Set that DVR! Fall TV premieres continue on Thursday, Sept. 26, and the evening is packed with the return of old favorites and some funny new ones.
Thursday night starts off at 8 p.m. with the special hour-long premiere of “Parks and Recreation” on NBC, and the double episode season 7 premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS.
At 9 p.m. viewers can welcome back “Glee” for its fifth season on Fox, and a special two-hour premiere for season 10 of “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC. If you’re looking for something new, CBS will be airing the pilot episode of the new Robin Williams comedy, “The Crazy Ones.” The first episode of “The Michael J. Fox Show” will also be kicking off on NBC at 9 p.m.
Meanwhile at 9:30 p.m., “Two and a Half Men” fans can welcome Amber Tamblyn as Charlie Harper’s long-lost lesbian daughter on CBS.
“Elementary” returns to CBS for its second season at 10 p.m., and “Parenthood” fans can check out Ray Romano in the season 5 premiere on NBC.
Check out episode descriptions for Thursday’s lineup below and let us know what you’ll be tuning in to watch:
“Parks and Recreation” (8 p.m. on NBC)
In a special hour-long episode of “Parks and Recreation” Leslie will be traveling to London with Ben, Andy and April to accept an award from an international Women in Government organization. Meanwhile, Tom is trying to figure out who is attempting to put Rent-A-Swag out of business, and RAnn and Chris are settling into the “next phase of their relationship.”
Titled, “London, Part 1 & 2,” the premiere will guest star Heidi Klum, Henry Winkler and Lucy Lawless.
“The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m. on CBS)
“The Big Bang Theory” will return for its seventh season with a special hour-long premiere. The premiere will feature two episodes – “The Hofstadter Insufficiency” and “The Deception Verification.”
In episode 1, Sheldon and Penny will bond and share “intimate secrets” while Leonard is away. Raj will be leaning on Howard as he attempts to get over his ex-girlfriend.
In episode 2, Leonard will find his friendship with Sheldon “put to the test when he returns from the North Sea.” Howard’s relationship with his mother will finally take a toll on him and cause “an unusual threat to his masculinity.”
“Glee” (9 p.m. on Fox)
“Glee” returns for its fifth season with a tribute to the Beatles in “Love, Love, Love.” New Directions will be assigned to pay homage to the “Fab Four,” while they deal with their own personal issues. Blaine and Kurt will be thinking about their future together, while Rachel’s “New York ambitions take an unexpected turn.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” (9 p.m. on ABC)
“Grey’s Anatomy will air a special two-hour premiere for its tenth season. First in “Seal Our Fate,” the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will be facing the devastation left by the storm – which includes a shorthanded ER due to a mudslide that injured first responders and citizens. Meredith will be forced to make a “tough decision that will affect the life of a loved one, Callie is rocked by the reality of Arizona’s infidelity, and Richard’s life is in extreme danger.”
In the back-to-back second episode, “I Want You With me,” the doctors will continue to face the trauma left by the storm. Callie will make a “bold decision” regarding Arizona’s infidelity, and “the doctors come together upon receiving devastating news.”
“The Crazy Ones” (9 p.m. on CBS)
In the pilot episode of “The Crazy Ones,” advertising genius Simon (Robin Williams) must try to convince Kelly Clarkson to record “a new twist on a classic advertising jungle for their biggest client.
“The Michael J. Fox Show” (9 p.m. on NBC)
Michael J. Fox stars as Mike Henry, a father who is returning to the workplace after five years.
“Two and a Half Men” (9:30 p.m. on CBS)
“Two and a Half Men” fans will meet the newest addition to the CBS show in its season 11 premiere. “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star Amber Tamblyn will be playing Charlie Harper’s long-lost lesbian daughter, and will replace actor Angus T. Jones as the “half.”
“Elementary” (10 p.m. on CBS)
Returning for its second season, “Elementary” will kick off with “Step Nine.” In the premiere, Holmes and Watson will travel to London to “help track down an old mentor and investigate an unsolved mystery.” Rhys Ifans guest stars as Mycroft Holmes, the estranged brother of Sherlock who reveals some secrets when they’re reunited.
“Parenthood” (10 p.m. on NBC)
In the season 5 premiere of “Parenthood,” Jasmine and Crosby newborn will keep the house on their feet. Adam and Kristina must “reset their life after her cancer ordeal, and Joel and Julia face “personal and professional challenges. Meanwhile, Hank (guest star Ray Romano) surprises Sarah by moving back to town, and Amber “welcomes her soldier boyfriend home.”
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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