Thursday TV: Double Down on Finales

scandal-episode-15season-6-promo-pic-via-flickrcom_1323129It’s just been announced that “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.) will present its final season this fall. So tonight’s season finale, over two hours, sets the stage with preparations for the inauguration of the first female president.

Plenty of shows go for double episodes tonight, from the season finales of “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.) and “The Blacklist” (CBS, 9 p.m.), both of which will be returning next season, to the season finale  of “MasterChef Junior” (Fox, 8 p.m.), where one kid is named winner.

There are also two hours from “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 9 p.m.) which is on its way to Vietnam.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.), which next season gets an accompanying fire department spin-off, has its season finale in typically dramatic fashion, after a dangerous patient escapes.

“This Old House” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) covers urban farming in Detroit.

The three couples on “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) go house hunting. One of the women on “Married at First Sight: Second Chances” (Lifetime, 10:17 p.m.) reaches a breaking point.

Theft of a William Wallace sword is investigated on “Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

On “Second Wives Club” (E!, 9 p.m.), Shawna needs head shots.

A Nile crocodile is wreaking havoc for the “Swamp People” (History, 9 p.m.).

“Inside the FBI: New York” (USA, 10 p.m.) goes after the mob.

“Dark Net” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) looks at what we all know: How rumors and conspiracies can flourish online.

It’s Bryshere Y. Grey of “Empire” vs. Rumor Willis on “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ Thursday night creature features continues with exclamation marks: “Them!” (8 p.m.), “Godzilla, King of the Monsters!” (9:45 p.m.), “It Came from Beneath the Sea” (11:30 p.m.), “The Giant Behemoth” (1 a.m.), “The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues” (2:30 a.m.) and “The Magnetic Monster” (4 a.m.).

Stanley Cup Playoffs have Anaheim at Nashville (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Baseball includes Yankees at Kansas City (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).

In WNBA action, it’s Minnesota at New York (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

College baseball includes Kentucky at Florida (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly and Ryan: Kerry Washington, math champ Luke Robitaille. The View: Byron Pitts. The Talk: Diane Lane, Sheila Nevins, Jessica Capshaw. Harry Connick: Ashley Graham, Reid Scott, Ivan Orkin. Ellen DeGeneres: Johnny Depp, Niall Horan. Wendy Williams: Ashley Graham, Richard Blais. The Real: Remy Ma.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Ricky Gervais, Corey Hawkins, The xx. Jimmy Kimmel: Johnny Depp, Science Bob Pflugyelder, Linking Park, Ann Wilson. Jimmy Fallon: Dwayne Johnson, Ellie Kemper, Charlie Puth. Seth Meyers: Jeffrey Tambor, Debra Messing, Michael Barbaro, Mark Giuliana. James Corden: Beniao Del Toro, Diane Lane, Michael Fassbender, Harry Styles. Carson Daly: Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Tennis System, Londale Theus Jr. Trevor Noah: Kerry Washington. Conan O’Brien: Aaron Paul, Bert Kreischer, Colony House (rerun).


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