What to Watch on Thursday: Saying goodbye to Ann and Chris on ‘Parks & Rec’

Posted by Brooke Cain on January 30, 2014 

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Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson and Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”

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Parks and Recreatio n (8:30pm, NBC) - Ann ( Rashida Jones) and Chris ( Rob Lowe) spend their last night in Pawnee saying goodbye to their friends at a party thrown by Leslie, who’s determined to fulfill a promise before they go. But we’ll still get to see them on the teevee. Jones is slated to star in a new Steve Carell-created comedy on TBS, while Lowe has a sitcom order from NBC. Even so, we’re prepared to shed a tear or two tonight.

Also on tonight . . .

The Fighters (8pm, Discovery) - Rival gyms join forces in the opener of this new reality series exploring the world of boxing in South Boston. A second new episode airs at 9.

The Vampire Diaries (8pm, CW) - Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge. Also, Caroline makes a stunning confession to Elena.

Rake (9pm, Fox) - Keegan defends three Amish bakers when they’re accused of attempted murder for shaving off the beard of a bishop who was trying to save a woman he thought was in danger.

Saturday Night Live Sports Spectacular (9pm, NBC) - A two-hour special of sports-theme sketches from SNL, hosted by Seth Meyers.

White Collar (9pm, USA) - In the season finale, Neal and Peter race to find a treasure hidden beneath New York City before it falls into the wrong hands.

Elementary (10pm, CBS) - Watson examines one of Sherlock’s cold cases and discovers that an unsolved murder is connected to a rare prehistoric fossil. Meanwhile, Holmes enters uncharted territory when his duties as a sobriety sponsor cross his personal boundaries.

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