What to Watch Thursday: Runway's Finale, Miley and the Men, Obama on The Daily Show and More

On TV this Thursday: Project Runway sews up its 10th season, Miley Cyrus courts at least one of the Two and a Half Men, Parks and Recreation doubles as the Health Department and the leader of the free world swings by The Daily Show. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | 30 Rock First Look Video: Jack Takes the ‘Walk of Shame,’ Still Looks Spiffy as Ever

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | While Elena’s dealing with the high highs and low lows of her new existence, Stefan and Damon nearly come to blows while arguing about what’s best for her. (You want scoop? You got it!)

8 pm Last Resort (ABC) | As Marcus and Sam learn they’ve been charged with treason, an old friend of Sam’s visits Christine.

8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Hey, it’s Miley! Cyrus, guest-starring as a family friend of Walden’s. Also: Alan becomes obsessed with off-brand teeth whitening.

PREVIEW | Person of Interest Collars a Pretty Little Actress for Oct. 18 Episode

9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | As if things haven’t been rough enough for the crash survivors, now they collectively have to make a life-changing decision. Also, things get tense between Jackson and April (get more scoop on that).

9 pm Ethel (HBO) | Documentarian Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) turns the lens on her mother, Robert Kennedy’s widow Ethel. The icon’s first extended interview in more than two decades is supplemented by sit-downs with her children Kathleen, Joe, Bobby, Courtney, Kerry, Chris and Max.

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | Season 10 finale: The designers present their creations at Fashion Week, and singer Jennifer Hudson helps the judges choose a winner.

9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Record STD levels among Pawnee’s older residents mean one thing: It’s time for Leslie and Ann to give a safe sex lesson at the senior center.

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10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock and Watson consult on a kidnapping case involving a serial killer nicknamed “The Balloon Man” because of the helium-filled bouquets he leaves at each of his crime scenes. (And you know who likes balloons? Clowns. Maybe Bart was right.) Yancey Arias (Thief) guest-stars.

10 pm Scandal (ABC) | It takes a lot to shock Olivia. So if she’s flummoxed when a whistleblower (Lost‘s Patrick Fischler) tells her how high a government scandal goes, you know it’s bad. Will the reappearance of her old flame (Tony nominee Norm Lewis) make things better or worse? (Watch video sneak peeks.)

PREVIEWScandal‘s Joshua Malina Previews David’s ‘Down and Dirty’ Plot to Take Down Olivia

11 pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) | President Barack Obama makes his second visit since entering the Oval Office.

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

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  1. Hilla says:

    Parks and Rec, Parks and Rec, Parks and Rec! Watch it people !!!

  2. alikat says:

    Last Resort, Grey’s, and Scandal for me — can’t get enough!

  3. Larissa says:

    Watching or DVR: Parks & Rec, SCANDAL, ELEMENTARY, The First 48 & Beyond Scared Straight

  4. Renee says:

    Person Of Interest and Elementary

  5. Bozo says:

    Hardly anything I like to watch is on tonight. I’m only watching Grey’s, Scandal, BBT, 2 1/2 Men, Person of Interest, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Why is there nothing to watch on Thursdays?

  6. GK says:

    Person of Interest!!!
    The Vampire Diaries
    Last Resort
    Beauty and the Beast (Just one final shot at it for Kreuk! She’s still hot)

  7. Betty says:

    Big Bang Theory and Grey’s for me. Howard returns from space, finally.

  8. Balaji K says:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Person of Interest
    Last Resort
    Parks & Rec
    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

  9. Jared says:


  10. Eric says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Last Resort
    Greys Anatomy

  11. Amanda says:

    TVD and Last Resort

  12. Brandy says:

    VD and B&tB

  13. K.C says:

    Will give Last Resort one more try and then Beauty and the Beast, enjoyed the cast (especially Kreuk) and am interested to see where they take the show from the pilot

  14. AT says:

    The Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast.

  15. Blake says:

    2 & 1/2 Men
    Big Bang Theory

  16. George says:

    Do any other DirecTV users NBC look odd tonight?

    Mine is showing The Office/P&R from 6-7, then Brian Williams 7-8, and then the normal schedule starting at 8 (repeating the hours from 6-8)

    My DVR is scheduled to pick up The Office/P&R from 6-7, and I’m just thinking the whole thing is screwed up and it’s not gonna pick them up correctly

  17. N says:

    The Daily show!

  18. Mary says:

    Person of Interest,

  19. Car says:

    Last Resort
    The Big Bang Theory
    30 Rock
    Parks and Recreation
    Daily Show

  20. Heathmc says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Big Bang Theory
    Always Sunny
    The League
    Daily Show
    = Great Night!!!

  21. meem says:

    Last Resort, Person of Interest, something on the DVR, then the Daily Show

  22. wendy kalthoff says:

    the president on stuart and big bang theory.

  23. opus says:

    I’m not enamored of Howard’s whining in space either, but there is truly no excuse for you leaving “Big Bang Theory” off your “what to watch” listing considering how popular it is and what other shows you list that are far inferior.

  24. Judy Tankoos says:

    Big Bang Theory
    2-1/2 Men
    Person of Interest

    DVR’ing The Daily Show

  25. yunuem says:

    hahaha loved the bart simpson reference on elementary, my favourite chapter

  26. Britta Unfiltered says:

    That’s what American Horror Story needs. A psycho cannibalistic clown!

  27. bobbie says:

    30 Rock, POI, Parks & Rec, Daily Show!