What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Thursday

On TV this Thursday: Kiefer Sutherland Touches you one last time this season, the National Spelling Bee crowns a gnu champ, TBS’ Men have the wrong kind of threesome and more. Here are seven programs to consider.

8 pm Touch (Fox) | Two-hour Season 1 finale: As the Aster Corporation increases their interest in Jake, Martin joins forces with Abigail (The Shield‘s Catherine Dent) when the stakes of Jake’s custody escalate. When Martin learns that Jake is connected to Amelia, a presumed-dead girl with similar characteristics as his son, he sets out on a mission to uncover the truth. Maria Bello (ER) joins the cast as Amelia’s mother, while Cougar Town‘s Ian Gomez guest-stars. (And yes, it’s renewed — albeit in a new time slot.)

8 pm Breaking Pointe (The CW) | This new unscripted series offers a look inside the elite Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West.

8 pm Duets (ABC) | “Classic duets” is the theme for Week 2, so I had better get my “Islands in the Stream.”

8 pm The 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee (ESPN) | Don’t be contumacious — tune in! Plus, watch for a “celebri-bee” within the bee, bee-tween Modern Family Mensa member Nolan Gould and The Middle moppet Atticus Shaffer.

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9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Get ready for Sunday’s season finale by enjoying an encore of the most recent hour, featuring the Blackwater battle spectacular. (By the way, I’d love to see those spelling bee kids take a crack at this show’s character list. Suddenly, cymotrichous is looking like a cake walk.)

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10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | While tracking down a police car stolen by students as a prank, Andy and Swarek pick up the trail of a teen who robbed and assaulted a local criminal.

10 pm Men at Work (TBS) | Things become awkward between Milo (Danny Masterson) and Gibbs (James Lesure) after they engage in a “Devil’s Threesome” (aka two guys, one girl) with a woman they meet in a bar (guest star Stacy Keibler). As that wise sage Barney Stinson once noted, “Thou shall not make eye contact during a Devil’s Threesome.”

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

Comments (18)

  • The two hour season finale of Touch with guest star Maria Bello (still very sad about Prime Suspect getting canceled because of that silly looking hat her character wore on the show) and yes it will be back for Season Two, this time it moves to Fridays this Fall followed by the final season of Fringe. :-)

    Comment by Tran – May 30, 2012 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • thanks for the update! – said no one, ever.

      Comment by kyle – May 30, 2012 11:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rookie Blue!!! Can’t wait for McSwarek!!

    Comment by V – May 30, 2012 09:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Touch finale previews look amazing!

    Comment by Michelle – May 30, 2012 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the line “Kiefer Sutherland Touches you one last time” makes me a little uncomfortable and scared to watch…

    Comment by ed – May 31, 2012 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL,Kiefer Sutherland not Jack Bauer

      Comment by RON – May 31, 2012 04:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kiefer Sutherland is welcome to touch me any time he’d like. :)

      Comment by Gwen – May 31, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spelling Bee! :D

    Comment by Maria – May 31, 2012 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rookie Blue!!! Cant wait! Love Sam and Andy!!!

    Comment by Nikki – May 31, 2012 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Swamp People

    Comment by Velvet – May 31, 2012 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ugh. I’m so ready for summer shows to start next week!!

    Comment by leahbh – May 31, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Duets 2nite :)

    Comment by Nick – May 31, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is a classic duet? Do the duet partners actually sing other artists songs, like Beatles?

    Comment by Joe – May 31, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rookie Blue! I still want Dov & Gale!!!

    Comment by Russ – May 31, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Game of Thrones. Thought your remark about names of the characters was great. Can’t get enough of this show. Just great!

    Comment by Santa – May 31, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely …. on all points. I can’t even pronounce most of the names on GOT, much less spell them.

      Comment by Melanie – May 31, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ROOKIE BLUE!!!! Love this show!

    Comment by Jamie – May 31, 2012 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t The Listener 3rd Season premiered today? Had no idea that the show wasn’t canceled!

    Comment by WeeklyWeek – May 31, 2012 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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