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What to Watch on Thursday: New series 'American Woman' and 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger'

(L-R): Mena Suvari, Alicia Silverstone and Jennifer Bartels in the Paramount Network series "American Woman."
(L-R): Mena Suvari, Alicia Silverstone and Jennifer Bartels in the Paramount Network series "American Woman." Paramount Network

American Woman (10 p.m., Paramount) — This new half-hour dramedy stars Jennifer Bartels (who grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Millbrook and ECU), Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari. It follows three friends in 1970s Beverly Hills as they navigate broken marriages, shaky romances and career struggles. It's a mostly serious show, but with enough light moments to keep it out of downer territory. It's based on the true story of the childhood of former child actress Kyle Richards, whose mother raised her and her sister Kim (also a child actress) after their parents divorced. We talked to Jennifer Bartels about the show's cool '70s vibe and strong messages — and about growing up in Raleigh — so check out that interview.

Also on tonight . . .

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (8 p.m., Freeform) — In this new Marvel series, two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to each other. In a second new episode airing at 9, Tandy’s past catches up with her and Tyrone becomes consumed with revenge.

Aubrey Joseph, left, as Tyrone Johnson, and Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen in the new Freeform series "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger." Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani

Celebrity Family Feud (8 p.m., ABC) — First, the men of Steve Harvey’s family face off against the women of his family. The second game features Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s family competing with Ralph Sampson’s family.

The Four: Battle for Stardom (8 p.m., Fox) — In the Season 2 premiere, four singers battle against new artists who want to take their spot.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (8 p.m., VH1) — The queens must present two characters on the runway: their best selves and their evil twins. Lena Dunham and Ashanti are the guest judges and Cheyenne Jackson is a special guest.

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