What to Watch Tonight: 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Project Runway, and Rookie Blue's Finale

What to watch on Thursday, September 6...

You've made it to Thursday, everybody. Give yourself a pat on the back or a self-five or whatever celebratory gesture you prefer and then prepare to sit back, relax, and watch TV until your brain turns to jelly... and it looks like it will turn to jelly, considering our three favorite Thursday night shows (Louie, Wilfred, and Awkward) are off for the week. Let's see what your TV screen will deliver to your brain tonight:

LIVE SPECIAL, 8pm, MTV
2012 MTV Video Music Awards
Somebody call Kanye, the VMAs are back and Taylor Swift is performing! I love how that's still topical... to me, anyway. This year comedian Kevin Hart will host the awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California alongside performances by Rihanna, Green Day, One Direction, Alicia Keys, Pink, and, yes, Taylor Swift. Presenters include Andy Samberg, Miley Cyruz, Wiz Khalifa, Ke$sha, and more, so tune in to see which musically inclined celebrities will get to be glorified by other musically inclined celebrities this year.

9pm, Lifetime
Project Runway
In this week's "Starving Artist" the fashion designer-istas are tested on their ability to sell. Basically, they'll all have to run out and find a street corner upon which to shout out at passerbys to buy their goods. This is probably not at all obnoxious for New York City pedestrians who are just trying to get to work. Anna Sui will guest judge, so be on your best behavior, viewers! We've got a reputation to uphold!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
In the third season finale, "I Never," Swarek and Andy will come face-to-face with an extremely violent child molester, who abducts a girl shortly after escaping from police custody during a hospital visit. Meanwhile, Chris has to decide whether or not he's going to apply for a transfer. You're breaking up the band, Chris!

10pm, TBS
Sullivan & Son
In tonight's "The Prodigal Sister" Steve gets a visit from none other than his sis, who just so happens to be a con-artist and as such causes a whole lot of trouble at the bar. As Steve tries to clean up that mess, Doug tries to boost his confidence and Susan finally musters up the courage to tell Ok Cha that she's sick of feeling overly criticized. Empowerment, yo!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, Showtime
The Real L Word
In yet another third season finale for the evening, aptly (or ironically, depending on how it turns out) titled "Perfect Day," Dusty and Romi branch out professionally, Cori and Kacy make a critical parenting decision, and Somer's band holds auditions for her replacement as Lauren contemplates being a groupie on tour. But the real clincher comes toward the end: As Whitney and Sara get closer to walking down the isle, a series of complications cast gray shadows over an otherwise 'perfect' day.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
America's Got Talent, 8 p.m., NBC
Democratic National Convention, 8 p.m., PBS, CNN, or MSNBC
The American Bible Challenge, 8 p.m., Game Show Network
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
Auction Kings, 9 p.m., Discovery
Beat the Chefs, 9 p.m., Game Show Network
Big Brother, 9 p.m., CBS
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE TV
Crime Inc., 9 p.m., CNBC
Four Weddings, 9 p.m., TLC
Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Rookie Blue, SEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., ABC
The Next, 9 p.m., The CW
Extreme Chef, 10 p.m., Food
High School Moms, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
How Do They Do It?, 10 p.m., Science
Sullivan & Son, 10 p.m., TBS
Texas Car Wars, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Discovery
The First 48, 10 p.m., A&E;
The Real L Word, SEASON FINALE, 10 p.m., Showtime
Very Bad Men, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Howard Stern on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Ellen DeGeneres on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Adam Scott on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Claire Danes on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Angela Kinsey on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS

 

What are you watching tonight?

Comments (34)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
BIG BROTHER
Reply
Flag
Rookie Blue, reruns...
Reply
Flag
Watching the final night of the DNC to see President Obama rock it!
Reply
Flag
Rookie Blue! I want to know if Andy and Sam are going to work things out, as much as THEY can with their non-effective communication and what not. But, then again maybe I'm just starved for new television episodes. Also, re-runs of Without a Trace on UPN. Yes, I still call it UPN because that's what it will always be to me.
Reply
Flag
watch here HD : http://tinyurl.com/MTVMVAwards2012



or



http://bit.ly/QdzPn1
Reply
Flag
Never mind. Either this site has wrong information, or it only continues to air on Thursdays in Canada. Either way I will also be watching Saving Hope tonight. Lol.
Reply
Flag
Rookie Blue, Big Brother, Chelsea Lately.



Why did Saving Hope get moved from Thursdays to Saturdays? Wtf...
Reply
Flag
MTV Music Awards
Reply
Flag
I wonder if Price will cover the VMAs, I hope so
Reply
Flag
Thursdays are not the same.....
Reply
Flag
Wipeout

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Daily Show

Colbert Report
Reply
Flag
I'll be watching Project Runway and The Daily Show.
Reply
Flag
Staff
DVR Night:

6 episodes from Burn Notice from the latest season

3 episodes from American Pickers

2 episodes of NFL Films Presents

1 episode of Locked Up Abroad

1 episode of Prophets of Science Fiction
Reply
Flag
MTV Video Music Awards.
Reply
Flag
Nothing...
Reply
Flag
Nothing here. But I just got all the episodes of The Critic for cheap. I think I'll watch that.
Reply
Flag
Project Runway & Rookie Blue
Reply
Flag
The Real L Word, Rookie Blue, MTV Music Awards, MLB Baseball Braves vs Rockies, and Ellen on the Tonight Show!!!
Reply
Flag
No, don't call Kayne. What he did to Taylor was disrespectful.
Reply
Flag
Rookie Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
Flag
The paint dry.
Reply
Flag
No Wilfred? Nothing, except for Fraig Cerguson.
Reply
Flag
Is it next week yet? I need my Awkward. back!
Reply
Flag
Project Runway
Reply
Flag
No Louie? No Awkward.?



I have no clouie what's going on...
Reply
Flag
is anybody else pissed that MTV kicked Awkward off for the night to air the stupid VMAs? even Snooki & JWOWW is better than that crap.
Reply
Flag
Childrens' Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::
Reply
Flag
Nothing for me tonight.
Reply
Flag
America's Got Talent and Wipeout.
Reply
Flag
The American Bible Challenge, Texas Car Wars, High School Moms, & Very Bad Men.
Reply
Flag
Rookie Blue
Reply
Flag
Looks like nothing for me tonight
Reply
Flag
No Louie, Awkward., Wilfred, or returning shows. Boooooo
Reply
Flag
Rookie Blue!!! I can't wait.
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook