Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘Defiance’ on Syfy

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SERIESBlack Box In this new episode Dr. Black and Dr. Bickman (Kelly Reilly, Ditch Davey) must remove a bullet from a journalist without the help of modern medical technology. 8 p.m. ABC


Defiance In the second season premiere Nolan (Grant Bowler) is desperately searching for Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), and finds crucial information that prompts him to head south. Jim Murray also stars. 8 p.m. Syfy

Rookie Blue The cops of 15 Division return with a two-hour season premiere that picks up as Andy (Missy Peregrym) fears for the wounded Sam (Ben Bass) and Dov (Gregory Smith) maintains a vigil for Chloe (Priscilla Faia). Matthew Owen Murray joins the cast. 9 p.m. ABC

Rectify In the second season premiere the family fears the worst in the aftermath of Daniel’s (Aden Young) beating, while Ted Jr. (Clayne Crawford) tries to conceal a shameful secret from Tawney (Adelaide Clemens). Abigail Spencer and Luke Kirby also star. 9 p.m. Sundance

Dominion Based on the 2010 feature film “Legion,” this new series is set in the post-apocalyptic year 25 A.E., when an army of lower angels wages a war against mankind. Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom and Roxanne McKee star. 9 and 10:20 p.m. Syfy



The Fourth Critics’ Choice Television Awards “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife,” “Fargo,” “Masters of Sex” and “The Normal Heart” top the nominees list with five each. Cedric the Entertainer hosts the event. 8 p.m. KTLA

Campus Killer: Santa Barbara This new special profiles the troubled son of a Hollywood director who went on a deadly stabbing and shooting spree near UCSB. 10 p.m. A&E



CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Eric Dane; Steven Van Zandt; Clean Bandit performs; Mark McGrath. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Kate Gosselin; Jennifer Lopez; “Transformers: Age of Extinction” cast. (N) 7 a.m. KABC


Good Day L.A. Plastic surgeons Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow (“Botched”); Nelsan Ellis (“True Blood”); Scott Foley (“The Country House”); Jimmy Webb; Rosie Perez (“The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Jamie Foxx; Zac Efron. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Bill Rancic and Ross Mathews; Dr. Mehmet Oz; Sam Smith. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Wendy Williams Jennifer Lopez. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Poppy Montgomery; Brooke Anderson; Tiffany Derry; Chris Wragge. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”). 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

Steve Harvey “Diet Master Challenge” with nutritionist Joy Bauer. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Katie Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira and Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”). 3 p.m. KABC


The Ellen DeGeneres Show Miley Cyrus performs. 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Program in Rio De Janeiro promotes healthy relationships. 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Bob Moses; director Stanley Nelson. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Jennifer Esposito. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately Megan Good. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Kevin Hart; Rhona Mitra; Atmosphere performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Jay Carney. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show George Lopez; Pitbull performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: David Letterman Paul Rudd; Jeff Altman; John Doe performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Tony Parker, NBA; Eric Bana; Linkin Park performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Al Roker; Jenny Slate; Paul Haggis. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show: Craig Ferguson Carson Kressley; Shantel VanSanten. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

World Cup Soccer Group C: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast 8:30 a.m. ESPN; Japan vs. Greece 2:30 p.m. ESPN. Group D: Uruguay vs. England 11:30 a.m. ESPN.

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