TV Picks: Thursday, March 8th – ‘Awake,’ ‘The Office’ & More…

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 8:13 am,

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Your television DVR skills need to be at their all-time high to fit everything in to your viewing schedule tonight. While most of the week has been quiet in terms of programming, Thursday brings a veritable treasure trove of comedies and dramas.

30 Rock has Kenneth join standards and practices; Parks & Recreation goes on hiatus after tonight, and returns on April 19; Jim tries to save Dwight from being fired on The Office; Awake finds Michael having to deal with grieving (in both realities); comedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner sit down with David Steinberg to talk about their careers on Inside Comedy; and much (much) more…

8pm

30 Rock – “Standards And Practices (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory – “The Weekend Vortex” (CBS)

8:30pm

Parks & Recreation – “Lucky” (NBC)

9pm

The Office – “Last Day in Florida” (NBC)
Person of Interest – “Baby Blue” (CBS)

9:30pm

Up All Night – “Couple Friends” (NBC)

10pm

Archer – “Skin Game” (FX)
Awake – “The Little Guy” (NBC)
The Mentalist – “Cheap Burgundy” (CBS)

10:30pm

Unsupervised – “My Brother Brian” (FX)

11pm

Inside Comedy – “Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner” (Showtime)

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 You can check out the episode descriptions and trailers for our TV picks below:

30 Rock – “Standards And Practices” Preview

Jenna hatches a surprising new plan to get publicity, while Jack finds himself begrudgingly playing parent to his teenage nemesis, Kaylie Hooper (guest star Chloe Grace Moretz). Liz rejects the new authority Kenneth has over “TGS” with his new job in Standards.

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The Big Bang Theory – “The Weekend Vortex” Preview

Sheldon chooses to play video games with the guys rather than go with Amy to her aunt’s birthday party.

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Parks & Recreation – “Lucky” Preview

Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) are thrilled when Buddy Wood (guest star Sean Hayes) wants to interview Leslie for his Indianapolis talkshow. April (Aubrey Plaza) and Ron (Nick Offerman) prep Andy (Chris Pratt) for his final exam in his Women’s Studies course.

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The Office – “Last Day in Florida” Preview

After Robert California (two-time Emmy winner James Spader) reveals that he hates Nellie’s (Catherine Tate) business plan, Jim (John Kraskinski) tries to save Dwight (Rainn Wilson) from being fired. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) learns that Erin (Ellie Kemper) isn’t coming back to Scranton.

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Person of Interest – “Baby Blue” Preview

When The Machine spits out the number of a 6-month-old baby, Reese and Finch turn into overly protective parents – with an arsenal at their disposal. Meanwhile, when Elias resurfaces, Detective Carter begins to question her new allegiance with Reese and Finch.

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Up All Night – “Couple Friends” Preview

Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Chris (Will Arnett) try a little too hard to befriend a fun couple, Justin (guest star Ben Falcone, “Bridesmaids”) and Lawrence (guest star Nat Faxon, “Bad Teacher”), who have a young child. Meanwhile, Ava’s (Maya Rudolph) feud with Luke (guest star Steven Pasquale, “Rescue Me”) over her show’s business dealings gets uncomfortably personal.

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Archer – “Skin Game” Preview

Archer is faced with a dilemma when his murdered fiancee, Katya, miraculously reappears. In Krieger’s lab.

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Awake – “The Little Guy” Preview

Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) continues to deal with his parallel versions of reality. In one world he’s looking for ways to reconnect with his son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), by offering him some normalcy while they deal with his mother’s death. In the other, Britten works to understand the emotions that his grieving wife, Hannah (Laura Allen) is going through. Meanwhile, a witness in the murder of a homeless man tells Britten and his rookie partner, Vega (Wilmer Valderamma) that a “small guy” was spotted at the scene of the crime. When that clue crosses over into the case Britten is working on in his other reality, Bird (Steve Harris), is confused by his partner’s sudden interest in the height of the suspects they are investigating. Meanwhile, Britten’s captain, (guest star Laura Innes) shows growing concern over his behavior. Later, the events surrounding the fateful accident that changed Britten’s life come into question and throughout, Dr. Lee (BD Wong) and Dr. Evans (Cherry Jones) continue to present their dueling theories on Britton’s condition.

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The Mentalist – “Cheap Burgundy” Preview

Jane suspects that Agent Susan Darcy has ulterior motives when she asks for his help with a homicide investigation. Meanwhile, the CBI team handles the murder of a young woman who was killed after meeting someone in an online chat room.

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Unsupervised – “My Brother Brian” Preview

Joel’s 40-year-old brother, Brian, moves back into Joel’s bedroom and Joel strives to be more tolerant of him despite Brian’s contemptible behavior.

unsupervised my brother brian TV Picks: Thursday, March 8th – ‘Awake,’ ‘The Office’ & More…

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Inside Comedy – “Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner” Preview

Host David Steinberg interviews the show business legends, lifelong friends who got their start writing for television variety shows and became comedy motion picture directors, each with a string of classic box office blockbusters to his name.

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So the question remains… What will you be watching tonight?

TAGS: 30 rock, archer, awake, parks and recreation, person of interest, the big bang theory, the mentalist, the office, up all night

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  1. looks like mitt romney as a candidate is nearly as bad as andy bernard as the new boss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJFvi_GA5U4

  2. Parks and Rec on hiatus…so sad, but at least Community returns next week. I love Parks, 30Rock, Archer, and Person of Interest…so I’ll be watching those. My wife loves Up All Night, so I’ll be watching that as well. We have Awake on our queue and I’m probably behind on 3 episodes of the Office or so (the wife gave up on that show 2 seasons ago…very smart on her part). I haven’t watched Unsupervised and might have to check it out on-line. What did anybody do before DVR and Hulu?

  3. the offical nite of the week i can say that has comedy in nightly routine, hope big bang does not fail

  4. hmm nothing interesting tonite for me

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