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What to Watch Tonight: The Season Finale of Wayward Pines, and New Episodes of Beauty and the Beast, Rectify, and Rookie Blue


What to watch on Thursday, July 23...

8pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
With an assassin on their heels, Cat and Vincent stage a fake elopment to keep their loved ones out of the line of fire. Elsewhere in “Both Sides Now,” JT chafes under police protection and seeks help from Tess in tracking down a lead.

8pm, ABC
The Astronaut Wives Club
“In the Blind” finds Annie and Rene supporting John Glenn’s Senate campaign, while Alan Shepherd wrestles with a potentially career-altering personal matter. Meanwhile, a troubling missive about Gus sparks turmoil in the Grissoms’ marriage.

Wayward Pines
Pilcher cuts the town’s power in “Cycle,” with fatal consequences (to say nothing of all the DVRs cutting off shows mid-recording). While Nurse Pam endeavors to talk some sense into him, Ethan teams up with Kate to safeguard their fellow citizens.

9pm & 9:30pm, The CW
David gives online courtship another go in “David and Ellie,” but this time it turns out his date lied about her age. Then in “Erica and Callum,” Erica’s brother sets her up on a blind date in hopes of persuading her that she’s not gay.

9pm, ABC
A visit from her mom forces April to confront her past in “The Best Laid Plans,” while Vivian’s trip out of town leaves Karen and Alec on uncertain ground. Meanwhile, Joss and Calista conspire against Luca, and Harry deals with the fallout from his fling with Niko.

9pm, USA
John’s desire to help Gretchen is tested by her not-quite-entirely-legal request in “Fever.” Elsewhere, Kyle supplies new information that magnifies Samantha’s suspicion of John.

10pm, CBS
Under the Dome
EvilCo (possibly not its real name) captures Big Jim in “Caged,” forcing him to seek answers from Christine. In other conflicts, Joe and Norrie question the town’s new rules, drawing the ire of their more unhinged neighbors.

10pm, Sundance
Daniel learns that his plea deal includes some onerous new restrictions, though really they’re no worse than every “Terms and Conditions” page you’ve agreed to without reading. Elsewhere in “Sown With Salt,” Daggett probes George’s death and Amantha heads out of town for a management training seminar.

10pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
In “A Real Gentleman,” the squad smells trouble when Traci fails to show up for a critical raid she’s been leading. (Further rubbing salt in that wound, she was supposed to bring the bean dip.) As they work to rescue her from her suspected abductors, Andy and Gail consider that her true captor may be even more sinister than originally thought.

10pm, IFC
Marc’s brother Josh lands him a speaking engagement at a corporate retreat in “Steel-Johnson.” Can he drill down and synergize the most dynamic action items that will align his core competencies with their client-centric mission statement?

10pm, Syfy
Determined to convince his new ally of his bona fides, Alex sets off on a perilous journey: walking two blocks through Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood after 11:30pm on a Saturday. Other risky ventures in “The Narrow Gate” include Michael’s valiant sacrifice and Claire's attempt to tamp down a potential V1 rebellion, aided by an old friend.

10pm, USA
“Piñon Tree” finds the housemates grieving an agent’s death, even as Briggs and Johnny must rescue Lucia from Carlito Solana and Mike must confront a petty criminal with a big secret.

10pm, FX
In “Clean Rockin’ Daddy,” Gigi and the band challenge Johnny to write a song sans the influence of drugs or alcohol. Luckily, they didn’t say anything about avoiding the high of an intense cupcake binge. (True rock story: Ozzy Osbourne wrote his entire Blizzard of Ozz record while hopped up on red velvet.)
10:30pm, FX
Lina celebrates her 40th birthday in “Aftershocks.” The only problem is, she and Russ realize too late that the wrong friends are hosting the party. Yes, the Stickinthemuddersons are reliable chums in many ways, but party-hosting is admittedly not their forte.
10:30pm, IFC
Comedy Bang! Bang!
The crew is off on summer vacation, so Scott and Cudi must steer the ship with the help of second-stringers. Guest Brie Larson is far too polite to observe that Camera 3 is being operated by 50 squirrels stuffed inside a trenchcoat.
11pm, Syfy
Geeks Who Drink
Alan Tudyk and YouTube star Justine “iJustine” Ezarik lead this week’s teams.
– Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Lil Rel Howery on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Katie Holmes, David Wain & Michael Showalter, and Sage The Gemini featuring Nick Jonas onThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Colin Farrell and Meghan Trainor on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashley Benson, The Yes Men, and David Lovering on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Cobie Smulders, Judd Apatow, Mark Duplass, and Life of Dillon on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS


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