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


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Tallest residential building planned for lower Manhattan

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Bronx man commits suicide by decapitation

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Top cops enroll in Twitter course at John…

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Pop culture and prostitutes: New Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at…

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec documented the cult of celebrity and the rise of pop entertainment in his prints, posters and lithographs — now on display at MoMA.


PHOTO: Extreme artist Eskil Ronningsbakken balances unicycle on…

Extreme artist’ Eskil Ronningsbakken balances on the edge of a cliff face at 4,600 feet – on a unicycle. The Norwegian travels across the globe, balancing over vertiginous ravines, tall…


Hear two previously unreleased Adele songs

Missing some Adele in your life? Two previously unreleased songs from the singer have appeared online.


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Jets expect to make playoffs after sitting on…

The same pundits who predicted the Jets would be woeful a season ago are now eying the playoffs for this revamped team.


Antonio Allen returns to practice after concussion

Antonio Allen was cleared to practice again following his concussion two weeks ago.


Belinda Bencic leads crop of young stars serving…

Belinda Bencic, a 17-year-old Swiss Miss, beat two Top-10 players before suffering a disappointing loss Tuesday in the quarterfinals.


MLB Power Rankings: Angels take control, Tigers and…

MLB Power Rankings: Angels take control, Tigers and Giants climb


In defense of making a mess during playtime

"Recipes for Play" authors Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener think playtime should involve the five senses and making a mess is part of the fun.


Jason Hope helps push anti-aging efforts forward

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article When it comes to age-related illness, the direction of modern medicine seems more reactive than proactive. In…


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Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. The term “Doomsday prepper” is often associated with the paranoid, anti-government stereotype of the 1990s. The truth…


These college students think breakfast is the most…

  It should be no surprise that the city that never sleeps is also home to the most students who like to order food in…