On TV this Thursday: Vampire Diaries bites into its 100th episode, Rake hopes to get you addicted, Troy prepares to leave his Community and Paul Rudd helps deliver the latest Greatest Event in Television. With CBS in rerun mode, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | In the series’ 100th episode, Katherine’s health takes a turn for the worse as she reminisces about her past, Stefan and Elena are forced to help Nadia and Caroline takes part in some scandalous behavior. (Read what the cast has to say about hitting 100, and then sink your teeth into spoilers.)
8 pm Community (NBC) | As Troy prepares to leave Greendale (and we cry), Abed sets out to plan the best going-away activity ever – leading to an epic competition among the study gang. (Read about the disastrous episode and what the cast says about Donald Glover’s farewell, watch a sneak peek.)
8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie fights with Ben over questionable ethics at a local farmer’s market, while April helps Andy in a new creative endeavor.
9 pm Rake (Fox) | Series premiere: Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys) stars as a smart but self-destructive criminal defense attorney with multiple addictions (including gambling, alcohol and prostitutes). John Ortiz (Luck), Miranda Otto (War of the Worlds) and Tara Summers (Ringer) also star.
9 pm Reign (The CW) | Bash and Mary are captured and returned to the castle; Catherine becomes set on destroying Mary once and for all.
9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | In this season’s penultimate episode (directed by Tim DeKay), Peter pulls Diana away from maternity leave to help catch a corrupt stock trader who has ties with Neal.
9:30 pm Anger Management (FX) | Charlie seeks help from his prison group after he gets arrested.
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Sarah starts her new project with Hank, while Crosby discovers mold in his house.
10 pm King of the Nerds (TBS) | Season 2 premiere: A new herd of nerds compete for the title and a $100,000.
11:59 pm The Greatest Event in Television 4 (Adult Swim) | Bosom buddies Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Paul Rudd (Anchorman 2) — with an assist from “sunny” Gillian Jacobs (Community) and others — star in the fourth installment of this comedy, sending up a 1980s-era sitcom.
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