On TV this Thursday: The Bones team tries to decode a bloody message, 30 Rock‘s Jenna breaks children’s spirits, Leslie Knope tries to grab Pawnee’s attention and more. As but a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 new shows or winter premieres, plus one finale, to keep on your radar.
8 pm Bones (Fox) | Winter finale/special time slot! A cryptic message penned in human blood is discovered at a national monument, and as the team rushes to solve the case, the tech-savvy suspect (played by Andrew Leeds, Nip/Tuck) stays one step ahead of them. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan search for the perfect home for their new family. (Read preview and watch clips.)
8 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Season 6 premiere: As the TGS crew returns from holiday break, Jenna’s comments as the judge everyone loves to hate on America’s Kidz Got Singing causes Jack to question the show’s family value; Kenneth takes the day off to do his dream chores as he awaits the Rapture.
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy when he isn’t impressed by her recent accomplishment; Howard must come to grips with Bernadette’s dislike of children. (Get more scoop.)
8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie enlists everyone’s help in staging an attention-getting event; Ben explores an interesting new hobby; April and Andy adopt a pet.
8:30 pm Rob (CBS) | Premiere: In this semi-autobiographical new sitcom, Rob Schneider plays a lifelong bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. Cheech Marin plays his new father-in-law.
9 pm The Finder (Fox) | Series premiere: October Road‘s Geoff Stults stars as Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran who now uses his special skill sets to feed his compulsion to find things for people. Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), Mercedes Masohn (Chuck) and Maddie Hasson also star.
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | When Reese works the computer while Finch does the legwork with their latest POI, Detective Carter may finally get her long-awaited glimpse into a case.
9 pm The Office (NBC) | Andy decides to get the whole office involved when Oscar joins a trivia night contest; Dwight visits Sabre headquarters to explore other job opportunities.
9:30 pm Up All Night (NBC) | New time slot! Reagan’s extreme competitiveness comes out during a game night, much to Chris’ embarrassment.
10 pm The Firm (NBC) | Time slot premiere: Mitch is forced to defend a partner’s son on a murder charge; Kinross & Grant’s reason to bring Mitch into the fold starts to surface.
10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | The CBI must narrow down the long list of suspects when a divorce attorney with many enemies is killed on his boat; Jane is questioned about whether Red John was responsible for Panzer’s murder.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? Also, hit the Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own.