As Thomas J. West III writes for Primetimer today, much has been said about the Kardashians over the past 15 years, but there’s no denying that the famous family and their E! reality show forever altered the media landscape. When Keeping Up with the Kardashians first debuted in 2007, viewers saw a mom struggling to balance family and work, three sisters stocking shelves in their local clothing store, and their two half-sisters dealing with awkward tweendom. So much has changed since those early years, and tonight the family reflects on how far they’ve come in the KUWTK series finale, an hour-long affair that aims to give the family some closure as they embark on new adventures.
Also today: Summer officially begins with the debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, Sutton Foster searches for a happy ending in the Younger series finale, Dwayne Wade hosts a new game show on TBS, and Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) adds more to her Emmys reel in the Hacks finale. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
Keeping Up with the Kardashians: The family buries a time capsule to commemorate their years on KUWTK in the show’s series finale. Afterwards, Kim makes an announcement about her future, Khloe mulls a move to Boston to be with Tristan, and Kourtney and Scott reflect on their decades-long romance. 8:00 PM ET on E!
Younger: More farewells: After seven seasons of publishing world drama, Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, and Debi Mazar part ways with Younger. Streaming on Paramount+ and Hulu
Rebel: ABC’s canceled legal drama ends its first season with two back-to-back episodes. While Rebel’s tenure at ABC has come to an end, star Katey Sagal has said she hopes it will be picked up at “another, more suitable” network or streaming service. Watch preview. 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM ET on ABC
In the Heights: In Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) saves every penny as he imagines and sings about a better life for himself and his vibrant Latinx community. The musical, which premieres concurrently in theaters and on HBO Max, is based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning play and directed by Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker Jon M. Chu. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Infinite: Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, and Jason Mantzoukas star in Infinite, a sci-fi film about a man who discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+
Hacks: Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and Ava (Hannah Einbinder) put the finishing touches on Deborah's new hour as Ava mulls a career move in the final two episodes of Hacks. HBO Max has already greenlit a second season of the acclaimed comedy. Streaming on HBO Max
Manifest: The Stones are finally reunited with Olive (Luna Blaise) in tonight's special two-hour season finale, but the good mood quickly dissipates when they discover that Cal (Jack Messina) has run away. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
The Cube: Teams of two must demonstrate skill and determination inside The Cube, a glass box with a mind of its own, for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize. Retired NBA star Dwayne Wade hosts. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on TBS
Reunion Road Trip: E! reunites television’s most popular casts in a new travel series featuring candid conversations, behind-the-scenes gossip, and surprising revelations. Reunion Road Trip begins with an All My Children reunion, with subsequent episodes featuring the casts of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Scrubs, and A Different World. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on E!
Starstruck: Rose Matafeo (Baby Done) plays a millennial living in East London who accidentally sleeps with a famous movie star (Nikesh Patel) in this British comedy series. All six episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Full Bloom: Ten talented florists compete in individual and team challenges in Season 2 of this competition series, with the winner taking home a $100,000 grand prize. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.