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What to Watch Thursday: American Idol finale

Plus: Mindy Kaling pals around with Stephen Colbert

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.

PICK OF THE NIGHT

American Idol

Fox, 8 p.m.

And here it is, folks — the exciting reveal we’ve all been waiting for. Now, without further ado, the name of the last-ever American Idol, as voted for by you, is … going to be … announced right after this commercial break, sponsored by Ford!

SEASON PREMIERE

The Odd Couple

CBS, 8:30 p.m.

Wondering where this Matthew Perry-Thomas Lennon comedy has been lately? I’ll tell you: They were on a break! Fine, fine, that’s a Ross line, but what else am I going to say about this show?

REALITY-TV RUMBLE

Lip Sync Battle

Spike, 10 p.m.

Thursday night’s contest pits Katharine McPhee against Jason Derulo. They will both lose to Taylor Hicks.

FEELS THE BURNS

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

CBS, 11:35 p.m.

Talk about a fun one-two punch: Colbert brings both Mindy Kaling and Tituss Burgess onto the show. And there’s also a treat for the Danny Castellanos among you: Ken Burns is the third guest. 

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