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

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?"

SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
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.

SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 8pm, CBS
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.

SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC
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!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, CBS
Elementary
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!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, FX
Louie
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.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
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

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
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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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.
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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
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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!
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Think she means #1 rated - as in viewers- Parks n Rec, Communiy etc may be better but waaay short on viewing figures.
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What a busy night!:

TBBT

POI

Last resort (already seen it, actually)

Elementary (ditto)

Grey's

Scandal

Glee (later in the week)
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Glee

Big Bang Theory

Two & a Half Men

Up All Night

Elementary

Last Resort

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POI and Pawnee, the rest is filler!!!
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Last Resort, Person of Interest
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Last Resort, Elementary
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Person of Interest and Elementary. Taping Grey's Anatomy, but only the premiere I've stopped caring about the rest of the season.
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Last Resort and Person of Interest
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Wow..... Thanks dude. Im signing up today!
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Big Bang Theory.....and FOOTBALL!
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Last Resort, Person of Interest and Parks & Rec
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Last Resort, P&R and The Office.
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Last Resort, Glee, Parks & Rec, Grey's Anatomy and Elementary
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ABC: Last Resort & Scandal

CBS: Person of Interest & Elementary

NBC: Parks & Recreation

FOX: Glee
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Hi everyone! Person of Interest is now in its rightful place on tonight's What to Watch list. My many apologies for the miss, I am still trying to figure out how it happened, myself! But I take full responsibility. Please don't hate us for too long. We love you lots!
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POI?!?
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I know how you feel.

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Last Resort, The Office, Parks and Recreation.
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Finally! They're getting rid of Amy. :)
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Big Bang, Louie, Office, Craig Ferguson.
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Am I allowed to say Grey's Anatomy without being judged?
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The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Parks and Recreation and The Office.
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Glee. I'm excited to see Sarah Jessica Parker on it.
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We're at 29 mentions of the MIA Person of Interest listing, TV.com. I really thought you would have fixed this by now.
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Good thing we fixed it, then! I really thought I'd included it as it's not a show I'd normally miss, but let's chalk it up to human error. SORRY EVERYONE.
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You're so nice with your apology, now I feel bad for calling you out. I can't stay mad at you, C.K!
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All's well in the world :) It's my job to take some heat every now and then!
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I keep thinking your talking about Louie C.K. haha Tonight has a new episode of Louie (C.K.) :D
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I use to think of these lists as reliable sources to see when new episodes are airing, but now I just go to the episode list or the official Facebook pages of specific programs.
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This list should not make me have to go to Facebook or an episode list. :D I have too many shows that I watch. I use this list in a way to help me remember and know what I'm going to watch for the night. For example; I forgot POI was on tonight and might have skipped it for today....but when I saw the comments, I remembered.
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The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Last Resort, & of course tv.com editor PERSON OF INTEREST!!!!
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How did Person of Interest not make this list? I see others have commented and mentioned it but how it got left out the main list I don't know.
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That's just disrespectful what they did.
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Louie, Parks and Recreation, Big Bang Theory, Glee.
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DONT WATCH ELEMENTARY IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR YOURSELF!
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Person of Interest, Big Bang, Two and a Half Men, Louie, maybe Elementary.
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Last Resort Person of Interest Elementary Glee damn
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Big Band Theory, Last Resort, Person of Interest, Up All Night, Parks and Rec., Two and Half Men, Elementary and MLB Baesball Braves vs Marlins

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Add your comment...I've seen Last Resort already, and I will be watching Elementary in about an hour. So the only thing I'll be watching "tonight" (that means tomorrow for me) is Person of Interest. Maybe Louie too. I've been watching TBBT in the past, but I think it's time I give that up. I recently discovered that Curb your Enthusiasm doesn't suck, so I'll probably watch more of that instead.
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Last Resort, Glee, Elementary, Person of Interest, Scandal,
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CBS has got me from 8-11, easily the best network lineup all week...In my opinion of course. Very much looking forward to tonight.
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WHERE IS PERSON OF INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not trying to be rude, but it is the show I have honestly been looking forward to the most since it ended. Best new show of last year. Someone fix this!
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yea i thought that too where's person of interest, Great show last season
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I caught the free Last Resort pilot on iTunes already. It was boss.



So: Persona of Interest, Big bang Theory, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy (due to the plane crash)
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PERSON OF INTEREST!!!!!!!



With a liiiiiittle less interest, Last Resort and Craig Ferguson.



With a lot less interest, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Up All Night, and Elementary.
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TBBT, 2.5 Men, Grey's Anatomy, Elementary
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Someone slipped up when they forgot to put Person of Interest on the list.



What i'll be watching: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, and Elementary.



What i'll be DVRing/watching online later: Last Resort and SNL Weekend Update Thursday
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Last Resort, TBBT, Elementary, Scandal, Project Runway, Person of Interest. I love tonight!
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Person of Interest is the lead story for tonight.
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Amen

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Person of Interest is the one show to watch tonight.
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I agree

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TBBT and Person of Interest
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Tonight's interesting: Two and a half Men, The Big Bang Theory and I am also going to check out Last Resort.
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Big Bang Theory, Louie.
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The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Elementary and Person of Interest. Also, why is this awesome show not listed on this list? Seriously, you can't blame it on vacation this time can you?
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I too wonder how it got missed, don't know why they would blame it on vacation.
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PERSON OF INTEREST!

I'm sorry C.K, but not listing this show is a pretty big mistake (seeing as I'm like the 9th person to point it out). SO BIG, in fact, the first TV.com Staff member to read this post will no doubt attempt to fix the error ASAP.

I would be impressed if you didn't just add it to the bottom listings, but actually wrote a blurb and put it at the top of the page. That would go a long way to making up for the oversight.

Other shows: Last Resort and Elementary.
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I agree how dare they not put Person of Interest on here. It's the best show on Network TV right now.
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I feel your pain.

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Last Resort, Person of Interest, TBBT, Louie, Elementary, Up All Night, The Office. Jesus.. This is almost a job
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Last Resort.
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Last Resort, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Parks & Recreation, Elementary, Louie
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Ah..forgot that Person of Interest also airs today. (It's not on this list)
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