What to Watch Tonight: John Oliver's Daily Show Adieu, Pitch Premiere, Heavenly Motive & More

The Daily Show With Jon StewartOn TV this Thursday: John Oliver vacates the Daily Show desk, The Pitch forks over some new episodes, Burn Notice comes under friendly fire and Motive finds some angels with filthy souls. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: The guys and their ladies celebrate Valentine’s Day the way only they can: with arguments, comic-book-store singles and In Case of Emergency forms.

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9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The designers are split into teams to create mini-collections inspired by items from four very different retailers.

9 pm Motive (ABC) | Flynn and Vega’s investigation starts spiritual but turns seedy when they wind up poking around the world of organized crime.

9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | One of Michael’s old friends is digging up secrets that could expose his cover. So, Michael: How far are you willing to go to protect the mission?

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10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Chris’ son is kidnapped while in Andy and Nick’s care – and in the search for the boy, Swarek becomes all too aware of Andy and Nick’s budding relationship.

10 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | Tonight’s gamers include Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) and Wilmer Valderamma (That ’70s Show).

10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Ryan, Wilfred and a wily old friend struggle to outfox each other.

10 pm Sullivan & Son (TBS) | In the middle of a huge prank war, Susan helps Carol through a difficult audit. Jason Kravits (The Practice) guest-stars.

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11 pm The Pitch (AMC) | Season 2 premiere: The rapidly expanding College Hunks Hauling Junk company needs help becoming a household name, so two ad agencies compete for the honor.

11 pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) | Let’s get a slow clap going for Oliver – tonight is his last episode behind the fake anchor desk — who truly held his own during Stewart’s absence. Simon Pegg (Star Trek) is Oliver’s final guest.

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18 Comments
  1. Pepper says:

    I didn’t think I’d wanna watch The Daily Show without Jon Stewart and now I don’t want John Oliver to leave!!!

  2. MaryAnn says:

    GRACELAND!

  3. Abbie says:

    Motive turned out to be a surprisingly good show. I really hope ABC brings it back next year.

  4. Jedi77 says:

    Jon Oliver-you will be missed!!

  5. Kate says:

    Graceland! Then The Daily Show.

  6. Andy says:

    Hollywood Game Night and Graceland

  7. Joey says:

    Graceland, Children’s Hospital, and NSTF.

  8. Amber says:

    Rookie Blue & Motive…my favorite tv day of the week ;-)

  9. Ann says:

    Thanks for including Motive this week, but no love for Graceland?

    Motive
    Graceland

  10. Really going to miss John Oliver for his Daily Show takeover throughout the entire Summer. He’s 100% hilarious and I can’t wait to see Jon Stewart’s return from his Summer vacation. BTW, when is Stewart coming back?

  11. jen says:

    John Oliver has been absolutely hilarious. His tenure was well timed with all the royal baby news. Looking forward to Stewart’s return, but I will definitely miss JO.

  12. Justin says:

    Burn Notice and Graceland for me tonight!

  13. maggie says:

    Although I love Jon Stewart, and was sad that he was taking the summer off, I think that John Oliver has been a brilliant replacement. Oliver has shown that he has what it takes to keep the show going should Stewart ever decide to quit. Or maybe they’ll give Oliver his own show, like they did for Colbert.

  14. Steve says:

    Burn Notice
    Motive
    Graceland
    Rookie Blue