Thursday TV: New ‘American Woman’

AmericanWomanAlicia Silverstone returns to series TV as a single mom in the 1970s in a series with a title taken from a pop hit in 1970, “American Woman” (Paramount, 10 p.m.). it’s based on the childhood of a “Real Housewife of Beverly hills,” Kyle Richards and costars Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels.

Like “Marvel’s Runaways,” or “The Gifted,” the new “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (Freeform, 8 p.m.) is a more youthful take on the comic book franchise, as two teens in New Orleans find they have superpowers; Olivia Holt plays one who can produce daggers made of light; Aubrey Joseph can teleport with a special cloak. Tonight is a two hour premiere; they don’t get actual superhero costumes for several episodes in this, the 10th Marvel series on air.

Lest there not be no part of the year without a singing competition, a second season begins for “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (Fox, 8 p.m.). Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor return as panelists; Fergie, back as host, promises not to sing the national anthem.

The Capitals could win it all in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals with Washington at Vegas (NBC, 8 p.m.) getting a deserved prime time spotlight.

“Nashville” (CMT, 9 p.m.) returns for its eight final episodes, with resolutions for Will, hospitalized after a collapse onstage and Jessie in the middle of a battle between her boyfriend Deacon and her ex, Brad.

Lena Dunham resurfaces alongside Ashanti as guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

Miami wasn’t good enough for the “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” (MTV, 9 p.m.), so they decide to go to the Bahamas.

The four try to stay a step ahead of the doctor in order to secure their freedom on the series finale of “Imposters” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

“Beach Bites with Katie Lee” (Cooking, 10 p.m.) returns for its third beach season.

On the new “Music City Fix” (HGTV, 11 p.m.) Kortney and Dave Wilson renovate houses in Nashville.

Weird and dangerous animals are the focus of the new series “Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry” (History, 10 p.m.).

“Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel, 9 p.m.) aren’t abating; their 21st season begins.

Patti LaBelle competes on “Beat Bobby Flay” (Food, 10 p.m.).

Alicia rips into Cory on “Ex on the Beach” (MTV, 9 p.m.).

Add sunburnt to “Naked and Afraid” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ twice weekly emphasis on musicals stays in the 1930s with “The Merry Widow” (6 a.m.), “Naughty Marietta” (8 a.m.), “Rose Marie” (10 a.m.), “Follow the Fleet” (noon), “The Gay Divorcee” (2 p.m.), “Shall We Dance” (4 p.m.), “Swing Time” (6 p.m.), “The Wizard of Oz” (8 p.m.), “Top Hat” (10 p.m.), “Three Smart Girls” (midnight), “Stowaway” (1:45 a.m.) and “Maytime” (3:30 a.m.).

Baseball includes Dodgers at Pittsburgh (MLB, 12:30 p.m.) and Detroit at Boston (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Soccer includes Costa Rica at England (Fox Sports 1, 3 p.m.) in a men’s international friendly, and China at U.S. (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) in a women’s international friendly.

The French open has a mixed doubles final (Tennis, 6 a.m.) and women’s semifinals (NBC, 11 a.m.).

WNBA action includes Minnesota at Washington (NBC Sports, 4 p.m.) and Seattle at Los Angeles (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

Track and field includes Oslo Bislett Games (NBC Sports, 2 p.m.) and the NCAA division 1 outdoor championships (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ricky Martin, Brian Kelly. The View: Nancy Grace, Dan Abrams. The Talk: Lisa Kudrow, Chris Wragge. Harry Connick: Terrence Howard, Michelle Bateau (rerun). Steve Harvey: Dr. Ian Smith, Keri Hilson, Brooke Burke, Amber Stevens-West. Ellen DeGeneres: Anne Hathaway, Darren Criss, Cate Blanchett. Wendy Williams: Tommy Davidson.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Nick Offerman, Niecy Nash, Lykke Li. Jimmy Kimmel: Keri Russell, Pamela Adlon, Maddie Poppe (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Sting & Shaggy (rerun). Seth Myers: Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Liz Garbus, Steven Wolf (rerun). James Corden: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Shawn Mendes. Carson Daly: David Oyelowo, Lauv, Wesley Morris, Jenna Wortham (rerun). Trevor Noah: Regina King. Jordan Klepper: Will Sommer. Conan O’Brien: Kate Mara, Sam Richardson, Hari Kondabolu.


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