The Thursday Primetime Line-Up

With so many shows on TV, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s what’s on tonight:

8 CMT Made (CMT) – Someone wants to be made into a hip hop dancer.
Monday Night Football Preseason: Washington @ Baltimore (ESPN)
Wipeout (ABC)

9 Big Brother (CBS)
Burn Notice (USA)
Degrassi (Teennick) – Next week is the final week of the show’s summer run.
Expedition Impossible (Season Finale, ABC) – The final 4 teams go to Marrakech, but only one will win the cash prize.
Project Runway (Lifetime)

10 Beyond Scared Straight (A&E)
Futurama (Comedy Central)
Jersey Shore (MTV) – A new episode will air Sunday at 7, leading into the VMAs, with an encore playing in its usual time slot next Thursday.
LA Ink (TLC)
Rookie Blue (ABC)
Suits (USA)
Wilfred (FX)

10:30 Louie (FX) – Tonight’s episode is a full hour.
Ugly Americans (Comedy Central)

11:59 Childrens Hospital (Cartoon Network)
12:15 NTSF: SD: SUV (Cartoon Network)

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The Thursday Primetime Line-Up

8 NFL Preseason: Philidelphia @ Pittsburg (FOX Sports)
Wipeout (ABC)

9 Big Brother (CBS)
Burn Notice (USA)
Degrassi (Teennick) – After tonight’s episode, only two more weeks telenovela-style scheduling before the summer finale.
Do Something Awards 2011 (2-Hour VH1 Special) – The second annual event gives Jane Lynch some Emmy-hosting practice and sheds light on young people who have done some extraordinary things.
Expedition Impossible (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)

10 Beyond Scared Straight (Season Premiere, A&E)
Futurama (Comedy Central)
Jersey Shore (MTV)
LA Ink (TLC)
Rookie Blue (ABC)
Suits (USA) – Only a few more weeks until the 1st season finale, but the show has already been renewed for 16 more episodes.
Wilfred (FX) – Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, pushing Louie back to its 1st season time slot at 11pm.

10:30 Russian Dolls (Lifetime)
Ugly Americans (Comedy Central)

11 Louie (FX)

11:59 Childrens Hospital (Cartoon Network)
12:15 NTSF: SD: SUV (Cartoon Network)


The TV Casting Scoop

With so many new and returning shows coming this fall, there have been a lot of new characters being added. Here are some of the big casting scoops:

Dr. Spaceman FTW: “30 Rock” and “SNL” alum Chris Parnell joins “Suburgatory” as the husband of Cheryl Hines’s character.

It’s Her Party: Musician Colbie Caillat will appear (and perform) as ’60s singer Leslie Gore on an upcoming episode of “The Playboy Club.”

Revolving Door: “Melrose Place”‘s Michael Rady will play Patrick Jane’s 3rd boss so far on this season of “The Mentalist.”

The ‘Rents: “The Office” has cast Andy’s parents, and his dad looks a lot like “7th Heaven”‘s Stephen Collins.

No “Love” Lost: “Big Love” star Bill Paxton will play nemesis to Kevin Coster in the upcoming History channel miniseries “The Hatfields and the McCoys.”

“Buffy”/”Angel” Reunion: In a twist fans of the Whedonverse, “Supernatural” has cast James Marsters (Spike!) as the husband to a witch played by Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia!).

Playing Games: “Suits” has hired “The Game”‘s Pooch Hall in the possibly recurring role of a competitive new associate named Jimmy. His first episode will air this Thursday.