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What to Watch Thursday: Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt star in Flowers

Plus: ‘Scandal’ plays the trump card

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

PICK OF THE NIGHT

Flowers

Seeso, streaming

You know who’s low-key one of the best TV actors out there? Olivia Colman, the talented Brit of Broadchurch, The Night Manager, Peep Show, and so many other elite shows. Now she’s got another one: Created by Will Sharpe, this new comedy examines, with jet-black laughs, a country-dwelling family rotting from the inside. Maurice — played by Julian Barratt, another excellent U.K. comic actor (The Might Boosh, Nathan Barley) — is a depressed children’s-book writer, while his wife Deborah (Colman) seems to be barely holding on to her own sanity. It’s extremely weird but also very funny. Sounds perfect for Colman.

SHELDON’S CHOICE

The Big Bang Theory

CBS, 8 p.m.

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) hires Stuart to spend the day with Amy (Mayim Bialik) because he’d rather go to a movie screening. And if that isn’t bad enough, the movie he wants to see is Mortdecai.

NICE WALKMAN

Scandal

ABC, 9 p.m.

In the penultimate episode of the show’s campaign season, titled “Trump Card,” Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) try to take down the slimy Donald Trump-like Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry). I think Shonda Rhimes is trying to tell us something…

NICE WALKMAN

The Eighties

CNN, 9 p.m.

The engaging Tom Hanks-produced retrospective delves into the decade’s technological innovations: Ataris, portable tape players, and those giant phones from Saved by the Bell.

SEASON FINALE

Project Runway All Stars

Lifetime, 9 p.m.

The fifth-ever All Stars victor will be chosen after a challenge where the designers are tasked with producing collections inspired by New York. I hope the winner somehow incorporates Pizza Rat into their creation!

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