Lean night on TV tonight, which is totally fine with me since I tend not to be at home to watch TV on Thursdays anyway. Usually when I go out Thursdays I end up losing a couple hours on Friday watching the TV I missed on Hulu, but I won’t have to this week which is awesome since I have a whole bunch of other work I need to do. Not that I won’t manage to distract myself somehow, but at least I won’t be taking hour long “study breaks” to catch up with the soapy antics of the doctors on “Grey’s Anatomy” or the “Oh my god, when will Michael Scott stop acting like a socially maladjusted 12 year old?” shenanigans of “The Office”. Still, I’m assuming many of you will be disheartened by this turn of events, so I invite all of you to share suggestions of better things to watch this evening. Here’s Thursday night’s TV:
8:00 p.m.: “Bones” on Fox. 100th episode.
“Flash Forward” on ABC. I haven’t watched this since it’s been back from hiatus and I don’t really find myself missing it. Has it gotten any better?
“Survivor” on CBS.
“The Vampire Diaries” on The CW.
9:00 p.m.: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” on CBS. Have you ever noticed that no matter what area of law enforcement a particular show focuses on, they seem to do every step in the investigation process? I mean, I guess the various “CSI” shows would be pretty boring if all they ever did was comb the scene, work in the lab and then hand results over to actual detectives. I’ve worked in a lab, it’s not particularly compelling stuff and as long as I’m nitpicking, the light tends to be far less flattering that TV would have you believe.
“Fringe” on Fox.
“Supernatural” on The CW.
10:00 p.m.: “Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House” on VH1. Here’s my problem with these shows; if what you’re famous for is being being a druggy mess who has to go to rehab, why would you want to bother staying sober? I suspect we can present Lindsay Lohan as Exhibit A in this conundrum.
“The Marriage Ref” on NBC.
“The Mentalist” on CBS.
“Project Runway” on Lifetime.
“Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV. Fifth season finale.
“The Real Housewives of New York” on Bravo.
Late Night Listings.
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Demi Moore, Rep. Barney Frank, and Train.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Martin Lawrence, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights.
“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Stuart Neville.
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Tina Fey, Justin Beiber, and Mario Batali.
“Last Call With Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Nick Kroll, Chelsea Peretti, and Circa Survive.
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring David Remnick .
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
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