What to Watch Thursday: Shonda Shows Return, Parks Anniversary, Vikings, Elementary and More

KATE BURTON, PAUL ADELSTEINOn TV this Thursday: Scandal returns with a big announcement, Cheryl Hines meets The Crazy Ones, The Red Road debut tries to make peace and Idol sees its first elimination. As a supplement to TVLine’s features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The first finalist of the season is voted off in the live results show.

8 pm Community (NBC) | Professor Duncan tries to seduce Britta; Abed spends quality time with Hickey.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Leonard’s purchase of a dining room table causes Sheldon to reevaluate his life, while Wolowitz is offered a chance to go back to space.

8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie and Ben celebrate their one-year anniversary and April proves her authority as Donna’s new boss.

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Spring premiere: The folks of Grey+Sloan Memorial deal with the aftermath of April’s wedding; Callie and Arizona make a decision about their future. (Check out photos, read what Jessica Capshaw has to say about Arizona and whether Camilla Luddington thinks she’s Izzie 2.0.)

9 pm The Red Road (Sundance) | Series premiere: Martin Henderson (Off the Map) plays a sheriff fighting to keep his family together while policing the clashing communities of a small New York town and a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire), Tamara Tunie (Law and Order: SVU) also star.

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10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Spring premiere: As Sally Langston makes a shocking announcement, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role. (Watch a killer sneak peek.)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Tensions rise when Holmes and Watson are forced to partner with Gareth Lestrade (Sean Pertwee), Sherlock’s former Scotland Yard colleague.

10 pm Vikings (History) | Season 2 premiere: The battle against Jarl Borg begins; Princess Aslaug travels to Kattegat.

10 pm Portlandia (IFC) | Season 4 premiere: Doug and Claire make a big announcement; Sandra finds a soulmate and Fred is visited by a Date Fact Checker.

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Julia seeks support from the family; Jasmine and Crosby move into Zeek and Camille’s house.

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



Comments (33)

  • Can’t wait for Grey’s & Scandal to air, I’m waiting to long.

    Comment by spindae2 – February 27, 2014 04:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks, Community and, wait for it… SCANDAL!!!!

    Comment by Eddie – February 27, 2014 04:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries
    Reign
    Parenthood- live
    Grey’s anatomy- Hulu

    Comment by Tessa – February 27, 2014 04:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory

    Comment by SK – February 27, 2014 04:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Isn’t Hollywood Game Night back on tonight?

      Comment by SK – February 27, 2014 04:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Recreation and The Big Bang Theory.

    Comment by Justin – February 27, 2014 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCANDAL SCANDAL SCANDAL!!! I’ve waited too long for my fix!!

    Comment by Haysheesh – February 27, 2014 04:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vikings
    Rake
    Reign
    Scandal
    Elementary

    Comment by Steve – February 27, 2014 05:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I already watched The Red Road On Demand. I’ll add it to my DVR.

      Comment by Steve – February 27, 2014 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community
    Vikings
    Portlandia

    Comment by Ded – February 27, 2014 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Live:
    Community
    Parks & Rec
    American Idol @9 on DVR
    Parenthood

    DVR:
    The Big Bang Theory
    King of the Nerds
    Scandal

    I think that’s it lol

    Comment by Austin – February 27, 2014 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT
    Vikings
    Elementary

    Comment by Jillian – February 27, 2014 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries
    Greys
    SCANDAL
    Parenthood
    Crazy Ones

    Comment by Eric7740 – February 27, 2014 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, Parenthood and Day 4 of Late Night with Seth Meyers. On Demand: Scandal.

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – February 27, 2014 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community
    Parks & Rec
    The Red Road
    Scandal
    Elementary

    Comment by Anna – February 27, 2014 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally. The return of Grey’s and Scandal! Been waiting so long but it will be worth the wait because we won’t have gaps in the season. I’d prefer a split season over new ep one week repeat the next.

    Comment by greysfan – February 27, 2014 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks & Rec, PARENTHOOD!!, Greys. Scandal lost me this season.

    Comment by Rebecca – February 27, 2014 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community
    Parks
    Scandal

    Comment by Et al – February 27, 2014 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Portlandia

    Comment by Lecholls – February 27, 2014 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Going to try Red Road. I’ve liked Jason Momoa since Stargate:Atlantis.

    Comment by CourtTV – February 27, 2014 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, Parks and Rec, The Crazy Ones, Parenthood, and Jimmy Fallon. DVR Portlandia.

    Comment by Joey Padron – February 27, 2014 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCANDAL!!!!!

    Comment by Jess – February 27, 2014 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Red Road (Jason! ♥)
    Vikings

    Comment by kirads09 – February 27, 2014 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Greys Anatomy and Scandal!! Been too long of a wait.

    Comment by Andrea – February 27, 2014 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood! Never been happier to see the Olympics end before.

    Comment by rumbleinthekitchen – February 27, 2014 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, Reign, Big Bang, Parks & Rec, Scandal, Elementary, The Crazy Ones

    Comment by bobbie – February 27, 2014 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oooooooooooooo vikings!

      Comment by bobbie – February 27, 2014 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries
    The Red Road
    Scandal

    Comment by Maryann – February 27, 2014 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Red Road received a fairly solid review in today’s LA Times, and Julianne Nicholson’s performance was rated really good.

    Comment by HAP – February 27, 2014 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Idol, and more importantly Greys and Scandal! Can’t wait.

    Comment by Pam – February 27, 2014 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is going on with Rake? Once again, they are swapping episodes. Tonight, episode 6, “Mammophile”, was supposed to air. Instead, FOX is now airing the 7th episode, “Jury Tampering” (which was supposed to air on March 6, 2014).

    Tonight’s episode started with “Previously on…”, and of course it includes scenes from “Mammophile” that we have yet to see.

    No wonder the episodes are not making any sense.

    Ausiello please investigate and let us know!

    Comment by Kevin – February 27, 2014 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community
    Parks and Rec
    Hollywood Game Night
    Scandal
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    The Big Bang Theory (online)
    Late Night with Seth Meyers (online)

    Comment by Pinkle – February 27, 2014 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TNA, Vikings and Pawn Stars

    Comment by Bill – February 27, 2014 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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