This is the kind of night that Pajiba After Dark is meant for, a solid television night mostly of returning favorites. I’m just glad my kickball game tonight is an earlier one (and yeah: I play adult kickball. You got something to say? It’s just like kickball when you were a kid, only there’s beer. And you can drink it on the field. Yeah. Who’s jealous now?)
— “Weekend Update: Thursday,” over on NBC. Not exactly the best way to start the evening, but Amy Poehler will be returning to the anchor chair.
— “Behind the Music,” featuring Pink, on VH1. I bet that’s a thrilling account.
— “Survivor” kicks off its 19th cycle on CBS. And I hear (and saw in a couple of adverts) that there’s one evil motherfucker in this season. I’m probably more excited than I should be.
— “Vampire Diaries,” continues over on The CW, for those who need their Twilight fix.
“Parks and Recreation” kicks off its second season on NBC.
— “Fringe” debuts its second season on Fox. Joshua Jackson (RIP) is starting to smell rally funky.
— “The Office” kicks off its sixth season on NBC. Jim and Pam. Jim and Pam. Jim and Pam.
— “Supernatural” on The CW. Weirdos.
— “Community” begins its run on NBC. Do check it out. It’s definitely worth a look.
— “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” starts its 5th season with “The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis.” Sadly, I think that means the pervasive “Always Sunny” ads will be disappearing from the site.
— “Project Runway” over on Lifetime.
— “Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo.
— “The Jay Leno Show” has Halle Berry.
— “Pranked” on MTV, which is CollegeHumor’s version of “Punk’d.”
— “Models of the Runway,” on Lifetime. Not sure what this is — some sort of continuation of “Project Runway,” but the wife insists it’s actually better than “Runway.”