What to Watch Thursday: Vampire Diaries in the Big Easy, The Office's Final Christmas and More

The Office - Season 9On TV this Thursday: Does blood pair nicely with beignets? The Vampire Diaries will find out. Also, c’mon In Vogue with HBO, a Grey’s doc gets some sisterly support, Dunder Mifflin celebrates its last Christmas in The Office and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Vampire Diaries‘ 1940s Trip Means Salvatores in Uniform, [Spoiler]’s Return
PREVIEW | Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: Stefan Confronts Damon About Elena’s Sire Bond

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon tries to nurse a sick Amy back to health, while Wolowitz prepares for a fishing trip with his father-in-law.

8 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Jenna’s furious that Liz stole her wedding thunder. (Jenna, you shouldn’t worry. I’m still floored/horrified by your “Zou Bisou Bisou” proposal during the live show.) Elaine Stritch returns as Jack’s mom; Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) and Gayle King (CBS This Morning) also guest-star.

PREVIEW | Glee Sneak Peek: Kate Hudson Previews Rachel and Cassandra’s Fabulous Fosse Dance-Off

PREVIEW | Grey’s Anatomy: Neve Campbell Spills Secrets About Derek’s Mystery Sis (Watch Video)

PREVIEW | Parks and Recreation: Christie Brinkley Makes Pawnee Prettier, Tammy 2 Strikes Again!

9 pm In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (HBO) | Walking clothes hangers, iconic fashion, Anna Wintour…. They’re all in this documentary, which also features some of the magazine’s favorite subjects including Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker.

9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | A New York cabbie’s number comes up and any one of his passengers could be involved in the crime. 24‘s Reiko Aylesworth guest-stars.

9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | While testing a theory of JT’s, Vincent has a flashback about getting his first super-soldier shot in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Cat investigates the murder of a teen pop star (played by How to Rock‘s Max Schneider).

9 pm Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) | The designers create red carpet looks from Earth-friendly materials. Diane Von Furstenberg also shows up to gift me with a wrap dress guest-judge.

9 pm The Office (NBC) | When the party-planning committee drops the ball (oh, cut Angela some slack, would ya?), Dwight invites everyone to partake in a traditional Schrute German Christmas.

PREVIEW | Scandal: New Blasts From the Past Raise the Heat, Connect Dots and Bring ‘Painful’ Clarity
PREVIEW | Scandal Serves Up an Off-the-Hook, Flashback-Filled Episode

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | A former lover of Watson’s needs her help.

10 pm Burn Notice (USA) | Michael brokers a deal selling some expensive technology to a thief, but Sam gets dragged in as part of a high-stakes robbery.

10:30 pm The League (FX) | Pete suspects his Grandpa Duke (played by TV vet Robert Wagner) is committing adultery.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

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45 Comments
  1. 30 Rock
    Parks and Rec
    Person of Interest
    It’s Always Sunny
    Burn Notice

  2. mia says:

    I like that the victim of the week on Person of Interest usually survives. That’s always the depressing part about crime shows; you learn all about the victim and their life but they’re dead. So its nice to still have that structure, but have them live

  3. Sia says:

    x-factor and Glee

  4. cc says:

    TBBT, Greys and Scandal.

  5. Renee says:

    Beauty & the Beast, Person of Interest, Elementary.

  6. Renee says:

    Beauty & the Beast, Person of Interest, Elementary

  7. Juan says:

    Last resort, grey’s, and scandal I’m so excited to find out who shot fitz and pregnancy on grey’s

  8. Susie says:

    Vampire diaries, beauty and the beast

  9. tara17 says:

    A traditional Shrute German Christmas? I’m so checking that out!

  10. Eric says:

    Last Resort
    Vampire Diaries
    Greys Anatomy
    Glee

  11. Templar says:

    Re: The League I’d be astonished to realize Robert Wagner could still commit sex, let alone adultery.
    For me it’s TBBT, 2&1/2, Elementary.

  12. Brandy says:

    VD,Beauty and the Beast

  13. Jared says:

    Beauty & the Beast
    X Factor
    Scandal

  14. Amy says:

    Greys Anatomy
    Scandal

  15. tahina says:

    POI& Elementary…Beauty &the b on DVR

  16. lll says:

    Vampire Diaries and Person of Interest

    • ollie says:

      me to. sometimes poi is funnier than comedys with lines or line readings. i laughed so hard when john threw the husband and wife into the trunk last week. and they better solve this supposedly stupid sire bond with elena and damon and have it be not true.

  17. Kav says:

    BEAUTY and the BEAST!!! Tonights episode is going to be amazing! We’ll finally explore vincents past <3

  18. Nicole says:

    Scandal! #whoshotFitz. I can’t wait to see this episode it was shocking last week. Was it Hollis and The cytron scandal. It seemed that Mellie was having second thoughts like she knew that Fitz was going to get shot and wanted to stop it. Or maybe it is has nothing to do with cytron or Quinn story.

  19. ChuckS says:

    Broncos football game
    30 Rock
    Person of Interest
    Elementary
    Burn Notice

  20. Christian says:

    Vampire Diaries – Glee – Scandal. Love Thursday nights!

  21. John says:

    Person of Interest
    The Vampire Diaries
    TBBT
    Scandal
    Last Resort (though its seriously sucking right now)

  22. Babybop says:

    Vampire Diaries, BBT, and the NBC thursday comedies.
    Seeing Damon Salvatore in uniform will definitely perk me up after a long day of studying for finals…

  23. Andy says:

    Glee, TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, and Elementary

  24. Zachary J. Morrison says:

    30 Rock
    Beauty and the Beast
    Burn Notice

  25. Fanofgoodshows says:

    X Factor , The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and The Beast

  26. Shari says:

    SCANDAL!!!!! Vampire Diaries. Parks & Rec. The Office. Grey’s. Burn Notice.

  27. Judy Tankoos says:

    Big Bang
    2-1/2 Men (for lack of anything better!)
    Person of Interest
    Elementary

  28. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Woo hoo, The League! They really need to bring Raffie in for another episode to creep up the joint in his usual scene-stealing, hilarious way.

  29. riz says:

    Burn notice. Big bang theory. Beauty & the beast. Vamp diaries in that order

  30. nick1372 says:

    TBBT
    Last Resort
    Person of Interest

  31. rochelle fay says:

    The show about Vogue. If my friend with cable is home and compliant. Otherwise it’s the History Channel or Nova. Just discovered I like 30Rock; sorry it’s leaving. To “because there’s nothing better” –turn off TV, pick up book, READ. There’s always something good on at the library.

  32. Dee says:

    Last Resort
    Emily Owens MD
    Beauty & the Beast
    POI
    NCIS
    Mob Doctor
    Revelation
    Chicago Fire