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What to Watch on Thursday: Lucious vs. Cookie in ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson perform on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.”
Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson perform on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” SPIKE

Lip Sync Battle (10 p.m., Spike) – This match-up, which ends the first season, is so great it needs two parts, which will air back-to-back tonight at 10 and 10:30: Lucious vs. Cookie. Actually, that’d be “Empire” stars Terrence Howard vs. Taraji P. Henson. And of course, one of the songs they lip-sync to is Three 6 Mafia’s Oscar-winning “Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from the movie “Hustle and Flow.” I had given the edge to Taraji, but after seeing Terrence do “Brick House,” I’m not so sure!

Also on tonight . . .

The Astronaut Wives Club (8 p.m., ABC) – In the season finale, the wives are interviewed for a documentary on the space program. Also, Gordy is skipped over for the next mission, and Betty finds a way to honor Gus’ legacy. No decision yet from ABC on a second season. Ratings have been fairly low – but steady – after an early drop, so it’s a true bubble show.

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (9 p.m., CNN) – A documentary about the controversial late ’80s talk show host Morton Downey Jr., who turned civilized debate and discussion into aggressive and sometimes-violent confrontation.

Under the Dome (10 p.m., CBS) – Hunter receives files that reveal disturbing details about the infected townspeople.

Graceland (10 p.m., USA) – Mike questions Briggs’ actual motivations in the Sarkissian case.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (10 p.m., FX) – Gigi asks Johnny to get a tattoo of her name as a sign of fatherly commitment.

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