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Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS

Annie Potts and Wallace Shawn in “Young Sheldon” on CBS.
Annie Potts and Wallace Shawn in a new episode in the comedy prequel “Young Sheldon” on CBS.
(Michael Yarish / CBS)

SERIES

Jay Leno’s Garage In this new episode, Leno explores the past, present and future of Detroit, starting with a trip down memory lane with comedian Tim Allen and then a Motown history lesson from R&B singer Martha Reeves. 7 and 10 p.m. CNBC

The Big Bang Theory Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is pressured to invite his estranged brother, Georgie (guest star Jerry O’Connell), to the wedding in this new episode of the smart comedy. Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch also star. 8 p.m. CBS

Superstore Amy and Jonah (America Ferrera, Ben Feldman) work together encouraging their coworkers to put tough questions to the chief executive during a company-wide town hall. 8 p.m. NBC

Supernatural Sam, Dean and Castiel (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins) must work with Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight Jr.) to bring Mary and Jack (guest star Samantha Smith, Alexander Calvert) home, while Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) crosses paths with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). 8 p.m. KTLA

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Gotham Chaos erupts at the police department, and Gordon (Ben McKenzie) tries to find out why and who is responsible. Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova and Cory Michael Smith also star. 8 p.m. Fox

Civilizations This new episode documents the many uses of the human image in art, and the role of portraits, paintings and sculptures in forming early civilizations. 8 p.m. KVCR

RuPaul’s Drag Race The queens must impersonate their favorite celebrities for the legendary Snatch Game. Audra McDonald and Kate Upton serve as guest judge, with special guests Bianca Del Rio and Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”). 8 p.m. VH1

Young Sheldon Sheldon (Iain Armitage) is worried about the romantic relationship between Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis (Annie Potts, guest star Wallace Shawn), while George Sr. and Mary (Lance Barber, Zoe Perry) focus on their other children in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. CBS

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Mom Christy’s (Anna Faris) sponsor (returning guest star Yvette Nicole Brown) advises her to be nice when dealing with Bonnie (Allison Janney). William Fichtner and Jaime Pressly also star. 9 p.m. CBS

Arrow Colin Donnell (“Chicago Med”) guest stars in this new episode, with series regulars Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey. 9 p.m. KTLA

Life in Pieces Heather (Betsy Brandt) asks Tim and Tyler (Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham) to buy a bra for Samantha (Holly J. Barrett) in this new episode. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Champions Michael (J.J. Totah) prepares for his first date, while Vince and Matthew (Anders Holm, Andy Favreau) get an unexpected offer. 9:30 p.m. NBC

S.W.A.T. Hondo (Shemar Moore) risks his life and his career trying to recover his kidnapped godson in this new episode of the police drama. MC Lyte and Sherilyn Fenn guest star. 10 p.m. CBS

Quantico Ryan (Jake McLaughlin) goes undercover in an effort to stop white supremacists from spreading a lethal strain of tuberculosis. Priyanka Chopra, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, Marlee Matlin and Blair Underwood also star, and Alan Powell joins the cast. 10 p.m. ABC

Nobodies As rehearsals for the pilot begin, Melissa McCarthy (herself) has her own ideas on how to make the show better. 10 p.m. TV Land

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TALK SHOWS

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

Today Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond; performance from the cast of “Mean Girls.” (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Carol Burnett; Mackenzie Davis. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Sportscaster Erin Andrews; rap artist R-Mean performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today Nancy Vericker; Joe Vericker; JP Vericker; Dr. Kim Nichols. (N) 9 a.m. KNBC

Live With Kelly and Ryan Roseanne Barr; Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber (“Dancing With the Stars”) perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Priyanka Chopra; Meredith Vieira; Richard M. Cohen. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Lauren Ash (“Superstore”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Jerry O’Connell. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Fast-food fish sandwiches; Natalie Suleman reveals the truth behind the “Octomom” headlines. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Smartphone technology helps people with Alzheimer’s; getting the cheesiest eggs, minus the calories. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

Steve (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Scott McGillivray (“Buyers Bootcamp”); the Piel Canela Youth Dancers perform. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Alan Cumming; Kyan Douglas. (N) 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A woman got legal custody of her sister’s two daughters when her sister went to prison for drug dealing. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Julie Bowen (“Life of the Party”); Leon Bridges performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Nicole Ari Parker (“I’m Dying Up Here”). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

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

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah David Blaine. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Jenna Elfman; Rory Scovel; Robby Slowik. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Steve Martin; Martin Short; Poppy Delevingne. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Charlize Theron; Ron Howard. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Bill Hader; Cory Booker; Rae Sremmurd performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden David Duchovny; Henry Winkler. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Stephanie Beatriz; Keith Urban; Carter McLean. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Rachel Bloom; Adam Pally; Coin performs; Eugenio Derbez. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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