Thursday TV: Learning to Drive in Riyadh

SaudiDrivingSchoolHere’s a look at a bold new business that opened in Riyadh after some loosening of restrictions on women, the documentary “Saudi Women’s Driving School” (HBO, 9 p.m.). It’s directed by Erica Gornall

In the new series “Daybreak” (Netflix, streaming), a California teenager searches for lost love, except he has to do it in a post-apocalyptic zombie world. Colin Ford stars with Sophie Simnett, Matthew Broderick and Cody Kearsley. Based on the comic by Brian Ralph.

The failure of “Sunnyside” to bring an audience causes “Will & Grace” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.) to begin its 11th and final season. (Its return in 2017 after an 11 year absence season wasn’t quite the ratings blockbuster expected either. It once drew as many as 17 million viewers weekly in 2001; last year it averaged  just 5.3 million). On tonight’s episode, Grace returns from Europe a new woman, Jack has a yard sale and Karen teaches Will phone sex techniques.

In the made-for-TV movie “Kindred Spirits” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), Thora Birch plays a woman is visited by a younger sister after a long absence (Caitlin Stasey), who wants to inject herself into her life with her daughter (Sasha Frolova).

Meredith has a court hearing after skipping out on community service on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

On “Supernatural” (CW, 8 p.m.), Castle can’t forgive an arrogant betrayal.

Glen has a health scare on “Superstore” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8 p.m.) greets Dr. Sturgis on his release from the mental hospital.

Rev. Jax hosts a Singles Night on “Perfect Harmony” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

On “The Unicorn” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), Grace gets the lead in the school musical.

A big game with a football rival is scheduled on “Legacies” (CW, 9 p.m.).

“How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, 10 p.m.) flashes back to a young Annalise.

Ashley G. must face the consequences of “Treasure Island” (USA, 10 p.m.).

It’s another episode of “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.) where somebody dies.

Carol has her first overnight shift on “Carol’s Second Act” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

The title for tonight’s episode of “Mr Inbetween” (FX, 10 p.m.) is “Watch Out for Snakes.”

Three major cases come in at the same time on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Of course “Evil” (CBS, 10 p.m.) is going to have a Halloween episode.

A new family photo causes problems on “A Million Little Things” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

On “The Good Place” (NBC, 9 p.m., Michael and Jason hatch a plan.

Horror classics continue Thursdays on Turner Classic Movies with “Horror of Dracula” (8 p.m.), “The Gorgon” (9:30 p.m.), “The Plague of the Zombies” (11:15 p.m.), “Night of the Living Dead” (1 a.m.), “The Hunger” (3 a.m.) and “Nosferatu” (4:45 a.m.).

Earlier, the special visual effects of Ray Harryhausen (and George Pal) are on display in a day with  “Captain Sinbad” (9:30 a.m.), “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” (11 a.m.), “Jason and the Argonauts” (1 p.m.), “Atlantis, the Lost Continent” (2:45 p.m.), “Hercules, Samson & Ulysses” (4:30 p.m.) and “Clash of the Titans” (6 p.m.).

Thursday Night Football has Washington at Minnesota (Fox, 8:20 p.m.).

Hockey has Milwaukee at Houston (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Clippers at Golden State (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

College football has SMU at Houston (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Jackson State at Prairie View A&M (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.).

The major league soccer playoffs have Philadelphia at Atlanta (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) and LA Galaxy at Los Angeles FC (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Willem Dafoe, Cynthia Erivo, Lindsey Stirling. The View: Michael Douglas. The Talk: Tim Robbins. Ellen DeGeneres: Max Greenfield, Ariel Winter, DJ Loni Love, Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Kelly Clarkson: Gabriel Iglesias, D’Arcy Carden.  The Real: Lisa Edelstein, Amanda Seales.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Steve Carell, Toby Keith. Jimmy Kimmel: Eddie Murphy, May Rudolph, the Sugarhill Gang. Jimmy Fallon: Keegan-Michael Key, Chance the Rapper, Brockhampton. Seth Meyers: Willem Dafoe, Kathryn Hahn, A$AP Ferg, Terence Higgins. James Corden: Edward Norton, Leslie Odom Jr., Zazie Beetz. Lilly Singh: Jenna Dewan, Nick Offerman. Trevor Noah: Alex Wagner (rerun). David Spade: Thomas Lennon, Diplo, Whitney Cummings (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Megan Mullally.

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