On TV this Thursday: NBC’s 1600 Penn officially takes office, The Big Bang boys get comic-con’d, Kathy is back to yak and a Grey’s Anatomy couple has to fish or cut bait. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (The CW) | The live annual awards show honors fabulousness in film; this year’s nominees include Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Lincoln and Les Miserables.
8 pm Last Resort (ABC) | A typhoon, a mutiny and a coup d’etat in Washington, D.C. force Marcus and the crew into unlikely alliances.
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Engage! The guys take a road trip to a comic-con dressed as Star Trek: The Next Generation characters.
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Bailey continues to try to save Adele, Cristina and Owen can’t pull the trigger on their divorce and Callie invites Arizona to rekindle their flame. (Watch a video sneak peek!)
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | Reese runs into foes old and new as Carter helps him evade the FBI’s narrowing focus. Meanwhile, Det. Fusco has to help the team’s new POI, supermodel Karolina Kurkova. (Rough. Gig.)
9 pm The Office (NBC) | Pam accidentally infests Dunder Mifflin with lice (but lets Meredith take the fall); Jim hobnobs with basketball great Julius Irving in Philly.
9:30 pm 1600 Penn (NBC) | Series premiere: As First Daughter Becca’s big news leaks out, President Gilchrist turns to his generals for advice. (The series pilot re-airs at 8:30, if you missed it last month; get more scoop on the new show!)
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Olivia helps Mellie out of a sticky situation that could affect Fitz’s future, and an unexpected person lends Ms. Pope and the team help regarding Huck’s situation. (Watch a sneak peak!)
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock reunites with “M.” (not that “M“), a British criminal who appears to have followed him to New York. Meanwhile, Joan rethinks leaving Sherlock as she takes on a new client.
10 pm Kathy (Bravo) | Season 2 premiere: The outspoken comedienne returns — with her mom Maggie and assistant Tiffany in tow — to dish pop culture with celeb guests.
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