Thursday TV: Female Comics Get a Word

thedeYou may remember her from being a nonstop talker on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” where she was also head writer. Now she’s heading her own once a week late night show, “The Rundown with Robin Thede” (BET, 11 p.m.), the first African-American woman to host such a show since Mo’Nique. Chris Rock is a producer.

It comes alongside a new sitcom set behinds the scenes of a comedy tour, “The Comedy Get Down” (BET, 11:30 p.m.), with an all-star cast that includes D.L. Hugely, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy.

It may be more interesting to watch the attempt of comedian Sarah Silverman to figure out the nation’s divide with her new show “I Love You, America” (Hulu, streaming) that will break frequently for humor.

Two shows return for new seasons, the superhero yarn “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.), for season five; and the network’s longest-running show, “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.), returning for its 13th.

Tina Fey goes the Harvey Weinstein route on “Great News” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.).

Sam’s mom has some problems on ‘Better Things” (FX, 10 p.m.).

A cabbie is encouraged to take on Uber on “Nathan for You” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.).

Kate Upton is guest judge on “Project Runway” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) as contestants reel from a cheating incident.

Camila Alves is guest judge on “American Beauty Star” (Lifetime, 10:30 p.m.).

Grace has an unfinished battle with her ex husband Leo, played by Harry Connick Jr., on the latest “Will & Grace” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Amelia confronts a touchy situation on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Tahani hosts a dinner party on “The Good Place” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

Mellie has a state dinner on “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m).

Bruce Wayne is puzzled by a knife on “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

A rigged game show is recalled on “Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel, 8 p.m.).

On “Van Helsing” (Syfy, 9 p.m.), Vanessa tries to get her daughter out of the citadel.

The crew of “The Orville” (Fox, 9 p.m.) goes after a Krill bible.

Amy’s daughter gets a job at the “Superstore” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Casey tries to save a man from jumping off a building on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Billy distributes his latest shipment on “Ghost Wars” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

Annalise takes on a high-stakes case on “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

A two night George pal salute on Turner Classic Movies concludes on “Tom Thumb” (8 p.m.), “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (10 p.m.), “7 Faces of Dr. Lao” (12:30 a.m.), “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze” (2:30 a.m.) and “The Puppetoon Movie” (4:30 a.m.).

Earlier movies all take place in hotels: “Hotel Berlin” (7 a.m.), “Weekend at the Waldorf” (8:45 a.m.), “Hotel Reserve” (11 a.m.), “Hotel Paradiso” (12:30 p.m.), “Key Largo” (2:15 p.m.), “The Night of the Iguana” (4 p.m.) and “Grand Hotel” (6 p.m.).

It’s the deciding Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series of Cubs at Washington (TBS, 8 p.m.).

Thursday Night Football has Philadelphia at Carolina (CBS, 8:25 p.m.).

In college football, it’s Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.).

Preseason basketball has Dallas at Atlanta (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Sacramento at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Soccer has Turkey vs. Paraguay (Fox Sports 2, 7:30 a.m.) and U.S. vs. Colombia (Fox Sports 2, 10:30 a.m.) in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Gerard Butler, Lea Michele, Rhett & Link. The View: Chadwick Boseman, Charley Pride. The Talk: Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, Sunny Anderson, Carrie Ann Inaba, Joey McIntyre. Harry Connick: Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Jill Goodacre, Keke Palmer, Donatello Arpaia, Robin Thede. Steve Harvey: Rachael Ray, Ben Feldman. Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Hudson, Nacho Figures, Common, Andra Day. Wendy Williams: Quincy Brown, Preston Konrad. The Real: George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hugely, Debbie Allen.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Bill Murray, Claire Foy, Jan Vogler. Jimmy Kimmel: Kate Hudson, Jared Padalecki, Ismael Loutfi. Jimmy Fallon: Miles Teller Pink, Austin Rogers, Billy Corgan. Seth Meyers: Gerard Butler, Patton Oswalt, Joe Russo. James Corden: Luke Evans, Usher, Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie. Carson Daly: Dan Harmon, Kaleo, Kristin Henslley & Jen Smelly (rerun). Trevor Noah: John Hodgman (rerun). Jordan Klepper: Richard Painter (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Jared Leto, Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck, Kane Brown (rerun).

 

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