Thursday television

“American Idol 8 p.m. Fox — The first person is eliminated. Kristen O’Connor: could it be you?

“The Big Bang Theory 8 p.m. CBS — Leonard’s purchase of a dining-room table doesn’t sit well with Sheldon.

“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Alex hears news about his dad and becomes angry.

“The Red Road” 9 p.m. Sundance (new series) — A tragedy impacts a Native American settlement in New Jersey.

“Hollywood Game Night” 9:01 p.m. NBC — Sean Hayes, Don Cheadle and Jason Sudeikis play.

“Two and a Half Men” 9:01 p.m. CBS (new time slot) — Lyndsey faces a choice between Alan and Larry.

“Scandal” 10 p.m. ABC — Sally decides to run for the presidency anyway.

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