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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ and ‘The Eleven’


Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

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Watch Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in their first movie together. And a true-crime documentary comes to A&E.

What’s on TV

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (2011) 8 p.m. on VH1. There are lots of reasons “La La Land” tied the record for the most Oscar nominations ever last year, but one is simply how good Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone look together. As a screen couple they’re passionate, candid and feisty; their banter flies effortlessly. That chemistry spills out of “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” their first movie together. In this riotous and endearing comedy, Jacob (Mr. Gosling) tries to help Cal (Steve Carell), a divorced sad sack, get his mojo back — leading to painfully awkward situations and one of the silliest, most hysterical fight scenes in recent film history. Ms. Stone plays Hannah, a law school graduate with a useless boyfriend.


Russell Westbrook in a 2017 preseason game.

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N.B.A. BASKETBALL: NEW YORK KNICKS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 8 p.m. on TNT. The National Basketball Association returned on Tuesday after a tumultuous off-season, as LeBron James and Stephen Curry feuded with President Trump and countless All-Stars changed teams. Two of those stars will get their first look in their new uniforms here: Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks and Paul George of the Pacers must coexist with the ferocious Russell Westbrook of the Thunder. They face off against a young Knicks team led by the rising phenom Kristaps Porzingis.

THE ELEVEN 9 p.m. on A&E. The latest entry in the increasingly popular true-crime genre heads to Galveston County, Tex., on the Gulf Coast just south of Houston. As the series starts, the retired police detective Fred Paige has unearthed a letter from an inmate, Edward Harold Bell, in which he confessed to killing seven teenage girls in the 1970s. But when Mr. Paige and a journalist, Lise Olsen, confront Mr. Bell about the letter, he denies the confession. The series documents subsequent efforts by Mr. Paige and Ms. Olsen to piece together evidence linking Mr. Bell to the deaths.

SCANDAL 9 p.m. on ABC. The series flashes back and turns its attention to Fitz, who has tried to stay out of the limelight and embrace being an ordinary citizen during the first 100 days of Mellie’s presidency.

BEAT BOBBY FLAY 10 p.m. on Food Network. In this kitchen battle show, the indefatigable Bobby Flay challenges other chefs to cook-offs, with the winner determined by blind taste tests. (During the show’s run, Mr. Flay has won twice as often as he has lost.) This week’s competition includes the chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Marcellus Coleman and the former “S.N.L.” cast member Bobby Moynihan.


From left, Bobby Flay, Bobby Moynihan and Alex Guarnaschelli on “Beat Bobby Flay.”

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What’s Streaming

THE CRYING GAME (1992) on Hulu. Fergus (Stephen Rea), an Irish Republican Army fighter, is torn between loyalty and romance in this Oscar-winning film. “For all its sorrowful realism, ‘The Crying Game’ believes in the kind of redemption not often seen in movies since the 1930s and ’40s,” Vincent Canby wrote in his review for The New York Times. Forest Whitaker co-stars as Fergus’s British prisoner.

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