On TV this Thursday: Sing it with me: On the 12th day of Christmas, the TV gods gave to me 10… fall… finales! Including Scandal‘s gladiators taking a knee, The Vampire Diaries dropping a big revelation, a Big Banger having a wonderful life and Grey’s saying “I do.” (Or does it?) As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | Fall finale: The Red Queen and Jafar’s disdain for one another comes to a head, a flashback tells Cyrus’ origin story and The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg debuts as the voice of Mrs. Rabbit. (Spring return date TBD.)
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Fall finale: While Damon and Stefan search for Elena, she is horrified to hear Dr. Wes’ confessions about Whitmore College’s dark history – and his own ultimate goal.
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Fall finale: While Sheldon’s away, Leonard & Co. deck the halls and muse about how much the lanky nerd has changed their lives. Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne) returns as Sheldon’s mom.
8:30 pm The Millers (CBS) | Fall finale: When Carol’s overbearing parents (played by Coach‘s Jerry Van Dyke and Ghost Whisperer‘s June Squibb) announce they’re coming for the holidays, the younger folk pretend that their marriages are just fine – but then Nate starts to believe the lie. (See what Jayma Mays told TVLine about working with the TV vets.)
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Fall finale: It’s April’s wedding day… but Derek’s the one contemplating the rest of his life after a very important phone call.
9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | Fall finale: Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) stars as the firm’s newest intern, who reignites Sydney’s craziness about how she is perceived.
9:30 pm The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) | Fall finale: The family’s Christmas hits a snag when Mike learns he has to anchor the news on Christmas Eve. Sting guest-stars.
9:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Fall finale: Walden helps Jenny score a one-night stand (played by Hellcats‘ Aly Michalka); Alan’s transgender girlfriend’s ex-wife (Numb3rs‘ Diane Farr) hits on him.
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Fall finale synopsis, verbatim from the network: “Now that the truth is out there, things will never be the same and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions.” (We did our best to have Jeff Perry translate it for us.)
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Fall finale: Holmes and Watson must figure out which of a Ponzi scheme-runner’s clients is guilty of killing him; Holmes contemplates sponsoring a fellow recovering addict. Richard Masur (It) guest-stars.
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