TV picks: Thursday, April 12

Gillian Jacobs stars as weirdo-magnet Britta on "Community."

COMEDY. Britta tries to avoid her ex, who happens to show up in town at the same time as the traveling circus — because he’s a circus performer. The first freak joke at his expense is a gimme.
8 p.m., NBC
“Grey’s Anatomy”
DRAMA. Christina wants Owen to spill all of the gory details about his affair. As if “I cheated on you” wasn’t already painful enough?
9 p.m., ABC
COMEDY. Like a bizarro world Raylan Givens, U.S. Marshal Chris Monsanto (Chris Elliott) solves the crimes other law enforcement officers can’t (or won’t) — like finding the kidnapped King of the Hobos and taking down a scat-signing mob boss.
Season premiere, 11:59 p.m., Cartoon Network
DRAMA. The revelation of a D.C. madam’s high-profile client list puts the scandal in, well, “Scandal” tonight.
10:01 p.m., ABC

“American Idol”
REALITY. Host Ryan Seacrest’s painfully dramatic delivery of the losing contestant’s name will once again stop the hearts of the singers with the lowest vote totals. Do you think he’s required by law to know CPR?
8 p.m., Fox


'Five Star': A coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang…

'Five Star' tells a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang culture at the Tribeca Film Festival.


New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…


NYPD detective shoots partner: DA

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.


Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…


Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are…

Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.


M.I.A. talks 'Matangi,' divinity, spontaneity and holograms

"There’s pressure for me to become a theatrical production like 'Glee,' or something" says M.I.A., "It’s like, 'the pressure’s on, bitches.'"


Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

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Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


Rangers unlikely to change lineup, Steve Mason in…

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't say much, but don't expect any lineup changes.


Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.


Nets excited for Brooklyn fans to bring the…

Kevin Garnett has definitely used profanity while trash talking or in practices, but never to describe an entire borough.


Rangers turn up shot blocking in Game 3…

Game 3 of the Rangers-Flyers opneing round series was not a return to John Tortorella hockey.


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.


MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.