Notable Thursday night television shows on the air in 2015 include "The Big Bang Theory," "Scandal" and "Blacklist." Other choices for Thursday include "Grey's Anatomy" and "Mom."
Another recommended choice for Thursday nights is "Wayward Pines," featuring Matt Dillon and Terence Howard and produced by M. Night Shyalaman. In the show, Dillon plays a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in a peculiar small town. Other Thursday night options are "Louie," an acclaimed show with comedian Louis CK, and "Lip Sync Battle," a Spike TV show that pits celebrities against one another in a lip-syncing routine contest.
NBC's "Hannibal" delves deep into the life of fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter, while "Elementary" on CBS is a new take on Sherlock Holmes that features Lucy Lui as Watson. Meanwhile, the long-running "Bones" on Fox features Emily Deschanel as a forensic anthropologist and David Boreanazas as an FBI agent.
A 2015 Vanity Fair article declared the death of Thursday night "Must See TV" when NBC failed to schedule any Thursday comedies on its fall lineup. For 30 years, NBC aired sitcoms on Thursday nights, including classics such as "The Cosby Show," "Cheers," "Seinfeld" and "Friends." Favorites in later years included "30 Rock," "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation."