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Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘Red Nose Day’ on NBC

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Celebrities, including Jack Black, raise money for charity in the NBC special “Red Nose Day.”
(Paul Drinkwater / NBC)

SERIES

500 Questions Author and “Jeopardy” champion Ken Jennings competes in the season premiere of this quiz show. 8 p.m. ABC

Bones Booth (David Boreanaz) is ready to investigate a Secret Service agent’s mysterious death, but the agency appears not to want his help. Meanwhile, Brennan (Emily Deschanel), bedridden with the flu, is determined to keep tabs on the investigation. Michael Gaston and Joel David Moore guest star. 8 p.m. Fox

60 Days In In the season finale the seven participants discuss their experiences in jail. 9 p.m. A&E

Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) falls back into unhealthy old habits while she struggles to cope with the consequences of her decisions. Back at the lab, Cosima tries to shake off harrowing memories as she attempts a desperate move to find a cure. 10 p.m. BBC America

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Lip Sync Battle If this were a singing contest, CeeLo Green would clean up against comic Russell Peters, but lip-syncing isn’t singing. 10 p.m. Spike

SPECIALS

Red Nose Day Long popular in England, this fundraising event created by writer-director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually”) returns the U.S. with comedic and musical segments aimed at increasing awareness of those in need. The effort raised over $23 million in 2015. Among those slated to appear are Liam Neeson, Kristen Bell, Paul Rudd and Julianne Moore. Craig Ferguson hosts. 9 p.m. NBC

MOVIES

Showing Roots Set in 1977, this new TV movie revolves around two beauty shop employees -- one white (Maggie Grace) and one black (Uzo Aduba) -- in a small town who become close friends and, inspired by ABC’s broadcast of “Roots,” they embark on a crusade to integrate their community. Cicely Tyson, who starred in “Roots,” co-stars, along with Elizabeth McGovern and Adam Brody. 10 p.m. Lifetime

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

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Today Red Nose Day. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Adam Sandler; David Spade; the cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse”; “500 Questions.” (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Tasha Smith (“For Better or Worse”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

The View Sarah Silverman and Susan Silverman; Stacy London; Will Arnett. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors An allergic reaction at a hair salon; health advice from Iceland; a booby-trap bra. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men: Apocalypse”); Eddie Jackson (“Kids BBQ Championship”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Jerrod Carmichael; radio personality Big Boy. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

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Dr. Phil Leslie Merritt Jr. discusses being accused of being the Arizona freeway sniper. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Fully Committed”); Kevin Nealon. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe Mothers fighting terrorism; overtime and women’s wages. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Physicist Stephon Alexander; Dee Dee Bridgewater performs. (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 Trevor Noah Tip “T.I.” Harris. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Adam Sandler and David Spade; Natasha Leggero. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore LeVar Burton. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Penelope Cruz; Jeff Daniels; Dierks Bentley performs; Musiq Soulchild performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Lizzy Caplan; Neil Young; Mike Epps. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Bernie Sanders; Kyle Chandler; chefs Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Rebel Wilson; David Schwimmer; TWENTY88 performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Sarah Silverman; David Alan Grier; Sheer Mag performs; Tim Alexander performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Akbar Gbajabiamila; Matt Iseman; Summer Cannibals. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

 

 


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