TV picks for Thursday: ‘The Red Road,’ ‘Portlandia’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’
‘The Red Road’
Set in a moody forested region of New Jersey, this new drama follows a police officer (Martin Henderson) who butts heads with an ex-con (Jason Momoa) while investigating the disappearance of a college student. The premiere feels reminiscent of “Twin Peaks” (minus the dancing dwarf), but the central mystery is intriguing and the unique setting makes it worth a look. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, on Sundance (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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Also on Thursday
“Portlandia,” 7 p.m. (IFC): A young woman is haunted by very smart ghosts; Doug and Claire make a big commitment to one another; Kath and Dave make the most of 15 minutes; Sandra finally finds a soul mate; Fred is visited by a Date Fact Checker.
“Parks and Recreation,” 8:30 p.m. (NBC): Ben tries to surprise Leslie with an anniversary gift; Tom and Andy help Leslie put a positive spin on the merger; April flexes her authority as Donna’s boss.
“Reign,” 9 p.m. (The CW): Mary and Bash try to help when the younger children of Queen Catherine and King Henry are kidnapped by Clarissa; Francis and Lola grow closer.
“The Crazy Ones,” 9:31 p.m. (CBS): Simon offers to organize a bar mitzvah for a client’s son, but things go south when Zach has a run-in with an ex.
“Scandal,” 10 p.m. (ABC): Sally Langston makes a shocking announcement; Olivia takes on a challenging new role.
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