Thursday’s Highlights: 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC
BUDGET CUTS LOOM on a new episode of “Parks and Recreation” at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. With Amy Poehler and Bradley Whitford.
Community: Annie (Alison Brie) hangs out with Abed (Danny Pudi) in their Dreamatorium in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC).
The Vampire Diaries: Elena and Damon (Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder) discover that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) has fallen in with the wrong crowd in Denver in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA).
Missing: As Becca (Ashley Judd) comes up with a dangerous new plan to get Michael (Nick Eversman) back, she must stay one step ahead of those who want to take her into custody in a new episode set in Moscow. Keith Carradine guest stars (8 p.m. ABC).
American Idol: LMFAO and Kris Allen perform in this results episode (8 p.m. Fox).
The Office: Andy (Ed Helms) is in a battle for the manager’s chair with Nellie (Catherine Tate) in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC).
The Secret Circle: Cassie, Jake and Faye (Britt Robertson, Chris Zylka, Phoebe Tonkin) seek out Jake’s grandfather (John de Lancie) in hopes of finding the family crystal to protect themselves from the witch hunters in this new episode (9 p.m. KTLA).
Awake: Working with Bird (Steve Harris) to help a couple get ready to go into the Witness Protection Program, Britten (Jason Isaacs) realizes he also needs to prepare for his own new life with Hannah (Laura Allen) in this new episode (10 p.m. NBC).
Kathy: Comic Kathy Griffin rants on headlines and tabloid gossip in this new series (10 p.m. Bravo).
Jesus Conspiracies: Scholars explore Jesus’ missing years, from the ages of 12-30, that are unaccounted for in the Biblical accounts of his life in this new episode (10 p.m. Discovery).
Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Milwaukee Brewers (10 a.m. FS Prime); the Oakland Athletics visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).
Hockey: NHL Playoffs: The Boston Bruins visit the Washington Capitals (4:30 p.m. NBCSP); the Phoenix Coyotes visit the Chicago Blackhawks (5 p.m. CNBC); the St. Louis Blues visit the San Jose Sharks (7:30 p.m. NBCSP)..
Basketball: The Clippers visit the Suns (7:30 p.m. TNT).
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