What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Thursday

On TV this Thursday: Community attends a funeral, Person of Interest celebrates a birthday, The Secret Circle throws a (deadly) prom, The Mentalist hosts a reunion and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | When NASA reschedules Howard’s mission, his wedding plans land in jeopardy; Leonard says something surprising to Penny in the bedroom. (And how is that different than any other time…?)

8 pm Community (NBC) | In the wake of Starburns’ death, Jeff brushes off the tragedy, Britta acts as an under-qualified grief counselor to the rest of the group and Chang gets power hungry when the memorial service evolves into a riot.

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9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | It’s Reese’s birthday, but with The Machine’s latest number sure to revive painful memories, it is far from happy — even though Finch gives him the day off. Jim Caviezel’s Count of Monte Cristo leading lady, Dagmara Dominczyk, guest-stars; see photo.

9 pm The Secret Circle (The CW) | Prom night takes a dangerous turn when Cassie must use her dark magic to find the crystal hidden in the school. Unfortunately, once it is found, it’s lost again to Eben, resulting in a life-and-death situation.

9 pm Touch (Fox) | After numbers lead Martin to reunite a family, he attempts to find the person responsible for their estrangement. Elsewhere, a superstitious wife frets when her astronaut husband loses contact with Earth. What?

9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie’s bus tour is detoured by a shocking Pawnee death; Andy susses out a security threat; Chris finds an unlikely cure for his depression. Get scoop!

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10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Lisbon’s ex-fiancé (The Shield‘s Kenny Johnson), whom she hasn’t seen in more than a decade, ends up helping the CBI with a murder case; Cho questions his relationship with Summer.

10 pm Awake (NBC) | Clues from the other reality force Britten to take a closer look at what appears to be a case of gang violence; Captain Harper must back out of a promise.

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.

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34 Comments
  1. mia says:

    omg Cho and Summer! Nothing bad can happen to them!! I love them together so much; they compliment one another so well. It would break my heart to see them break up.

  2. Obaaand says:

    GA, POI and BBT.

  3. Brandy says:

    Vampire Diaries,Secret Circle

  4. Anon says:

    The Vampire Diaries (must-see live!)
    The Secret Circle (must-see live!)

    DVRing Person of Interest to watch after the first two.

  5. bad kevin says:

    Person of Interest & Awake. On Demand: Community & Touch.

  6. sarah says:

    No TVD or Greys?
    TVD
    Secret Circle
    Greys
    Awake
    POI (PVR)

    • Kvivik says:

      TVD was right after the Prologue and the Grey’s anatomy stuff is in the Links between Community and Person of Interest.
      It’s explained in the prologue – “In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.”
      If you can’t find your show, check the links before you complain.

      • Mike says:

        The whole attempt to get people to look at these links instead of just including them is comical. I love how they added VIDEO, PHOTO and RELATED now. I just don’t understand why they don’t list it like everything else and then LINK within that section.

        This is the busiest column I’ve ever seen complete with directions on how to read it and lots of long links anywhere. Surely, they know people’s eyes go right to the bold black times in the article and the opening paragraph is ignored. lol

        But, alas, they run a successful website and I keep coming back anyway so who am I to judge? :-)

  7. Bella says:

    Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, The Mentalist. DVRing Grey’s Anatomy

  8. DVRing everything since we’re having a party leading up to the midnight premiere of “The Avengers!” But on the list is The Vampire Diaries, Community, Parks and Rec, and Awake. I’ll catch TBBT on demand since I can’t record more than 2 shows at once.

  9. niks says:

    POI and Awake. Two shows that provide excellent episodes week after week.

  10. amy says:

    Community will be awesome as always.

  11. Velvet says:

    30 Rock
    Vamp Diaries
    Secret Circle
    Parks & Rec
    Swamp People

  12. greysfan says:

    Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Missing, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle and The Big Bang Theory

  13. Gb says:

    POI, awake, the mentalist, scandal….the Dvr will be used. LoL

  14. Linderella says:

    Grey’s and Awake! My favorite night of the week!

  15. l says:

    BBT
    greys
    Mentalist
    Missing on demand this weekend

  16. JJ says:

    Community, 30 rock, office, parks, and scandal.

  17. Oh dear – sounds like the mythology plot is back on Awake.

    Looking forward to Secret Circle – if only to see how long it takes for the teens to figure out that Blackwell does not have their best interests in mind.

  18. Watch:
    Big Bang
    POI
    Mentalist

    DVR:
    Touch
    Scandal

  19. Spoiler Junkie says:

    TBBT, POI, TVD and Mentalist

  20. HG says:

    Person of Interest and The mentalist.. I’ll catch Touch and Awake later

  21. Gia says:

    POI and *definitely* BBT and MENTALIST. BBT looked hilarious in the promo I saw for it this week and MENTALIST has Lisbon meeting her ex and Jane teasing her about it in the promo I saw for it. Jane & Lisbon time is *always* a win for me. And BBT is better than ever this season. Thanks a bunch for the update.

  22. rubytu says:

    Community, 30 Rock, Parks & Red, Awake, Touch

  23. Joy says:

    Greys. POI, Watch + DVR The Mentalist to rewatch later. :-) I agree about the scenes between Jane & Lisbon being really good. My favourite show.

    • @Joy says:

      About the Mentalist and J/L – Right? I’m watching it live but I’ll DVR it still and if it’s good, I’ll definitely be re-watching. From what I’ve heard Ashley G. wrote this and it’s her last one. Sad tiemz. :( My favorite show right now too.

  24. Angela says:

    Sigh. Of course, now that “Community” is back from hiatus, I’ve been scheduled to work the nights it airs. But I’ll be taping it and watching it back later tonight, definitely. Same with “Idol”.

  25. Vannesa says:

    Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, The Secret Circle.

  26. ollie says:

    tvd and poi

  27. juan says:

    Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, last weeks episodes were great

  28. theresa says:

    Watching Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle & Scandal. DVR Missing, Greys & Kathy. Catching on demand or online this week-end Community, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Rec and Awake.

  29. Nancy Ferrell says:

    I’ve gone back to reading books. Every time I start enjoying a new show, they cut it! Reality shows are stupid! I don’t understand why anyone watches another persons “acted”outed real life ! Bye bye tv!

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