What to Watch Thursday: Glee Cues Up No. 500, Idol's Top 10, Person of Interest Picks 6 and More

glee 500 300On TV this Thursday: Glee marks a milestone, Idol lines up its finalists, Community goes Pop, Pop! and Person of Interest hunts a half-dozen. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | You voted for ‘em, and tonight you’ll get to meet this year’s finalists.

8 pm Community (NBC) | At Thanksgiving, the study group goes to Shirley’s for an awkward evening, and Jeff visits his estranged dad (guest star James Brolin aka Castle‘s estranged dad).

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Leonard, Sheldon and Wolowitz speak to junior high girls about careers in science. (Why do I feel like this will be a debacle of “Math class is tough!”-Barbie proportions?)

8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | After a fight with Walden, Alan moves in with Herb (who, we learn, is more than a bit cuckoo about his model choo-choos).

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9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | The Machine deals six numbers, leading Reese and Finch to a town where they must ride out a storm with a group of strangers – one of whom is a killer. Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years), Luke MacFarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Becky Ann Baker (Freaks and Geeks) guest-star.

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The designers use duct tape to create prom wear.

9:30 pm Glee (Fox) | Special time: The New Directions kids are assigned to sing their favorite song from a movie, which results in the series’ 500th musical performance. Meanwhile in New York, Santana crowds Rachel and Kurt’s loft. (Check out a sneak-peek video and photos!)

9:30 pm Anger Management (FX) | Charlie and Kate face off as expert witnesses in the same trial.

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10 pm King of the Nerds (TBS) | Season finale: The King of the Nerds is crowned. Lay down your pocket protectors in reverence! (Already renewed.)

10:30 pm Legit (FX) | Jim discovers Janice has become a hoarder and attempts a (misguided) intervention.

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

 

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26 Comments
  1. SK says:

    Big Bang Theory – I’m a new fan. I got hooked when I started catching the reruns and after all these years, this show can still make a person laugh out loud. So I’m now a fan and can’t wait to watch new episodes. :)

  2. quinn says:

    The glee episode is garbage and i stopped watching glee the minute he made Finn become a joke character those that can do those that cannot teach and that is not what Finn was all about he is way more interesting to watch and 500 songs means quantity not quality can you name any song that was relevant this year besides maybe the scientist nope because there are too many characters that i do not give a crap about anymore.The show has skewed to a ridiculous amount of songs and veered into cop rock territory instead of the more simple and powerful acting matters territory. I feel sorry for the people that thought cory would get out of lima as the pilot setup and I repeat that smash lite is going to fail.

  3. mia says:

    I’d rather see Bernadette and Amy talk to young girls about careers in science. I know its a sitcom, so I’m not going to judge too harshly – but its seeing other women in non traditional roles that make young girls go into them, not a group of men telling them to. Just saying.
    But it is a sitcom, so….

  4. kirads09 says:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Person of Interest
    Bummed – Elementary is an encore?

    • Tran says:

      In case you didn’t know, a “fresh” episode of Elementary is set for next Thursday and in two weeks, the NCAA March Madness tournament begins on CBS and a few cable networks (Turner Sports).

  5. ollie says:

    either this old house or tvd repeat and poi

  6. ggny says:

    If the 500th song is a Unique solo imo it is a slap in the face to Glee fans. There is no way he or Marley or any of the new people should get that milestone if it isnt Finn/Rachel/Kurt/Sanatana then it should be Artie or Tina

    • Thea says:

      It’s Blaine. Idk if that’s much better, but it is what it is.

      • JR says:

        When did Glee become Blee??? And hasn’t anyone made this ratings decline correlation? The Blaining of Glee: targeting to tweens, more songs less story, and less focus on the characters we’ve cared about since Season 1 (Rachel, Finn, Kurt).

  7. Tran says:

    Community & Person of Interest.

  8. Shira says:

    Honestly, I thought the 500th milestones in GLEE would be a group number. It’s said “Shout” or is it not?

  9. Jaime04 says:

    Glee!

    The 500th number is Shout

  10. Joanna says:

    Person of Interest!!

  11. John says:

    POI has been a pleasant surprise, was off my radar last year but I’ve enjoyed every show since “discovering” it this season.

    And, of course TBBT is locked in.

  12. SusieQ says:

    Glee!!!

  13. Sable says:

    Person of Interest and Big Bang Theory.

  14. Beauty and the Beast, even though it is a repeat and not even on your list, I will be watching it on the CW at 9PM. Even watching a repeat episode is better than the other options. If you’re not watching it, you have no idea what you’re missing. Check it out. You won’t regret it!! Oh, I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory at 8PM.

    • Danyelle says:

      ok these “beasties” need to dial it down a dozen notches. i don think this watch list does repeats ever unless it’s like a major wedding episode or somethin. enjoy your show, yes, but keep in the real world.

  15. Malissa says:

    This weeks POI episode is lame, especially compared to the awesome episode last week with Shaw.

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