What to Watch Tonight: The Season Premieres of Rectify, Defiance, and Rookie Blue, the Critics' Choice Awards, and the Debut of Syfy's Dominion



What to watch on Thursday, June 19...


SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 12pm ET, Crackle
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
George Wallace, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Klein, and Jon Stewart are among the guests joining Jerry Seinfeld’s automotive excursions in search of caffeine and entertainment industry wisdom.


7pm, Cartoon Network
Adventure Time
Strapped for cash, Finn and Jake journey to Wildberry Kingdom in “Furniture & Meat,” which coincidentally was the name of my high-concept and extremely short-lived food truck. Then Finn receives a strange bag containing tiny versions of his friends in “All the Little People.”


8pm, The CW
The Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards
Cedric the Entertainer hosts a celebration of the best of the 2013-14 TV season. The Big Bang Theory, Fargo, The Good Wife, Masters of Sex, and The Normal Heart lead the field with five nominations each.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 8pm, Syfy
Defiance
Several months after the Season 1 finale, Nolan scours the continent in search of Irisa in “The Opposite of Hallelujah,” hitting locales such as New Chicago, Angel Arc, and I Can’t Believe We Rebuilt Frigging Tampa. Back in Defiance, the Earth Republic installs a slick manipulator in the mayor’s chair.


8pm, NBC
Hollywood Game Night
Wayne Brady, Lauren CohanZachary Levi, Jaime Pressly Tara Lipinski, and Rachael Ray are the contestants, though I suspect one team may have a slight advantage in the unusually chosen cooking/ice-skating/zombie-killing triathlon game.


SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
Hoping to get their bearings after traumatic events, Andy and Dov are instead roped into a tense hold-up at a diner in “Blink.” Then in “All by Her Selfie,” change is afoot at 15 Division as Oliver is promoted and Andy takes on an abrasive rookie partner.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, Sundance
Rectify
Daniel’s family fears the worst after receiving word of his beating in “Running With the Bull.” Meanwhile, Ted Jr. keeps an uncomfortable secret under wraps, and Sheriff Daggett begins an investigation.


SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Syfy
Dominion
Because you demanded it, the 2010 film Legion finally gets a TV sequel, in which a soldier learns of his destiny to lead humanity in a war against archangels. We did it, America! Cory, especially, thanks you all from the bottom of his heart.


9pm, Fox
Gang Related
“Invierno Cayó” finds Carlos attempting to sabotage a rival gang’s meth shipment. Oh, Carlos, you prankster! I see no way that plan could possibly backfire and create horrifying trouble for everyone. Wait, what’s that? The plan backfires and creates horrifying trouble for everyone? Yep, totally saw that coming.


10pm, IFC
Maron
In “Marc’s Family,” Marc’s brother arrives after breaking up with his wife, and their parents are quick to follow. Luckily, esteemed family counselor David Cross knows just the thing to temper their dysfunctional squabbling: pot. Also open, honest communication, yeah yeah—but mostly pot.


10:30pm, IFC
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Guest-star Lizzy Caplan has a thought-provoking question for the group, and Scott and Reggie run down their favorite highlights from Comedy Bang! Bang! history. Paul Scheer and ”Weird Al” Yankovic also appear.


LATE-NITE:
– Kevin Hart, Rhona Mitra, and Atmosphere on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Meagan Good on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Hamid Al-Bayati, former Permanent Representative of Iraq to the U.N., on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central 

– Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– George Lopez and Pitbull on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Paul Rudd, Jeff Altman, and John Doe on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Eric Bana, L.A. Dodger Clayton Kershaw, and Linkin Park on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Al Roker, Jenny Slate, and Paul Haggis on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Carson Kressley and Shantel VanSanten on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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Plus Hollywood Game Night and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
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+ "Rookie Blue" possibly
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Rookie blue all the way.
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Friday
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I may watch Dominion, I haven't decided, yet.
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Hollywood Game Night only for me. Maye I'd watch Defiance if I had seen any of season 1.
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