Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘Pure Genius’ on CBS

Dermot Mulroney.
A risky procedure troubles Walter (Dermot Mulroney) in the medical drama “Pure Genius” on CBS.
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Home & Family Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos welcome Amy Grant and Jordan Smith to perform in the annual Christmas special. Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Andra Day also perform. 6 p.m. Hallmark

The Big Bang Theory Stephen Hawking (himself) learns Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) once made a remote-operated action figure of him. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Mayim Bialik also star. 8 p.m. CBS

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow The Legends find Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) battling Quentin Turnbull (guest star Jeff Fahey) in the Old West. 8 p.m. KTLA

Grey’s Anatomy Certain that he’ll soon be sent to jail, Alex (Justin Chambers) makes an big decision. Meanwhile, victims of a building collapse are rushed to the hospital. Chandra Wilson also stars in the medical drama’s winter finale. 8 p.m. ABC


Rosewood The case of a murdered food-truck operator proves much more complicated than Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) and Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) expected when they discover the victim had a past connection to Capt. Slade (Eddie Cibrian). Sam Huntington and Scottie Thompson guest star. 8 p.m. Fox

Undercover Nick (Adrian Lester), terrified that Maya (Sophie Okonedo) is close to discovering his secret, is forced to tell a huge lie that shakes his wife to her core as the British thriller concludes with the final three episodes. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. BBC America

The Great Indoors The team cleans out Jack’s (Joel McHale) old storage unit, discovering secrets about his love life in the process. Stephen Fry, Susannah Fielding, Chris Williams and Christine Ko also star. 8:30 p.m. CBS

Pitch The Padres retreat to the clubhouse for a long rain delay, and some uncomfortable conversations ensue. Kylie Bunbury and Ali Larter star with guest stars B.J. Britt, Kevin Connolly and Sarah Shahi. 9 p.m. Fox


Supernatural John Badham directed this new episode in which hunters gather to salute one of their own who has passed. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles star, with guest star Samantha Smith. 9 p.m. KTLA

Notorious Jake (Daniel Sunjata) thinks Dana Hartman (guest star Melina Kanakaredes) could help in the murder case against her daughter by by going on Julia’s (Piper Perabo) show. 9 p.m. ABC

Project Runway  The designers go on a helicopter ride above New York, then the designers create a look for Marie Claire magazine. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Mom When they find Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal) with marijuana, Christy (Anna Faris) and Bonnie (Allison Janney) fear the youngster may have a full-blown drug problem. Sara Rue guest stars. 9 p.m. CBS

Pure Genius Walter (Dermot Mulroney) has reservations about the untested robotic surgery James (Augustus Prew) wants to use to treat the teacher he adored in elementary school and who now has cancer. 10 p.m. CBS

How to Get Away With Murder Annalise (Viola Davis) and Nate (Billy Brown) clash over a tip about the assistant district attorney. Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza and Matt McGorry also star. 10 p.m. ABC

Project Runway: Fashion Startup An entrepreneur pitches a company intended to revolutionize the lingerie business. 10:30 p.m. Lifetime



Unichef This new one-hour special explores how three successful chefs in the culinary industry – Sandra Lee, Ming Tsai and Donatella Arpaia – found their way in a competitive field. 7 p.m. TLC

Latin Grammy 2016 Marc Anthony is honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. Julio Reyes Copello, Djavan, Fonseca, Jesse & Joy and Ricardo López Lalinde each have four nominations. Roselyn Sánchez and Sebastián Rulli host from Las Vegas. 8 p.m. KMEX




CBS This Morning Charles Moorman; Chuck Rosenberg; William H. Macy. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Marion Cotillard; Dev Patel; Sterling K. Brown; Colin Quinn. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Chef Sandra Lee; Nicole Farb. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Ron Perlman (“Fantastic Beasts”); Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy”); Ross Matthews; Chef Rocco Dispirito. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Dennis Quaid (“The Art of More”); Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”); Ryan Seacrest. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Megyn Kelly; author Simone Biles. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Colin Quinn. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A young woman who lost weight has big news for her family; the dangers of artificial sweeteners. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Chef Sandra Lee (“Unichef”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Noah Wyle; Ellen K. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Antibiotics in chicken meat; inside the farms that raise Perdue chickens; weight loss. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Rob Lowe (“Code Black”). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Real Gary Owen (“The Gary Owen Show”); Monica. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman’s father discusses sexually abusing her. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Harry James Brolin (“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”); Hayden Szeto. (N) 4 p.m. KTTV; 9 p.m. KCOP

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Post-election coverage. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Ryan Speedo Green; Frederick Wiseman. (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 Author George Packer. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Adam Sandler; David Spade; Nick Swardson; Norm Macdonald. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Nicole Kidman; Michael Shannon; Miranda Lambert performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Amy Adams; Simone Biles; Jeff “The Bear Man” Watson. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Billy Crystal; Jeezy and French Montana perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Eddie Redmayne; Jessica Chastain; Iliza Shlesinger. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Casey Affleck; Rebecca Romijn; Michael Che; Atom Willard performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Explosions in the Sky; Matty Matheson. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC

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