What to Watch Thursday: Vampire Diaries No. 100, Community Gets Epic, a Greatest Event and More

Greatest Event Rudd ScottOn 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 for me tonight.

  2. Tessa says:

    Vampire Diaries

  3. tp says:

    After binge watching the first eight episodes of Reign, I am excited for tonight’s. Can’t wait to see the fall out from Mary running off and if the truth will come out avout what Diane was trying to do.

  4. Eric7740 says:

    Vampire Diaries
    MJF Show
    Sean Saves the World

  5. wrstlgirl says:

    Reign and I’ll give Rake a shot.

  6. Tran 2.0 says:

    Community & Parenthood

  7. Joey says:

    Community, Parks and Rec, Michael J. Fox show, Parenthood, and White Collar.

  8. sarah says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Community (PVR)

  9. webly3 says:

    Parks and Recreation
    King of the Nerds

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Parks and GEITH. I will follow Adam Scott anywhere.

  11. Lecholls says:

    Parks & Rec
    White Collar

  12. Brandy says:


  13. kirads09 says:

    Going to give Rake a chance.

  14. Aprilcot says:

    Idol on the DVR

  15. Cactus-Rose says:

    Can you PLEASE caption the pics? Who are those people in the above pic? You always assume we watch every show you talk about and should know all the people in the pics. Well, we DON’T! Who are they??????

    • kirads09 says:

      Pretty sure the picture shown is for this (if that helps) : “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.”

  16. bobbie says:

    Community, Parks & Rec, Sean Saves The World, Reign, White Collar

  17. Steve says:

    White Collar

  18. HAP says:

    Rake received a very positive review in the LA Times. I’d be shocked if Greg Kinnear didn’t pull off a big hit.

  19. Jamie04 says:

    Well, one show I will NOT watch is Rake.

  20. Roni says:

    White Collar (so happy Diana will be back!), Parks and Rec, Sean Saves the World, Under the Gunn, Greatest Event in Television History, Chopped Canada.

  21. Chuck Lorre says:

    Big Bang Theory

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