What to Watch Tonight: Burn Notice Ends, Rookie Blue and Graceland Finales, Ricky Gervais & More

Burn NoticeOn 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  1. LynnH says:

    Graceland!! Love this show!

  2. John says:

    Burn Notice.

  3. Pam Mendez says:

    Graceland! So very happy it was renewed. Great show.

  4. Sarah says:

    ROOKIE BLUE!!!! Ugh the last 5 minutes of last week were so stressful, I don’t know how I will handle tonight!

  5. Irene says:

    Rookie Blue

  6. Steve says:

    Burn Notice
    Rookie Blue

  7. Caitlin says:

    Rookie Blue! Cannot wait! Was gasping and scared and nervous all last episode and expect more of the same tonight!

  8. The Million Second Quiz and the season finale of Rookie Blue.

  9. AgentVee says:

    Kinda perplexed about the results of the current “who won’t survive Burn Notice” poll, especially given the amount of spoilers floating about the character currently leading it. I don’t think she dies.

    • Jerri says:

      I don’t think she dies either. It’ll be either Michael or Maddie. The previews were too obvious in leading on and making people believe Fi will bite the bullet.

      • Pat D. says:

        Some dumb website leaked a picture showing the result of that cliffhanger scene from last week as their “preview” of LAST WEEK’S episode (ROFL), so I’m pretty sure I know whats going to happen at the beginning of the finale.

    • Mitchy the Kid says:

      God, I hope it will be Fiona! She has always been the worst character. Yes, even worse than Jesse.

      • John says:

        Why? Because she’s a woman who can take care of herself?

        • Huskygrl says:

          No because she completely abandoned Michael and immediately “fell in love” with and shacked up with someone new. In fact every time Michael does something she doesn’t like she immediately finds someone new. I have a hard time much of her after that.

          • Patrick says:

            Plus, Fi is a danger junky. She won’t ever be happy living a normal life. She wants danger, and she has a tendency to do or want to do bad things. Without Michael to save her bacon and reign in her demons, she would already be on death row or would have been tortured by the CIA and then shot for doing something really bad for really bad people.

    • Pat D. says:

      Hoping its Maddie—Sharon Gless is so freaking annoying on this show, I’ve been praying for her character’s death for years. Its a shame, because she was awesome in her Nip/Tuck arc.

      They cant kill Sam or Jesse because that would end any chance of an (AWESOME) spinoff.

  10. Joey says:


  11. Guest says:

    Rookie Blue!! (and then 9 months of waiting for season 5)

  12. t86 says:

    Rookie Blue!! so excited to see this finale!

  13. Mindy says:

    Burn Notice!

  14. Sebastian says:

    Everyone on burn notice should die except Sam and Jessie. And on Graceland, Charlie better die. She’s too stupid to live

  15. Kim R says:

    Rookie Blue & Graceland. :)

  16. Drew says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the “Fall TV Grid” at the blue link, above, it’s really helpful for figuring out what’s gonna be on and when it airs!

  17. Justin says:

    Burn Notice and Graceland for me tonight! Gonna miss u Burn Notice. Seven seasons of excellence coming to an end.

  18. Morgen says:

    I think the CBS Fall special is on at 8:30pm, followed by a LIVE Big Brother at 9pm.

  19. Jenn says:

    Tonight’s all about Football and BN!

  20. frankie707 says:

    I’ll be watching Burn Notice. I’m sad that it’s all ending tonight and worried about who might not survive.

  21. Nikki says:

    YOU FINALLY MENTIONED IMPRACTICAL JOKERS!!!! Awesome! This show needs more recognition, too funny…