What to Watch Thursday: Glee, Community and Other Finales, Hannibal Meets Scully and More

GleeOn TV this Thursday: Glee, Community, Two and a Half Men and Person of Interest close shop for the season; storms bear down on Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy; Hannibal gets x-filed and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The top two contenders are revealed; Alicia Keyes and Season 10’s Lauren Alaina perform.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | As graduation day approaches, a wind storm causes a power outage in town and ghosts – some good, some vengeful – appear.

8 pm Community (NBC) | Season finale: Jeff achieves enough credits to graduate, and the study group revisits the “darkest timeline.” (Not yet renewed; find out its current status.)

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | When the girls’ trip to Vegas falls through, they join the guys for a very eventful game of Dungeons & Dragons. (Get scoop!)

8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Season finale: Walden dates a hot 22-year-old (Lizzie McGuire‘s Hilary Duff) but finds himself more attracted to her grandmother (Taxi‘s Marilu Henner). (Yep, renewed.)

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9 pm Glee (Fox) | Season finale: Brittany returns from her MIT trip with a new attitude, Ryder gets a lead on who’s catfishing him and New Directions go to regionals. TV vets Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter and American Idol‘s Jessica Sanchez guest-star. (Check out a sneak peek.) (Yep, renewed… and then some.)

9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | Season finale: Reese and Finch – with some surprising allies – race to save The Machine from Root and Decima. In the process, the truth comes out about Finch’s relationship with former partner Nathan Ingram and his original motivation for wanting to save the irrelevant numbers. (Yep, already renewed.)

9 pm The Office (NBC) | One-hour penultimate episode: As the office prepares for the premiere of the documentary, Jim holds tryouts for the assistant to the assistant regional manager and Dwight plans to propose to Esther.

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10 pm Hannibal (NBC) | Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) debuts as Hannibal’s therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier; Will has nightmares in which he is Abigail Hobbs’ father.

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Tudors) begins a three-episode arc as Sherlock’s former love Irene Adler in an episode that finds Sherlock hoping a case from Moriarty will bring him closer to finding his nemesis.

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  1. kirads09 says:


    DVR Hannibal – (must be watched in cold light of day far btwn meals.) Can’t wait to see Gillian though.

  2. Kate says:

    This time last year I was almost crying that we’d never see Community ever again. After the current season I don’t even care. Surprising what can change.

    • GTS says:

      I know. Now it seems so gimmicky now. I’m hoping for a mind-blowing finale….

    • Mel says:

      Agreed about Community. Without Dan Harmon the show has just been a tired copy of previous seasons. No real standout moments of brilliance. I’m bummed, but it will make it easier to let go if it doesn’t get renewed.
      Will be watching/DVRing:. TBBT, Glee, Elementary, Community, The Office, VD, Scandal

    • Liz says:

      Truth. So sad it’s come to this but this season has just dampened any feelings I’ve had about Community. It’s not been good at all. Not all terrible but not the show I used to love.

    • Beatriz says:

      Still watching season 2 and really enjoying it, but after reading this comment I’m a little bit scared…

    • Sara says:

      Sigh..me too

  3. SK says:

    Big Bang

  4. Cammie says:


  5. Julie says:

    Come on, Beauty and the Beast is must watch tonight-especially with everything going on!

  6. Raver says:

    I started Hannibal because of two reasons:

    a) SOTL is one of my all time favorite thrillers
    b) GILLLIAN FRIKKIN ANDERSON!!! so finally – woohoo!!

  7. Mel says:

    Hannibal by a mile. Best new show of the year :)

  8. davor says:

    POI (Best show currently on TV, just awesome)!!!!

    • JB Smooove says:

      i remember when POI started last year and it wasnt doing well. but the show pressed on and now its bomb ass and popular. wish more shows that are gone too soon would get that chance.

  9. Andy says:

    Community, TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, Glee, Hannibal, and Elementary

  10. Amanda M. says:

    What about Grey’s Anatomy?

  11. Sunny says:

    Big Bang
    And on the DVR: Hannibal

  12. wrstlgirl says:

    BATB and Hannibal, with the lights out. Creepy, I love creepy :-)

  13. MaryAnn says:

    You left SCANDAL and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST off the list?!! And no, links are not the same as “what to watch tonight.” If I didn’t know better, I would assume they were not on tonight since you didn’t include them.

    At any rate, my list:

    The Vampire Diaries
    Person of Interest
    Beauty and the Beast (online or on demand)

  14. Suncatcher says:

    Person of Interest – Without a doubt, the best show on TV! Can’t wait for the finale BUT hate to see them close up shop for the summer just as things are really getting HOT!

  15. GS says:

    Vampire Diaries, Grey’s and Scandal live and DVR BBT and Beauty and the Beast. Love my Thursday night tv!

  16. KD says:

    Person of Interest – I hope they can fix the machine

  17. ollie says:

    tvd and poi

  18. N says:


  19. TexMike says:

    Small Town Security returns

  20. Jared says:

    Can’t miss tonight’s Beauty and the Beast!

  21. Nicole says:

    Scandal! Finally find out who is the mole

  22. Brian says:

    Scandal, Person of Interest, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office and the last 3 minutes of American Idol. (I’d prefer to see a paragraph rather than a link for shows which were previously covered as well.) Thanks.

  23. GK says:

    Person of Interest
    The Vampire Diaries
    Grey’s Anatomy
    The Big Bang Theory

  24. Brandy says:


  25. sarah says:

    POI (PVR)

  26. chris says:

    Hannibal, Scandal and Gigolos

  27. livvy says:


  28. Jenna says:

    GLEE and The Big Bang Theory.

  29. Mark says:

    cant wait to see Natalie Dormer on Elementary!

  30. Beatriz says:

    The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy and Hannibal

  31. Jaime04 says:


  32. Roni says:

    Glee, The Office, Grey’s, Tabatha Takes Over, POI just for Sarah Shahi, and the return of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

  33. Lisa says:

    Nothing on the NY people on Glee? Why bother watching?

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