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Remote Control: What to Watch on Nov. 17

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Nov 17, 2011 | 7:56am EST

Jeff Goldblum The League Ruxin's DadThursday, Nov. 17

Top Tier

Parks and Recreation

8:30 p.m. on NBC

"Smallest Park"

While Leslie works to build the smallest park in Indiana to attract tourists to Pawnee, Ron and April convince Andy to go to college. And if anything is sure to be simultaneously hilarious and frustrating, it's Andy attending college classes. Get ready for some awkwardly stifled and confused laughs.

Person of Interest

9 p.m. on CBS

"Foe"

The mystery continues on this Jonathan Nolan-helmed CBS series and this week, the procedural aspect gets a tinge of history when Reese and Finch follow a spy who uses Cold War-era relics.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

10 p.m. on FX

"How Mac Got Fat"

I think that title is enough, but let me run through the specifics so you can understand just how exciting this episode is: we learn how Mac got fat. He tells a priest it's the gang's fault. This is comedy gold.

The League

10:30 p.m. on FX

"Thanksgiving"

Jeff Goldblum guest stars as Ruxin's (Nick Kroll) dad in a stroke of casting genius that I never thought I'd be lucky enough to see. Plus, Sarah Silverman guests as Andre's (Paul Scheer) sister who's trolling, just like her obnoxious and constantly unsuccessful sibling. This year, I'm thankful for this episode of The League.

Alternates

Community

8 p.m. on NBC

"Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"

The Dean is filming a commericial and Abed films the whole thing. I'm not sure if they can top "Set phasers to love me," but we can bet they'll try.

The Office

9 p.m. on NBC

"Gettysburg"

Andy takes the office on an inspirational trip to Gettysburg and Robert California asks them to come up with a great idea for the company.

Beavis and Butt-head

10 p.m. on MTV

"Supersize Me; Bathroom Break"

The couch-ridden duo takes on documentary filmmaking and they figure out that at work, they get paid even when they're on bathroom breaks.

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