What to Watch Tonight: Last Resort, Big Bang Theory, and Elementary

By C. Killian

Sep 27, 2012

What to watch on Thursday, September 27...

How's everybody feeling today, good? You know October is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. Which, for me, means showcasing my incredible skills for procrastination followed by an uncanny ability to come up with and execute a costume within an eight-hour time span. Let's not do that to ourselves this year, though. Let's start thinking about costumes now! And let's use our favorite TV characters to help us get there. Who calls dibs on "Wolowitz in space?"

Last Resort
In "Captain" we meet the crew on board a U.S. submarine who receive a mysterious order to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country even though there has been no declaration of war. When the captain and his crew refuse orders, they become subject to attacks—by their own countrymen—and so seek refuge on an exotic island near where their ship has been hit. Not a bad set up for a season which will undoubtedly make you question who in the U.S. is behaving so badly and why.

The Big Bang Theory
America's #1 comedy isback tonight with "The Date Night Variable." In it Wolowitz gets launched into outer-space, but for some reason still gets caught in the middle of an argument between Bernadette and his mother. Oh, bother! Also, Raj starts to catch the lonely bug after realizing that all of his friends are dating. Poor guy—get a girlfriend.

Grey's Anatomy
"Going, Going, Gone" opens just after the tragic plane crash that rocked last season's big finale. While the doctors do their best to deal with the fallout from the crash, they must also confront a serious loss that will forever change the course of their lives. Ahhh, it's so emotional already!

CBS's modern day take on an old story comes with an added twist: In this rendition of Sherlock Holmes, Watson is a woman (a woman played by Lucy Liu, to be exact). Recovering addict Sherlock Holmes has a knack for solving the NYPD's crimes throughout New York City, and while this pleases the feds a great deal, Holmes's father isn't so trusting of Holmes's talents—and so he hires a one Ms. Joan Watson to accompany Sherlock and make sure he doesn't fall back to addiction. When she assists the eccentric Sherlock through a home-invasion investigation, she's hooked on crime-solving. And so begins a beautiful friendship. It's elementary! Literally!

There isn't much to say about this, except for: It's the final episode of what has been a fantastic season of comedy television and as such we should all watch it. In "New Year's Eve," after coming off of his minor win from last week, Louie gets thrust into the holiday season—and they weigh very heavily on poor Louie.

SNL Weekend Update Thursday, 8 p.m., NBC
The American Bible Challenge, 8 p.m., Game Show Network
The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox
Two and a Half Men, SEASON 10 PREMIERE, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Up All Night, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Four Weddings, 9 p.m., TLC
Glee, 9 p.m., Fox
Person of Interest, 9 p.m., CBS
Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime
The Next, 9 p.m., The CW
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
The Pyramid, 9 p.m., Game Show Network
The Real Housewives of Miami, 9 p.m., Bravo
Parks and Recreation, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Bling It On, 10 p.m., TLC
House Hunters, 10 p.m., HGTV
How Do They Do It?, 10 p.m., Science
POV, 10 p.m., PBS
Rock Center With Brian Williams, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., NBC
Scandal, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., ABC
Tamar & Vince, 10 p.m., WE
Texas Car Wars, 10 p.m., Discovery
After the First 48, 10 p.m., A&E;
Very Bad Men, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
Prank My Mom, 10:30 p.m., Lifetime


Jimmy Fallon (wait, doesn'the have his own talk show to get to?!), Neil Young, and a performance by Lupe Fiasco on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Liam Neeson, Lisa Lampanelli, and a performance by The Gaslight Anthem on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Selena Gomez, Lenny Venito, and a performance by Tony Bennett on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m.,ABC
Sofía Vergara, Damian Lewis, and TV host Jeff Mauro on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Anne Heche and Jennifer Carpenter on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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  • citizens13 Sep 28, 2012

    In order of importance: Person of Interest, Scandal, Elementary, Last Resort, and Grey's (because I used to watch it an I'm curious about what is going to happen.) Thursday, best night of local television.

  • mmmshuddup Sep 28, 2012

    C. Killian, I'm downright insulted that you would call TBBT "America's #1 Comedy!" As if it's even CLOSE to that good! As if it's even GOOD in the first place! But ok fine, some people think it's good and that's perfectly OK. But the #1 comedy? Sickening

  • TypeB Sep 28, 2012

    Maybe it's thought of as "America's #1 comedy" because it gets the most laughs... By laughs I mean the LAUGH TRACK.

    Parks & Rec!

  • McNoodz Sep 28, 2012

    Think she means #1 rated - as in viewers- Parks n Rec, Communiy etc may be better but waaay short on viewing figures.

  • bobster_bsas Sep 28, 2012

    What a busy night!:



    Last resort (already seen it, actually)

    Elementary (ditto)



    Glee (later in the week)

  • Kelso963 Sep 28, 2012


    Big Bang Theory

    Two & a Half Men

    Up All Night


    Last Resort

  • hockeyrick Sep 28, 2012

    POI and Pawnee, the rest is filler!!!

  • KingofIPirates Sep 28, 2012

    Last Resort, Person of Interest

  • TrueTvWatcher Sep 28, 2012

    Last Resort, Elementary

  • shootingstar609 Sep 28, 2012

    Person of Interest and Elementary. Taping Grey's Anatomy, but only the premiere I've stopped caring about the rest of the season.

  • MartinGaudrea Sep 28, 2012

    Last Resort and Person of Interest

  • ral4884 Sep 28, 2012

    Wow..... Thanks dude. Im signing up today!

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