Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, April 3. All times are Eastern.
Community (NBC, 8 p.m.): Look, sometimes, we do watch something else on Thursday nights. Like Reign, or Scandal, or whatever. But we have no illusions over what really matters on pretty much every Thursday night it’s on the air, even if we usually end up watching it on Hulu like two weeks later. Tonight, Community offers us it’s G.I. Joe episode. It’s animated. We have a sense of what those animations look like. We’re pretty excited about the whole thing. Todd VanDerWerff will also be animated for the occasion.
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (ABC, 8 p.m.): We do not cover this show anymore, and now it’s ending—though when a spin-off dies, its characters are reabsorbed into the original series. In this episode, Alice and the White Rabbit go to war at the Well Of Wonders against Jafar, who has manipulated people into loving him and raised an army of the undead! Now that is going out on a high note.
Red Road (SundanceTV, 9 p.m.): And this show that some of you really love and Brandon Nowalk really didn’t is closing out its first season tonight. In “Snaring Of The Sun,” Harold reveals some disturbing secrets about the past, and we were really hoping the episode would be called “Snarking Of The Sun,” so that Jason Momoa could direct sarcastic quips at the golden orb above us.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.)
Parks And Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)
Suits (USA, 9 p.m.)
Scandal (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.)
Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.)
Vikings (History Channel, 10 p.m.)
Portlandia (IFC, 10 p.m.)
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (11 a.m.): Zack Handlen’s Outer Space Fictional Space Station Support Group will meet at the usual time and place. But they’re not thrilled about the football incursion happening right afterwards.
Friday Night Lights (3 p.m.): ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?? Because Sonia Saraiya is starting her reviews of the first season of Friday Night Lights tonight—a show she never expected to like, but now cherishes with weird passion. Join her on her journey to Dillon, Texas.
ELSEWHERE ON TV CLUB
In the last installment of our “favorite episodes” TV Roundtable, Pilot Viruet introduces three newbies to the glories of Degrassi: The Next Generation. In “Accidents Will Happen,” a teenage girl gets pregnant and has to figure out a way to deal with it. David Sims, Brandon Nowalk, and Sonia Saraiya join her for freshman year at Degrassi Community School in Canada.
WHAT ELSE IS ON?
Hollywood Game Night (NBC, 9 p.m.): You know, we were on a plane recently, and they had this whole thing going on where NBC gives them a block of programming to watch during the flight. This was one of the shows, so we watched it, on mute. Jane Lynch is the host, and all the celebrities have to play games with each other, and apparently it’s really popular?
The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo, 9 p.m.): “Returning clients include a music-entertainment manager and a 38-year-old mother of one.”
How It’s Made (Science, 9 p.m.): Investigated: motion sensors, belt loaders, pheasant breeding, and diving helmets.
Easy A (FXX, 8 p.m.): Emma Stone stars in this updated tale of The Scarlet Letter, as a modern-day Hester Prynne. It’s pretty funny. Stanley Tucci is kind of brilliant in it.
You’ve Got Mail (TVGN, 8 p.m.): Rather than inform you every single time Maid In Manhattan is on TV (it’s kind of a lot!), we will feature this Nora Ephron-helmed rom-com that is theoretically the basis behind Dr. Lahiri’s quest for a mate in The Mindy Project.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Americans: Are you watching this show? Why on earth not? Todd VanDerWerff and Genevieve Koski are so much fun to hang out with!