Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘Giant’ on TCM

James Dean in “Giant” on TCM.
James Dean, in his final film, director George Stevens’ epic “Giant” on TCM.

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The Sixties The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is the subject of this new episode, in which author Alexandra Zapruder, attorney Vincent Bugliosi, members of the Warren Commission and others trace the events leading up to that tragic November 1963 day in Dallas. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

Undateable When Justin (Brent Morin) admits his feeling for Nicki (Briga Heelan), her response is a surprise. 9 p.m. NBC A second new episode follows at 9:30.

Last Comic Standing In this semi-final round, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer mentor the comics before they perform in front of their largest audience yet. 10 p.m. NBC

Our America With Lisa Ling The journalist explores Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), profiling three families with loved ones under diagnosis and treatment. 10 p.m. OWN



Giant Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson star in director George Stevens’ 1956 adaptation of the Edna Ferber novel, set in Texas. James Dean and Dennis Hopper also star. 8:45 p.m. TCM

Caddyshack This 1980 romp directed and co-written by Harold Ramis (“Ghostbusters”) stars some of the era’s best comic actors, including Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray. 10 p.m. AMC


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

Today Rob Lowe; Gerard Butler; Jay Baruchel; Taryn Manning; Yael Stone; Barack Obama; David Gray. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Josh Groban; Viola Davis. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger (“The Bridge”); George Lopez, Playboy Jazz Festival; Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV


Live With Kelly and Michael Laurence Fishburne; Taylor Schilling; Martina McBride performs; Anderson Cooper. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Jerry O’Connell; Donald Trump. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Simon Helberg; Jocelyn Towne; Father’s Day; Marcel Vigneron. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Emily Deschanel (“Bones”); Michael Rapaport (“Justified”). 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

Dr. Phil A woman says two classmates raped her. 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, Clayne Crawford and J. Smith-Cameron (“Rectify”). (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Justin Timberlake. 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary A TV show about women birthing in the wild; Pope Francis says all couples should raise children. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE


Jimmy Kimmel Live Ice Cube; NBA player Nate Robinson. (N) 9:30 p.m. KABC

The Arsenio Hall Show Andrew Dice Clay (“Blue Jasmine”). 11 p.m. KTLA

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 12:30 a.m. KOCE

Daily Show: Jon Stewart Christopher Walken. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately Rob Riggle. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Eric McCormack; author Michael Lewis. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Author James Webb. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Chris Rock; Chris Christie; Kacey Musgraves performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Regis Philbin; Paul Morrissey; First Aid Kit performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Robert Pattinson; Pablo Schreiber; Nico & Vinz perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; Jennifer Holliday. (N) midnight KOCE

Late Night With Seth Meyers Gerard Butler; Tony Shalhoub; Myq Kaplan. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show: Craig Ferguson Greg Proops. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS


2014 NBA Finals The San Antonio Spurs visit Miami Heat for game 4. 6 p.m. ABC.

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