What to Watch Thursday: Elementary Mobs Up, Runway Returns, Ausiello Happens Live and More

Ancient HistoryOn TV this Thursday: Elementary braves the criminal underworld, Sheldon makes a Big (bogus?) discovery, Grey’s doctors deal with parental baggage, Project Runway All Stars returns 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 The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | When Sheldon feels like a fraud after his latest scientific breakthrough, he gets a sobering visit from Einstein and Archimedes.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (CW) | Mystic Falls honors the dead (i.e. half the cast) with its traditional Remembrance Day.

8 pm The Voice (NBC) | The Battle Rounds spill over into Thursday in the first of three Parks preemptions

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | James Remar (Dexter) continues his run as Alex’s troubled dad, while Meredith considers continuing her mother’s research.

9 pm Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) | Season 3 premiere: Eleven of your favorite designers from past seasons return to cut, sew and work their way to the top. Alyssa Milano (Mistresses) pulls double duty as host and judge (alongside Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman).

9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | Things turn to a “sexual nature” when a worldly client (Saffron Burrows, Law & Order: CI) causes Zach and Simon to compete for her attention. (Get full-season pick-up news.)

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Just as Neal gets a new handler (The Following‘s Warren Kole), his loyalties are tested when an investigation may lead to Mozzie.

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10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | While Joel struggles to keep things professional with Peet, Max pushes boundaries with his photography.

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Holmes and Watson get mixed up with the mob when they discover the body of an assassin.

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11 pm Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) | TVLine’s fearless leader Michael Ausiello will channel his inner Tom Cruise circa 1988 when he serves as guest bartender on Andy Cohen’s late-night gabfest. Sources confirm to us exclusively that he plans to test out his trademark Smurf Blue Martini on guests Rosie Perez (The Counselor) and Johnny Knoxville (Bad Grandpa). (Also, rumor has it Andy plans on grilling Aus for clues about a certain blind item. Will da boss cave?!)

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    My busiest TV night…
    Big Bang Theory
    Crazy Ones
    Grey’s Anatomy

    All on the DVR – I don’t watch live TV anymore.

  2. JoeTV says:

    The Michael J Fox Show
    The Crazy Ones
    Grey’s Anatomy
    White Collar
    Covert Affairs

    Missing Parks and Rec :( Bring on Nov 14th!!!

  3. Roger Canada says:

    Big Bang, TVD, Degrassi, MJF Show and Played

  4. Eric7740 says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Crazy Ones

    Hulu Tomorrow:
    MJF Show
    Sean Saves the World

  5. EE says:

    Anyone else get oddly sad by how hard Ausiello feels he has to try? It’s off putting. Dude, quit looking for people to think you’re cool. You’re too mature to be giving a ****. The misplaced pomposity on this website is a major reason why I rarely come here for my television news anymore.

    • Stormy says:

      I have no problems at all with Mr. Ausiello nor any of their journalists, although Mr. Mitovich can be a bit abrasive.

  6. meah says:

    Haven’t watched white collar since they made Neal have daddy issue.does anyone know if the girl that play Alex would guest star this season?I really used to like her chemistry with matt bomer.if she comes for any episode I would hapilly watch

    • JBC says:

      “Alex”, the wonderful Gloria Votsis, appeared in S4 White Collar episode 8. She absolutely has wonderful chemistry with Matt Bomer.. so check out that episode, it is great.. Also S5 is in a new direction, you may want to check it out. No more daddy issues as you call it. You may like this new season.

  7. Joey says:

    The Crazy Ones, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, White Collar. DVR Children’s Hospital season finale.

  8. Amanda M. says:

    Whenever I hear the name “Rosie Perez” I think about her calling Logan Echolls a little girl.

  9. Brandy says:


  10. Tran 2.0 says:

    Parenthood. On Demand: Scandal.

  11. G says:

    The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, and The Vampire Diaries.

  12. Justin says:

    Big Bang Theory, White Collar, Covert Affairs for me tonight.

  13. Babygate says:

    Greys live. DVR Sean, Scandal, Covert Affairs. Mentioned about Alex’s dad on tonight’s Greys and yet that’s the story that gets the least buzz right now. No mention of Owen’s new girlfriend making an appearance at the hospital or the fact that apparently, Arizona hooked up with intern Leah. THAT is the story that had fans going crazy on Twitter last night. It’s all in the sneak peaks…

  14. Babygate says:

    Wait, no mention of the fact that Lisa Kudrow makes her debut on Scandal tonight? Wow, where’s the love? That may just make watch live.

  15. Stormy says:

    Never could stand her or David Schwimmer, so no.
    White Collar

  16. GS says:

    I’ll be watching football tonight and DVR’ing Vampire Diaries, Grey’s and Scandal to watch this weekend.

  17. Ananda Sky says:

    Live: TBBT/Second Half Wonderland; White Collar; Elementary
    DVR: First Half Wonderland :), Covert Affairs (Love the show, but Annie was a little violent for my taste last week; want to take it in doses with ability to ff)
    Online: The Voice