On TV this Thursday: Community attends a funeral, Person of Interest celebrates a birthday, The Secret Circle throws a (deadly) prom, The Mentalist hosts a reunion and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | When NASA reschedules Howard’s mission, his wedding plans land in jeopardy; Leonard says something surprising to Penny in the bedroom. (And how is that different than any other time…?)
8 pm Community (NBC) | In the wake of Starburns’ death, Jeff brushes off the tragedy, Britta acts as an under-qualified grief counselor to the rest of the group and Chang gets power hungry when the memorial service evolves into a riot.
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | It’s Reese’s birthday, but with The Machine’s latest number sure to revive painful memories, it is far from happy — even though Finch gives him the day off. Jim Caviezel’s Count of Monte Cristo leading lady, Dagmara Dominczyk, guest-stars; see photo.
9 pm The Secret Circle (The CW) | Prom night takes a dangerous turn when Cassie must use her dark magic to find the crystal hidden in the school. Unfortunately, once it is found, it’s lost again to Eben, resulting in a life-and-death situation.
9 pm Touch (Fox) | After numbers lead Martin to reunite a family, he attempts to find the person responsible for their estrangement. Elsewhere, a superstitious wife frets when her astronaut husband loses contact with Earth. What?
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie’s bus tour is detoured by a shocking Pawnee death; Andy susses out a security threat; Chris finds an unlikely cure for his depression. Get scoop!
10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Lisbon’s ex-fiancé (The Shield‘s Kenny Johnson), whom she hasn’t seen in more than a decade, ends up helping the CBI with a murder case; Cho questions his relationship with Summer.
10 pm Awake (NBC) | Clues from the other reality force Britten to take a closer look at what appears to be a case of gang violence; Captain Harper must back out of a promise.
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