What to Watch Tonight: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Wilfred's Finale

What to watch on Thursday, September 20...

Can you believe we're already 20 days in to September? Where are we—in some kind of crazy time machine that's stuck on "forward?" Somebody hit the switch that slows this thing down! While we all try to figure out where it is, let's entertain ourselves with tonight's television sampling:

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 8:30pm, NBC
Up All Night
Oh hey, NBC Thursday, welcome back. This fall's line-up kicks off with Up All Night—and this season is attempting to throw curveballs at all of its characters. In tonight's "Friendships & Partnerships" the Ava Show gets... dun dun dun... canceled! Jobless, Reagan must return to the homefront, which pushes Chris back into the legal field, and the role-reversal-re-reversal prove difficult to adjust to for both of them. Also, Ava's friendship is with Reagan is tested and Reagan's brother (Luka Jones) shows up to help with a bathroom remodel.

SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 9pm, NBC
The Office
It's back for what is reportedly its last season, and it's still introducing new characters—who'd have thunk it? In tonight's "New Guys" two newbies are hired, but instead of being accepted with open arms, the rest of the office writes them off as younger versions of Jim and Dwight. I wonder how Jim and Dwight feel about that. Probably not too good. Also, Andy returns from leadership training and seeks immediate revenge on Nellie while Oscar considers whether or not to adopt Angela's cat. Oh, and Kevin saves a turtle. Alright, Kevin!

SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9:30pm, NBC
Parks and Recreation
Rounding out NBC's Thursday lineup, "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" opens with a Washington, D.C. visit which of course includes a cameo or three from Senators John McCain, Olympia Snowe, and Barbara Boxer. Andy and Leslie travel to D.C. to visit April and Ben in their new jobs. Meanwhile, in Pawnee, Ron throws a BBQ for the Parks staff. What could go wrong?

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10pm, FX
Wilfred
Word on the street is that during the second season finale, "Secrets," Ryan and Wilfred will have to unwillingly confront some serious, and surprising, questions about love... and life in general. That's pretty vague as far as words on the streets go, but sometimes it's better to leave a little for the imagination—at least that's what I overheard a perverse old wise man say one time.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:30pm, MTV
Awkward.
In "The Other Shoe," as Jenna gets ready for her Eurotrip she decides to make her decision about the guys a public one and begins to wonder if getting everything she's ever wanted is really all its cracked up to be. What will she choose to do?! And will the season end on a shot of an airplane taking off on a runway? Because that's where I'm putting my money.

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
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE TV
Crime Inc., 9 p.m., CNBC
Four Weddings, 9 p.m., TLC
Glee, 9 p.m., Fox
Ladies and Gentlemen... Marie Osmond, 9 p.m., Hallmark
Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime
The Next, 9 p.m., The CW
The Pyramid, 9 p.m., Game Show Network
The Real Housewives of Miami, 9 p.m., Bravo
Bling It On, 10 p.m., TLC
High School Moms, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
House Hunters, 10 p.m., HGTV
How Do They Do It?, 10 p.m., Science
POV, 10 p.m., PBS
Prom Queens, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Tamar & Vince, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., WE
Texas Car Wars, 10 p.m., Discovery
The First 48, 10 p.m., A&E;
Very Bad Men, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
Louie, 10:30 p.m., FX

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Nathan Lane and racecar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Viola Davis and Paul Wesley on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Piers Morgan and Michael Peña on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Nikki Reed and author Mitch Albom on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS

 

What are you watching tonight?

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OMG PARKS AND REC!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!
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Glee, Project Runway, The X Factor
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Glee!

Up all night

Chelsea Lately



Maybe The Office, I don't know though, haven't watched the last season yet because I've heard bad things..
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Will definately be watching Parks & Recreation, love that show. Will check out Up all Night and watching Project Runway.

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NBC shows (Not Up Up All Night)

Wilfred

Project Runway

Craig

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Glee!!



What on earth is The American Bible Challenge?? Hmm....I may have to look into this as well....just because I never thought I'd be able to say, "So, did you catch that Jesus game show the other night?"
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Parks & Rec, & Awkward. :D



Maybe The Office... but I am still somewhat bitter with how much last season completely sucked ass.
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By last season, I think you meant the past five seasons.
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The Office

Wipeout maybe

Louie

Craig Ferguson

Daily Colbert Show Report
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parks and rec :)))))))))))
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Parks and Rec! Parks and Rec! Parks and Rec! Also, Office, Up all Night and Glee.
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nothing. Guess I'll catch up on some podcasts.
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Parks & Rec., Awkward, Wilfred, Up All Night,
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Parks & Rec and Glee
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SNL WU, The Office, Parks and Rec, Awkward, Fallon and Ferguson.
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Glee, Parks & Recreation, Wilfred, Awkward., Louie
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Childrens' Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV,Louie and Wilfred
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The Office, Wilfred, Louie, Awkward, maybe Parks & Rec.
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The Office, Parks & Rec, Louie and Wilfred!
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Parks & Rec, Up All Night, Awkward., Wilfred, SNL Weekend Update Thursday
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The Office and Parks and Rec. So happy to see P&R again!
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The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Awkward. I knew Parks and Rec was coming back today but I didn't know The Office was too, I'm going to have to record it.
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I wonder if a BBQ at Ron's is followed up by Angioplasty for desert.
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Wilfred's season finale, The LLS w Craig Ferguson, and I guess The Office and Up All Night.
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Pure comedy night:

Glee, Parks and Recreation, Wilfred, Louie, Awkward, Childrens' Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::
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Parks & Recreation, The Office, Up All Night, Glee, Wilfred, Wipeout and SNL Weekend Update Thursday.
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Looking forward to "The Office". Just I had hoped Nellie would have been gone. I know a lot of people like her, but she drives me crazy.
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reruns
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Up All Night, Parks and Rec, the Office, Wilfred. Only watching the office cuz its the final season, i almost quit though
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I just started watching Up All Night this week. Sadly won't be ready for the Season 2 premiere as I'm only 16 episodes in and need to rent the third disc yet. Really cute show though. I'm enjoying it. I also won't be able to watch Parks & Rec since I still need to see Season 4, but I really love it.



Will be watching Glee and the finale of Awkward.
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Parks and Rec

The office
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Parks & Rec

The Office

Awkward.
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Up All Night

The Office

Awkward.

Louie
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You watch Up All Night but not Parks & Rec? Normally I wouldn't care, but P&R is very very very funny.
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I agree. I sometimes leave certain shows to enjoy later. For example, I didn't start watching Breaking Bad when it first aired, then I found out it was really good, so now I'm just saving it for desert :) Same goes for Lost, P&R and for some other, older shows.



I actually started P&R recently, finished the very shot first season yesterday. Gonna slowly catch up now
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Parks & Rec

Louie

Wilfred

Wipeout

Glee

Maybe Weekend Update Thursday.
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Parks & Rec

Up All Night

The Office

Wilfred

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louie, awkward, the office, parks and recreation, glee
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Glee
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