What to Watch Thursday: Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Big Bang, Grey's and 6 Other Fall Finales

Grey's AnatomyOn TV this Thursday: Sing it with me: On the 12th day of Christmas, the TV gods gave to me 10fall… 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.

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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.)

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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.

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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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  1. Dan says:

    Some of my favorite Big Bang episodes revolve around Sheldon’s mom. Laurie Metcalf is perfection. I only wish they could bring her in more often.

    • DenverDean says:

      LM and CB have been gems as the moms. I think twice a year for each is plenty. It just makes their appearances more special.

  2. Nicole says:

    Scandal! It was crazy last week and the cliff hanagrr for this week was intense

  3. Justin says:

    Big Bang Theory and White Collar

  4. Leo says:

    scandal elementary the vampire diaries…
    may check out the crazy ones for Ashley Tisdale…

  5. Matt says:

    Scandal and Grey’s!!!! I cannot wait to see what happens with Mama Pope!

  6. Eddie says:

    Big Bang has been SO disappointing this season, if tonight’s episode doesn’t do it for me I’m out!

  7. Tony says:

    Who’s Olivia ganna ask to shoot down the plane?

  8. tahina says:

    Grey’s maybe April pulls a Ross and days Jackson instead of Matthew. :)

  9. Eric7740 says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Crazy Ones
    MJF Show
    Sean Saves the World

  10. ninergrl6 says:

    The fall finale I’m most looking forward to tonight is REIGN. Last week’s ep was awesome from beginning to end, and I’m expecting nothing short of that tonight.

  11. Joey says:

    The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox Show, and White Collar.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Too much tv tonight. Watching Broncos football, DVRing The Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy, and watching Reign online tomorrow.

  13. Brandy says:


  14. Maryann says:

    Vampire Diaries
    (Reign online after I catch up on back episodes)

  15. sarah says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Grey’s (then it is off for over 2 months)
    Crazy One’s PVR

  16. Jared says:

    The Vampire Diaries

  17. Tran 2.0 says:

    Parenthood (happy to see Monica Potter get nominated for a Golden Globe). On Demand: the mid-season finale of Scandal.

  18. uh huh says:

    Is there a new episode of White Collar tonight?

  19. Britt says:

    X Factor

    The Crazy Ones

  20. Roni says:

    White Collar, Grey’s, Sean Saves the World.

  21. N says:

    Grey’s…….watching for Jackson!

  22. ollie says:

    Tvd reign