Oprah’s Next Chapter 9 p.m., OWN
She has been trying to get more attention for her network, and she came up with a great solution. Thursday and Friday nights, Oprah talks to Lance Armstrong in a pretaped two-part interview, and he will reportedly — after years of denials — confess to having used performance-enhancing drugs during his celebrated cycling career. Before the interview, Armstrong told the AP: “I’m calm, I’m at ease and ready to speak candidly.” After the interview, Oprah tweeted: “Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2½ hours. He came READY!”
Newsreaders Midnight, Adult Swim
This new comedy is from the makers of “Childrens Hospital,” so you can imagine how twisted — and hysterical — it is. The 15-minute episodes are heavy parodies of network newsmagazines. In the premiere, anchor Louis LaFonda (Mather Zickel, above) investigates a sex van invented by two college guys, or so it seems. Dan Rather appears briefly on Thursday night, along with Aaron Staton (from “Mad Men”), Brian Posehn, and Missi Pyle.
Kathy 10 p.m., Bravo
Archer 10 p.m., FX
H. Jon Excellent.
30 Rock 8 p.m., Channel 7
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