What to Watch Thursday: Ryan's Quiz Show Ends, NBC Tells Valerie's Story, Revolution-thon & More

The Million Second QuizOn TV this Thursday: The Million Second Quiz runs out of time, Wipeout makes one last splash, Valerie Harper tells her brave story and stormy/scandalous/mysterious finales are ripe for the revisiting. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 am — Midnight Revolution marathon (Syfy) | With Season 2 powering up next Wednesday on NBC, Syfy is spending the day playing back Season 1, Episode 5 through to the finale.

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7:30 pm Dreamworks Dragons (Cartoon Network) | Season 2 premiere: As this toon based on the How to Train Your Dragon film returns, Hiccup forms a secret “Dragon Flight Club.” Oh, wait — did I just break the first rule…?

8 pm The Million Second Quiz (NBC) Two-hour season finale: After two weeks full of seconds, this finale finally answers the question: Does Ryan Seacrest even understand the concept of this show?

8 pm Wipeout (ABC) | Season finale: Contestants with “dirty jobs” are sprayed with skunk stench. But not for work this time — for the chance of winning $50,000.

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Repeat to revisit: Brush up on last season finale’s superstorm rampage through Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital before Season 10 premieres next week. (Watch the promo for the said premiere and get some romantic scoop!)

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The show’s “superfans” act as inspiration and makeover subjects for the designers.

9:30 pm Anger Management (FX) | Tiger Blood Punch for everyone! Charlie and Sean throw the epic party of the century.

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10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Repeat to revisit: With Shonda Rhimes’ other watercooler sensation returning Oct. 3, here’s a chance to watch Olivia’s season-ending “outing” anew. (Check out our exclusive first look at the Season 3 cast photo.)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Repeat to revisit: Before Sherlock heads overseas next week, revisit his torrid relationship with Irene Adler (Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer) from Season 1’s finale. (Scoop and more scoop!)

10 pm NBC News: Valerie’s Story – A Meredith Vieira Special (NBC) | On what happens to be the 43rd anniversary of The Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s debut, Vieira interviews TV’s erstwhile Rhoda and new Dancing with the Stars contestant Valerie Harper about her remarkable and inspiring journey from terminal brain cancer to remission.

COMING NEXT THURSDAY: Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men, Elementary and Parenthood return. The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show premiere.

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

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  1. Sara Machado says:

    Scandal only comes back on October 8….come on guys

  2. SK says:

    Project Runway

  3. Tone LG says:

    And for people following TV shows overseas, THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS!!!

  4. The Million Second Quiz (series) finale and Scandal (repeat of the Season Two finale). Next Thursday: the debut of Michael J. Fox and the long awaited return of Parenthood (Season Five).

  5. Joey says:

    Children’s Hospital and NSTF.

  6. Jen says:

    I’ll be watching the Valerie Harper special. What a brave woman! Cheering for her on Dancing with the Stars and life in general.

  7. The return of Dragons. Dreamworks has done a really great job of using the show to shape the How to Train Your Dragon universe into a proper world, and the second movie next summer will be all the better for it.

  8. G says:

    Nothing! This will give me a chance to play some GTA:V! :)

  9. HAP says:

    Nada, tambien.

  10. bob says:

    In other words, nothing on tv tonight! Just come out and say it!

  11. Val says:

    In the midst of all the sameness of so many current TV shows, SMASH was a breath of fresh air. Too bad so many are hung up on cliche themes to realize here was something fresh and believable.

  12. TV Gord says:

    I thought the Valerie’s Story was very well done. My sister is going through a similar struggle right now, and it gave me an idea of what her internal voice might be saying. I hope to enjoy the further progress of both of these brave women who have been a part of my life, well, forever!