What to watch on Thursday, November 17...
I don't know. Feels kinda weird to be experiencing a Thursday night without vampires or witches. But at least we've got science nerds and workplace drama to tide us over, right? Right?? (Somebody hold me.)
Andy decides to try and inspire the group by whisking them away on a field trip to Gettysburg. Those who stay behind are enlisted by Robert California to devise the company's next big idea. Team Robert California! (Quick question: Was anybody else weirdly jealous of Robert California's son? That kid's dad is the best!)
The Big Bang Theory
Tonight Sheldon finds himself strangely jealous when Amy gets asked out by Stuart from the comic-book store. Might Sheldon's feelings for Amy be more complicated than he thought? Question is rhetorical, because yes. Yes they are.
Get ready for a double-dose of pathos when Private Practice brings us TWO hours of confrontation, romantic drama, and brand-new Mary J. Blige tracks. Tonight the gang attempts an intervention on Amelia following her latest drug binge. Plus Addison deals with the side effects of her fertility treatments and Pete and Violet's marriage reaches a crossroads. "[ ] more drama." —Mary J. Blige.
It's business as usual around Burn Notice headquarters when Michael must rescue a scientist who was kidnapped by an African warlord and Sam and Jesse get into trouble during an undercover operation. Also Madeline deals with a lying jerk, but, you know, join the club, Madeline.
Unanimously beloved human being Jeff Goldblum appears as Ruxin's father, an unexpected guest at Thanksgiving dinner. Equally excellent guest star Sarah Silverman appears as Andre's sister, just a lady on the prowl for some Thanksgiving tail. Good luck with that, lady who resembles Sarah Silverman!
20/20 Special Edition: Regis Philbin
As Regis Philbin winds down his legendary career (before his November 18 retirement from Live! with Regis and Kelly), he'll sit down for a poignant, career-spanning interview with plucky teen reporter Katie Couric. Tune in for the reminiscences, stay for the caramel syrup Slip 'N Slide contest.
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Community, 8 p.m., NBC
The X Factor , 8 p.m., Fox
Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Bones, 9 p.m., Fox
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
Person of Interest, 9 p.m., CBS
This Old House Hour, 9 p.m., PBS
Whitney, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Beavis and Butt-head, 10 & 11 p.m., MTV
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m., FX
Prime Suspect, 10 p.m., NBC
Project Accessory, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Selling LA, 10 p.m., HGTV
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
Good Vibes, 10:30 p.m., MTV
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
Gigolos, 11 p.m., Showtime
Bill Maher & Ashley Greene on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Fran Drescher on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Jimmy Fallon on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Kristen Stewart on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Martin Scorsese on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Peter Facinelli on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Regis Philbin on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Robin Williams & Jason Schwartzman on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
What are you watching tonight?