What to Watch Tonight: A Double Dose of Defiance and the Season Finales of Rectify and Rookie Blue

What to watch on Thursday, August 21...


8pm, Bravo
Inside the Actors Studio
A special rebroadcast of Robin Williams’ appearance on the show from June 10, 2001, commemorating the life of the late actor and comedian.


8pm & 9pm, Syfy
Defiance
In “Bottom of the World,” Nolan and Rafe scramble to rescue Amanda and Pottinger from a collapsed mine. I'm assuming they're at least 50 percent successful, because Amanda’s back in action in “Doll Parts,” pressed into deputy service just as a devastating murder wallops the town.


SEASON 5 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
“Fragments” and “Everlasting” pit 15 Division against a deadly car bomber. Smack dab in the middle of the danger, Andy and Sam also must contend with the fact that Duncan is back in the field.


9pm, Discovery
MythBusters
Jamie and Adam test the most efficient methods for boarding an airplane, including the always unpopular “get stuck behind that one shmuck whose suitcase is the size of Wisconsin” stratagem. Then Kari, Grant, and Tory try to make a bullet out of a human tooth, which, if possible, will prove quite the handy skill in our coming post-apocalyptic hellscape.


SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, Sundance
Rectify
Amantha fesses up to Jon Stern even as Daniel struggles to heed the man’s advice in “Unhinged.” In other affairs, Tawney reconsiders her options, Ted Jr. looks for assistance, and the town must beat back the relentless assault of a wave of Nazi zombies. Spoiler alert: I made up one of those B stories, but I’ll let you guess which.


9pm & 9:30pm, NBC
Welcome to Sweden
“Parents!/Föräldrar” finds Wayne and Nancy dropping in—and immediately butting heads with Emma’s folks. Meanwhile, Bruce is determined to prove that moving to Sweden was the right call. For one thing, he probably wouldn’t have gotten his own NBC sitcom otherwise. But his resolve will be tested in "Homesick/Lagom," which fills the void left by the freshly canceled Working the Engels and sees Bruce's sister Amy begging him to return to New York to help her with her financial problems—and dispatching Aubrey Plaza to Sweden to convince him.


10pm, IFC
Garfunkel and Oates
While on a double date in “Speechless,” Riki and Kate test a theory that men favor laconic ladies. This of course runs directly contrary to my own theory that the ideal woman is Lorelai Gilmore.


10pm, Sundance
The Honorable Woman
“The Ribbon Cutter” flashes back to Nessa and Atika’s traumatic time in captivity in Gaza, and to Hayden-Hoyle’s efforts to climb the ladder at MI6.


10pm, FX
Married
Russ refuses to have his semen tested in “Invisible Man.” If this episode is meant to be a remake of the Claude Rains film, it is clearly taking a heck of a lot of liberties with the source material.


10:30pm, FX
You’re the Worst
Jimmy falls into bed with a celebrity in “PTSD,” triggering a string of sexual reprisals and counter-reprisals between him and Gretchen.


LATE-NITE:
– A retrospective of bloopers from the show’s rehearsals on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Jennifer Lopez on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Josh Brolin, Artie Lange, and Giada De Laurentiis on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Serena Williams, Chadwick Boseman, and Echo and the Bunnymen on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS 


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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Mythbusters-have they solved all the myths that they now have to tell us hot to beard a plane?? Gimme a break! This show has morphed so bad!
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Rwby plus:
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I've been watching The Simpsons marathon all day. I'll break for the following...
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"The Quest"
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Mythbusters
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Defiance! Defiance!
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