On TV this Thursday: Kiefer Sutherland’s special Touch returns, the Community gang plays dress up, Project Runway and Archer finish their finales, Awake does a double-take and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to keep on your radar.
7 pm NCAA Basketball Tournament: Syracuse vs. Wisconsin (CBS) | March Madness continues with Sweet 16 action, this match-up featuring Orangeman Matt Mitovich’s alma mater. Then at 9:30 pm, it’s Cincinnati vs. Ohio State.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The contestants move into single digits after tonight’s live elimination. Check out Michael Slezak’s Idology interview with Shannon Magrane and his most recent recap, and then vote in our Top 10 poll!
8 pm Missing (ABC) | As the search for her son continues, Becca makes a deal with the head of French Intelligence (onetime 24 baddie Joaquim de Almeida) — but the agreement comes with serious moral complications.
8 pm Community (NBC) | To help Abed get out of debt, the study group dons costumes and goes to work for his onetime boss (3rd Rock From the Sun‘s French Stewart) as celebrity impersonators — triggering dangerous levels of narcissism in Jeff.
9 pm Touch (Fox) | Time slot premiere: Martin (played by Kiefer Sutherland) is led to a pawn shop where a robbery connects a distraught flight attendant in New York, a son visiting from India to spread his father’s ashes, a magician in Moscow, a cancer patient and a mobster in the Bronx.
9 pm Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) | In Part 2 of the finale, the final three present their signature collections. Guest judges include Tommy Hilfiger and Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing. (Read Michael Slezak’s Part 1 recap.)
9:30 pm Up All Night (NBC) | Ava’s dad (Happy Days‘ Henry Winkler) visits with his family, who seem to be more interested in meeting celebrities — like her rival, guest star Sharon Osbourne — than Ava.
10 pm Awake (NBC) | While investigating an alleged suicide in the “red” world, Britten runs into Rex’s former babysitter (General Hospital‘s Brianna Brown). Later, he is taken aback to see the very different path the young woman took in the other reality.
10 pm Archer (FX) | Season 3 finale: Archer and his colleagues wish they had never voyaged to the final frontier in an effort to prevent a catastrophe on the International Space Station.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @AlyseWhitney