What to Watch Thursday: Glee, Grey's, Big Bang, Parks and Rec, Crazy Ones and 4 Other Premieres
On TV this Thursday: Glee and Grey’s come back from cliffhangers, Parks and Recreation and Elementary both head across the pond, The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show premiere, and more of your favorite shows return. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Hour-long Season 6 premiere: Most of the Pawnee gang travels to London when Leslie wins an award. Meanwhile, Tom tries to figure out who’s competing with Rent-a-Swag, and Ann and Chris begin their journey toward leaving the show. Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Henry Winkler (Arrested Development) and Lucy Lawless (Spartacus) guest-star. (Get a sneak peak and scoop! Plus, hear from April herself on the Emmys red carpet.)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Double-episode Season 7 premiere: While Leonard is away, Sheldon and Penny spend some QT and share intimate secrets. Then, Leonard returns and his friendship with Sheldon is put to the test. Regina King (Southland) guest-stars. (Get scoop and more scoop!)
8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | Auditions continue, as Simon thinks to himself, “Maybe we should make these chairs spin…?”
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Two-hour Season 10 premiere: In the aftermath of the superstorm, Meredith must make a tough call, Callie deals with Arizona’s infidelity and Richard’s fate is revealed. (Get scoop and a sneak peek!)
9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | Series premiere: Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar star in this David E. Kelley sitcom as a father-daughter advertising team. (He’s zany! She’s organized!) James Wolk (Mad Men), Hamish Linklater (The Newsroom) and Amanda Setton (The Mindy Project) co-star, while Kelly Clarkson impressively guest-stars. (Read TVLine’s First Impression.)
9 pm The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) | Double-episode series premiere: Beloved sitcom star/Good Wife nemesis Fox returns to TV full-time via this new sitcom about a local news anchor who, after laying low since his Parkinson’s diagnosis, returns to work. Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) plays his wife. Fox’s real-life wife, Tracy Pollan, guest-stars in the second episode. (Get scoop!)
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Season 2 premiere: Holmes and Watson travel to London to crack an unsolved mystery and reunite with Sherlock’s estranged brother Mycroft (Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man) Please let this be a crossover with Parks and Rec, where Bert Macklin helps out. (Get scoop and a sneak peak!)
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Season 5 premiere: Crosby and Jasmine’s newborn causes a stir, Kristina takes on a new fight and Hank (returning guest star Ray Romano) moves back to town, unbeknownst to Sarah. (Get scoop and a first look.)
COMING NEXT THURSDAY: The Vampire Diaries and Scandal return. The Millers, Welcome to the Family and Sean Saves the World premiere, plus The Originals debuts with a one-time Thursday airing.
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