What to Watch Thursday: The Originals' First Bite, Project Runway Finale, Glee Unplugged and More

GleeOn TV this Thursday: Vampire Diaries fans, get ready for some Originals flavor drama; Project Runway‘s season finale is hard Kors; The Office takes flight and Glee goes acoustic. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Tonight you get the planted pilot for The Originals, TVD‘s Klaus-centric potential spin-off. In it, a mysterious tip leads the vampire to New Orleans, where he’s reunited with his former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis, Grey’s Anatomy) and followed by Elijah. Oh, and Hayley’s there, too, and she’s fallen into the hands of a powerful witch. (Peruse some preview photos and find out why Claire Holt says The Originals is even “darker” than its sire.)

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | When one of Sheldon’s favorite TV shows is canceled too soon, Amy tries to help him get over his compulsive need for closure. (A word of solace, Sheldon: Kickstarter.)

8 pm Community (NBC) | Academy Award-winning screenwriter Jim Rash aka Dean Pelton himself penned tonight’s episode, in which Troy and Abed switch bodies. Wondering about Rash’s creative process? “I just wrote words on a napkin,” he joked to TVLine, “and said, ‘Let’s see what happens!” (The installment also includes Rash and co-star Joel McHale’s favorite Dean-Jeff moment everwatch a preview.)

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9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | Two-hour Season 11 finale: Michael Kors is back to help Heidi, Nina and Zac determine a winner. (Not yet renewed, though Season 12 casting is underway.)

9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | The CDC investigates the deaths of several of Bailey’s patients as Jackson and the rest of the board members argue over how to address the crisis with the public. Jennifer Bassey (All My Children) guest-stars.

9 pm Glee (Fox) | The power goes out at McKinley, giving New Directions the perfect reason to unplug with some acoustic tunes. (Check out preview pics.) In New York, Isabelle asks Kurt to volunteer at a charity event, and Rachel and Santana tag along for the fashionable ride. Meanwhile, I wonder what Sue’s been up to since the last time we saw her?

9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | As Gabe reveals to Cat that he knows about Muirfield, Vincent’s suspicions of the ADA’s intentions create tension for the couple. (See exclusive photo/finale preview.)

9 pm The Office (NBC) | Dwight and Angela vie for a cash prize in an office-wide paper-airplane contest.

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10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock doesn’t want to celebrate his first year of sobriety. Good thing he has a blackmailer’s murder to take his mind off things! Portia Reiners (One Live to Live) guest-stars.

10 pm Hannibal (NBC) | It’s probably a good idea not to eat while watching any episode of this show, but tonight – as Will tracks a killer who gives his victims wings (it’s nowhere near as pretty as it sounds) — that’s doubly true. Meanwhile, Crawford’s wife Bella (Suits‘ Gina Torres), who’s hiding a secret, begins seeing Lecter as her therapist. (Tonight’s originally scheduled hour has been reformatted as a Web series.)

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



Comments (60)

  • Glee and BATB!

    Comment by Andre – April 25, 2013 04:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • VD, Grey’s and Scandal… watching Hannibal later!

    Comment by Raver – April 25, 2013 04:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCANDAL ALL THE WAY!!!

    Comment by Jess – April 25, 2013 04:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory
    Person of Interest
    Elementary

    DVR: Hannibal (to be watched in cold light of day way between any meals)

    Comment by kirads09 – April 25, 2013 04:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory
    Hannibal – really enjoying this show. It’s going a lot better than The Following…so far. :)

    Comment by SK – April 25, 2013 04:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How do you not have Scandal? Can’t wait!

    Comment by Mary – April 25, 2013 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • IT’S IN BLUE COME ON PEOPLE

      Comment by B – April 25, 2013 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes it is. But Person of Interest isn’t, and isn’t on the regular list, either. WTF?

        Comment by meme – April 25, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I get that it’s in blue. It just seems it should be highlighted given its been off for a few weeks, plus it sounds intense. But I know they can’t pick the same show week after week.

        Comment by Mary – April 25, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s, Scandal, TVD, & Glee!

    Comment by j – April 25, 2013 04:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Community Thursday! “Academy Award-winning screenwriter Jim Rash” Enough said.

    Comment by anik – April 25, 2013 04:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee

    Comment by Cammie – April 25, 2013 05:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory!!!!! And happy Elementary is back!!!!!

    Comment by Mm – April 25, 2013 05:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me, too, to both of those! I was a little doubtful at first, but Elementary has turned out to be a really terrific show, a definite “must-see” for me!!

      Comment by Drew – April 25, 2013 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty and the Beast, Elementary, Runway, TBBT,

    Comment by mia – April 25, 2013 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCAAANDAAAAL!!!! Woohoo

    Comment by Sara – April 25, 2013 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • tvd and poi

    Comment by ollie – April 25, 2013 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang, Greys and SCANDAL!!!!

    Comment by Sunny – April 25, 2013 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT, Grey’s, Scandal live. Hannibal and Elementary online the next day.

    Comment by Luke – April 25, 2013 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is “Person of Interest” not new tonight? I thought it was new.

    Comment by Adam L. – April 25, 2013 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is. I’m baffled by it’s exclusion as well.

