For Thursday, October 3 2013 LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8 p.m.) - "I Know What You Did Last Summer" - After spending the summer enjoying her passionate relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and making sure that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is adjusting after his return from the dead, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is thrilled to move into the dorm at nearby Whitmore College with her new roommate, Caroline (Candice Accola). Still believing that Bonnie (Kat Graham) has been traveling all summer and will soon join them, Elena and Caroline are surprised when a student named Megan (guest star Hayley Kiyoko) shows up and announces that she will be sharing their dorm room. Katherine (Nina Dobrev) makes an unexpected appearance at the Salvatore house and pleads with Damon to help her now that she is human and vulnerable to her enemies. Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) return to Mystic Falls after spending a wild summer in Europe, where they met a mysterious beauty named Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda). Elena can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong with Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Silas (Paul Wesley) makes a terrifying appearance at the “End of Summer” party in the town square.
Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8 p.m.) - "The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic" - Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ben (Adam Scott) and Chris (Rob Lowe) visit Eagleton to discuss financial matters with city councilor Ingrid de Forest (guest star Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Ann (Rashida Jones) takes April (Aubrey Plaza) to vet school orientation and Ron (Nick Offerman) works to “get off the grid.”
Welcome to the Family (NBC, 8:30 p.m.) - "Pilot" - Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley) and wife, Caroline (Mary McCormack), think they finally have it made. Their daughter, Molly (Ella Rae Peck)-- not the most diligent of students-- has managed to graduate from high school and has been accepted to college. The proud parents are looking forward to an empty nest and are breathing a heavy sigh of relief. Across town, Molly’s secret boyfriend, Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro), is graduating from his high school with top honors and has plans to go to Stanford. Parents Miguel (Ricardo A. Chavira) and Lisette (Justina Machado), who also have a younger son, Demetrio (Fabrizio Guido), are bursting with pride. Everything seems like it is falling into place for them, but unbeknownst to both families, Molly and Junior are about to become parents themselves.
The Crazy Ones (CBS, 9 p.m.) - “The Spectacular” - When Simon (Robin Williams) encourages Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) to take the lead on an ad campaign for Windy City Coffee, disaster ensues. Meanwhile, Zach (James Wolk) is jealous when Simon tasks Andrew (Hamish Linklater) with taking care of a family of ducklings.
The Originals (The CW, 9 p.m.) - "Always and Forever" - Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans– the city his family helped build 300 years ago. Determined to help his brother, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) leaves their sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) behind and follows Klaus. Elijah learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin)– Klaus’ onetime flame– has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux (Daniella Pineda). When Sophie reveals some life-changing news, Elijah realizes that the Original family may have been given a second chance at humanity and redemption. Klaus, however, is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his– the power, the city and his family.
Sean Saves the World (NBC, 9 p.m.) - "Pilot" - Sean (Sean Hayes) is a divorced dad who juggles a lot-- his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom, Lorna (Linda Lavin), and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler). So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full time, it’s a whole new world.
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, 9:30 p.m.) - "Art" - Mike (Michael J. Fox) and Annie (Betsy Brandt) are thrilled about Eve’s (Juliette Goglia) newfound excitement for a photography class-- until they discover the racy subject matter. After Ian (Conor Romero) and his girlfriend, Reese (guest star Alice Kremelberg), get in a fight, Harris (Wendell Pierce) and Leigh (Katie Finneran) try to give them both advice. Graham (Jack Gore) overhears Mike say the best way to smooth over a fight is to admit blame and tries to use this advice to get away with anything.
Scandal (ABC, 10 p.m.) - "It's Handled" - On the third season premiere, with Olivia's (Kerry Washington) name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia's father will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way.
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.) - “Solve For X” - When a well-respected mathematician is found dead, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) set out to solve a murder and the purpose of the highly guarded equation he was trying to decipher. Meanwhile, Watson is conflicted when the son of a former patient approaches her for a loan.
Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.) - "All Aboard Who's Coming Aboard" - An Amber (Mae Whitman) alert rocks the Braverman family while Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) have to walk on egg shells as the baby’s crying begins to take a toll on Jabbar (Tyree Brown) too. Julia (Erika Christensen) meets a school parent volunteer Ed Bliss (David Denman) and finds they have a lot in common. Meanwhile Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina ‘s (Monica Potter) “wedge” issue could be the campaign itself. Hank (Ray Romano) makes a surprise visit to Sarah (Lauren Graham) but leaves her with some advice on how to have an important talk with Amber, however, Adam’s opinion on the subject is in direct opposition. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) does not want to talk with Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) about the next stage of their life.
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