On TV this Thursday: Watson’s mom finds her line of work far from Elementary, Up All Night prepares for the big change, The League brings back a Freak and Glee takes a cue from David Sedaris and celebrates its holidays on ice. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Last Resort (ABC) | As Sam and James leave Sainte Marina in a daring rescue attempt, a Chinese diplomat arrives to make a deal with Marcus.
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | A game of Dungeons & Dragons stirs up Christmas memories for Sheldon; Raj joins Penny, Bernadette and Amy for… ladies’ night.
8 pm Up All Night (NBC) | In the sophomore comedy’s final two single-camera (and pre-hiatus) outings, Regan and Chris run into trouble while trying to introduce Amy to snow, and a flashback episode takes us back to when the pair called off their Vegas elopement for a big, last-minute wedding.
9 pm Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) | The designers have to work overtime on a Christmas challenge to impress guest judges Kylie Minogue and La La Anthony.
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | Reese goes on a personal quest after learning that his latest POI is the sister of a soldier killed in action.
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Midseason finale: Olivia helps VP Langston in the White House, Cyrus stumbles upon the truth about what James has been up to and a gladiator struggles with a shocking betrayal.
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Everwood‘s Freda Foh Shen guest-stars as Maxine Watson, who may not be totally psyched about her daughter’s career trajectory. Holmes, however, steps up to defend his sober companion’s choice of work.
10 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | Michael is caught in the crossfire when a vicious smuggler seeks revenge against a former client. Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Kevin McNally guest-starrrrghs.
10 pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) | Mac and Dennis’ private dinner at Philly’s finest eatery winds up being a messy group affair when Frank, Charlie and Dee show up.
10:30 pm The League (FX) | Back-to-back episodes: Pete reconnects with his high school crush (Battleship‘s Brooklyn Decker); Rafi and Dirty Randy (Freaks and Geeks‘ Seth Rogen) prep for the end of the world.
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!