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What to Watch on Thursday: Duchovny in NBC’s ‘Aquarius’

David Duchovny plays an LAPD detective searching for a runaway girl tangled up with the Manson family in NBC’s “Aquarius.”
David Duchovny plays an LAPD detective searching for a runaway girl tangled up with the Manson family in NBC’s “Aquarius.” Jim Fiscus/NBC

Aquarius (9 p.m., NBC) – NBC gets into the TV binge-watching game with this new David Duchovny series. The 13-episode miniseries is set in 1967 and has Duchovny as an LAPD detective tracking a runaway teenager who has gotten herself tangled up with the Charles Manson cult. After the tonight’s 2-hour premiere, all 13 episodes will be available on NBC.com, the NBC smartphone app and Video on Demand for four weeks. Meanwhile, episodes will continue to air on NBC each Thursday night for those happy to watch week to week.

Also on tonight . . .

500 Questions (8 p.m., ABC) – It’s the final night, so the reigning genius will try to make it to the finish line.

Dead End Express (10 p.m., National Geographic) – Alaskan bush pilot Rob Kinkade gets a rescue call from a stranded friend, and Montana packers Andy and Chuck ride into the wind to deliver supplies to an off-gridder.

Comedians (10 p.m., FX) – Billy has an awkward interaction with a homeless man, and Josh goes to his crush’s charity event.

Louie (10:30 p.m., FX) – Louie continues his work on the road in the Season 5 finale.

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