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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, October 7, 2010

October 7, 2010 by  

Remember just the other day when we were talking about the crowded Monday night TV lineup? Yeah, well we’re back at it again with Thursday’s packed schedule. Seriously, this is just cruel.

Which shows are you going to watch live, DVR for later, or skip altogether?

Here are a few highlights from tonight’s TV lineup…

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Zazzy Substitution”
When Sheldon searches for an alternative to human companionship, the guys become concerned. [GMMR: Really? This seems very typical behavior for our Sheldon. Ha!]

Community | 8pm on NBC
“The Psychology of Letting Go”
The study group comforts Pierce after the death of his mother; Professor Duncan tries to take over the anthropology class.

Bones | 8pm on Fox
“The Maggots in the Meathead”
Brennan and Booth head to the Jersey Shore when decomposed remains are discovered; the team becomes fond of Booth’s girlfriend; Angela tries to keep a secret.[GMMR: Have you entered to win BONES S5 on DVD yet? Do it now!]

The Vampire Diaries| 8pm on The CW
“Kill or Be Killed”
Tyler learns more about the Lockwood family curse; Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle Mason; Mason gives Sheriff Lockwood startling information.

$#*! My Dad Says | 8:30pm on CBS
“The Truth About Dads and Moms”

Henry gets angry with Ed when his dad refuses to take responsibility for getting a DMV employee fired.

30 Rock | 8:30pm on NBC
“Let’s Stay Together”
Jack must appear before Congress to discuss the network’s merger with KableTown; when one congresswoman (Queen Latifah) demands more diversity in programming, Jack enlists Tracy to come up with new show ideas.

The Office | 9pm on NBC
“Andy’ Play”
Andy invites the office to a play he is in, hoping that Erin will attend; Jim and Pam struggle with their incompetent baby sitter.

Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
Issues surface when Derek’s estranged sister, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), visits unexpectedly; Meredith and Derek continue to try to ease Cristina back into surgery.

Nikita | 9pm on The CW
“The Guardian”
Division’s secrets are at risk of being revealed when an operative (Devon Sawa) becomes a fugitive after escaping from a bank robbery; Alex sneaks into Percy’s office and is busted.

CSI | 9pm on CBS
“Blood Moon”
A vampire and werewolf convention becomes the center of a murder investigation. [GMMR: Really? Here’s to hoping CSI doesn’t lame out on this one.]

Fringe | 9pm on Fox
“The Plateau”
The team races to investigate a series of anomalous events; Secretary Bishop shares his plan with Col. Broyles; Olivia struggles with a heart-stopping vision.

Project Runway | 9pm onBravo
“A Look in the Line”
The remaining designers must craft attire for host Heidi Klum’s own fashion line in a task that includes a couture catch. Designer Norma Kamali guest judges.

Outsourced | 9:30pm on NBC
“Party of Five”
Todd sets up a double date after discovering that Charlie has a crush on Tonya. The night hits a snag, however, when an unexpected guest joins their dinner. Elsewhere, Madhuri strikes up an unusual partnership with a coworker.

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“Playing God”
The man responsible for killing Dell and endangering Maya’s life comes to the clinic with a heart condition; news of Addison’s new romance is not well-received.

The Mentalist | 10pm on CBS
“The Blood on His Hands”

Cult leader Bret Stiles (Malcolm McDowell) offers Patrick Jane information about Red John and missing psychic Kristina Frye.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | 10pm on FOX
“Mac’s Big Break”
Mac finally gets his big break after correctly answering a trivia question on the radio; Frank, Dennis, and Dee take their bar-banter to the internet with their own podcast.

