TV Watch List: Thursday, January 30

Parks and Recreation - Season 6

Metro’s Thursday night TV breakdown.

‘Parks and Recreation’
COMEDY. Why are so many of our favorite characters leaving our favorite TV shows right now? Following Donald Glover’s departure from “Community,” tonight marks Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones’ last episode of “Parks and Rec.” Luckily, we still have Ron Swanson and his formidable moustache to keep up our morale.
8:30 p.m., NBC

‘Saturday Night Live presents an SNL Sports Spectacular’
COMEDY. This weekend’s episode of “SNL” will be Seth Meyers last night at the Weekend Update desk. Sob! (In good news, however, they’re replacing him with longtime Weekend Update writer and very funny standup comedian Colin Jost.) In other good news, you can get an extra last “SNL” dose of Meyers tonight when he hosts this pre-Super Bowl look back at the show’s best sports sketches.
9 p.m., NBC


COMEDY. In the second episode of Greg Kinnear’s new show about a messed up, but charming, criminal defense lawyer, he defends three Amish dudes facing murder charges when all they were trying to do was shave another Amish’s man’s beard off. To be fair, when you’re using a straight razor in an unsolicited shaving of another man’s face, it comes off pretty murdery.
9 p.m., FOX


Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…


Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…


Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.


Transit changes for Labor Day weekend

The MTA is adding additional service Friday for New Yorkers getting out of the city for the long weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29, 27 additional…


'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

Season 11’s top four dancers gave their final performances before America’s Favorite Dancers are announced next week.

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

MUSIC The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees…

Going Out

5 things to do this weekend in NYC

The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta,…


The Handsome Family on 'True Detective' Emmy and…

When asked to describe The Handsome Family’s latest album, Rennie Sparks channels Rust Cohle of “True Detective.” “A strange problem that humans have is that…


Mario Manningham on the bubble as Giants play…

Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham hopes his second go-around with Big Blue doesn’t end with Saturday’s final cut day.


Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.


Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.


When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.


Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…


Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…


The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…


Labor Day essentials

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or barbecuing in the park here are some must-haves for your end-of-summer bash.