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!



Comments (45)

  • 30 Rock
    Parks and Rec
    Person of Interest
    It’s Always Sunny
    Burn Notice

    Comment by Tori Melching (@lizjaxe) – December 6, 2012 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by mia – December 6, 2012 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • x-factor and Glee

    Comment by Sia – December 6, 2012 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT, Greys and Scandal.

    Comment by cc – December 6, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bill Prady just tweeted that there is a jaw dropping end to tonight’s BBT!

      Comment by Amanda – December 6, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty & the Beast, Person of Interest, Elementary.

    Comment by Renee – December 6, 2012 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • hahaha! a guy after my own heart ;)

      Comment by Rai – December 6, 2012 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That would be girl. But thanks!

        Comment by Renee – December 6, 2012 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty & the Beast, Person of Interest, Elementary

    Comment by Renee – December 6, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Crap! Sorry for the dup.

      Comment by Renee – December 6, 2012 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last resort, grey’s, and scandal I’m so excited to find out who shot fitz and pregnancy on grey’s

    Comment by Juan – December 6, 2012 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire diaries, beauty and the beast

    Comment by Susie – December 6, 2012 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • me, too and I can’t wait to see Max on B&B!! Love his singing..

      Comment by jules – December 6, 2012 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A traditional Shrute German Christmas? I’m so checking that out!

    Comment by tara17 – December 6, 2012 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last Resort
    Vampire Diaries
    Greys Anatomy
    Glee

    Comment by Eric – December 6, 2012 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Templar – December 6, 2012 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s

    Comment by N – December 6, 2012 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • VD,Beauty and the Beast

    Comment by Brandy – December 6, 2012 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty & the Beast
    X Factor
    Scandal

    Comment by Jared – December 6, 2012 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Greys Anatomy
    Scandal

    Comment by Amy – December 6, 2012 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • POI& Elementary…Beauty &the b on DVR

    Comment by tahina – December 6, 2012 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries and Person of Interest

    Comment by lll – December 6, 2012 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by ollie – December 6, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • X Factor

    Comment by P – December 6, 2012 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BEAUTY and the BEAST!!! Tonights episode is going to be amazing! We’ll finally explore vincents past <3

    Comment by Kav – December 6, 2012 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m really looking forward to learning more about Vincent’s past myself.

      Comment by Renee – December 6, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Nicole – December 6, 2012 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Broncos football game
    30 Rock
    Person of Interest
    Elementary
    Burn Notice

    Comment by ChuckS – December 6, 2012 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee

    Comment by SusieQ – December 6, 2012 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries – Glee – Scandal. Love Thursday nights!

    Comment by Christian – December 6, 2012 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Person of Interest
    The Vampire Diaries
    TBBT
    Scandal
    Last Resort (though its seriously sucking right now)

    Comment by John – December 6, 2012 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…

    Comment by Babybop – December 6, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee, TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, and Elementary

    Comment by Andy – December 6, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 30 Rock
    Beauty and the Beast
    Burn Notice

    Comment by Zachary J. Morrison – December 6, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • X Factor , The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and The Beast

    Comment by Fanofgoodshows – December 6, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCANDAL!!!!! Vampire Diaries. Parks & Rec. The Office. Grey’s. Burn Notice.

    Comment by Shari – December 6, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang
    2-1/2 Men (for lack of anything better!)
    Person of Interest
    Elementary

    Comment by Judy Tankoos – December 6, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 6, 2012 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burn notice. Big bang theory. Beauty & the beast. Vamp diaries in that order

    Comment by riz – December 6, 2012 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT
    Last Resort
    Person of Interest

    Comment by nick1372 – December 6, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by rochelle fay – December 6, 2012 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last Resort
    Emily Owens MD
    Beauty & the Beast
    POI
    NCIS
    Mob Doctor
    Revelation
    Chicago Fire

    Comment by Dee – December 7, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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