What to Watch Thursday: 30 Rock, Rolling Stones, Ashton Kutcher Attracts a Cougar and More

On TV this Thursday: Two and a Half Men leaves you wanting Moore, a Rescue Me alum gets Elementary schooled, a Grey’s Anatomy doc gets crafty and HBO’s doc on the Stones is a gas, gas, gas. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked below), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Last Resort‘s Scott Speedman on the Colorado’s Nuclear Neutering and an Unlikely Ally

PREVIEW | The Vampire Diaries‘ Candice Accola Breaks Down Caroline’s Complicated Love Square

PREVIEW | Up All Night First Look: Chris and Reagan’s Thanksgiving Plans Hit a Major Snag

8 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Tracy and Jack engage in a battle of wits (which you’d think would be stacked in the boss’ favor, right?) after the TGS star portrays Donaghy as a villain in his new movie.

8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | In an instance of art imitating life-from-five-years-ago, Ashton Kutcher’s Walden enjoys being a rich older woman’s boy-toy.

PREVIEW | Glee Sneak Peek: Jacob and Ryder Belt It Out (for Marley?), Plus The Warblers Return Grease

PREVIEW | Parks and Recreation Sneak Peek: Leslie Meets Her Celeb Crush: Vice President Biden!

9 pm Crossfire Hurricane (HBO) | This new Rolling Stones documentary features interviews with band members and never-before-seen footage from the iconic group’s 50-year history.

9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | In this Chandra Wilson-directed episode, the docs have to confront the realities of their injuries as they move forward with their lawsuit. Meanwhile, crafty ol’ Bailey tricks Arizona into helping her with a pediatric case.

9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | Both Vincent and Evan make their feelings for Cat clear. (Tough life, eh Cat?) Meanwhile, Vincent tries to figure out why he blacked out last episode.

9 pm The Office (NBC) | The Dunder Mifflin ladies coach Dwight (who’s never been successful selling to women) on his pitch to the female head of the Scranton White Pages. Melora Hardin returns as Jan.

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10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Olivia asks Harrison to “handle” one of his fellow associates; Cyrus and Fitz deal with the ramifications of James’ front-page news story.

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock assists with a double homicide similar to one that took place 13 years ago. Callie Thorne (Rescue Me) guest-stars as Gregson’s former partner.

10 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | When a CIA task force targets MIchael after he’s accused of a crime at a local hotel, senior officer Olivia Riley brings Sam in for questioning.

10:30 pm The League (FX) | Taco tries to sell knockoff merchandise and has a run-in with former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon.

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



Comments (45)

  • Definitely Beauty and the Beast. Live. I hope other people will give it a chance. It’s so much better now.

    Comment by Autumn – November 15, 2012 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh autumn… precious, precious autumn…. sweet naive autumn….. oh you.

      Comment by Smigglesby – November 15, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She’s right, it’s improved a lot. Decent show now.

        Comment by Renee – November 15, 2012 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Seriously? What a ridiculous and immature reply.

        Comment by Autumn – November 15, 2012 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • oh autumn… precious, precious autumn…. sweet naive autumn….. oh you.

          Comment by Smigglesby – November 15, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hey, Smigglesby, behave yourself! As the old saying goes, “If you can’t say anything nice…” and even though you may have phrased your put-down in weird “flowery” language, at heart it’s still a put-down, so cut it out!!

        Comment by Drew – November 15, 2012 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m with autumn what a waste of time, seriously love shows that take risks but they really are taking risks with horrible acting and plots. This show writers need a lobotomy maybe then ill watch

          Comment by eddie g – November 15, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • This show is about romance. If you’re not into that you’ll probably hate it. But if you enjoy watching a romance then this very enjoyable. It’s not about storyline risks and plots, it’s about the emotion between two people. If you expect something different you’ll be disappointed, but take it for what it is and you’ll enjoy.

            Comment by Renee – November 15, 2012 01:09 PM PDT  
    • Agreed! I’m totally in love with Beauty and the Beast. Of all the new shows this season, its the one I’m enjoying the most. Totally obsessed hahah.

      Comment by mia – November 15, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like it’s going to be a good episode for greys tonight. I might be the only one, but i think this season is being really good this season. Good storylines and good acting. Although it really is depressing and i hope we’ll get to see some happiness and FUN (Season 3-4) again.

    Comment by Simon – November 15, 2012 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really have been enjoying this season. It’s been good…a lil depressing but good.

