What to Watch Tonight: Parks & Recreation, The Finder, and Person of Interest

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What to watch on Thursday, February 23...

Oh Thursday, embrace us with your mighty yet sensual bear hug; unleash a thousand butterfly kisses; sing us the sweet lullabies of TV harmony. Welcome, Thursday!

8:30pm, NBC
Parks & Recreation
Aww, Jerry. After everyone forgets Jerry's birthday, Leslie attempts to make it up to him by throwing a post-birthday party at a "special location." (See excellent picture above.) Meanwhile Tom is shocked and appalled at Ann's taste in music.

9pm, Fox
The Finder
Walter's "find it or die" psychological directive is put to the test tonight when someone from the Jeffersonian Institute asks him to help find evidence that extraterrestrials exist. Meanwhile Willa is NOT happy about her arranged marriage situation. (Quick question: Why is Willa a character again?)

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
Tonight Reese goes the White Collar route when he must impersonate a high-class, wealthy investor in order to get closer to an investment banker POI. Good luck, Reese, but you better know how to rock a tan suit.

9:30pm, NBC
Up All Night
In "First Birthday," Reagan is not too stoked when Chris decides to throw a joint 1st birthday party for Amy that includes some other neighborhood babies. The party suffers further complications when Ava attempts to get involved and Nancy uses the situation to try and find a man because tick-tick-tick ladies.

10pm, CBS
The Mentalist
Shades of Red return to The Mentalist tonight when the CBI must question an old adversary of Jane's in order to investigate a cult-bustin' activist's death. Don't let him ruffle you, Jane: Everybody knows HE ain't the mentalest.

10pm, FX
Archer
Tonight Archer pays a visit to the backwoods of West Virginia in order to bail out Gillette's younger brother from a crooked sheriff. The cool thing is that there will probably be no Deliverance or redneck jokes. (*False.)

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
30 Rock, 8 p.m., NBC
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
The This Old House Hour, 8 p.m., PBS
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
¡Rob!, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
NY Ink, 9 p.m., TLC
Project Runway All-Stars, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Selling LA, 10 p.m., HGTV
Sins & Secrets, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
Selling New York, 9:30 p.m., HGTV
Jersey Shore, 10 p.m., MTV
Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC
24 Hour Catwalk, 10:30 p.m., Lifetime
Unsupervised, 10:30 p.m., FX
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, 11 p.m., Fuse
I Just Want My Pants Back, 11 p.m., MTV
Delocated!, 12 a.m., Cartoon Network

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Justin Theroux and Die Antwoord on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Malin Akerman on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Meredith Vieira on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Nelly Furtado on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Paul Rudd on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Tyler Perry on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
William Shatner and Padma Lakshmi on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
William Shatner and Phylicia Rashad on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET

 

What are you watching tonight?

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