What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang's Big Trek, Grey's Divorce/Sex Talk, 1600 Penn and More

The Bakersfield ExpeditionOn 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.

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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.

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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!)

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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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  1. SK says:

    I love ST:TNG so I will be watching Big Bang. The picture looked so good of the 4 of them! :)

  2. Renee says:

    Person of Interest & Elementary

    • Jay says:

      I also watch Person of Interest and Elementary. I do however have to say that Elementary is not as good as Sherlock, which I wish would make more episodes.

      • Dave says:

        yeah well this could be the last lot they make this year. The two leads are getting so many offers…hard to make them commit to doing more esp.

      • Tania says:

        Why do people continue to feel this need to compare Elementary to Sherlock? So many versions, decades worth, of this iconic character are out there. For some reason Elementary is the one that is constantly picked on.

        Personally I find it refreshing to see something *different* being done with this iconic character. Just another one to add to the numerous versions out there.

  3. forwarddad says:


  4. erin says:

    Anybody know when Kathy will be returning in Canada?

    • Linda says:

      Sorry, but that trash should stay in the U.S. I’m not sure why she keeps being given a show. Not funny at all!

      • BTM says:

        Sometimes she’s trashy, sure, but she frequently has extremely good points to make about human rights issues, whether gay equality, racial prejudice, women’s rights, at-risk youth or exploitation of children. She has entertained troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

        She’s one of the good guys.

  5. stevie says:

    person of interest.
    best show this season, superb writing and acting.

  6. Today I thank DVR’s everywhere that can record multiple shows at the same time.

  7. Jenna says:


  8. jj says:

    Greys Anatomy

  9. JBC says:

    Person of Interest of course!!

  10. taliesin says:

    CBS owns me on Thursdays.

  11. Sammy says:


  12. Deion says:

    My DVR is in overdrive on Thursdays. Grey’s, Scandal, POI, & Elementary

  13. Ashleigh ZiDillon says:

    Not Moriarty, but Moran?! Sweet. Moriarty gets a bit overused in Sherlock “spin offs” (from the original books, I mean.)

  14. Person of Interest. Hands down the finest blend of speculation, drama, humor, and character study on network TV.

    • Jay says:

      Yes, it is pretty good. Also, if the networks had more shows like it, less people would pay for cable that they don’t really need.

  15. Jared says:


  16. Mary says:

    No Parks and Rec tonight?

    • Michelle says:

      Unfortunately, Parks & Rec isn’t on tonight. But it’s back next Thursday in a NEW timeslot – 8:30/7:30 central! NBC has done a very poor job of communicating the time change.

  17. Babybop says:

    30 Rock, The Office and BBT. 1600 Penn looks okay, but I’m not a huge fan of Josh Gad, so I’ll pass.

  18. Luminosity says:

    Big Bang & Elementary for me.

  19. G says:

    Big Bang Theory
    Person of Interest

  20. BonesForever says:

    POI–this series has really grown on me!

  21. Nicole says:


  22. Andy says:

    TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, and Elementary

  23. John says:

    TBBT, POI, TiVo Elementary

  24. Justin says:

    I’ll be watching Person of Interest, Big Bang Theory, and The Office tonight.

  25. Roni says:

    Grey’s (Yay Calzona!)
    The Office
    30 Rock
    Project Runway All Stars

  26. BTM says:

    Project Runway

  27. Suncatcher says:

    Person of Interest! Absolutely would not miss it!