      Comment by tp – November 15, 2012 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree the writing is better and the acting is always great. Now lets have more fun and humor.

      Comment by Deb – November 15, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • VD,B&tB

    Comment by Brandy – November 15, 2012 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries.

    Comment by Amanda – November 15, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory, but okay…

    Comment by Nicole (@ilovemylab93) – November 15, 2012 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s all great, but this is the only news that matters tonight: “Melora Hardin returns as Jan.”

    Comment by heather_kaye – November 15, 2012 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m excited to see Jan again too. I always liked that crazy chick. I’m nervous it won’t be funny without Steve Carrell for her to play off though.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 15, 2012 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT. 2&1/2 Men. Elementary. Glee.

    Comment by Blake – November 15, 2012 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!!!! Such a great show!

    Comment by Sam – November 15, 2012 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m watching Beauty and the Beast live. I’ll DVR TVD and Elementary.

    Comment by AT – November 15, 2012 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vice President is going to be on Parks and Rec! That wins the night for me!

    Comment by Emily – November 15, 2012 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty and the Beast, Person Of Interest, Elementary.

    Comment by Renee – November 15, 2012 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last Resort
    The Big Bang Theory
    30 Rock
    Parks and Recreation
    Glee
    Elementary
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Comment by Car – November 15, 2012 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s, TVD, POI, & Elementary….heck ya Thursdays!

    Comment by emma – November 15, 2012 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries – PLEASE GET BETTER THIS SEASON!
    Parks and Rec
    Big Bang Theory
    The League
    Always Sunny

    Comment by Heatherjm – November 15, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • VD
    TBBT
    Glee
    Scandal
    30 Rock
    Parks
    Office
    Sunny

    Comment by Kim – November 15, 2012 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is POI taking a break?

    Comment by niks – November 15, 2012 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No. It’s all new tonight. I will be watching that and Vampire Diaries.

      Comment by lll – November 15, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thanks. Had to check elsewhere.

        Comment by niks – November 15, 2012 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know why it’s not mentioned here, it’s one of my favorites!

      Comment by Theresa – November 15, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m watching:
    THE BIG BANG THEORY (not mentioned or linked)
    PERSON OF INTEREST (not mentioned or linked)
    ELEMENTARY

    I know you will say you can’t mention every show every week but with some of the shows you do mention, not to have BBT or POI is just criminal.

    Comment by opus – November 15, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah. I too had to check iMDB for TBBT and POI. Shame that obscene amount of attention is paid by TVLine on a lot of crappy shows, and a good show like POI is criminally neglected.

      Comment by niks – November 15, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, obviously you guys were smart enough to figure out on your own that they were airing new episodes of those shows, so kudos on that. I’m not sure what you’re complaining to TVLine about. Maybe they didn’t like the episodes and just don’t feel like plugging them. What on earth did you do before TVLine was around to tell you what new shows were on? Did you have to actually look at your cable guide or trust your DVR would know what was new and what was a rerun?

        Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 15, 2012 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Maybe I am just pissed that the website I visit for that purpose, isn’t doing its job. You do know that the traffic determines the money they earn. And if I am contributing to that, then I would hope to be provided with satisfactory service. And its not as if we are asking for regular updates on obscure shows. Just saying.

          Comment by niks – November 15, 2012 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • tvd and poi

    Comment by ollie – November 15, 2012 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee and Project Runway. Where are the runway recaps? I really miss them.

    Comment by Lauren Kirsch – November 15, 2012 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Person of Interest!! (obviously)
    The Vampire Diaries
    Scandal
    Last Resort

    Comment by POIFanatic – November 15, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT. POI.

    Comment by JoyAnne – November 15, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whoops. And Grey’s Anatomy

    Comment by JoyAnne – November 15, 2012 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty and the Beast!

    Comment by Antonio – November 15, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • XFactor
    B&TB
    Scandal

    Comment by Jared – November 15, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The league – my Fav tv show!

    Comment by Conor – November 15, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The League!! Eff, yeah!! You guys are right not to plug Sunny. It’s not a funny show anymore. They lost their bite years ago.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – November 15, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT
    Last Resort
    Person of Interest

    Comment by nick1372 – November 15, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go to youtube and type in Big Bang Theory Flash Mob. Hilarious!

      Comment by Templar – November 15, 2012 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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