On TV this Thursday: Burn Notice receives its burn notice, Graceland and Rookie Blue cop out for the season, CBS previews its fall line-up and Ricky Gervais’ Derek hits Netflix. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Million Second Quiz (NBC) | On Night 4 of this Ryan Seacreast-hosted interactive marathon game show, the contestants discover they really have to use the restroom.
8:25 pm Thursday Night Football (NFLN) | Can Mr. Gisele Bündchen and the New England Patriots reroute the New York Jets? Tune in to find out.
8:30 pm CBS Fall Preview (CBS) | In case you haven’t been keeping up with TVLine’s fall TV coverage (the horror!), catch this special hosted by We Are Men’s Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn and Chris Smith.
9 pm Wipeout (ABC) | Special time: If you’ve seen the first two editions of the series’ “Hotties vs. Nerds,” you know what to expect in this third battle: a subtle meditation on the expectations society places on its most beautiful and intelligent members. Just kidding, it’s hotties and nerds being bounced around on contraptions like the “Octopushy.”
9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | Series finale: After seven seasons of chasing bad guys and facing his CIA demons, Michael Westen must repair some burned bridges before he can (hopefully!) ride off into the sunset. (Whether he does so in his 1973 Dodge Charger or in a hearse remains to be seen.) Get scoop and find out why star Bruce Campbell says “nothing can prepare” fans for the show’s final hour.
9:30 pm Anger Management (FX) | Charlie and his dad each try to stop a woman from having sex with someone.
10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Season finale: As the fourth season of this Canadian import comes to a close, the officers of 15 Division try to figure out who has been targeting them. Can they piece it together before suffering further bloodshed? (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Graceland (USA Network) | Season finale: The housemates must unite to save one of their own from a sadistic killer. Wow, Big Brother is getting real. (Yep, renewed!)
10 pm Impractical Jokers (truTV) | The comedic series plays around with Q’s resemblance to former View host Rosie O’Donnell when she surprises him during a bogus presentation about cloning.
Derek (Netflix) | Series premiere: Infamous ex-Golden Globes host and erstwhile UK Office boss Ricky Gervais writes, directs, executive-produces and stars in this new series, which revolves around a tender, innocent outsider who works as a retirement home caretaker. (All seven 30-minute episodes are available today.)
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Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!