What to Watch Thursday: Winter Olympics Begin, Leno's Reign Ends, 'Super' Millers Guest & More

the-millers325On TV this Thursday: The 2014 Winter Olympics skate onto our screens, Spoils of Babylon finale celebrates Christmas, Jay Leno lords over The Tonight Show one last time and The Millers meet a Superman. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm XXII Winter Olympics (NBC) | And so it begins! Broadcast from Sochi, Russia, the opening night’s events include team figure skating, snowboarding and freestyle skiing. (The Opening Ceremony airs Friday.)

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Ready, set…. The dreaded Group Rounds get under way in earnest!

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon and Amy join Howard and Bernadette on a trip to — hiccup! — wine country, while Raj’s dog is taken to the vet.

8:30 pm The Millers (CBS) | Nathan is set on surprising Carol for her birthday. Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Chuck) guest-stars.

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9 pm Rake (Fox) | Keegan represents a woman (Bridesmaids‘ Annie Mumolo) who is claiming her son has cancer, in an attempt to support her gambling addiction. Professional skater Tony Hawk guest-stars.

9 pm Reign (The CW) | Catherine tries to expose Bash’s past in an attempt to save her own skin; the truth about the castle ghost is revealed. (Get scoop.)

9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | Simon must eulogize a jingle writer who was not a well-liked man.

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10 pm The Spoils of Babylon (IFC) | Season finale: A Christmas celebration brings Cynthia, Devon, Winston and the Shah of Iran together. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 21(Note: The previous five episodes marathon at 7:30 pm.)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Holmes investigates the murder of a ballerina while Watson tries to find a homeless veteran who may have been abducted.

11:35 pm The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) | Finale: In his last hurrah as host, Jay jaws with Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks performs.

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  1. Rich Stowe says:

    do you have to pay a royalty to Babylon 5 for using “and so it begins”

  2. Justin says:

    Just Big Bang Theory tonight.

  3. Tessa says:

    Vampire Diaries

  4. Steve says:


  5. Eric7740 says:

    Vampire Diaries
    The Crazy Ones

  6. Joey says:

    American Idol and The Crazy Ones.

  7. Liz says:

    Big Bang Theory, Reign, and Elementary

  8. Tran 2.0 says:

    BYE BYE for Leno. HELLO Fallon until February 17th.

  9. Brandy says:

    Big Bang,VD,Reign,Olympic figure skating

  10. wenraz says:


  11. sarah says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Crazy One’s

  12. Red says:

    I am really happy Fallon is the one taking over the Tonight Show (not a Conan fan) but will never understand firing Leno when he is number 1 in Late Night. I also will never understand why he gets blamed for the Conan fiasco when it was NBC execs . Used to watch Letterman but he got to be such a bitter old man about Leno couldn’t watch him anymore, was just tired of it. For me it will be the Jimmys now and we’ll see how Seth Myers does. I can always get a laugh from Craig Ferguson.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      I agree, Conan was a big cry baby over the whole Tonight Show fiasco and blamed Leno which was ridiculous. I guess that was easier than just admitting that you failed. I can’t always stay up late enough as I work early, early, early but when I can I watch Leno. And no I’m NOT OLD :-) :-) I’m looking forward to seeing what Fallon brings to the table.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    The Vampire Diaries and Reign

  14. Jared says:

    The Vampire Diaries
    The Tonight Show

  15. Thea says:

    Crazy Ones

    DVRing the Olympics to catch the figure skating =)

  16. wrstlgirl says:

    Reign and some Olympics for me.

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  18. Gerald says:

    Hello, I believe The Cast of Monuments Men will be on Kimmel tonight. That is must watch TV. I wonder if George can mediate between Jimmy and Matt.

  19. Stormy says:

    Really busy night.
    Two & A Half
    Figure skating

  20. Annie says:

    Lol TVD never makes the list anymore :|

  21. penlid says:

    Still can’t believe the lack of action but great promotion of the Olympics in Russia. Last night (Wednesday 05th February) Channel 4 in the UK broadcast a very important and shocking documentary showing the real treatment of homosexuals in Russia right now. It was called ‘Hunted’ and i everybody somehow try and watch the documentary. Its disgraceful what is happening and that no action is being taken.
    I think everybody should watch the documentary just to gain insight into what is actually happening in the country everybody is watching.

    “Hunted” Channel 4 UK. Just give it a Google at least :)
    …………….just wanted to spread the message guys.

    • penlid says:

      Also, just another note… The Olympic charter states that they don’t allow any prejudice of any kind. Obviously homosexuals don’t count. It’s 2014 for goodness sake. Shouldn’t be tolerated.

  22. Britt says:

    Thursday is my slowest movie night :(
    Reign (saw it and it was good!!!)
    The Crazy Ones
    Maybe I’ll catch the Olympics.

  23. bobbie says:

    Elementary, The Crazy Ones, Reign

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