For Thursday, October 17 2013 LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
Once Upon A Time in Wonderland (ABC, 8 p.m.) - "Trust Me" - In Wonderland, Alice (Sophie Lowe) concocts a plan to find Cyrus (Peter Gadiot) and uses his genie bottle as bait to find out who she’s up against and who her real friends are. Meanwhile, the Red Queen (Emma Rigby) and Jafar (Naveen Andrews) face off and in flashback, viewers find out how Alice and Cyrus fell in love and how Cyrus ends up in Wonderland.
Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8 p.m.) - "Gin It Up!" - Leslie (Amy Poehler) tries to calm a minor scandal that gets blown out of proportion. Tom (Aziz Ansari) tries to impress a new love interest (guest star Tatiana Maslany), while Ben (Adam Scott) convinces Ron (Nick Offerman) to prepare his last will and testament.
Reign (The CW, 9 p.m.) - "Pilot" - After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King’s dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Further complicating things is Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis’ handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis’ mother, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). When the strong-willed Queen learns of a prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life, she is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives.
Scandal (ABC, 10 p.m.) - "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington" - A Midwestern mom hires Pope & Associates under mysterious conditions that lead to a very dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) admit their true feelings for each other.
Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.) - "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" - Another of Adam’s (Peter Krause) comfort zones is challenged by Kristina’s (Monica Potter) campaign, while Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Amber (Mae Whitman) struggle to talk to one another about the wedding. Drew (Miles Heizer) tries to get closer to new friend Natalie (Lyndon Smith) and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) gets a chance to provide big teaching moments to grandkids Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) and Victor (Xolo Mariduena), especially Victor. Crosby (Dax Shepard) handles high-maintenance rockstar Oliver Rome (Tyson Ritter).
Which will you watch??
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