What to Watch Thursday: Parks and Rec Hits 100, Runway Wraps, Spoils of Babylon and More

parks-325On TV this Thursday: Parks and Rec marks a milestone, Toby Maguire indulges in The Spoils of Babylon, White Collar gets blackmailed and a Project Runway All Star is crowned. Here are 10 shows to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | A tense Sheldon is forced to take a vacation while Bernadette tries to replace one of Howard’s comic books. (Get a sneak peek.)

8 pm Community (NBC) | Dean Pelton enlists the help of the study group when an unknown bandit starts shoving coins down people’s pants. Could the culprit be Prof. Ian Duncan (The Daily Show‘s John Oliver), in his first appearance since Season 2?

8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | In the beloved comedy’s 100th episode, Leslie and Ben plan for the future as Leslie’s last day in office approaches; Chris and Ann learn the sex of their baby. (Treat yo’self to a video of the cast reflecting on 100 episodes and find out who’ll be back for the big event.)

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9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | After everyone else in the office gets the flu, Lauren must work solo with a client facing a PR nightmare.

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Hagen blackmails Neal into completing his last assignment without the help of Burke; the team inches closer to solving the Mosconi Codex.

9 pm Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) | Season 3 finale: After the Final 3 present their heritage-inspired collections at the United Nations, one — Korto, Elena or Seth Aaron — is crowned the winner.

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10 pm The Spoils of Babylon (IFC) | Miniseries premiere: If the cast doesn’t sell you, the premise will: Saturday Night Live alumni Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba (Dark Angel) and Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby) star in this six-part satire about a dysfunctional family living in the ’70s — multiple fedoras and one talking mannequin included.

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | When a body is found in a barrel, Holmes and Watson launch an investigation into the mafia’s ties to the murder. Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) and Tim Guinee (as of late, pretty much everything) guest-star.

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Sarah gets some news about a job, causing Hank to question her; Amber is faced with a painful reality. (Check out an exclusive sneak peek.)

10 pm Ground Floor (TBS) | In the charming freshman sitcom’s penultimate episode, Jenny cashes in years’ worth of credit card points for a trip to Paris without Brody, prompting him to tell her how he feels.

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

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  1. SK says:

    The Big Bang Theory – yay for Kaley Cuoco and the show for winning People’s Choice Awards last night!

  2. Justin says:

    Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, White Collar and The Assets for me.

  3. Dennis says:

    Crazy Ones!! Great show!

  4. Ames says:

    Glad to see Ground Floor get some love…Its a really good show but i have heard so little about it i am not overly optimistic about a season 2

  5. Aprilcot says:

    Parks & Rec – yay for 100 episodes!
    The Crazy Ones
    Spoils of Babylon

  6. Joey says:

    Community, Parks and Rec, The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, and encore of White Collar.

  7. Eric7740 says:

    The Crazy Ones
    Sean Saves the World
    MJF Show

  8. Michelle says:

    Community, Parks, Parenthood and maybe DVR Spoils of Babylon. One of these days I may check out The Crazy Ones – seems to be getting more buzz lately, so now I’m curious.

  9. wrstlgirl says:

    Nothing, zero, nada. I’ll most likely watch a movie :-)

  10. Tran 2.0 says:

    Community and Parenthood

  11. digitalred93 says:

    Community, Parks, Parenthood. Is it crazy to admit that there isn’t a single CBS show on my DVR list?

  12. sarah says:

    Crazy Ones

  13. Shaun says:

    Heh,Assets isn’t marked down :s

  14. Et al says:


    May check out Spoils.

  15. HAP says:

    Spoils Of Babylon got a very tepid review this morning in the LA Times. Has anyone caught any advanced showings?

  16. Salty Dog says:

    Parks & Rec
    White Collar

  17. Steve says:

    White Collar
    The Assets