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Some men just want to watch the world burn—others want to watch the Gotham finale

Cameron Monaghan in Gotham
Photo: Giovanni Rufino (Fox)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, May 17. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.): The Batman prequel’s grinning, pasty-faced maniac isn’t the Joker (and, apparently, will never be the Joker), but that hasn’t prevented him from wreaking havoc across the show’s fourth season. In tonight’s season finale, Jeremiah warns Gordon that there’s more chaos to come, though Warner Bros. has dictated to Gotham that this cannot be the type of chaos we’ve come to expect from the Clown Prince Of Crime, who is explicitly not Jeremiah. We can report with absolute certainty that Kyle Fowle is not the Joker, either.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1, 8 p.m.)
Arrow (The CW, 9 p.m.) season finale

Wild card

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 9 p.m.): Gotham’s Ra’s Al Ghul isn’t the only immortal hanging around on Thursdays: Grey’s Anatomy will be back for a 15th season this fall.

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