Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
With NBC premiering many of its comedies tonight, it’s a pretty busy Thursday. (You guys will all be watching PARKS & RECREATION, right?)
Take a look at your options!
The X Factor | 8pm on Fox
The live auditions in front of an audience of thousands continue on THE X FACTOR. Don’t miss these unbelievable tryouts as judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and L.A. Reid continue their search to find the next global superstar or breakout music group worthy of a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. Find out who will bring the judges and audience to their feet and who will leave the stage heartbroken.
Up All Night | 8:30pm on NBC | Season Premiere
“Friendships & Partnerships”
Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava’s (Maya Rudolph) friendship is tested following the news of the show’s cancellation. Meanwhile, Reagan hires her brother Scott (Luka Jones) to help remodel their bathroom, and Chris (Will Arnett) decides to re-enter the working world. [Curious what's going to change in season 2? The UP ALL NIGHT bosses teased what's to come here.]
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Glee | 9pm on Fox
Brittany S. Pierce is in a funk and turns to her icon Britney Spears’ music for inspiration! Meanwhile, Rachel struggles to adjust to life in New York, but is helped by her newfound NYADA friend, Brody Weston. [Want more ASAP? Check out photos and video from the episode.]
The Office | 9pm on NBC | Season Premiere
Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) are thrown off balance by the arrival of two young employees (Clark Duke and Jake Lacy) that the others dub “the new Jim” and “Dwight, Jr.” Andy (Ed Helms) comes back from Outward Bound leadership training with a desire for vengeance on Nellie (Catherine Tate). Will Oscar (Oscar Nunez) adopt Angela’s (Angela Kinsey) cat? Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) saves a turtle. Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Paul Lieberstein, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton also star. [Check out some photos from the premiere!]
The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep | 9pm on The CW
The four mentors work with their local contestants: Jeremy, Krystle, Tilky and Angela. Joe Jonas helps transform Jeremy into a star. Nelly makes Krystle change her song so it better showcases her vocal ability. John Rich helps Tilky forget about his boy-band past. Gloria Estefan helps Angela break out of the coffee house circuit. The four local contestants perform at the Orpheum Theatre.
Parks & Recreation | 9:31pm on NBC | Season Premiere
“Ms. Knope Goes to Washington”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Andy (Chris Pratt) visit Ben (Adam Scott) and April (Aubrey Plaza) at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city — especially after meeting two of her idols (Senators Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe). Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) throws a “thank you” barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff. Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star. [Check out some photos from the premiere!]
Wilfred | 10pm on FX
Wilfred and Ryan are confronted by shocking existential questions about life and love. Story by David Zuckerman; teleplay by David Zuckerman & Scott Prendergast; directed by Randall Einhorn.
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell | 11pm on FX
From Executive Producer Chris Rock, standup comedian W. Kamau Bell dissects a multitude of topics including politics, pop culture, race, religion, and the media.
- Saturday Night Live | “Primetime Election Special” | 8pm on NBC
- Wipeout | 8pm on ABC
- Childrens Hospital | “British Hospital” | 11:59pm on Adult Swim
Leave a comment and let me know what you will be watching!