What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Thursday

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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.

VIDEO | Vampire Diaries: Klaus Plots His Mystic Falls Departure — But Not Without [Spoiler]

VIDEO | 30 Rock Exclusive: The Queen Returns!

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.

RELATED | Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams Talks Jackson, April, Lexie and the ‘Bittersweet’ Finale

PHOTOS | Exclusive Grey’s Anatomy First Look: Meet Arizona’s Ex-’Husband’

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!

RELATED | Kerry Washington Weighs In on Scandal‘s Dark Turn, Controversial Romance

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.



Comments (34)

  • 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.

    Comment by mia – May 3, 2012 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GA, POI and BBT.

    Comment by Obaaand – May 3, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries,Secret Circle

    Comment by Brandy – May 3, 2012 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries (must-see live!)
    The Secret Circle (must-see live!)

    DVRing Person of Interest to watch after the first two.

    Comment by Anon – May 3, 2012 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Person of Interest & Awake. On Demand: Community & Touch.

    Comment by bad kevin – May 3, 2012 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No TVD or Greys?
    TVD
    Secret Circle
    Greys
    Awake
    POI (PVR)

    Comment by sarah – May 3, 2012 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Kvivik – May 3, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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? :-)

        Comment by Mike – May 3, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, The Mentalist. DVRing Grey’s Anatomy

    Comment by Bella – May 3, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Little Scarf Girl – May 3, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • POI and Awake. Two shows that provide excellent episodes week after week.

    Comment by niks – May 3, 2012 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t agree with you more. POI and Awake have great writing and excellent actors!

      Comment by suzeq716 – May 4, 2012 01:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community will be awesome as always.

    Comment by amy – May 3, 2012 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 30 Rock
    Vamp Diaries
    Secret Circle
    Parks & Rec
    Swamp People

    Comment by Velvet – May 3, 2012 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Missing, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle and The Big Bang Theory

    Comment by greysfan – May 3, 2012 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • POI, awake, the mentalist, scandal….the Dvr will be used. LoL

    Comment by Gb – May 3, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s and Awake! My favorite night of the week!

    Comment by Linderella – May 3, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BBT
    greys
    Mentalist
    Missing on demand this weekend

    Comment by l – May 3, 2012 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, 30 rock, office, parks, and scandal.

    Comment by JJ – May 3, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by cinephilactic – May 3, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watch:
    Big Bang
    POI
    Mentalist

    DVR:
    Touch
    Scandal

    Comment by Tanya (@kirads09) – May 3, 2012 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT, POI, TVD and Mentalist

    Comment by Spoiler Junkie – May 3, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Person of Interest and The mentalist.. I’ll catch Touch and Awake later

    Comment by HG – May 3, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no grey’s?

    Comment by Adaeze Esiobu – May 3, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Gia – May 3, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, 30 Rock, Parks & Red, Awake, Touch

    Comment by rubytu – May 3, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Greys. POI, Watch + DVR The Mentalist to rewatch later. :-) I agree about the scenes between Jane & Lisbon being really good. My favourite show.

    Comment by Joy – May 3, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by @Joy – May 3, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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”.

    Comment by Angela – May 3, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, The Secret Circle.

    Comment by Vannesa – May 3, 2012 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • tvd and poi

    Comment by ollie – May 3, 2012 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, last weeks episodes were great

    Comment by juan – May 3, 2012 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by theresa – May 3, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Nancy Ferrell – May 14, 2012 04:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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