What to Watch Tonight: Scandal, Community, and Person of Interest

What to watch on Thursday, April 5...

Hopefully you've been treating your DVR with kindness and respect because tonight you'll wanna be calling in some favors. Lots of stuff to watch, is what I'm saying:

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
Scandal
America demanded another procedural about a confident woman and the soft indie-rock tunes which soundtrack her most emotional moments and Producer Shonda Rhimes came through once again! Scandal tells the tale of a former White House communications director who opens a firm that specializes in "crisis management." In tonight's pilot, Kerry Washington's character Olivia will handle a scandal (handal?) centered around no less than the President himself. (Also starring: Desmond from Lost!)

8pm, NBC
Community
In "Pillows and Blankets," the living room war between Abed and Troy reaches its endgame, but not before Jeff and the rest of the gang have to intervene. But don't take it from me... Resident Community-ficionado Tim Surette (who has seen a screener) thinks this episode could be a classic.

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
Tonight the machine directs Reese toward five different persons of interest, but they're all linked to New York crime families! Is Elias up to something? Reese and Finch aim to find out! (And then afterward: FRO-YO.)

8:30pm, NBC
30 Rock
Tonight Jack will attempt to make Pete over into an ambitious gentleman. Meanwhile Tracy recovers his sense of smell and is magnetically drawn toward Liz's scent, plus Jenna wages war against the writers in a prank war gone too far. I don't know, this whole staff seems really unprofessional to me, what do you think?

10pm, NBC
Awake
Don't be fooled by the charming title, "That's Not My Penguin" promises to be another emotionally harrowing hour of television. In one reality, Michael deals with a mental patient who's threatening to blow up the entire hospital. In the other, he meets his son's new ladyfriend. And in both, the effects of not getting any proper sleep start to catch up with him. Now THAT we can relate to.

10pm, Fox
Touch
In "Kite Strings," a whole new web of people cross paths, including a teenage Iraqi who befriends a U.S. soldier; a lottery winner who meets a sad pastor; and a stranger who used to know Martin's wife. Before she died. Hopefully.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
God Is the Bigger Elvis, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., HBO
Missing, 8 p.m., ABC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Behind the Music: Aaliyah, 9 p.m., VH1
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
Mary Mary, 9 p.m., WE
Tent City U.S.A., ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., OWN
The First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
Up All Night, 9:30 p.m., NBC
My Mom Is Obsessed, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Punk'd, 10 p.m., MTV
Sins & Secrets, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
The Pauly D Project, 10:30 p.m., MTV
I Just Want My Pants Back, 11 p.m., MTV
Delocated!, 12 a.m., Cartoon Network

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Anne Rice on Colbert Report, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Anthony Bourdain on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Aziz Ansari & Christina Hendricks on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Jennifer Coolidge on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:52 a.m., CBS
Kathy Griffin on Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo
Lena Headey on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Regina Hall on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Sofia Vergara & Judd Apatow on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Zac Efron on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC

 

What are you watching tonight?

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touch, person of interest, community scandal 30 rock
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person of interest and the mentalist
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Person of Interests , Touch and Awake
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30 Rock, Awake, Grey's Anatomy & The Mentalist
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Person of Interestin, Community
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Person of Interest and Community.
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Nothing for me.
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Community! Also...whatever, nothing else matters.
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Community, Big Bang, Rules of Engagement, 30 Rock, Awake, Late Late Show.
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The Big Bang Theory, Touch, Person of Interest, Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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Only "The Big Bang Theory" & "Rules of Engagement" for me!
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I want the Vampire Diaries...please please please fast forward to April 19th....pretty please!!!
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Person of Interest, Awake, maybe Scandal (online), maybe Missing...
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COMMUNITY!!!



Scandal, Awake, Touch, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, Stewart & Colbert and maybe Ferguson and Kimmel.



I already miss Archer.
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but missing the most I love The secret Circle and Vampire Diaries =(
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Grey Anatomy, the Mentalist, Missing, person of Interest
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Wednesdays there is like nothing on



but Thursdays is a bounty! POI, Touch, The Mentalist, Awake, community and this week no CW teen monsters.... Not sure about scandal... i may check later once it is clear it won't be cancelled after a few eps like Bent.....
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Missing, Persons of Interest, Touch and I might check out Scandal.
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Touch.
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Rules of Engagement, Punk;d and I just want my pants back.
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Community, Person of Interest, 30 Rock, Awake, Touch, The Big Bang Theory, Up All Night, and maybe Missing. Also, The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Craig Ferguson again...HEAVEN.

Also, Community.
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Scandal (just to see what it is and hey, Desmond from Lost ;))

POI

Awake

Touch

TBBT
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Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest and Touch.
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The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, and Community.
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The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Person of Interest, Touch, The Mentalist, Awake, I Just Want My Pants Back, Punk'd, and Conan.
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Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Touch, Awake, Missing & the Scandal premiere. Not too much they :p
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Community, 30 Rock, Missing, Grey's Anatomy, Touch, Up All Night, The Pauly D Project, Christina Hendricks on Conan, Jennie Garth on Leno, Lena Headey on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jennifer Coolidge on Craig Ferguson, and Sofia Vergara on Jimmy Fallon
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Community, 30 Rock, and Touch...



No TVD, though not a surprise since this show has a week off every 3rd week these days.



... and no The Office again? So Parks and Recreation had to go on hiatus for what reason? Oh NBC, you are the worst.
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Fox doesn't have a 10pm slot. I'll be watching Community, Awake, and Touch.
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Community, 30 Rock, Person of Interest, The Mentalist.
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Missing!!!!!
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What I'm watching is all in this message: I'm a Person of Interest alive and Awake from a Touch from the Community who watch The Big Bang Theory all day.
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A genuine effort of originality. Bravo!
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Missing, Touch, Mary Mary, Scandal, Punk'd
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30 Rock, Community, Up All Night and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.
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Why did they take off Parks & Recs for Community when The Office isn't having any new episodes?? Anyway, I be watching Community, the episode I have waited all year for! I can imagine the many emotions I will be feeling while watching.
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