What to Watch: Colbert on The Office, Olyphant on The League, a Goon of Interest and More
On TV this first Thursday of November sweeps: Stephen Colbert lends his pipes to The Office, Up All Night hosts an Arrested Development reunion, a Person of Interest might not get any help and Project Runway has designs on another all-star season. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to watch for tonight.
8 pm Last Resort (ABC) | While Sam and Marcus don their dress whites and enter negotiations with the U.S. government in hope of ending the standoff, Grace takes command of the Colorado during a dangerous operation. Can’t wait to see the very best episode since the premiere? Watch the first 10 minutes now:
8:30 pm Up All Night (NBC) | Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep) guest-stars as a dentist who helps Reagan get her groove back after Chris’ inattention makes her feel old. Elsewhere, Ava and Walt create an insane haunted house in the hope of appeasing her neighbors. (Get a video sneak peek!)
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Debbie Allen returns as Dr. Avery, who consults with Richard on a complicated procedure; Meredith stops talking about her surgeries out of consideration for Derek, who may never operate again. (Sneak a few peeks.)
9 pm Project Runway All-Stars (Lifetime) | Season 2 premiere: 13 designers from past seasons compete for $150,000 and the chance to design a collection for Nine West. The participants – including Season 2′s Andrae, Season 8′s Casanova and Season 9′s Joshua – join new host Carolyn Murphy, mentor Joanna Cole, judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman and guest judge/All-Stars Season 1 champ Mondo.
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | The Machine presents Reese and Finch with a sticky wicket when it gives them the number of a mob enforcer (Parenthood‘s Jonathan Tucker) whose life becomes endangered. Should they sit this one out and let justice prevail?
9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | When Vincent insists that a Bosnian immigrant (Lara Jean Chorostecki, Camelot) arrested for murder is innocent, Cat risks her job to get at the truth.
9 pm The Office (NBC) | Andy invites his a cappella group, Here Comes Treble, to play Dunder Mifflin on Halloween. The Colbert Report host – and Ed Helms’ old Daily Show co-correspondent — Stephen Colbert guest-stars as Andy’s frenemy, Broccoli Rob.
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | The parents of a missing college student seek help from Pope & Associates; David gets help on the Cytron case from an unexpected source; Mellie proves her political prowess.
10 pm Sweet Genius (Food Network) | Dried fungi, black radishes and onions. What are “Items I wouldn’t want dropped in my trick-or-treat bag, Alex?” No, I’m sorry, the answer we were looking for was, “Ingredients in this week’s Halloween-themed dessert challenges.”
10:30 pm The League (FX) | Ruxin has a run in with a white sushi chef played by Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant. Nice try, pardner, but Walton Goggins won this round.
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