What to Watch Thursday: Grey's Thanksgiving, Parenthood Election, Covert Finale and More

Parenthood - Season 5On TV this Thursday: Election Day on Parenthood, Thanksgiving on Grey’s, Michael J. Fox Show and Big Bang Theory, the Indianapolis Colts visit Parks & Rec, Covert Affairs spies a finale 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 Parks & Recreation (NBC) | In back-to-back episodes, Leslie tries to complete some of her city council goals (before she gets ousted from office, sad face), including hosting an event with the Indianapolis Colts, and then she faces off with Councilman Jamm (for the last time?). (Watch an exclusive promo.)

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon is unhappy that he’s forced to spend Thanksgiving at Mrs. Wolowitz’s house.

8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | Jafar visits the Asylum to get dirt on Alice, while in Wonderland the Knave — upon being awakened by an unlikely ally — finds Alice in terrible danger.

8:30 pm The Millers (CBS) | Fred Dryer (Hunter) guest-stars as Carol’s online date, with whom Nathan and Ray correspond while pretending to be Carol. The ladies of The Talk also make an appearance.

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Tension between Meredith and Cristina continues to cause problems, as Cristina turns to Shane and Meredith plans a Thanksgiving dinner at her house. (Who carves the turkey at a dinner full of surgeons?)

9 pm Reign (The CW) | After witnessing Mary and Bash kiss, Francis turns to Olivia for comfort. Hell hath no fury like a Dauphin scorned!

9:30 pm The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) | Mike and Leigh’s parents, played by Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) and Charles Grodin (Beethoven), visit for Thanksgiving, causing stress for Annie.

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10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Season 4 finale: Auggie and Annie work together to bring down baddie Henry (Gregory Itzin, 24). Calder arrives stateside with a win for the CIA, but Joan may be his only real ally in Langley. (Watch an exclusive preview.) (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Holmes and Watson butt heads with the NYPD after they get to the bottom of a serial killer cold case. Chris Bauer (True Blood) guest-stars.

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | It’s Election Day! Kristina and Adam hope for the best, while Jasmine and Crosby use the event as a teaching moment for Jabbar.

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



Comments (37)

  • The Big Bang Theory
    White Collar
    Covert Affairs
    Parks and Recreation (x2)

    Comment by Justin – November 21, 2013 04:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I gotta play catch up with Scandal. After tonight, I’ll be three weeks behind. :(

    Comment by Esaul – November 21, 2013 04:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Rec and Parks and Rec :D
    maybe Parenthood too

    Comment by Parker – November 21, 2013 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries
    Greys
    Crazy Ones
    Scandal
    Parenthood
    MJF Show-Hulu Tomorrow
    Sean Saves the World- Hulu Tomorrow

    Comment by Eric7740 – November 21, 2013 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Parenthood
    North Woods Law (Animal Planet)

    Comment by Matt – November 21, 2013 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve seen trailers for that North Woods Law is it any good?

      Comment by Liz – November 21, 2013 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee!

    Comment by Brian – November 21, 2013 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal all the way should own a spot on this. Im bettinf itll be great, momma pope isnt going to be carol brady now.

    Comment by eddie g – November 21, 2013 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s thanksgiving! Elementary.

    Comment by tahina – November 21, 2013 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang Theory
    Crazy Ones
    Covert Affairs

    Comment by SK – November 21, 2013 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang Theory
    then start watching Parks and Rec from DVR
    followed by Sean Saves the World
    then Parenthood
    finish off the night with Covert Affairs on DVR

    Comment by Amanda – November 21, 2013 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Rec, The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood and White Collar.

    Comment by Joey – November 21, 2013 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay, Parks!

    Comment by Lecholls – November 21, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries
    Grey’s
    Crazy Ones
    Parenthood

    Comment by sarah – November 21, 2013 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood (Mayor Kristina Braverman?)

