Remote Control: What To Watch Dec.1

community donald gloverThursday, Dec. 1

Top Tier


8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC

“Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism”

Apparently, Jeff and Shirley bond over foosball which is pretty great in and of itself, but most importantly, this is one of the best shows on television, The Big Bang Theory is in reruns and you can read our X-Factor results recap here tomorrow. It’s a tragedy that its viewership is so low, forcing it into a hiatus of indeterminate length, but let’s give it a boost before it goes! Also, Nick Kroll is a guest star, if that helps.

The Office

9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC

“Mrs. California”

We get to meet the yin to Robert California’s yang, his wife (guest star Maura Tierney). She’s looking for a job and Robert’s got just the place…

E! News Special: Lady Gaga: Marry The Night

8 p.m. ET/PT on E!

For those who didn’t get enough of Gaga on Thanksgiving during her special, or last night during her two Grammy announcment performances, or just now on their iPod/spotify/old beatup discman, Gaga will turn the unveiling of her 14 minute music video into an entire special. Enjoy, little monsters, the rest of us will be watching Community, yes?


Parks and Recreation

8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC

“The Trial of Leslie Knope”

Ben and Leslie go public and the result ain’t pretty.

CMA Country Christmas

9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

It’s not really my thing, but it’s the holiday programming for the evening. Tune in if you’re a fan of Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Amy Grant, or Rascal Flatts.

The League

10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FX

“The Out of Towner”

Will Forte guest stars as a former member of the league and one of my favorite comedic actors, and a member of this fantastic ensemble, Nick Kroll, penned tonight’s episode.

Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.