Project Runway, Rookie Blue, and SYTYCD

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What to watch on Thursday, July 28.

Friday's only a day away, but I think we can safely call this week a victory. Sure, you've got a broken arm and your children have legally divorced you, but still. Gotta stay positive, you know? In the meantime, watch these:

SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 8pm, Lifetime
Project Runway
Are you still all sore about Gretchen's win in Season 8? Fair enough! Many found it a polarizing decision due to Mondo's general awesomeness and Gretchen's general... Gretchen-ness. Even still: She was good television. Sorry, but it's true. Anyway, tonight begins a clean slate! Tune in for the Season 9 premiere, which is preceded by a one-hour casting special rendered slightly irrelevant by the fact that the cast has been listed on the ProjRun website for weeks now. Whatever, looks good to me!

8pm, Fox
So You Think You Can Dance
TWO more precious darlings get the boot tonight. That is so many! Only six will be left: Melanie and Sasha plus four more! Who will they be? Guest judges Lady Gaga and Rob Marshall will help make the call.

10pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
When a police informant gets totally murdered, Gail is assigned to protect the only known witness. Unfortunately for Gail, her mother—Superintended Peck (Lauren Holly)—arrives to hassle everybody about it. "Solve this murder, young lady! And make that bed!" Ugh, moms.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, Animal Planet
Black Tide: Voices From the Gulf
Hey remember that time crude oil gushed up from the ocean floor for THREE MONTHS? Well, it turns out that the incident had a bit of an effect on the local economy and wildlife (if you believe the liberal media!!). Anyway, here's an original documentary about how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected Louisiana and how the cleanup's going so far.

11pm, Showtime
Green Room with Paul Provenza
Old friends and insightful anecdotes, plus truly funny, spontaneous conversations and zippy editing make this show, for my money, one of the best things on television these days. Did you catch last week's episode wherein Greg Proops got high with an audience member and Kathy Griffin received a free breast exam from Paul Provenza? It was a fun episode! Tune in tonight for a raucous conversation between comedy pals Richard Belzer, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Stanhope, and Glenn Wool.

12am, Cartoon Network
Childrens Hospital
Eleven minutes per week is NOT ENOUGH of this show. Sure, a typical episode contains more comedic concepts and hard laughs than an entire season of any given Chuck Lorre show, but still: We need more Childrens Hospital. Someone start an online petition or something. Anyway, tonight's episode is entitled "Children's Hospital: A Play in Three Acts"—so expect some very moving, very meaningful theater.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
Big Brother, 9 p.m., CBS
Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA
Degrassi: The Next Generation, 9 p.m., Teen Nick
Derek Jeter 3K, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., HBO
Expedition Impossible, 9 p.m., ABC
Selling New York, 9 p.m., HGTV
Ancient Aliens, SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., History
Futurama, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
LA Ink, MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., TLC
Nightmare Next Door, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Suits, 10 p.m., USA
Wilfred, 10 p.m., FX
Louie, 10:30 p.m., FX
Ugly Americans, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
NTSF:SD:SUV::, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network

LATE-NITE PICKS:

Freida Pinto and Stevie Nicks on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Harrison Ford on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Jayma Mays on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Julianne Moore & Dominic Cooper on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Lisa Kudrow on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Louis C.K. & Fountains of Wayne on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS

 

What are you watching tonight?

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