Two exhibits depict the life of the wealthy and depressing in Hollywood. And stream “Parts Unknown.”
What’s on TV
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP 11 a.m. on Fox. The group stage of the World Cup begins on Thursday, with the United States sitting out after failing to qualify. As host, Russia certified routinely, and hopes to advance out of the group stage for the primary time for the reason that Soviet Union dissolved. Russia faces Saudi Arabia, which is celebrating its first World Cup look in 12 years and squeaked in because of some canny shotmaking by the striker Mohammad al-Sahlawi.
AMERICAN WOMAN 10 p.m. on Paramount. After leaving her husband, Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone) finds herself in command of her personal funds for the primary time. Enlisting the assistance of two greatest mates, she’s searching for a supply of stability. Immediately after at 10:30, Ms. Silverstone seems on LIP SYNC BATTLE to shut the loop on a meta joke: She returns to her character, Cher, from “Clueless” to sing alongside to “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea — who mimicked Ms. Silverstone’s character for the song’s music video.
GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE 10 p.m. on Bravo. If Bonnie and her mates want extra recommendation, they may take into account flipping the channel to Bravo, the place one other group of Los Angeles mates discover postdivorce life. The drama begins its fifth and closing season on Thursday, as Abby (Lisa Edelstein) asks an enormous query to her boyfriend, Mike, on the pink carpet. In a current interview with The New York Times, Ms. Edelstein mentioned how the present resonates with audiences regardless of her character’s lavish life-style: “It’s not just a show: It’s medicine somehow, and it’s a mirror of their own struggles, albeit with amazing clothes and ridiculous shoes.”
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN on Netflix. In a case of unlucky timing, Netflix’s deal on “Parts Unknown” was to run out on Saturday. But after Mr. Bourdain’s demise final week, the streaming platform determined to retain the present for months to come. You can watch the primary eight seasons; memorable episodes embrace Vietnam (Season four, Episode four), during which he explores an open-air market and tries fowl’s nest soup within the metropolis of Hue; Lyon (Season three, Episode four), during which Mr. Bourdain takes that French city with the chef Daniel Boulud; and the Bronx (Season four, Episode 2), during which he will get some steerage from the hip-hop artists Afrika Bambaataa and Melle Mel.
STRANGE ANGEL on CBS All Access. Will Hunting isn’t the one janitor genius. “Strange Angel” relies on the true story of Jack Parsons, who labored as a janitor at a chemical mixing plant earlier than contributing to the cutting-edge rocket expertise of the 1930s. Oh, and he was additionally an accused spy, joined a intercourse cult and befriended L. Ron Hubbard. Jack Reynor performs Parsons with a cussed glint; the end result is sort of a curious cross between “Wild Wild Country” and “Hidden Figures.”