      Comment by suzi – April 25, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Apparently, Kimmie isnt a big fan of POI. But she obviously is a fan of Beauty & the Beast….its listed every week. No accounting for taste, folks.

        Comment by JimC – April 25, 2013 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t really care about the character Hayley at all. She’s boring and a majority of fans dislike her. Why is she on the spinoff again?

    Comment by Grrrrp – April 25, 2013 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal!!!
    It’s finally back after a 3 week hiatus, can’t wait

    Comment by Nicole – April 25, 2013 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally…new shows!! TVD, Grey’s, and Scandal live and DVR Big Bang and Beauty and the Beast. Thanks for pointing out the guy in The Originals episode is from Grey’s…was driving me crazy that I couldn’t remember.

    Comment by GS – April 25, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • VD
    BATH
    Big Bang

    Comment by sarah – April 25, 2013 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BATB and Hannibal baby !! :-)

    Comment by wrstlgirl – April 25, 2013 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT, Greys and Scandal live. DVR Hannibal and since it looks like we’ll get some NY goodness, Dvr Glee as well. I will have to catch Parks and Rec later online. I hate that they changed the time to 9:30.

    Comment by Babygate – April 25, 2013 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TCM is running Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. I’ll watch that and catch up on TBBT etc. later.

    Comment by lyn – April 25, 2013 06:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community
    Hannibal

    Comment by Eric – April 25, 2013 06:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Person of Interest? No new episode?

    Comment by Lena – April 25, 2013 06:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s new, and I am watching that along with Vampire Diaries.

      Comment by lll – April 25, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, Glee, Hannibal

    Comment by TobyG. – April 25, 2013 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Live-BBT, Parks & Rec, The Office

    DVR-Community, Glee, Elementary, Hannibal

    Comment by breealashon – April 25, 2013 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is TVLine boycotting Person of Interest? One of the best shows on TV and gets consistently good ratings – tsk tsk.

    Comment by cha11 – April 25, 2013 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, Person of Interest & Elementary.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 25, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi. About Beauty and the Beast, I have the strangest feeling that Muirfield is going to use Evan’s body for their experiments. It would make a great adversary for Vincent, wouldn’t?

    Comment by Lise – April 25, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for both scandal and grey’s

    Comment by Juan – April 25, 2013 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Elementary and Grey’s are the only shows on that list I DON’T watch. Thursdays are insane. We’re gonna need a bigger DVR.

    Comment by Et. Al – April 25, 2013 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • VD,BatB,BBT

    Comment by Brandy – April 25, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ai,GA, Scandal

    Comment by Joe Petitjean – April 25, 2013 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Originals
    Beauty & the Beast! Can’t wait!!
    Scandal

    Comment by Jared – April 25, 2013 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is tonight’s Beauty and the Beast the one with Shantel Van Santen? And I know Lucas Bryant from Haven is in this one, but is Steve Lund from Haven in it as well?

    Comment by KC – April 25, 2013 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang Theory (I have a feeling I can relate to Sheldon in this one…), Vampire Diaries, Office, Parks and Rec, and Community. Man, I love Thursdays!

    Comment by Babybop – April 25, 2013 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee, Community, Hannibal, TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, and Elementary

    Comment by Andy – April 25, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • EVERYTHING. Thursday is the best night of tv. Vamp’s, Glee, Grey’s, TBBT, Project Runway, SCANDAL!!!!!

    Comment by AvCo – April 25, 2013 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • #Scandal and then Scandal again. I always miss something first go around.

    Comment by forwarddad – April 25, 2013 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee <3
    And Grey's and TVD :]

    Comment by Kaia – April 25, 2013 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad Grey’s, POI and Elementary are back! Still trying to give Hannibal a chance. Not a favorite so far. Just read that NBC is televising the 5th episode tonight and only a few scenes from the 4th episode to help tie in the story between the 3rd and 5th episodes. Love The Following and Dexter because the writing is good and the story lines are terrific. Hannibal needs help!

    Comment by Georgia – April 25, 2013 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can’t honestly believe that The Following is better than Hannibal. I mean, I watch The Following too, and Purefoy and Bacon are great (especially considering the dialogue and plot holes they have to deal with), but it’s not even in the same class as Hannibal. Having said that, I agree that airing episode 4 as “webisodes” is completely lame and a bonehead move.

      Comment by Aprilcot – April 25, 2013 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hannibal reeks. The Following is WAY better!

        Comment by Chris – April 25, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community
    last 5 minutes of Idol
    The Office
    Parks & Rec
    Hannibal
    Glee for later on the DVR

    Comment by Aprilcot – April 25, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee!!

    Comment by Jaime04 – April 25, 2013 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is Person Of Interest?! There’s supposed to be a new episode tonight!

    Comment by A – April 25, 2013 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Survivor
    Continuum
    Bates Motel
    Amazing Race

    Comment by Two – April 25, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hannibal!

    Comment by N – April 25, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT
    POI
    Elementary

    Comment by DanielleZ – April 25, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • bbt, Community, Parks & Rec, POI, Hannibal, Elementary

    Comment by bobbie – April 25, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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