The FSR Fall 2010 Thursday Night Watch List

Welcome back, it’s time for the longest day of the week. That pivotal day before Friday when everything gets simple. Thursday is also a great night for television, and this year is no different.

Actually, this year is probably the most jam packed night of the week on the small screen. Everything from cops to vampires to college to dead people to spys to India, this Thursday has it all.

So go grab that 16oz beer from the fridge and some fresh AAA batteries for the DVR remote because here comes Part V of the FSR Fall 2010 Watch List!

Bones (FOX) Airs Thursday 8pm, Premieres September 23rd

Booth and Bones return for the show’s sixth season this year. I’ve slowly been working my way through this one on Netflix instant and I like what I’ve seen. So if you’re up to date, check it out. If not, seasons 1-4 are available to stream online.

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The Vampire Diaries (CW) Airs Thursday 8pm, Premieres September 23rd

From what I hear, The Vampire Diaries is the middle ground between Twilight and True Blood. It’s got some teen angst, but these Vampires know how to kill. If don’t believe me, just as Kevin Carr.

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The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Airs Thursday 8pm, Premieres September 23rd

I’ve actually never seen an episode of this one. I’m not a huge fan of the ultimate nerd thing. But I’ve heard good, borderline great things about the show. So if you’re a fan, this one is up your ally.

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Community (NBC) Airs Thursday 8pm, Premieres September 23rd

I caught up with season one last week, and I’m very impressed. While this show doesn’t fully capture the college experience; it’s the closest to come to it. Joel Mchale is just all sorts of awesome and I think his abs have a mind of their own. But 6-packs aside, Community is a must watch.

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30 Rock (NBC) Airs Thursday 8:30 pm, Premieres September 23rd

I’ve only seen two episodes of the beloved series, and I’m not a fan. But if you are, then more power to yah. 30 Rock returns for its fifth season this year, and I’m sure their will be plenty of antics to behold.

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$#*! My Dad Says (CBS) Airs Thursday 8:30pm, Premieres September 23rd

Now this is one I’m interested in checking out. Based on a highly successful twitter account, S**t My Dad Says looks like it could either end up being a huge hit, or a complete dud. But with Shatner in the title role, I have hope.

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Fringe (FOX) Airs Thursday 9pm, Premieres September 23rd

The Abrams sci-fi procedural returns for its third season this year. I stopped watching this one mid way through season 1, I was just getting tired of J.J. not being able to do a show that didn’t involve sci-fi (at least before Undercovers anyway). But I hear its ramped up in season two, so I’m sure all you fans will have plenty to enjoy.

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Nikita (CW) Airs Thursday 9pm, Already begun

I’ll make this short, Nikita has surpassed all expectation so far. A great espionage thriller will some great three dimensional character. A must watch.

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Side Note: Be sure to check out my coverage of Nikita here on FSR every Thursday night.

CSI: (CBS) Airs Thursday 9pm, Premieres September 23rd

The CBS equivalent to Law & Order, CSI returns for an eleventh season this year. For where I was once a massive fan of this show, in the last two years its really gone down hill. I now only watch it on occasional reruns on Spike TV. But if you’re still on the Vegas ban wagon, then check out season eleven of CSI:.

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The Office (NBC) Airs Thursday 9pm, Premieres September 23rd

I don’t like this show. But I support all its fans for enjoying it. So I can’t say much other than enjoy Carell’s final season on the show.

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Outsourced (NBC) Airs Thursday 9:30 pm, Premieres September 23rd

I’ll be honest, this show looks bad. Like really bad. But I won’t pass full judgment until it airs. Centering on a man who is sent to India to train a tech call center, it looks damn near racist.

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The Mentalist (CBS) Airs Thursday 10pm, Premieres September 23rd

The following synopsis is provided by Kevin Carr:

Last season, Patrick Jane got closer to Red John than he ever had before… so close that he could touch him. But being that close came at a price as Red John kidnapped Jane’s new girlfriend, a self-proclaimed psychic that had reached out to the notorious killer. This season, Jane questions his relationship with the CBI as he continues to track the man who murdered his wife and daughter.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) Airs Thursday 10pm, Premieres September 23rd

I was dreading writing this one. Why you ask? I HATE Sunny. Yeah, I said it. I’ve hated this show since its creation. I sat through one and a half seasons before I just threw my hands up and said “screw it!” But, the show has a huge audience and that audience can’t get enough of it. So for those people, and anyone who has yet to check it out, tune in.

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The League (FX) Airs Thursday 10:30 pm, Premieres September 23rd

I wasn’t even aware of this shows existence until I got a screener in the mail from FX for season two. Like Sunny, it’s not my thing, at all. But this one also has its fans, and they’re encouraged to tune in as well.

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And that concludes the Thursday list. Check back tomorrow for the final list of the week. And be sure to check out the lists for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

From a young age, TV guru Merrill Barr has been obsessed with the small screen. And one day he decided to put that obsession to good use.

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