On TV this Thursday: Shooter pulls the trigger on its third season, Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian Take Two for ABC and George Clooney receives the American Film Institute’s highest honor. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
Shooter Returns, Clooney AFI Tribute, Take Two and More
Next of Kin
Stateside premiere (all six episodes): In this UK import, Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) plays a general practitioner who is drawn into a world of betrayal, conspiracy and murder after her brother is brutally killed; Jack Davenport (FlashForward) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)
The Gong Show
Season 2 premiere: This episode features celebrity judges Fred Armisen, Rita Wilson and executive producer Will Arnett.
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Tandy and Tyrone come face to face; a secret side to Otis is revealed.
The 46th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney
90 minutes: Don Cheadle, Bill Murray, Anna Kendrick, Cate Blanchett and wife Amal Clooney are among those paying tribute to the actor/director/humanitarian.
Queen of the South
Season 3 premiere: Teresa attempts to launch a drug empire of her own while hiding from Camila in Malta. (Get casting scoop.)
Season 3B premiere: Panelists include Kenan Thompson, Niecy Nash, Constance Zimmer, Thomas Lennon, Mark Duplass and Caroline Rhea.
Two episodes: First up, Marlon and Ashley pretend they’re still married when his sisters come to town. Then at 9:30 pm, the exes visit a relationship therapist (Kim Wayans) to stabilize their rocky divorce.
Season 3 premiere: Julie and Isaac work together after Bob Lee is taken by Solotov; intel on Bob Lee’s father sets off a new mission.
Series premiere: From Castle EPs Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe comes this new procedural about an actress (The O.C.‘s Rachel Bilson) who shadows a lone-wolf P.I. (CSI: Miami‘s Eddie Cibrian).
Season 2 premiere (two episodes): First up, Tim and Sam help Sheila find a lawyer after she gets a DUI. Then at 10:30 pm, tensions escalate between the friends after Sam acts in one of their commercials. (A Season 1 marathon precedes at 7 am.)