What to Watch Thursday: Community Is Tested, Ground Floor Finale, Under the Gunn and More

CommunityOn TV this Thursday: The elevator arrives at Ground Floor‘s finale, Lifetime comes Under the Gunn, “Boyd Crowder” puts the Community gang to the test and the critics decide at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Even with CBS in repeat mode this week, we found 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (The CW) | The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler hosts this live ceremony honoring the best in film from 2013. (Lets hope this awards show gives winners a shorter path to the the stage.)

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Round 2 of auditions continue in Austin, Texas. (Check out Michael Slezak’s Night 1 recap, read about the show’s new twist.)

8 pm Community (NBC) | R.I.P. Pierce Hawthorne — yet before his study buddies can receive anything from their old classmate’s will, they must take lie detector tests administered by the cranky Mr. Stone (Justified‘s Walton Goggins). A terrific “bottle episode” in which, at one point, all sorts of secrets fly!

8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie starts anew while Ben finds himself the victim of a prank thanks to Donna, April and Andy.

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9 pm Under the Gunn (Lifetime) | Series premiere: In this 90-minute opener, host Tim Gunn finds 15 hopeful designers all competing for the attention of mentors (and former Runway stars) Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos. (Think Project Runway meets The Voice.)

9 pm The Price of Gold (ESPN) | Hide yer crowbars! The sports channel’s 30 for 30 series delves into the 1994 scandal involving Olympic ice skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

9 pm Sean Saves the World (NBC) | Sean tries to stop Max from going into business with a con artist (played by James Patrick Stuart, Andy Richter Controls the Universe.)

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10 pm Ground Floor (TBS) | Season 1 finale: Struggling to make a decision between his dream job and his feelings for Jenny, Brody tries to come up with a third option.

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | As Camille returns home to an excited Zeek, Joel continues to spend long hours at work and away from Julia.

10 pm The Spoils of Babylon (IFC) | An angry Cynthia seeks revenge after Devon and Lady Anne fall in love. 

NEXT THURSDAY: The Vampire Diaries and Reign return, Fox’s Rake premieres and King of the Nerds kicks off its second season.

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

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  1. Justin says:

    White Collar and Parks and Recreation.

  2. Eddie says:

    Community & Parks!

  3. Teag says:

    Community. And watching yesterday’s Suburgatory, Coven and Revolution.

  4. born to watch says:

    the entire nbc lineup
    spoils of babylon

  5. Rebecca says:

    Parks & Rec and Parenthood.

  6. Eric7740 says:

    Sean Saves the World
    MJF Show

  7. Joey says:

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

  8. Tran 2.0 says:

    Community and Parenthood (John Corbett returns).

  9. Thea says:

    Idol and Ground Floor live
    DVR Community

  10. sarah says:


  11. Jeff says:

    Community – can’t wait to see Goggins character on this EP :)

  12. Et al says:

    Community and Parks.

  13. Tessa says:


  14. Steve says:

    White Collar

  15. webly3 says:

    Parks & Rec <333
    Parenthood <333
    DVR: American Idol and The Taste

  16. Tenney says:

    Community, Parks, and White Collar. WOOHOO!! What a great night of TV!

  17. Parker says:

    Parks and Rec!!!!!
    and maybe Parenthood :)

  18. Babybop says:

    What do you think the chances are of a Ground Floor renewal? I’ve been really enjoying it!

  19. Pat says:

    Unfortunately, tonight will be a dud for me, due to the fact that all the CBS shows are reruns, also still waiting for Grey’s to start up, The only two shows for me tonight will be Parenthood & White Collar.

  20. GeoDiva says:

    I’ve got 13 shows on my dvr, so time to play catch up and I will be recording White Collar and Elementary(if it is a new episode)

  21. bobbie says:

    Community, Parks & Rec, Sean Saves the World, Ground Floor

  22. ibjbyron says:

    Critics choice, because: Aisha Tyler. And because I love awards shows (even though I’m a heterosexual man…AMY! ;-)