Thursday's TV Highlights: First-season finale for ABC's 'The Deep End'
ON THE CASE: Tina Majorino and Mehcad Brooks costar on the season finale of "The Deep End" at 8 p.m. on ABC.
American Idol: Last season's champ Kris Allen returns to perform on a new episode of the talent competition (8 p.m. Fox).
SoCal Connected: A new edition of the newsmagazine profiles a former insurance broker who contracted cancer but was then denied medical coverage (8 p.m. KCET).
Behind Bars: This new documentary series about America's jails debuts with three back-to-back episodes (8, 9 and 10 p.m. Discovery).
Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Gordon Ramsay works his makeover magic on a Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., in this new episode (9 p.m. Fox).
Soundstage: Country music legend Willie Nelson is featured on a new edition of the concert series (10 p.m. KCET).
Burn Notice: "24's" Carlos Bernard guest stars on a new episode of the spy drama (10 p.m. USA).
The Sarah Silverman Program: Our heroine launches a write-in campaign for a fake mayoral candidate with a gag name in this new episode (10:30 p.m. Comedy Central).
Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968: Events surrounding the shooting of three black students by police at South Carolina State College are recalled in this documentary (9 p.m. KCET).
Hotel Rwanda: Don Cheadle stars in this fact-based 2004 drama about one man's efforts to save lives during the Rwandan genocide (8 p.m. MyNet).
The Dirty Dozen: Lee Marvin heads an all-star cast in this classic 1967 WWII action tale (9:15 p.m. TCM).
Winter Olympics: Women's curling (9 a.m. USA); women's hockey (11 a.m. and 3 p.m. MSNBC); men's curling (2 p.m. CNBC); women's cross-country skiing (3 p.m. NBC); ladies figure skating, men's skiing (8 p.m. NBC).
Pro basketball: The Cavaliers challenge the Celtics (5 p.m. TNT) and the Nuggets take on the Warriors (7:30 p.m. TNT).
College basketball: The Bruins host Oregon State (8 p.m. FS Prime).
Photo credit: Bill Matlock / ABC