On TV this Thursday: Rookie Blue misplaces two (and it’s only the season premiere!), Anne Heche wants to Save Me, all the world’s a stage for Showville and Hannibal welcomes back a psychopath-in-training. Here are 10 post-May Sweeps programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) | Time-slot premiere: Chef Ramsay kicks both teams out of the kitchen right before the worst dinner service in the series’ history.
8 pm Save Me (NBC) | Double-episode series premiere: Anne Heche (Men in Trees) stars in this comedy as a pretty terrible wife and mom who survives a near-death experience to find she now receives messages from
Joan of Arcadia God. Michael Landes (Lois & Clark) plays her husband Tom, Madison Davenport (Shameless) plays their daughter and Alexandra Breckenridge (American Horror Story) plays Tom’s mistress.
9 pm Does Someone Have to Go? (Fox) | Series premiere: This new reality program hands control of a workplace – tonight, a credit-card processing company in Illinois – to the workers, forcing them to make tough decisions in an effort to improve their situation. (And yes, one of those calls includes answering the question posed in the series’ title.)
9 pm Motive (ABC) | Time-slot premiere: When a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, her ex-boyfriend is the most likely suspect. But Flynn and Vega soon find a link between the dead girl and a high-profile prosecutor running for mayor.
9 pm Showville (AMC) | Series premiere: Waiting for Guffman comes to life in this new, unscripted talent competition that offers a taste of stardom to a different small town every week. Actor Alex Mapa (Ugly Betty) and dancer Lisette Bustamante host. (Check out a preview.)
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | A Repeat to Revisit: Leslie and Andy go to the nation’s capital to visit Ben and April – running into real-life Senators Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe along the way.
10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Season 4 premiere: Andy and Nick’s undercover mission looks bleak when both go missing. Meanwhile, a random arrest at 15 Division brings Sam and the rest of the officers in the middle of the search for their covert colleagues.
10 pm Hannibal (NBC) | The macabre discovery of a past episode’s murder victim moves Jack and Alana to question Abigail Hobbs and makes Will aware of some of the girl’s secrets… but do they include the huge one she shares with Hannibal?
10 pm Giving You the Business (Food Network) | Four managers at the 16 Handles frozen yogurt chain are secretly put to the test. If it were up to me, I’d award the win to anyone who could answer this riddle: How come, no matter how little yogurt I think I want when I enter the serve-yourself shop, I wind up with a $10 sundae?
10 pm Men at Work (TBS) | Milo and Gibbs find Tyler’s new girlfriend to be a little too familiar.
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