What to Watch Thursday: Parks Returns, Ground Floor Begins, Vampire Sees Triple and More

Parks and Recreation - Season 6On TV this Thursday: Parks and Rec returns with a vengeance, The Millers  READ MOREhave an awkward family chat, Vampire Diaries works Nina Dobrev overtime, politics heat up on Parenthood, TBS’ Ground Floor premieres 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 Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon try to explain Amara’s (N Dobz) situation to Stefan, while Dr. Wes gives Katherine (Nini D) some disturbing news. (Get scoop.)

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Penny confronts Raj’s ex-girlfriend, Lucy, played by returning guest star Kate Micucci (Raising Hope).

8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | Learn how Will Scarlet and Anastasia ended up in Wonderland and how the Red Queen ascended to the throne.

8 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | In the first of tonight’s two postponed episodes, Leslie throws Ben a birthday bash and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) returns as Tom’s crush. Then, Leslie prepares a haunted house with Ben, Ann and Chris — being “Halloween” and all. (Watch a sneak peek, check out a promo and get scoop on the funny/sad Ann/Chris send-off.)

8:30 pm The Millers (CBS) | Carol insists the fam gather for a better-late-than-never “birds and the bees” talk from forgetful Tom. In other news, Casey Wilson Appearance Alert! Between that and Eliza Coupe a few weeks back, is this show trying to stage a full-on Happy Endings reunion? ‘Cause that would be amahzing.

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Callie is hit with a malpractice suit and a surprising secret from her visiting father (Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing). In flashbacks, surprising details about Callie and Arizona’s marriage are revealed. (Get much scoop from Sara Ramirez!)

9:30 pm The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) | Mike encourages Ian to reconsider college, while Annie is jealous that Eve has been confiding in Leigh. (Get scoop.)

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10 pm Ground Floor (TBS) | Double-episode Ground Floorseries premiere: Co-creator Bill Lawrence reunites with Scrubs veteran John C. McGinley and Cougar Town baby mama Briga Heelan, who plays Jenny, a maintenance worker at a ritzy office building. Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) stars as Brody, a banker who has a one night stand with Jenny — and they like it. McGinley plays Mr. Mansfield, Brody’s boss, and Jenny is joined on the ground floor by Derrick (James Earl, Glee) and Tori (Pitch Perfect‘s Alexis Knapp). (Get an exclusive first look and scoop from Heelan.)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Mycroft (Rhys Ifans) tries to convince Sherlock to move home to London. William Sadler (Hawaii Five-0) and Margaret Colin (Gossip Girl) guest-star as the billionaire couple at the center of the case of the week.

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Kristina pulls ahead in the mayoral race, but the media uncovers some dirt on her that casts Adam in a negative light.

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  1. trainwreck says:

    Nina Dobrev – man she works HARD!

    and stop with the comparisons with other actresses!

    • Me says:

      At least she does a better job than SMG on Ringer (that show was terrible). And well, a certain Maslany girl would laugh by reading those comments.

  2. SK says:

    Big Bang
    Crazy Ones – still on the fence
    Covert Affairs – I hope they end the Henry Wilcox storyline already.

  3. Justin says:

    The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, White Collar and Covert Affairs

  4. Beth says:


  5. c says:

    As always, Elementary

  6. Babybop says:

    Parks and Rec, Michael J Fox Show, Sean Saves the World, Vampire Diaries, Big Bang Theory, Covert Affairs. I’ve been thinking about watching Ground Floor too…

  7. ollie says:

    Tvd reign

  8. Miles R. says:

    The Big Bang Theory
    The Vampire Diaries
    The Crazy Ones

  9. Kay says:

    So happy Parks and Rec is back!!!!

  10. MariaD says:

    The Returned on Sundance channel. This is a fantastic mini-series.

    For later, Covert Affairs.

  11. Joey says:

    Parks and Rec, The Crazy Ones, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, And White Collar. DVR Ground Floor.

  12. Eric says:

    Parks & Rec, The Crazy Ones, The MJF Show live. DVR Parenthood and Ground Floor.

  13. Maryann says:

    The Vampire Diaries
    The Returned (Sundance Channel)

  14. Stormy says:

    Looks like no one is watching Wonderland, including me.
    TBBT, White Collar, Elementary.

  15. Eric7740 says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Crazy Ones

    Hulu+ Tomorrow Evening:
    MJF Show
    Sean Saves the World

  16. Brandy says:


  17. wrstlgirl says:

    I’m gonna take a pass on the Nina Dobrev overdose, I’ve seen the preview and it looks completely ridiculous. I’ll watch Reign and catch up on some dvr stuff from earlier in the week.

  18. Jared says:

    The Vampire Diaries
    Ground Floor
    catching up with The Tomorrow People on DVR.

  19. Ra says:

    Leslie’s throwing Ben a GoT’s inspired party, isn’t she?
    I love this show.

  20. Anonymous K says:

    Big Bang

  21. Bella says:

    Big Bang Theory and Elementary and DVRing Ground Floor (so excited to see Skylar Astin and John C. McGinley in this new show!)

  22. Jared says:

    PARKS AND REC!!!!! Woohoo!!!!
    The Vampire Diaries
    Grey’s Anatomy

  23. HAP says:

    White Collar and Covert Affairs. Annie Walker’s headed to Hong Kong.

  24. bobbie says:

    Scandal, Elementary, Parks & Red, Crazy Ones, Sean Saves

  25. Thea says:

    TVD, Glee and Ground Floor live (yay Alexis Knapp!!)
    DVR Crazy Ones and Elementary
    Reign On Demand tomorrow