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Thursday's TV highlights: 'Taraji's White Hot Holidays' and more

Thursday's TV highlights: 'Taraji's White Hot Holidays' and more
"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson hosts the new special “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays” on Fox. (Michael Becker / Fox)

SERIES

DC's Legends of Tomorrow The team lands in the Roaring '20s Chicago in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

Alone The remote Argentinian region of Patagonia is the destination as this outdoor-survival returns with a preview special followed by the third-season premiere. 8 and 9 p.m. History Channel

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Mom Christy and Bonnie (Anna Faris, Allison Janney) try to help Jill (Jaime Pressly) get through the anniversary of her mother's suicide in this new episode of the sitcom. 9 p.m. CBS

The Great American Baking Show It's all about bread in this week's installment of the competition series, hosted by Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez. 9 p.m. ABC

Fast N' Loud Richard and Aaron build a life-sized 1963 Ford Econoline truck for Hot Wheels in this expanded episode. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

Notorious Julia (Piper Perabo) is held hostage by a Mexican drug cartel in the drama's freshman season finale. 10 p.m. ABC

Gangland Undercover Falco (Damon Runyan) finds life in witness protection unsatisfying as this fact-based drama returns for a second season. 10 p.m. A&E

The Selection: Special Operations Experiment In this new reality series, men and women with no military background subject themselves to the same rigorous physical and mental challenges used to train U.S. special forces members. 10 p.m. History Channel

Those Who Can't This sitcom about high-school teachers ends its sophomore season with two new episodes. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tru TV

SPECIALS

Toy Story That Time Forgot This encore animated tale features characters from the hit film franchise; followed by the animated holiday special "Shrek the Halls." 8 and 8:30 p.m. ABC

Taraji's White Hot Holidays In this new variety special, Taraji P. Henson plays host to "Empire" costars Jussie Smollett and Taye Diggs as well as Tyler Perry, Terry Crews, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels and TLC. 8 p.m. Fox

MOVIES

I Saw the Light "Thor's" Tom Hiddleston did his own singing when he portrayed country-music legend Hank Williams for this 2015 bio-drama. 12:43 and 9 p.m. Starz

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Don Henley; Ulta CEO Mary Dillon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Taraji P. Henson; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; James Taylor performs; ambush makeover; home-improvement expert Lou Manfredini; chef Isaac Toups. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Edward Norton; actor-rapper Riz Ahmed; do-it-yourself expert Nicole Farb. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

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Good Day LA Comic, actress and singer Sandra Bernhard; Ross Mathews ("Hollywood Today Live"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Annette Bening; Rita Ora; Sarah McLachlan performs; co-host Scott Wolf. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber ("Fuller House"). (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Chef Emeril Lagasse; Yanic Truesdale ("Gilmore Girls"); schnitzel. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A boy fears food; shocking pet headlines; a woman sues her hairstylist for $5 million. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Hot topics; the year's hot holiday toys. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Lori Loughlin; Grace Vanderwaal performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Ways to save thousands of dollars a year. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Will Smith; Macklemore performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Jonathan and Drew Scott ("Property Brothers"); Bellamy Young ("Scandal"). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV, midnight KCOP

Dr. Phil A couple's 24-year-old daughter has stolen money, refuses to move out and has put on weight. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Pitbull; guest co-host Evelyn Lozada. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Children living in tent villages in India. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah DJ Khaled. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan T.J. Miller; the Lemon Twigs perform. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Robert De Niro; Pharrell Williams. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Octavia Spencer; Travis Scott performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jennifer Aniston; filmmaker Tom Ford ("Nocturnal Animals"). (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Author Thomas B. Cavanagh; Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. (N) midnight KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 12:30 a.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

The Late Late Show With James Corden Stephen Fry; Lukas Graham performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Taraji P. Henson; Lola Kirke ("Mozart in the Jungle"); journalist Bret Baier. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Filmmaker Damien Chazelle ("La La Land"); the Black Lips perform; actor Sean Teale. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC

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