What to Watch: Thursday

February 12, 2009
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.

Michael K. Williams and Sonja Sohn

> 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.