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – November 21, 2013 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I predict Kristina doesn’t win, because I think it would change the show to much to have a character who is a mayor of a medium-sized city. That would be a show on it’s own. Plus Monica Potter does such great heartbreak faces…

    Comment by sheri – November 21, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey TVLine, re: Covert Affairs – it’s Calder, not Carl.

    Comment by Erin – November 21, 2013 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks & Rec, The Crazy Ones, and the MJF Show for me!

    Comment by Eric – November 21, 2013 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BBT,OUATW,VD,Reign,Scandal

    Comment by Brandy – November 21, 2013 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Rec, Grey’s, DVR Scandal, Covert Affairs.

    Comment by Babygate – November 21, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone else find Sean Saves the World formulaic and just not funny? I’ve watched it so far but it might be time to drop it.

    Comment by Doug – November 21, 2013 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like the scenes at home with daughter and mom and hate the scenes where he is at work. So, I DVR and then ffwd thru half the show!!!

      Comment by Diane – November 21, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee! Can’t wait for Billy Joel music!!!

    Comment by KC – November 21, 2013 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries
    Scandal

    Comment by Jared – November 21, 2013 09:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s
    The Crazy Ones
    Scandal

    Comment by Guest – November 21, 2013 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Rec
    The Vampire Diaries
    Glee
    Grey’s
    White Collar
    Scandal
    Parenthood

    Comment by Jared – November 21, 2013 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy

    Comment by A – November 21, 2013 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Elementary

    Comment by Tania – November 21, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Reign any good? Should I start watching???

    Comment by Luli – November 21, 2013 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! It’s one of the best debuts the CW has had in years! Watch it so it doesn’t get canceled!

      Comment by me – November 21, 2013 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The CW gets a bad rap with some viewers and I didn’t exactly have high expectations for it, but I think Reign is easily one of the best new shows of the season on any network. It’s a lot of fun and really entertaining, as long as you don’t let the historical liberties they’ve taken bog you down.

      Comment by Erin – November 21, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • To play devil’s advocate, I’ll add my two cents that is it truly, truly awful. They don’t just take liberties with the historical context, they completely ignore it. They have teenage girls prancing around in dresses that would not be out of place at a modern day prom, but it’s supposed to be 1557. The writing is pretty dreadful, and the acting not much better. But visually, it’s gorgeous, so it really depends on what you want from a show. It’s more Pretty Little Liars than Game of Thrones.

      Comment by Erin also – November 21, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood airs on Wednesday night here. It was excellent as usual. I wish it was more than an hour. :)

    Comment by Kim R – November 21, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Covert Affairs
    White Collar
    Scandal
    Elementary

    Comment by xander – November 21, 2013 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood
    Scandal
    Elementary
    Anger Management
    The Millers
    Greys Anatomy
    Craig Ferguson
    can you tell I have a DVR???

    Comment by Diane – November 21, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DVR all:
    Mad Men
    Mike & Molly
    Vanderpump Rules
    Rupaul
    The Voice
    Dads
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    New Girl
    The Mindy Project
    The Goldberg’s
    Master Chef
    Design Star
    Project Runway Allstars
    Chopped
    The Middle
    Modern Family
    Royal Pains
    The Voice
    Top Chef/TCA/TCJD
    It’s a Brad, Brad World
    Rachel Zoe Project
    The Exes
    Mob City
    Master Chef
    Parks & Recreation
    Big Bang Theory
    Greys Anatomy
    Sean Saves The World
    The Michael J. Fox Show
    Project Runway
    Project Runway Allstars
    Men At Work
    Parenthood
    Sullivan & Son
    Millionaire Matchmaker
    Blue Bloods
    America’s Next Top Model
    Fashion Police
    Suits
    Last Man Standing
    Boardwalk Empire
    The Good Wife

    Can you tell we’re the epitome of homeboy/homegirl????

    Comment by Jackie Clonan – November 22, 2013 04:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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