What to Watch Tonight: The Series Finale of Burn Notice, the Season Finales of Graceland and Rookie Blue, and the Series Premiere of Derek on Netflix

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What to watch on Thursday, September 12...


SERIES PREMIERE, 12am Pacific, Netflix
Derek
The latest offering from Ricky Gervais lands on American shores as all seven episodes from Season 1 go live on Netflix streaming. Gervais portrays the titular elder-care worker whose naiveté and humble good nature make him a social pariah.


8pm, Fox
The X Factor
The first round of auditions continues as the new judging team of Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio comes together, quarrels, breaks up, and then is ultimately forced to unite once more and gain a grudging respect and kinship for one another.


SERIES FINALE, 9pm, USA
Burn Notice
When you’re a spy show, it’s critical that you end your seven-season run with a bang. Can “Reckoning” deliver as Michael endeavors to win back the trust of his closest allies and outlast his nemesis James?


SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, USA
Graceland
“Pawn” finds a Gracelandian in the clutches of a notorious Caza enforcer. The rest of the house must pull together to rescue their captured comrade and prove why they earned their Season 2 renewal from USA.


SEASON 4 FINALE, 10pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
Following the assaults on Division 15, Andy, Swarek, and company dredge up a past crime to shed light on Oliver Shaw’s fate. Meanwhile in “You Can See the Stars,” Dov and Wes butt heads over Chloe’s best course, and some of the squad may fall prey to the shooter’s cunning plan.


11pm, AMC
The Pitch
Chicago is home to gigantic advertising agencies and world-famous pizza, neither of which is likely to be represented when two local shops compete for the business of fast-food pizza chain Little Caesars.


12am, Cartoon Network
Childrens Hospital
“Spoiler Alert: Owen Gets a Perm” tells you much of what you need to know about tonight’s episode. Elsewhere, Glenn divulges one of the hidden keys to his proficiency in the O.R.


12:15am, Cartoon Network
NTSF:SD:SUV::
To nab a fugitive, the squad must enlist a grizzled NTSF vet—like, paleolithically grizzled—in “Unfrozen Agent Man.”


LATE-NITE:
– Mark Harmon, Penn & Teller, and Earth, Wind, & Fire on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele, Charlyne Yi, and Wavves on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Tim Gunn on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– TBD on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, 11pm, FXX
– Billy Crystal on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Author Philip Mudd on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Hugh Jackman, Aisha Tyler, and OneRepublic on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Alec Baldwin and Toni Collette on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Jake Gyllenhaal, Dianna Agron, and The Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Robert De Niro, Amy Sedaris, Alt-J, and Peter Hook on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Adam Goldberg and Jennifer Carpenter on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS



WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?