What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang Babe Rocks Runway, Game Night and Motive Finales and More

Project RunwayOn TV this Thursday: Kaley Cuoco hits the Runway, Hollywood Game Night puts an end to its charade(s), Motive wraps with back-to-back cases and a Rookie Blue snafu sends officers scrambling. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Motive (ABC)  | Two-hour season finale: Flynn and Vega wrap the procedural’s freshman season with two cases: the murders of an executive assistant and a teen boy. Carly Pope (Popular) and Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1) guest-star. (Not yet renewed.)

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9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco guest-judges one of her most favorite shows, in an episode where shoes inspire the contestants’ designs.

9 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Will Aaryn’s luck finally run out? (If so, how hard do you think Julie Chen will go there during the exit interview?) And as importantly, will the contestants break out of the unanimous evictions rut?

9 pm New Girl (Fox) | Repeat to Revisit: Watch Nick do the panic moonwalk for the first time (all over again) on the morning after his  (super smokin’ hot) hallway kiss with Jess.

9 pm Pawn Stars (History) | Back-to-back episodes: Before Rick & Co. go on hiatus for a while, the shop gets a new intern, and Rick and Chumlee check out a nearly mint 1969 Camaro Z28.

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10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Andy and Swarek must cover for Marlo’s unprofessional conduct after a suspected pedophile is found severely beaten. (Get preview from Peter Mooney.)

10 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | Season finale: David Giuntoli (Grimm), Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris), Emilie de Ravin (Once Upon a Time), Jerry Ferarra (Entourage), Tom Arnold (Sons of Anarchy) and Hoda Kotb (Today) play around in tonight’s season-ender. (Watch a sneak peek!) (Already renewed.)

10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Wilfred’s path to valor puts Ryan in danger.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

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  1. SK says:

    Project Runway
    Hollywood Game Night

  2. David says:

    I would have watched Motive anyway but knowing Amanda Tapping will be on is icing on the cake!!!

  3. Angie says:

    I hope ABC renews Motive. It’s a good show.

  4. Florian Ques says:

    Motive is already renewed by CTV, but we don’t know whether ABC will broadcast the second season or not.

  5. EJ says:

    How could you ignore the likely eviction of Aaryn the racist from the Big Brother house? Her exit interview with Julie Chen should be very interesting.

  6. JennK says:

    It makes me smile that two if the shows mentioned and commented on are Canadian productions. Don’t worry American fans, if ABC doesn’t pick up Motuve, CTV will air it’s next season in Canada in the fall. The same for Rookie Blue on Global.

  7. Maryann says:

    Well, ABC in its infinite wisdom has seen fit to pull the last two episodes of MOTIVE and substitute a reality show in its place. (Confirmed on ABC.com and tvguide.com) The reality show continues in this slot and there is no listing for Motive in the next two weeks. Last year the same thing happened to Saving Hope (another Canadian import and my favorite show of the last several years). Let’s just hope that they make the last two episodes available online.

    With GRACELAND preempted this week (It will be back next week), this is going to be a night of catching up on shows I’m behind on

    • lindasays says:

      My ABC listings show the NFL Pre-season regional game, and has Rookie Blue on at 12:31am Sunday. Motive is listed Sunday at 4pm. How random is that? So, double check, fans.

      • Maryann says:

        Thank you. I went back and looked again, and Motive is showing in my area not on Sunday at 4PM but tonight from 1-3 AM. So yes, any fans of Motive who live in an area that has preempted it for football should definitely check their local listings.

  8. Chablis says:

    BB – don’t think there will be an encounter with ChenBot and Aaryn. She is going to Jury – they can’t talk about anything.

  9. Bill says:

    Rookie Blue, Pawn Stars, TNA and Wilfred

  10. Matt says:

    Rookie Blue (Live)
    Hollywood Game Night (Live)
    Motive (DVR)

  11. G says:

    Big Brother and Rookie Blue.

  12. Arien says:

    Kaley was one of the most useless Project Runway judges ever (in one of the worst episodes ever). Someone who has not the best red carpet track record anyway mumbling irrelevant stuff or repeating more or less everything that Heidi Klum said. Mind you, she is not the first actress that was on that show just for the name’s sake.

    Even Lauren Graham, whom I really like, was not a good choice as a judge a few years ago. Either get actresses with a fashion sense or design experience or stick to the designers/editors/costume designers.