What to Watch Thursday: Charlie Sheen's Anger, a Burning Vengeance, Unlucky Louie and More

On TV this Thursday: Agent Pearce puts her fiancé’s murderer on Notice, an Emmy-winning guest star gets the Suits hot under the collar and Louie has quite the opening day. (Oh, and then there’s Charlie Sheen’s new gig, which you’ve perhaps already heard about.) As but a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked below), here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Duets (ABC) | In the competition’s first live show, the pros and their partners sing songs from this millennium — which could mean they’ll perform an awesome tune you haven’t heard in a few years… but might also mean they’ll cue up “Call Me Maybe.”

8 pm Breaking Pointe (The CW) | It’s opening night! Will Allison be able to tackle the tempos and multiple roles? (Or has she been too busy Tweeting?) Will Ronnie live up to expectations?

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9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | Agent Pearce wants Michael’s help to get revenge on her fiancé’s killer, but the dude in question is under protection as a CIA asset. Awkward.

9 pm Anger Management (FX) | Double-episode series premiere: Irony, thy name is Charlie Sheen playing a non-traditional therapist specializing in [see series title]. Selma Blair (Kath & Kim), Shawnee Smith (Becker), Barry Corbin (The Closer), Daniela Bobadilla (Awake), Michael Arden (GCB) and Noureen DeWulf (Hawthorne) co-star.

PREVIEW | Rookie Blue‘s Traci Balances Work and Romance on the Detective Beat

10 pm Wilfred (FX) | The official start of Season 2 (after last week’s “special preview”) finds the titular pup refusing to help Ryan with his problems because he feels like he doesn’t get much out of their relationship. Look, Wilfred, someone’s picking up the poop in this pairing, and I don’t think it’s you.

10 pm Suits (USA Network) | Emmy winner Margo Martindale (Justified) guest-stars as a tough nurse whose union threatens to strike against a hospital that Harvey represents. And when Daniel gets involved, Mike is caught in the middle.

10 pm Kathy (Bravo) The Newsroom’s Jane Fonda, Our America’s Lisa Ling and The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne join the bawdy redhead for some chat.

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10:30 pm Louie (FX) | In the Season 3 opener, Louie has a challenging day that may or may not include ice cream for breakfast, a most unfortunate encounter with a piece of heavy machinery, and a motorcycle.

11 pm Brand X With Russell Brand (FX) | Premiere: The naughty Brit comedian and former Katy Perry spouse hosts this new late-night gab fest.

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

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30 Comments
  1. Nick says:

    Duets & Wipeout

  2. Renee says:

    Wimbledon I recorded during the day. :-)

  3. suzi says:

    Burn Notice is the only new program I’ll watch, the rest of the night will be reruns.

  4. caal says:

    Louie!!!!!!!!

  5. t.t says:

    rookie blue suits

  6. I really wish Sheen was playing Wild Thing from Mayor League. I bet that’s why they made this character a baseball player, for the connection to that popular character.

  7. King says:

    Burn Notice, Anger Management and CSI: NY repeats on TNT.

  8. Eliza says:

    Burn Notice, Suits, Louie and Awkward. Will check out Anger Management too.

  9. George C. says:

    What about Twenty Twelve on BBCAmerica? I want to check that out.

    • TMW says:

      Saw the first episode of Twenty Twelve in the UK in December, George, and it’s wonderful. I can’t wait to see the rest of them. Epic fail not for it to be included on today’s list!

    • cindy says:

      Thanks for mentioning – it looks great.

  10. Gerald says:

    Anger Management and that’s it.

  11. TV Watcher says:

    Breaking Pointe, Burn Notice and then Anger Management on tape. Breaking Pointe is the ahnds down best show in its time slot, check it out!

  12. Michael says:

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT!!!
    I THINK IT WILL BE A BIG HIT !!
    CHARLIE SHEEN ROCKS !!!!

  13. Angel says:

    suits and will check out anger management

  14. Velvet says:

    Burn Notice
    Anger Management
    Wilfred

  15. Templar says:

    Suits and Brand X.

  16. Melanie says:

    Saving Hope and Take me Out for some mindless viewing

  17. Jared says:

    Awkward on MTV!

  18. Bella says:

    Burn Notice and Suits

  19. G says:

    Duets, Rookie Blue, and maybe Wipeout.

  20. farsia2010 says:

    burn notice and suits!!!!!!!!!

  21. bob barker says:

    NBA Draft on ESPN

  22. Mr. Sunshine says:

    Awkward at 10:30 on MTV…. One of my new favorite shows!!

  23. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Louie, Louie, Louie, Louwaaahhhhhh! I’m also in it for Wilfred and Burn Notice, but Louie is exactly what I need tonight. I was so excited to see Parker Posey in the previews, I hope we get her for more than just one episode. That was Parker Posey calling him fat in the previews, wasn’t it?

  24. Shaun says:

    Duets and Rookie Blue!

  25. TheBeach says:

    I’ll watch anything that Margo Martindale is in, so thanks for the heads up. It’s Suits for me.

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