The fall television season is officially upon us, and that means a lot of television to choose from every night. Whether you’re one of the lone few who still watch live, or you just need to know what’s worth DVRing with limited space there, LA TV Insider Examiner is not merely letting you know what shows will deliver new episodes on any given night but rather what is worth watching.
These are our recommendations for primetime Thursday, September 26 2013.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) – “The Deception Verification” – On a special one-hour season premiere, Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) friendship with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is put to the test when he returns from the North Sea. Meanwhile, Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) relationship with his mother causes an unusual threat to his masculinity
Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8 p.m.) – “London, Part 1 & 2” – On the sixth season premiere, Leslie (Amy Poehler) wins an award from an international Women in Government organization, and travels to London with Ben (Adam Scott), Andy (Chris Pratt), April (Aubrey Plaza), and Ron (Nick Offerman) to accept it. Tom (Aziz Ansari) hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business, while Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) settle into the next phase of their relationship.
The Crazy Ones (CBS, 9 p.m.) – “Pilot” – On the series premiere, Simon (Robin Williams) must pull out all the stops and convince Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson (guest starring as herself) to record a new twist on a classic advertising jingle for their biggest client.
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, 9 p.m.) – “Pilot” / “Neighbor” – On the series premiere, pne of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Saddened that Mike left in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. He’ll be back to juggling home, family and career, just like the old days, but only better. Then, in the second half-hour, at Annie’s (Betsy Brandt) request, Mike confronts a noisy and attractive upstairs neighbor (Tracy Pollan), who seems to develop a bit of a crush on him. Though Annie thinks it’s cute, Mike refuses to admit he enjoys the added attention. To Eve’s (Juliette Goglia) chagrin, Ian (Conor Romero) tries to court her new friend from school. After enjoying the perks of being mistaken for a single mom during a day out with Graham (Jack Gore), Leigh (Katie Finneran) considers letting the ruse play out a little longer.
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.) – “Step Nine” – On the second season premiere, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) travel to London to help track down an old mentor and investigate an unsolved mystery. Meanwhile, Mycroft Holmes (Rhys Ifans), Sherlock’s estranged brother, reunites with Sherlock and reveals some secrets of his own.
Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.) – “It Has To Be Now” – On the fifth season premiere, Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby’s (Dax Shepard) unnamed newborn causes quite a stir in their house and serves as a Braverman family magnet. While Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) reset their life after her cancer ordeal, she quickly decides to take on another kind of fight, and Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) face personal and professional challenges. Hank (Ray Romano) moves back to town, unbeknownst to Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Amber (Mae Whitman) welcomes her soldier boyfriend (Matt Lauria) home.
Which will you watch??
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