What to Watch: Thursday

Your Thursday is about to be rocked to the core as a contestant (please don't let it be Shambo!) is thrown out of a challenge on Survivor: Samoa. What could have provoke Jeff Probst to take a contestant out of a challenge? Be sure to catch this Survivor first.

Thursday, October 1

8:00 pm Survivor: Samoa, CBS (1 hr) NEW
In a Survivor first a contestant is thrown out of the challenge as another castaway is voted off this week. Hopefully lesbian contestant Shambo can hang in there.

Lesbian contestant Shannon "Shambo" Waters

Lesbian contestant Shannon "Shambo" Waters

8:00 pm Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, NBC (30 min) NEW
Once just a segment during SNL, Weekend Update is now its own show and, as always, a comedic look at LGBT issues often factors into the fun.

8:00 pm The Vampire Diaries, The CW (1 hr) NEW
Brother pushes brother tonight as Stefan escorts Elena to a town function where Damon tells her surprising details about his past, forcing her to ask Stefan questions he can’t answer truthfully, in this hit new series from out creator Kevin Williamson.

8:00 pm Bones, FOX (1 hr) NEW
Brennan and Booth are back on the case and they suspect foul play when a piano prodigy goes missing. Hopefully bisexual Angela will be close on hand to examine the evidence.

9:00 pm Grey’s Anatomy, ABC (1 hr) NEW
While the mourning for George still hangs heavy in the air, Izzie returns to the hospital amidst fears of lay offs, forcing everyone to scramble for positions. Plus Bailey and Alex’s case grows more difficult with the introduction of the patient’s schizophrenic son.

9:00 pm The Office, NBC (30 min) NEW
David Wallace rains on Scranton as he informs the branch that not everyone will be getting raises this year. Plus Jim pushes Dwight too far and forces Dwight to make alliances Survivor style. Pam focuses on a wedding gift wish list

10:00 pm Project Runway, Lifetime (1 hr) NEW
While the packaging may be a little different it’s still essentially the same fierce show, but the action has moved to LA and a few other twists are likely in store. As always, there are a slew of openly gay contestants. Who will stay and who will hear Heidi bid them auf wiedersehen?