What to Watch Tonight: Community, Burn Notice, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

What to watch on Thursday, December 1...

Welcome to December, the final month of 2011! Dang, doesn't it seem like this year only just started? Anyway, before you start worrying about the ever-quickening passage of time and the fact that we're all basically just hurdling toward death, just remember that the holiday season = cookies. So many cookies! Also, fun TV:

8pm, NBC
Community
New roommate issues abound when Annie accidentally breaks one of Abed's DVDs and he launches an all-out operation to discover who did it. Meanwhile Jeff and Shirley team up to defeat some local jerks at Foosball. All Nielsen families are going to be watching this episode, yes?

HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8pm, ABC
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
This classic 1970 holiday special includes the voices of Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney and the plot concerns some old dude who decides to give toys to a bunch of children he's never met. Except it's not scary, it's wonderful!

8:30pm, NBC
Parks and Recreation
Not since A Few Good Men has there been a courtroom drama as dramatic, compelling, and intense as this episode of Parks and Recreation, "The Trial of Leslie Knope." But what is she on trial for, you may ask? It's a secret. Just kidding, you'll find out when you watch.

10pm, USA
Burn Notice
Tonight Michael enlists Anson to track a deadly Russian spy who's attempting to kill Sam's ladyfriend. Meanwhile, in the Cayman Islands, Fiona and Jesse must perform some kind of task for Anson. Remember to expense that trip, you guys!

10pm, FX
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
When Philadelphia is gripped by presidential-visit gridlock, the gang kicks it into high gear in order to make it to the movie theater on time. Hurry, or you'll miss those first 20 minutes of commercials!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Discovery
Weed Wars
Well, as far as occupational reality series go, this one definitely beats shows about snakes or motorcycles. In Weed Wars, we'll follow the proprietors and employees of an Oakland marijuana dispensary as they deal with labyrinthine ordinances, taxes, and hypocrisies. Good times?

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
The X Factor , 8 p.m., Fox
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Bones, 9 p.m., Fox
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
CMA Country Christmas, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., ABC
DUI, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., TLC
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Keep a Child Alive With Alicia Keys, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Showtime
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
This Old House Hour, 9 p.m., PBS
Whitney, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Beavis and Butt-head, 10 & 11 p.m., MTV
Hostage: Do or Die, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
I Love You to Death, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., A&E;
My Viral Video, 10 p.m., Bio
Prime Suspect, 10 p.m., NBC
Project Accessory, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Selling LA, 10 p.m., HGTV
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The League, 10:30 p.m., FX
Cathouse: Frisky Business, SEASON PREMIERE, 11 p.m., HBO
Good Vibes, 11 p.m., MTV
Gigolos, 11 p.m., Showtime

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Darrell Hammond on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Kristin Chenoweth on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Maggie Q on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Melissa McCarthy on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Sandra Bernhard on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Scott Porter on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!

 

What are you watching tonight?

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There's some seriously disturbing and/or crazy stuff on Thursday night: Weed Wars, DUI, I (Almost) Got Away With It, Hostage: Do or Die, I Love You to DEATH, Cathouse: Frisky Business, Gigolos, Whitney.... mostly Whitney.
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Community, Burn Notice, Always Sunny, etc
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Bones, Prime Suspect and DVR Burn Notice.
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Bones, Burn Notice, Prime Suspect
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Community and Bones :)
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Bones, Burn Notice, Parks & Recreation And Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
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BONES ;D
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Community, Parks and the Office.
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Prime Suspect is the only thing worth watching...for me
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Community, Its Always Sunny, and The League.
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Community , It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia , stoked on new Beavis and Butt-head, might check out Weed Wars. prolly save the office and parks n rec for tomorrow
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Is this Community's last episode until the benching?
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Yvette Nicole Brown says, "Hey Guys! There's an ALL NEW "Shirley-centric" episode of "Community" on TONIGHT at 8pm/7c on NBC! :) It's the second to last NEW episode before our midseason "hiatus". If you like the show, or have never watched and thought about catching an episode, tonight might be the night! ;)"
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Community (ugh! don't even get me started on that Neilsen charade!), Parks and Recreation, The Office, Whitney, Scott Porter on Chelsea Lately, Zooey Deschanel on Conan, Melissa McCarthy on Leno, and Kristin Chenoweth on Craig Ferguson
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Community, Parks & Rec, something on Netflix, then some Youtube videos of David Tennant.
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Burn Notice
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COMMUNITY, Bones and Parks probably the Office
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The Big Bang Theory - repeat

Rules of Engagement - repeat

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

... and possibly some things off the DVR.
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Community (Only 2 episodes left *sniffle*), Parks & Rec, It's Always Sunny, and Burn Notice.



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Ditto + The Office.
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Community, Bones and Burn Notice! :D
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Community, Parks & Rec, Bones and maybe Weed Wars. Late night recording Zooey Deschanel on Conan, Kristin Chenoweth on LLS/CF and Melissa McCarthy on Leno
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Community, Parks & Rec & Always Sunny.
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Community!
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Rules of Engagement
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Community, Parks & Rec, Always Sunny, Bones, Project Runway, League
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community and parks and rec
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community, burn notice, parks and rec, bones
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Community, Burn Notice and Bones.
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Person of Interest (rerun), The Mentalist (rerun), Burn Notice, CSI: NY (reruns)...
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Always Sunny and Beavis and Butt-Head
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Bones and Burn Notice are the only things for me tonight.
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Community, Parks & Rec, The Office, and Always Sunny. :)
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burn notice

prime suspect

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BONES!!!!!
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Community, Parks & Rec., The Office, Kung Fu Panda, maybe Beavis & Butt-Head.
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Bones! Plain and simple.
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Bones, Burn Notice, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Prime Suspect.
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Bones & Prime Suspect
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Community \o\
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Burn Notice, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Beavis and Butt-Head
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Rules of Engagement, Burn Notice, Beavis and Butt-head, Good Vibes, and Conan.
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Community, Parks & Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Good Vibes
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Community (What else could you possibly watch instead?), Parks & Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bones.

Oh, and Maggie Q on Jimmy Kimmel. She is an interesting gal.
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