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?)

PREVIEW | Rookie Blue‘s Missy Peregrym Previews Andy and Sam’s ‘Complicated’ Relationship

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.



Comments (33)

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

    Comment by Phoenix – May 24, 2012 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Darn, I cant believe I did not realize that I could have watched it last night and then would not have to record it tonight!

      Comment by sarah – May 24, 2012 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m curious to know if there is any sense of closure.

      Comment by John Berggren – May 24, 2012 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wondering the same thing, any sense of closure?

      Comment by wrstlgirl – May 24, 2012 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ive seen it too. I did enjoy it but im still a bit unsure about the ending.
        I wont say anything because i dont wanna spoil it.
        There is closure.

        Comment by Z – May 24, 2012 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t there already a show in the past about Southwest Airlines?

    Comment by Amanda – May 24, 2012 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fly Away

      Comment by travis – May 24, 2012 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As long as it wasn’t Lost.

      Comment by Rock Golf – May 24, 2012 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does Kelly look like a mannequin in that picture…? Freaky

    Comment by Louie – May 24, 2012 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Kvivik – May 24, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rookie Blue IS ON tonight!!! been waiting for so long…

    Comment by lavi – May 24, 2012 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ROOKIE BLUE IS BACK!!!

    Comment by Lana – May 24, 2012 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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. :-(

    Comment by bad kevin – May 24, 2012 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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!

      Comment by Jones – May 24, 2012 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!!! :)

    Comment by davoor – May 24, 2012 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by wrstlgirl – May 24, 2012 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy Rookie Blue is back. I love that show!
    I will record Awake.

    Comment by sarah – May 24, 2012 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay Rookie Blue! Perfect summer show.

    Comment by Megan – May 24, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited to see Rookie Blue!!! Hopefully we get some great Sandy scenes.

    Comment by Kira – May 24, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awake, though I hope it’s not a cliffhanger, since it’s cancelled.

    Comment by rubytu – May 24, 2012 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Jennifer Nettles and Kelly Clarkson but now is the time to turn off the TV for the summer

    Comment by Boiler – May 24, 2012 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just Men at Work for me.

    Comment by Justin – May 24, 2012 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Going to check out Men at Work and Duets. Will also be watching Rookie Blue.

    Comment by G – May 24, 2012 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Rookie Blue. Love me some Andy, Chris, Dov, Gail and Traci. (Please give us as little screen time for Sam if possible)

    Comment by Gerald – May 24, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Swamp People
    Men at Work

    Comment by Velvet – May 24, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Linderella – May 24, 2012 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ditto to all of this :)

      Comment by jess – May 24, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Duets and Men at work and taping Punkd

    Comment by Josh – May 24, 2012 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Checking out Men at Work with really low expectations, lol.

    Comment by Danielle H – May 24, 2012 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SYTYCD! Woohoo! My workout inspiration.

    Comment by NCSouthernBelle – May 24, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watched the first half hour of Duets and nearly died of boredom. This is so gonna tank.

    Comment by Tara – May 24, 2012 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!!!! :))

    Comment by Ona Briles – June 6, 2012 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!!!! :))

    Comment by Ona Briles – June 6, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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