Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, March 6. All times are Eastern.
Suits (USA, 9 p.m.): After a long winter, Mike and Harvey are back, looking more dapper than ever. With just six more episodes until the season finale, those of you who want your fix of handsome men in tailored suits (and a few handsome women, too) only have a few weeks to do so. Michael Phelps, apparently, may guest-star in either this episode or in the upcoming few. Just when you thought you’d escaped the Olympics, NBC Universal reels you back in. Like a fish. Carrie Raisler is packing fishing line, just in case. In case of what? We have no idea! What’s On Tonight has never been fishing!
Reign (The CW, 9 p.m.): Mary, obviously, has to once again choose between marrying Bash and Francis. This is leading Caroline Framke to determine that perhaps Reign has just one entirely insane story thread up its sleeve. But no! Because Mary’s mother is visiting the castle, and the Queen of Scots is not there to make friends. Plus, this episode is intriguingly called “The Consummation.” Drama awaits.
Sirens (USA, 10 p.m.): Denis Leary developed the American adaptation of this comedy, which garnered a cult following in Britain during its short life. Now this surprisingly winning comedy about paramedics is debuting here, with two episodes premiering tonight. Sonia Saraiya liked what she saw of it, which confused her immensely, and led her to question other core tenets of her being. What if you like it? Will this show blow your mind? You should DVR it just in case.
Review (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): Here’s another show we weren’t quite sure about but then unexpectedly really enjoyed. If you haven’t read Erik Adams’ review of this new series, in which comedian Andy Daly plays the hapless Forrest MacNeil, do so. And today, an extra treat: Kyle Ryan interviewed Andy Daly about the two-year process of how this show came to be.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.)
Community (NBC, 8 p.m.)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8 p.m.)
Parks And Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.)
Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.)
Portlandia (IFC, 10 p.m.)
Scandal (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Vikings (History Channel, 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. We would hate to lose someone else between Sector A and Sector B, so please, do not be late.
ELSEWHERE ON TV CLUB
Continuing with the theme of “favorite episodes,” TV Roundtable tackles a season-one episode of the medical drama House—”Three Stories”—which delved into the backstory of its charming and enigmatic lead character. And in addition to Kyle’s interview with Andy Daly, we’ve got two TV reviews for you: Molly Eichel looks at the Lifetime film The Trip To Bountiful, which stars Cicely Tyson, in a reprisal of her role on Broadway that’s now gone nationwide. And Todd VanDerWerff reviewed ABC’s spin on the French zombie-drama The Returned, called Resurrection. They’re not the same, but they’re not exactly different, either.
WHAT ELSE IS ON?
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (ABC, 8 p.m.): This show still exists! Here is your semi-regular reminder that it exists. We’re a little drunk off of the after-party to our live show and don’t have much else to say about this.
Saint George (FX, 9 p.m.): Joining Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management in the hellish testosterone wasteland that is FX’s nine-o’clock block is George Lopez, with his new, bland show Saint George. Phil Dyess-Nugent didn’t love the first few episodes, as he relates in his advance review.
Chicagoland (CNN, 10 p.m.): A new CNN documentary series about the economic pressures facing the city of Chicago. Chicagoland is really what they call this city and its suburbs. It’s kind of weird that they named a metropolitan area something that sounds like an amusement park.
Titanic (AMC, 8 p.m.): It’s a movie about a boat! Boats have feelings, too.
The Karate Kid (FXX, 8 p.m.): It’s the eye of the tiger it’s the thrill of the fight it’s a movie about Mr. Miyagiiii / There’s a kid in this but nobody remembers who he is and the end scene is super campyyyy
NBA Basketball: Heat at Spurs (TNT, 8 p.m.): It’s a game featuring LeBron James! LeBron James has feelings, too.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Arrow: This show has been quietly and steadily improving, and Alasdair Wilkins has been tracking its progress the whole while. Last night, he gave it an A. That must mean it was really good! Those Queens. With their arrows.