What to Watch Thursday: Community Returns, Glee's Diva Act, Scandal-ous Reveals and More

Community - Season 4On TV this Thursday: Community college is back in session, Glee goes full diva, Suits says “Howdy, partner” and Scandal‘s conspirators find themselves in a huge pickle. As a supplement to TVLine’s many original features (always linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Parks and Recreation First Look: Ann Makes a Life-Changing Announcement to Leslie!

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | The gang heads to a desolate island off the coast of Nova Scotia in search of the cure. But is it a trap, as Damon fears? (Check out preview photos.)

8 pm Community (NBC) | Season 4 premiere: The Greendale Gang is back for senior year! First up: Dean Pelton creates an extreme physical competition to determine who’ll register for a popular class (watch a sneak peek and a bonus sneak peek), while Britta helps Abed deal with graduation anxiety (oh look, another sneak peek!). For extra credit: Read fresh preview.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon and Leonard fight, affecting Penny and Amy’s living arrangements. Plus, Raj takes care of Mrs. Wolowitz while Howard is away (see what Simon Helberg told TVLine about that arrangement).

8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Jake brings his 36-year-old girlfriend (played by My Name Is Earl‘s Jaime Pressly) home for a visit, and Walden tries to keep a secret from Alan.

PREVIEW | Beauty and the Beast‘s Alex ‘Wants Her Fiance Back’ — Or Will the Truth Scare Her Away?

PREVIEW | Grey’s Anatomy Sneak Peek: Which Guy Should Be ‘The Face of Seattle Grace’?

PREVIEW | Office First Look: Andy’s Back, and It’s Awkward – Plus: A Happy Moment for Jim and Pam!

9 pm Glee (Fox) | Finn challenges the glee club to channel their inner divas; the New York story tenses up when Kurt calls Rachel out on her arrogant ‘tude; and Emma preps for her wedding. Watch video, check out photos and get “Diva” dish.

9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | A tech billionaire POI’s curiosity and limitless resources threaten to expose Reese and Finch and sabotage their efforts to save his life.

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10 pm Scandal (ABC) | In the jaw-dropping Season 2A finale, David uncovers the truth about Cytron, forcing Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Hollis and Verna into a corner. How far will they go to protect their secret? (Get scoop on the big **e****s and at least one **a**, plus “Bobblehead” tattles.)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock looks for the missing daughter of his former dealer (played by John Hannah, Damages), who worries Watson when he says Sherlock was a better sleuth on drugs.

10 pm Do No Harm (NBC) | Jason and Lena have a falling out over his questionable conduct, prompting nasty Ian to pay the lady doc a late-night visit.

10 pm Suits (USA Network) | The firm’s still in a rough place… so what better time for Daniel Hardman to return with an outrageous lawsuit against Jessica?

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11:30 pm BrandX With Russell Brand (FX) | Season 2 premiere: The Brit comedian returns with his take on pop culture, politics and current events.

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  1. Angela says:

    Not even a question as to what I’m looking forward to watching tonight. “Community” is back! Yay! Cannot wait for 7 pm to get here.

  2. Marcus says:

    Community’s back? Good, I finally have something to watch on Thursdays again.

  3. Chasity says:

    Looking forward to Tyler and Caroline being back on TVD after 2 week absence, Jackson helping April on Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal.

  4. YEAH!Community is back, baby!

  5. Steph says:

    Community is back!! FINALLY. Happy October 19th. I’ve only been waiting for this day since…oh I don’t know, October. :)

  6. Tran says:

    Community finally returns. Also, Person of Interest & Elementary. Hate to wonder if Do No Harm gets “canceled” after two episodes.

  7. Brandy says:


  8. Juan says:

    Grey’s and scandal, great combo and tonight’s episodes look awesome

  9. SusieQ says:


  10. louise says:


  11. intelliwoman says:

    POI all the way

  12. Sincy says:

    check do no harm tonight, just so they wont get canceled

  13. Anne says:

    Happy October 19th everyone!!!!

  14. KCC says:

    Person of Interest (POI) and Scandal

  15. Nicole says:

    Scandal!!! Finally get to know who hired Becky to shoot Fitz. It’s not Hollis but still think it was someone from the voting rigging conspiracy, Verna?, Mellie?.

  16. Andy says:

    Community, TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, Elementary, Glee, and Do No Harm

  17. Anonymous says:

    Community sucks balls!!! Worst show to ever hit television!! I hope it dies fast!

  18. Alex says:

    Community and POI!

  19. lll says:

    Vampire Diaries and Person of Interest!

  20. Danielle H. says:

    Suits has taken a sharp left to boring town since it has come back. I was really enjoying the beginning of the season. I hope tonight’s episode throws some needed fuel on the fire.

  21. Superhero says:

    Parks and Recreation

  22. bobbie says:

    Community, Recreation, BBT, Elementary, Suits, POI

  23. Renee says:

    Beauty & The Beast live, Person Of Interest and Elementary DVR.

  24. mima says:

    bbt,poi, elementary, suits

  25. Jess says:

    SCANDAL all the way! The show tonight I hear is insanely awesome. CAN’T WAIT

  26. B says:

    Can I get clarification on this “Season 2A finale” language y’all have been using? Is Scandal going on break for a few weeks or is this sorta-the-end of the story arc? What’s up?

  27. Mary says:

    No Greys?!

  28. Daniel says:

    huh…. what about Grey’s? it’s on tonight…

  29. Ed says:

    There is not one doubt in my mind that David will be killed tonight in the 2a finale of Scandal…..I think anyway LOL

  30. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Merry October 19th Day! I’m nervous. I feel like I’m going on a first date. It’s just been too long without a new Community being on the air.

  31. Sparky says:

    TVD, TBBT, Greys, BATB, Scandal, Suits and Do no Harm!!!

  32. Abby says:

    COMMUNITY!!!! I might tear up a little tonight. I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!

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  34. Jared says:

    The Vampire Diaries
    Beauty & the Beast!!

  35. kirads09 says:

    Watching Live: TBBT, Person of Interest and Elementary.
    DVR: Do No Harm and Suits.

  36. Kay says:

    Community! I know they won’t Briitta it and the episode will be cool cool cool