A town full of vampires. A stage full of singers. An island full of rogue submarine passengers and a sitcom full of jokes about sex.
Thursday nights this fall will feature a little bit of something for all TV viewers, from the suspense of The Vampire Diaries to the results of The X Factor to the return of Andre Braugher to a new night for Two and a Half Men.
Indeed, from old favorites to new dramas to blocks of sitcoms, 8 p.m. on Thursdays ought to be one of the most competitive time slots of the week.
As we give thanks to the inventor of the DVR, we're also left to wonder: Which of the following shows will you watch live every week?