Thursday TV: A New ‘Project Runway’

project-runway-bravoHarvey Weinstein is gone; the show has moved back to its original network from an 11-year stint on Lifetime. But the biggest change for the 17th season of “Project Runway” (Bravo, 8  p.m.) may be the absence of Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, who have fled to Netflix for a future project.

The revamped competition for aspiring fashion designers now stars the willowy but not deep Karlie Kloss as host, with former competitor (and fourth season winner) Christian Soriano moving into the advisory Gunn role. Nina Garcia, in fact, is the only holdover; she shares the judges table with former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth and designer Brandon Maxwell. The prize money has been upped; the show also has a component where viewers can buy the week’s designs. But once more the success will rise and fall on the creativity and personality of its 16 contestants.

No dramatic TV show has been as reflective of the current political scene as “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access, streaming), the “Good Wife” spinoff starring Christine Baranski. Its third season continues the resistance with the addition of Michael Sheen as a shady (and quite hairy) lawyer.

Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Halsey, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Garth Brooks and the Backstreet Boys all perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019 (Fox, 8 p.m.) airing live from Los Angeles. Hosting is the rapper and recent winner of “The Masked Singer,” T-Pain. Cardi B leads with 14 nominations; Drake has eight. Taylor Swift will receive a special award for her tour.

The finale of “Top Chef”(Bravo, 9:30 p.m.) has its final showdown among three chefs

Abby and Ilana visit Sleep No More on “Broad City” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.).

On “Better Things” (FX, 10 p.m.), Sam sees old friends and cooks for everyone.

The wrong club is chosen for Chase’s 14th birthday party on “The Other Two” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

Amelia goes to a conference on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“Alaskan Bush People: Off the Grid” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) has its first buffalo hunt.

Graces’s dad has a bleeding ulcer on “Will & Grace” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.).

On “Siren” (Freeform, 8 p.m.), humans and mermaids join forces to stop the oil company.

ICE agents interfere on “For the People” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 10 p.m.) finds a child in the trunk of a car.

Sam and Castiel go to small town Arkansas on “Supernatural” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“Station 19” (ABC, 9 p.m.) deals with an injured woman with amnesia.

Cloud 9 branches are pitted in competition on “Superstore” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “A.P. Bio” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), Jack is miffed that his mother’s bequest bought a statue at a local church.

Freddy has an incident at work on the first of two episodes of “FAM” (CBS, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.).

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC, 9 p.m.) gets a visitor from Latvia.

Angela is in the hot seat on “Ex on the Beach” (MTV, 8 p.m.) and that show’s Derrick shows up on “Game of Clones” (MTV, 9 p.m.).

Time for the Miss Mystic Falls pageant on “Legacies” (CW, 9 p.m.).

Queens on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 9 p.m.) perform in diva worship talk shows.

A couple on Lake Superior is “Building Off the Grid” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

“Swamp People” (History, 9 p.m.) are threatened by a cyclone.

“The Rap Game” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) looks back at the season.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Holly Robinson are two of the marks on “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” (E!, 8 p.m.).

The month-long Thursday night salute to journalism on Turner Classic Movies continues with “Ace in the Hole” (8 p.m.), “Sweet Smell of Success” (10:15 p.m.), “Scandal Sheet” (midnight), “The Blue Gardenia” (1:30 a.m.), “While the City Sleeps” (3:15 a.m.) and “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” (5:15 a.m.).

Earlier in the day on TCM, there are screwball comedies in “Top Speed” (6 a.m.), “Down to Their Las Yacht” (7:15 a.m.), “She Had to Say Yes” (8:30 a.m.), “Crooner” (9:45 a.m.), “We’re in the Money” (11 a.m.) and the 1930s musicals “Sally” (12:15 p.m.), “Broadway Hostess” (2 p.m.), “The Florodora Girl” (3:15 p.m.), “Dancing Lady” (4:45 p.m.) and “Fashions of 1934” (6:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Lakers at Toronto (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Dallas at Denver (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Spring baseball includes Boston vs. Detroit (MLB, 1 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Villanova vs. Providence (Fox Sports 1, noon), La Salle vs. Rhode Island (NBC Sports, noon), Virginia vs. North Carolina State (ESPN, 12:30 p.m.), Iowa State vs. Baylor (ESPN2, 12:30 p.m.), Connecticut vs. South Florida (ESPNU, 1 p.m.), Florida State vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.), Kansas State vs. TCU (ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.), Creighton vs. Xavier (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), George Mason vs. George Washington (NBC Sports Network, 2:30 p.m.), Nevada vs. Boise State (CBS Sports, 3 p.m.), Tulane vs. Memphis (ESPNU, 3 p.m.), UNLV vs. San Diego State (CBS Sports, 5:30 p.m.), Saint Joseph’s vs. Duquesne (NBC Sports, 6 p.m.), North Carolina vs. Louisville (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Texas Tech vs. West Virginia (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Marquette vs. St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), SMU vs. Tulsa (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), Saint Louis vs. Richmond (NBC Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Duke vs. Syracuse (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Texas vs. Kansas (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Utah State vs. New Mexico (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Georgetown vs. Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1), East Carolina vs. Wichita State (ESPNU, 10 p.m.), Utah vs. Oregon (ESPN, 11:30 p.m.) and Fresno State vs. Air Force (CBS Sports, 11:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kate Beckinsale, Aidy Bryant. The View: Aidy Bryant. The Talk: Billy Baldwin. Ellen DeGeneres: Ben Affleck, Tara Westover, Ben Platt. Wendy Williams: Karamo Brown, Chassie Post. The Real: Christian Soriano, Melanie Liburd, Big Boy.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Christine Baranski, Donnie Wahlberg, Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Jimmy Kimmel: Joseph Gorden-Levitt, Angela Bassett, Half Alive. Jimmy Fallon: Oscar Isaac, Lilly Singh, Jimmy Carr. Seth Meyers: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Stephanie Schlock, Allison Miller. James Corden: Kate Beckinsale, Milo Ventimiglia, Better Olivion Community Center. Carson Daly: Jemima Kirke, Joji, Avan Jogia (rerun). Trevor Noah: Jacob Tobia. Conan O’Brien: Moses Storm.

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