What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Thursday

On TV this Thursday: ABC’s Duets puts a new spin on singing competitions, Rookie Blue is back on duty, Awake goes into a final slumber, familiar faces are Men at Work and more. Here are seven programs you might want to check out.

8 pm Duets (ABC) | On this new series, instead of observing from behind a table or spinning chairs, the judges — including Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles — get on stage to sing with their hand-picked contestants. The winner will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Season 9 auditions kick off in Dallas and New York.

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9 pm On the Fly (TLC) | Series premiere: If you miss Pan Am, this new reality show offers a behind-the-scenes look of Southwest Airlines. (We’re guessing they won’t highlight Kevin Smith’s “Too fat to fly” incident?)

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10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Season 3 premiere: As Andy returns from suspension awaiting reinstatement to active duty, she finds herself unable to assist with an important case (featuring guest star William Shatner) and battling her potential replacement (Camelot‘s Peter Mooney).

10 pm Awake (NBC) | Series finale: With each police force on a man hunt for Detective Britten, Bird and Vega decide to help their struggling partner. Ultimately Britten’s worlds collide, bringing together his psychiatrists in an unlikely debate that forces him to choose his path. (View a first look photo!)

10 pm Punk’d (MTV) | Glee‘s Heather Morris frames Joe Jonas for a burglary, robs pop singer Cody Simpson and tries to make Emma Roberts flood a fro-yo store. Wait, what?

10 pm Men at Work (TBS) | Series premiere: That ’70s Show‘s Danny Masterson, Las Vegas‘ James Lesure, The O.C.‘s Michael Cassidy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Adam Busch work at a magazine.

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Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.

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  1. Phoenix says:

    They aired the Awake finale in Canada last night, and it was awesome!!!

  2. Amanda says:

    Wasn’t there already a show in the past about Southwest Airlines?

  3. Louie says:

    Why does Kelly look like a mannequin in that picture…? Freaky

    • Kvivik says:

      The only person I recognized in that picture was John Legend. It’s either a bad pic, or the makeup people did an awful job.

  4. lavi says:

    Rookie Blue IS ON tonight!!! been waiting for so long…

  5. Lana says:


  6. bad kevin says:

    The “series finale” of Awake. Still disappointed that NBC still can’t find a huge hit for the 10 p.m. time slot on Thursdays ever since E.R. ended back in 2009. :-(

    • Jones says:

      I’m disappointed that TV hasn’t found a show worthy of Jason Isaac’s awesome talent. I tried to get into this show, but everyone except the lead was unbearable. C’mon studios! Give this guy a great show and let him keep his wonderful natural accent!

  7. davoor says:

    wow the finale of awake really can make for a good series finale :) they wrapped everything up very nicely… though there are still questions unanwsered i am very happy for the way it ended!!! :)

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Oh, good to hear. I was worried about that. Still disappointed it’s not coming back though but I’m more excited to watch now since there is a bit of closure.

  8. sarah says:

    So happy Rookie Blue is back. I love that show!
    I will record Awake.

  9. Megan says:

    yay Rookie Blue! Perfect summer show.

  10. Kira says:

    So excited to see Rookie Blue!!! Hopefully we get some great Sandy scenes.

  11. rubytu says:

    Awake, though I hope it’s not a cliffhanger, since it’s cancelled.

  12. Boiler says:

    Love Jennifer Nettles and Kelly Clarkson but now is the time to turn off the TV for the summer

  13. Justin says:

    Just Men at Work for me.

  14. G says:

    Going to check out Men at Work and Duets. Will also be watching Rookie Blue.

  15. Gerald says:

    Yay Rookie Blue. Love me some Andy, Chris, Dov, Gail and Traci. (Please give us as little screen time for Sam if possible)

  16. Velvet says:

    Swamp People
    Men at Work

  17. Linderella says:

    Duets and Awake. I’m bummed about Awake being cancelled but if we get some closure for Michael tonight, that would be really good. Jason Isaacs definitely deserves a series that will stick around for a while. He’s an awesome talent. Unlike another writer, I liked the supporting cast.

  18. Josh says:

    Watching Duets and Men at work and taping Punkd

  19. Danielle H says:

    Checking out Men at Work with really low expectations, lol.

  20. NCSouthernBelle says:

    SYTYCD! Woohoo! My workout inspiration.

  21. Tara says:

    Watched the first half hour of Duets and nearly died of boredom. This is so gonna tank.

  22. Ona Briles says:

    Glad to have Rookie Blue back on television I think one of the best show on the air. I’m very glad to be watching again. Disappointed Sam & The detective (?) didn’t make I’M a hopeless romantic!!!! :))

  23. Ona Briles says:

    Not really sure what happened at the end on the show AWAKE but spookie?Is the show going to return next season. It really has my attention.The writing is thrilling hopefully they will keep on for next season!!!! :))