Also playing…

  • The Apprentice | 10pm on NBC: Trump has each team create a video with the intention of it becoming popular on the Internet; one team loses a member to a dental emergency; another contestant goes home.
  • The League | 10:30pm on FOX: Jenny and the guys reconnect with their old friend Russell; Andre buys an expensive painting; everyone tries to get Rafi out of the League.
  • Jersey Shore | 10pm on MTV: Vinny must make a decision; Snooki thinks she and Jenni should bury the hatchet with Sam; Mike becomes belligerent.
  • The Real Housewives of D.C. | 10pm on Bravo: The first-season finale centers on Michaele and Tareq as they attend (crash?) a White House state dinner, an act that grabbed headlines in November 2009. Housewife gossip whirls about whether or not the couple had been officially invited to the event.

Now it’s your turn. What will YOU be watching tonight? What will you be watching LIVE, DVRing, skipping, etc? Let us know!

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11 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, October 7, 2010”

  1. Angie on October 7th, 2010 10:38 am


  2. Meg on October 7th, 2010 10:41 am

    No way in heck am I missing the Bones Jersey Shore Episode! This is either going to be amazing or amazingly bad.

  3. Kyle on October 7th, 2010 10:44 am

    Thursdays are insane. In still 3 weeks behind on TVD, Nikita, Fringe, Mentalist, and The League. I pretty much watch everything from the 5 major networks on Thursdays, plus some cable stuff. Wednesdays for me are quite similar, so there’s already a backup going into Thursdays.
    For TVD and Nikita, there hasn’t been a rush to watch those as they get recorded on the HTPC and don’t take up valuable TiVo space. For Mentalist and Fringe, I had received the prior seasons for my bday and wanted to rewatch those first. For the League, I was hoping to pick up the season 1 blu-ray to watch before season 2.

  4. Nataly on October 7th, 2010 10:46 am

    BONES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jaime on October 7th, 2010 11:24 am

    I’ll be watching TVD, Grey’s, Nikita, Office, Community, 30 Rock, BBT, & Fringe. I don’t know how, but I will make it happen!

    I’d love to start waching Bones, but I’m afraid that my Thursdays are already too full. I also am worried that I would get mad because I know it’s so many seasons in and they still aren’t “together”. I need advice if it is worth starting on season 1 on Netflix and catching up?

  6. Nataly on October 7th, 2010 11:51 am

    It’s worth it. Start watching s1 and you’ll see it really is worth it ! We Bones fans have this saying: everything happens eventually 🙂

  7. Marisa Roffman on October 7th, 2010 12:00 pm

    I still haven’t caught up on LAST Thursday’s TV. I am so not ready for tonight. Though I will admit seeing FRINGE’s episode description (especially “Olivia struggles with a heart-stopping vision”) makes me uber giddy for tonight!

  8. TVaddict77 on October 7th, 2010 12:39 pm

    I still have to watch the first two Fringe eps and last week’s Bones. So tonight, i will be watching BBT and Grey’s live for sure, and PVRing Bones, Fringe, Private Practice, Mentalist and Nikita. Thank goodness for time-shifting.

  9. kykmom on October 7th, 2010 1:52 pm

    Bones all the way!!! I am really excited about this episode, but, then, I’m excited about the whole season. I love the way things are unfolding on my favorite show.

  10. Jen on October 7th, 2010 2:09 pm

    I’ll be watching the Vamprie Diaries and my DC Housewives (the real housewives are how I unwind). I’ve been trying Community again this season, but it’s just not sticking for me. I’m going to give it a couple more eps before I delete the series recording again. I also will be watching The Office, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, and It’s Always Sunny. I just realized that I have typed way more than I can watch… of course I am off work tomorrow so maybe it’s just a late night. 😉

  11. spacyz on October 7th, 2010 3:05 pm

    I will be recording Big Bang Theory, Community, Bones, Vampire Diaries, The Office, Outsourced, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, and The Mentalist all on two DVRs. I don’t have time for commericals, so I don’t watch anything live. Yes, I am a TV addict, and Thursdays are insane. I keep trying to give up on the procedurals, but they seem to be like comfort food that I come back to. I can’t give up on Grey’s Anatomy because they sometimes pull out great episodes, and it is the only show that can make me cry. The sad thing is I would also be recording Fringe if I had caught up on season 2, but the DVDs came out too late to watch them before the new season.