What to Watch: Big Brother Is Back, L Word Goes Bi, Rock Center Scrutinizes Scientology and More

On TV this Thursday: Just like heat waves and getting sand in your Speedo, summer perennial Big Brother is back; Rock Center offers context for Tom and Katie’s split; Saving Hope makes a love connection; and The Choice season finale tries to find Superman a new Lois. Here are 10 programs to take notice of tonight.

8 pm Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) | Beck defies Tron’s orders to destroy a secret weapon, and The Occupation takes programs captive.

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9 pm Big Brother (CBS) | A new motley crew — including four “mystery” alumni — arrives at the glass house for Season 14 of the all-access reality show. Check ‘em out here:
9 pm The Choice (Fox) | In the season finale, model Tyson Beckford and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’s Dean Cain look for a career boost love.

9 pm Saving Hope (NBC) | A psychic hypnotist uses his ability to connect Alex and Charlie. The only downside? He also makes them cluck like chickens and think that they’re naked.

9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | A manhunt in the Everglades goes bad when Sam gets kidnapped — will Michael and Jesse be able to save him? Behind bars, a prospective ally asks Fiona for a dangerous favor. Kristanna Loken (The L Word) returns as Anson’s cohort Rebecca.

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10 pm Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC) | On the heels of TomKat’s confidential divorce settlement, NBC News correspondent Kate Snow sits down with two former Scientologists to discuss what happens when someone inside the secretive church tries to break free.

10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Oliver’s daughter, Izzy, witnesses someone stabbing a homeless squatter — and then goes missing herself. Good thing dad’s got a police force at his disposal!

10 pm POV (PBS) | The documentary series’ latest installment, “Guilty Pleasures,” takes a look at the romance-novel phenomenon from the perspective of fans and people in the biz (including a Fabio-esque cover model). Yeah, we know – you’re too intellectual to be interested in things like this. And that’s definitely not your copy of Fifty Shades of Grey buried in your handbag.

10 pm The Real L Word (Showtime) | Season 3 of this unscripted drama about lady-loving ladies promises a bi-coastal narrative that pits “L.A. glam versus Brooklyn cool.”

10:30 pm Louie (FX) | Bienvenido a Miami, Louie.

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



Comments (23)

  • Well, I wont be home tonight but both BB and Burn Notice will be getting DVR’d!

    Comment by Ashlee – July 12, 2012 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burn Notice, Suits and BB! OH MY!

    Comment by Elyse – July 12, 2012 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tonight is the last night before baseball is back. I’ll watch Rizzoli & Isles, which I’ve TiVoed, and TiVo Suits for later viewing (I go to bed at 10 during the week). I’ll try to get in White Collar as well.

    Comment by Doris – July 12, 2012 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry, Kimberly. Dean Cain was the star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

    Comment by TV Fan – July 12, 2012 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally right — amended!

      Comment by Kimberly Roots – July 12, 2012 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dumb question, I’m sure. But is that *actually* the press release for Saving Hope or is TV Line being amusing?

    Comment by Gilda – July 12, 2012 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • First sentence of the blurb = real. Others = me being cheeky.

      Comment by Kimberly Roots – July 12, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is there a new Awkward. tonight as well?

    Comment by jill – July 12, 2012 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep, there’s a new episode today.

      Comment by Gerald – July 12, 2012 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for Saving Hope tonight.

    Comment by SVClois – July 12, 2012 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awkward., Awkward., and some more Awkward.

    Seriously, if you’re not watching this show, you should be! Don’t pay attention that it actually airs on MTV, but that it’s actually a well written, quality show with great humor and a terrific cast.

    Comment by Anon – July 12, 2012 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burn Notice and Suits

    Comment by Bella – July 12, 2012 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Suits and Rookie Blue!

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch – July 12, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burn Notice
    Anger Management
    Wilfred

    Comment by Velvet – July 12, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Suits live and then Awkward and Men at Work later…

    Comment by Lani – July 12, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Deuts & Wipeout

    Comment by Nick – July 12, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burn Notice and Suits for me tonight.

    Comment by Justin – July 12, 2012 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Big Brother for the return of Janelle.

    Comment by S – July 12, 2012 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Brother and Rookie Blue.

    Comment by G – July 12, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t it worth mentioning a Men at Work double-dip?

    Comment by TLG – July 12, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awkward!!

    Comment by Jared – July 12, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burn notice, Saving Hope, Suits.

    Comment by bobbie – July 12, 2012 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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