What to Watch Tonight

A Defiance Murder, The Honorable Woman Debuts and More

Defiance Datak Framed Murder

On TV this Thursday: The shtako hits the Castithan on Defiance, Last Comic Standing gets counsel from The Chin, Maggie Gyllenhaal is an Honorable Woman, Welcome to Sweden gets KISS’d and The Quest begins on ABC. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

  • ABC
    The Quest

    Series premiere: This genre-bending reality competition combines harrowing challenges, narrative storytelling and special effects to conjure an immersive fantasy environment. Of the 12 people transported to a fantasy world where they are declared defenders of a noble cause, only one will emerge the One True Hero.

  • Fox
    Sleepy Hollow

    Repeat to Revisit: Travel back in time to… the pilot, in which Ichabod Crane finds himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow — and quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him.

  • Syfy
    Defiance

    Datak is framed for a bizarre murder, while Irisa learns more about her true destiny.

  • USA Network
    Rush

    To help Alex get his job back, Rush must navigate his rocky relationship with his father (Mad Men‘s Harry Hamlin), all while chaperoning a troubled actor back to set after he jeopardizes his last-chance comeback.

  • ABC
    Rookie Blue

    Thrilled to be going back to the street, Oliver’s day takes a turn for the worse when his daughter Izzy shows up at the station. Later, squad members are rendered speechless when Duncan presents incriminating new evidence against Andy.

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Jocasta and Amber face eviction, and two new Heads of Household reign supreme. (On a scale of 1 to 10, how creepy will Caleb’s goodbye message to Amber be? We’re thinking 16.)

  • NBC
    Welcome to Sweden

    Already feeling neglected by Emma and busy pounding the pavement for a local job, Bruce’s former client Gene Simmons surfaces with KISS IRS problems.

  • Sundance
    The Honorable Woman

    Miniseries premiere: As children, Nessa Stein (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal) and her brother (Andrew Buchan) witnessed the assassination of their father, an Israeli arms manufacturer. Now an adult, Nessa has refocused the company on connecting Palestine and Israel to promote peace. But it all comes to a head when a secret from her past threatens to be exposed.

  • NBC
    Last Comic Standing

    As the Top 5 brace to be cut to the final four, onetime Tonight Show host Jay Leno serves as guest mentor.

  • FX
    Married

    While Russ and Lina go on a romantic getaway; Jess gets in trouble for sexting her neighbor.