What to Watch Tonight

Critics' Choice, Rectify Returns, Rookie Blue, Defiance & More

Rectify Season 2

On TV this Thursday: The 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards honor the small screen, Rectify searches for the truth, Rookie Blue gets held up and Dominion wages war. Here are 10 programs to keep on you radar.

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  • The CW
    Critics' Choice Television Awards

    Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man) hosts the fourth annual ceremony celebrating excellence in television from the 2013-14 season.

  • ABC
    Black Box

    New time slot alert! Catherine and Ian work to remove a stray bullet from a journalist (eep!) without the help of modern technology. Also, Catherine meets Will’s parents and panics about becoming a boring housewife — clearly someone hasn’t watched Desperate Housewives.

  • Syfy

    Season 2 premiere: Nolan’s search for Irisa leads him to the Windy City. Meanwhile in Defiance, the Earth Republic appoints the calculating and ambitious Niles Pottinger (James Murray, Primeval) as it’s new mayor.

  • Fox
    Hell's Kitchen

    First, the teams compete to turn the ingredients they bought on a budget into entrées commanding a high dollar value. Next, the cheftestants must cook for immunity as Chef Ramsay welcomes back three former winners to judge each entrée. (All the actual chefs are busy playing judge on Top Chef.)

  • ABC
    Rookie Blue

    Double-episode Season 5 premiere: While off-duty, Andy and Dov get caught in a diner hold-up. Then at 10, Andy responds to a homicide while showing a new rookie (Matthew Owen Murray, The L.A. Complex) the ropes. Oliver Becker (The Line) joins the cast as Inspector Jarvis and Duncan.

  • Syfy

    Series premiere, 90 minutes: In this follow-up to the film Legion, soldier Alex Lannon (Christopher Egan, Kings) must balance his love for Claire Riesen (Roxanne McKee, Game of Thrones) with his destiny: leading humanity in the war against angels. The cast includes Tom Wisdom (Mile High), Alan Dale (Once Upon a Time), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Luke Allen Gale (Monroe) and Shivani Ghai (Eastenders).

  • Sundance

    Season 2 premiere: Daniel’s family fears he won’t recover from his injuries while Sheriff Daggett investigates his beating. Elsewhere Ted Jr. hides a shameful secret from his wife.

  • NBC

    When Nicki suddenly spices up their sex life, Justin turns to Danny for help. Then at 9:30, Leslie’s ex-husband (guest star Josh Hopkins, Cougar Town) pays an impromptu visit, forcing Danny to choose between family and friendship.

  • NBC
    Last Comic Standing

    Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) continue mentoring the comics as they compete to make it in the Top 10 in the second day of semi-finals.

  • IFC
    Comedy Bang! Bang!

    Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) aims to prove that she a master of defending the comedy prowess of the opposite sex.

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  1. Tessa says:

    Rookie Blue

  2. Justin says:


  3. Maryann says:


  4. Tran says:

    Gang Related

  5. P says:

    What show is featured in the picture attached to this article?

    • Kali says:

      Rectify, it’s a great show.

    • Katie_Mead says:

      That image features Aden Young & Abigail Spencer as siblings Daniel & Amantha Holden,from Rectify (Sundance Channel, 9pm).

    • Lili says:

      Rectify was, in my opinion, the best TV show of 2013. Six episodes only, but made me think more about my life than anything else I’ve ever seen. It’s such an experience… I can’t even describe how happy I am that I gave this show a chance… and that tonight it’s back.

      • wrstlgirl says:

        I’ve got s1 at home from Netflix to watch. I don’t get the Sundance channel sadly so I’ll have to wait on s2.

  6. Nalcited says:


  7. Taylor says:

    Defiance, Undateable, and maybe Dominion. The season 2 premiere of Defiance is definitely the show that I’m looking forward to watching the most tonight. Defiance has some issue, but it’s still a pretty good show. :)

  8. Kira says:

    Rookie Blue!!!!! So ready for some McSwarek!!!!!

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Critic’s Choice, and Jimmy Fallon. DVR Rectify.

  10. Ron says:

    Rectify!!! I’ve been anxiously awaiting its return for quite a while now.

  11. P3TE says:


  12. Sparky says:

    Black Box, Rectify and Rookie Blue

  13. Coal says:

    The best freshman shows for me last year were Orphan Black, The Americans, Orange is the New Black. Graceland and Recity. All of them have not disappointed me with their sophomore season. Hoping Recify continues the trend. P.S. Red Road was a disappointment for me.

  14. rimom5 says:

    Gang Related
    Enjoying the Sixties on CNN

  15. Fido says:

    re: Dominion – is this really, as you put, a follow-up to the film Legion (like the Maggie Q series Nikita) or will they have as their pilot episode a re-imagined version of the film (like the Peta Wilson series La Femme Nikita) ?

  16. torimelching says:


  17. Ally Oop says:

    FYI to my fellow Canucks: Dominion was picked up by Showcase but won’t be airing here until the fall apparently.

  18. wrstlgirl says:

    Thursday night suddenly just got really crowded. Defiance, Dominion, Rookie Blue, Gang Related, Undateable, if I can fit it in.

  19. Nitza says:

    Rookie Blue definitely. Great show

  20. Jared says: