SERIES PREMIERE: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the host of competition series “The Hero” (TNT at 8 p.m.), in which nine everyday people try to become heroes through various challenges, from missions testing everything from physical to moral strength.
SERIES PREMIERE: TNT launches a second competition show, “72 Hours” (at 9), as three teams — dropped into the wilderness of Fiji with just a bottle of water and a GPS tracking device — have three days to find a briefcase filled with cash.
SERIES PREMIERE: It’s the night of competition series, as “Race to the Scene” (ReelzChannel at 9) features contestants who must complete stunts inspired by famous movies, starting with “Forrest Gump” and “Independence Day.”
RETURNING SHOW: Thursday kicks off the final season of “Burn Notice” (USA), and if you’re feeling really nostalgic, you can catch up on a marathon from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 9 p.m., Season 7 begins as a notorious underground terrorist recruits Michael to steal equipment from a secured defense facility. (Don’t worry, Michael’s just working undercover for the CIA in the Dominican Republic.)
FINALE WATCH: On the third-season finale of “Braxton Family Values” (WE tv at 9), Toni steals the thunder at Tamar’s baby shower when she makes a big decision about her musical career.
SERIES PREMIERES: “Graceland” (USA at 10), a drama about a group of undercover agents all living in a Southern California mansion, is reviewed by Hank Stuever on Page C6; Stuever also previews the drama “In the Flesh” (BBC America at 10), about an teenage rehabilitated zombie who goes back to live with his family.
FINALE WATCH: Tyler and Milo are normally roommates and BFFs, but a big fight is brewing after Tyler oversteps some boundaries on the second-season finale of “Men at Work” (TBS at 10). Meanwhile, a little too much moonshine for another character leads to a surprise wedding.
RETURNING SHOW: Celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble is back on Season 2 of “L.A. Hair” (WE tv at 10), as she attempts to run her business while dealing with her employee’s drama. In the opener, she celebrates the opening of a new West Hollywood salon.
Actor Vince Vaughn, comedian Andy Kinder and musical guest Queens of the Stone Age are on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35).
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actor Henry Cavill, married couple Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm (who wrote a book about Jessica being kidnapped by Somali pirates and then rescued by Navy SEAL Team Six), and a performance by She & Him.
Actor Jonah Hill is on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Arvind Mahankali and a performance by the Lonely Island.