Thursday on TV: 'Rake' is OK; wish it was better
Greg Kinnear stars as a low-budget lawyer who gets caught up in a big case in the premiere of Rake (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13).
I like Kinnear. I kind of like this show. I sort of wish I liked it more.
Elsewhere on TV ...
Community (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Abed plans a going away party for Troy.
The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Stefan spreads the news about Katherine's health.
Women's college basketball (7 p.m. BYUtv): San Francisco at BYU
American Idol (7 p.m. Fox/Ch. 13): Auditions continue, this time in Atlanta.
Men's college basketball: Utah at Arizona State (7 p.m., P12N): BYU at Portland (7 p.m., ROOT)
Parks and Recreation (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Leslie and Ben argue.
Sean Saved the World (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Sean tries to get together with an ex.
Reign (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Bash and Mary are captured and returned to the castle.
King of the Nerds (8 and 11:30 p.m., TBS): A second season of this dopey reality/competition show begins.
Michael J. Fox Show (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mike tries to surprise his sister.
Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Sarah stars working with Hank.
White Collar (10 p.m., USA): Peter goes to Diana for help.