WATCH THIS:

  • "Defiance" (8 p.m., Syfy): It's Linda Hamilton's version of "Mommie Dearest." Well, sort of. In tonight's two-hour season finale, her manic character, Pilar McCawley, kidnaps her daughter -- at gunpoint, no less. This woman seriously needs to chill out.

  • "World's Wildest Commercials" (10 p.m., ABC): Chris Parnell hosts this collection of outrageous advertisements. All he asks is that you resist the urge to fast-forward through the entire program.

  • "Snack-Off" (10:30 p.m., MTV): So you think television doesn't provide a valuable public service? Think again. On tonight's episode, amateur cooks work to create the ultimate hangover cure.

    Also on Thursday:

  • "The Quest" (8 p.m., ABC)

  • "Gypsy Sisters" (8 p.m., TLC)

  • "Rush" (9 p.m., USA)

  • "Project Runway" (9 p.m., Lifetime)

  • "Welcome to Sweden" (9 p.m., NBC)

  • "The First 48" (9 p.m., A&E)

  • "MythBusters" (9 p.m., Discovery)

  • "Big Brother" (9:01 p.m., CBS)

  • "Extreme Guide to Parenting" (9:30 p.m., Bravo)

  • "Married" (10 p.m., FX)

  • "The Honorable Woman" (10 p.m., Sundance)

  • "Satisfaction" (10:01 p.m., USA)

  • "You're the Worst" (10:30 p.m., FX)


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