What to Watch: Thurs, April 5

From the creator of Grey's Anatomy comes ABC's new drama Scandal. Watch as PR managers, clients and the president himself intertwine in this sexy new show

Credit: Citytv & ABC

The cast of ABC’s new drama Scandal

Scandal (New Series)
10:01 p.m., Citytv & ABC
Kerry Washington stars in this drama as Olivia Pope, a PR crisis manager extraordinaire who has just left her job as communications director for the president of the United States (Tony Goldwyn) to open her own firm. She and her top-notch staff (including Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick) are paid big bucks to hush up their high-profile clients’ dirty little secrets; this isn’t always easy, but since this series comes from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, it’s always sexy.

The Big Bang Theory
8 p.m., CTV & CBS
Sheldon is in nerd heaven when he gets the chance to meet scientist and author Stephen Hawking, who guest stars as himself.

8 p.m., Citytv & NBC
Could this be the end of the friendship between Abed and Troy? Things get tense when construction of their pillow-and-blanket fort erupts into a campus-wide war that forces the study group to choose sides once battle lines are drawn. The only hope for detente lies with Jeff’s ability to negotiate a truce.

Undercover Boss Canada
9 p.m., W
FedEx Canada has been known as one of the top 50 Best Canadian Employers for several years and CEO Lisa Lisson wants to keep it that way, so she goes undercover to assess the front lines of overnight delivery.

10 p.m., Global & NBC
While working to defuse a hostage situation, Michael unexpectedly finds himself collaborating with Dr. Lee to help calm down a psychiatric patient who is threatening to blow up a mental hospital.

Real Deal (New Series)
10 p.m., History
In the vein of Antiques Roadshow, this new series follows the interactions between buyers and sellers of valuable historical artifacts, including a home electrotherapy machine from 1904. If you like it, stay tuned for another episode airing at 10:30 p.m.

Fairly Legal (New Season)
10 p.m. & 2 a.m., Showcase
Sarah Shahi (The L Word) is back for a second season in this engaging legal dramedy. Shahi stars as feisty lawyer Kate Reed, who has returned to her family’s law practice only to discover that her stepmom (Virginia Williams) has hired a new partner (Ryan Johnson), who she totally despises in that romantic-comedy way that lets you know that secretly she totally digs him.