March 6 TV Picks: ‘Portlandia’ on IFC
TV Picks for Thursday, March 6, 2014, include “Portlandia” on IFC, “Parks and Recreation” on NBC and “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC.
Ecoterrorists storm an animal testing facility on tonight’s episode, but don’t worry — this quirky comedy hasn’t gone all hard-core political. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (and guest star Olivia Wilde) have a way of making these characters uniquely human and likable. And that is what makes this clever comedy — now in its fourth season — endlessly watchable. Oh, and did you see that bird in the opening sequence of last week’s premiere episode? 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, on IFC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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Also on Thursday
“Parks and Recreation,” 8:30 p.m. (NBC): Leslie’s efforts to take down the wall separating Eagleton and Pawnee yield unexpected results; Ben and Tom meet with possible sponsors for the concert; Ron finds a new hobby.
“Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Couples panic when the hospital announces a nonfraternization policy; Owen and Emma discuss the future; Meredith and Cristina have some girl time; Richard asks the residents for help with a rare cancer case.
“Rake,” 9 p.m. (Fox): Keegan’s effort to help an old friend is complicated when the mayor decides none of his clients can get plea deals; Keegan thinks about joining Ben’s firm; Scarlet considers a big career move; Keegan makes a bet with Maddy.
“The Red Road,” 9 p.m. (Sundance): Determined to cover up the truth by any means necessary, Harold’s sworn duty suffers; Kopus seizes the opportunity to place Harold under his thumb.
“Elementary,” 10:01 p.m. (CBS): A man receives a ransom demand for his wife’s return years after he was suspected of killing her; Lestrade seems unwilling to leave the brownstone.
“Sirens,” 10:01 p.m. (USA): Johnny sees Theresa for the first time since their break; Hank considers an emergency contact; Brian spends his first day on the rig.
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