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‘The Escape Artist’

For some reason, our local PBS station has decided to run this new two-part “Masterpiece Mystery” series on a weeknight instead of its usual Sunday-night slot. Whatever the reason, this legal thriller starring David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) as a defense lawyer looks to be can’t-miss television. Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda” and a recent Tony winner for her Broadway turn in “A Raisin in the Sun”) co-stars. 10 p.m. Thursday, June 19, on KCTS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Thursday

“MLB Baseball,” 3:30 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres (Live).

“The Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards,” 8 p.m. (The CW): Honoring excellence in television; Cedric the Entertainer hosts.

“Hell’s Kitchen,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Ramsay challenges the teams with creating entrees with the highest dollar values with ingredients purchased on a small budget; three previous winners judge individual contestant’s entrees.

“Rookie Blue,” 9 p.m. (ABC): While off-duty, Andy and Dov become involved in a holdup at a diner; Nick goes rogue to search for Sam Swarek’s next of kin; Andy is faced with both the men she cares for and must reveal her decision; Oliver is promoted.

“Last Comic Standing,” 10 p.m. (NBC): Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer mentor the comics before they perform in front of their largest audience yet.

“Dominion,” 9 p.m. (Syfy): Alex Lannon, destined to lead humanity and end the war against the angels, must balance his love for Claire Riesen with his new responsibility while trusting Michael to help him navigate the new world.

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