What to Watch: Thursday
So much television to take in! Not only the very special NAACP Image Awards, which has a ton of LGBT nominees, as well as the GLAAD Media Award-nominated film Save Me on Showtime, plus new episodes of Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and The Office.
> 8:00 PM Ugly Betty, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Betty makes a video tribute for Claire Meade’s 60th birthday party (which means we are treated to the incomparable Judith Light tonight) but of course embarrasses herself in the process. Oh, Betty.
> 8:00 PM NAACP Image Awards, Fox (2 hrs) NEW
LGBT-inclusive projects and artists abound when the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards air tonight. Nominees include Wanda Sykes and Patrik-Ian Polk, as well as Michael K. Williams and Sonja Sohn, who both played groundbreaking gay characters on the critically-acclaimed HBO series, The Wire.
> 9:00 PM Grey's Anatomy, ABC (1 hr) NEW
It’s crossover mania when the team from Private Practice pays a visit to Seattle Grace. Maybe Addison can have more gay girl talk with Callie? Please?
> 9:00 PM The Office, NBC (30 min) NEW
Angela tries to adopt a new cat, annoying Oscar to no end.
> 9:00 PM Hell’s Kitchen, Fox (1 hr) NEW
14 chefs remain to obtain the “head chef” position at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. One of the contestants is a lesbian from Las Vegas named LA.
> 9:15 PM Save Me, Showtime (2 hrs) NEW
A young gay man (Chad Allen) who is engaging in risky sexual behavior and abusing drugs is sent to a Christian retreat where he is to be "cured" of his homosexuality, but his relationship with his assigned mentor turns romantic.