Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

Michael Underwood

Nathan for You 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

I love fake reality shows, even if they are redundant. In this new series, comedian Nathan Fielder (pictured) plays a glum consultant who helps to make over struggling small businesses. He pushes a caricature artist to draw nasty likenesses and encourages a frozen yogurt store to start serving poo-flavored yogurt. The focus group taste test in that second sketch, by the way, is cringe-alicious.


Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 10 p.m., Channel 5

In a smart promotional movie, ABC has been reairing notable episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in primetime. Thursday night, the network is giving Kimmel’s Oscar special a second round, for those who haven’t caught it online. Among the highlights: “Life of Psy” and “Movie: The Movie: 2V” with Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, John Krasinski, Bradley Cooper, Jason Schwartzman, Bruno Mars, Channing Tatum, and Oprah Winfrey as the president. Also: Matt Damon eating a sandwich. Pictured: Kimmel.

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The Graduate 8 p.m., TCM

Plastics (urgery).

Immortalized 10 p.m., AMC


Puffin stuffed.

King of the Nerds 10 p.m., TBS

Someone Kirk, king of the nerds.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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