Hinchcliffe. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today Former pro athletes Brett Favre, Abby Wambach, Kurt Warner and David Ross discuss the dangers of concussions in sports. (N) 9 a.m. KNBC

Live With Kelly and Ryan Amy Schumer; Aisha Tyler. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show En Vogue performs. 9 a.m. KCOP

The View Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.); John Krasinski. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Val Chmerkovskiy (“Dancing With the Stars”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Neil Patrick Harris; NeNe Leakes. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Undercover investigation into the safety of dog groomers; the widow of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Tyler Posey and Lucy Hale (“Truth or Dare”); panel: Jodie Sweetin, Zuri Hall and Diann Valentine. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Fitness expert Bob Harper; pastor Chad Veach. 2 p.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Dr. Ian Smith; Camila Alves McConaughey; Craig Bierko (“UnREAL”); Greek chicken salad. (N) 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A woman says her toddler grandson was being neglected. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Helen Hunt; Andy Cohen. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Advice for putting on makeup in a hurry; Adrienne answers questions from fans. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

Amanpour on PBS (N) 11 p.m. KOCE, KVCR

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Fashion model Karlie Kloss. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Andy Cohen; Ike Barinholtz. (N) 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jack White; Grace Jones; Tinashe and Offset perform. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Diane Sawyer; Joshua Jackson; John Prine performs with Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Shia LaBeouf; Sandra Oh; First Aid Kit performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Shaquille O’Neal; Victoria Beckham; Jamiroquai performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Aubrey Plaza; journalist Ari Melber; author Jason Reynolds. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Lucy Hale; I’m With Her performs; Robin Thede. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC


Baseball The Angels visit the Kansas City Royals. 5 p.m. FSN

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