What to Watch: Thurs, February 16

Enter the unusual world of competitive beard-growing with Whisker Wars

Credit: OLN

Whisker Wars on OLN

TVW’s Spotlight picks for February 16, 2012

Whisker Wars

6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., OLN

This unusual series following the follicular adventures of competitive beard-growers heads overseas for this week’s episode when top U.S. “beardsmen” Jack Passion (above) and Aarne Bielefeldt head to Germany to compete in the German National Beard and Mustache Championships.

Parks and Recreation

8:30 p.m., Citytv & NBC

Things turn unbelievably awkward when Ben and Leslie run into Leslie’s old flame (Louie star Louis C.K.). Meanwhile, Andy enlists everyone’s help to write a theme song for Leslie’s campaign.

The Office

9 p.m., NBC

After Dwight and his team arrive in Tallahassee, they quickly find themselves competing against each other to impress Sabre’s president of special projects (U.K. comedienne Catherine Tate).

Grey’s Anatomy

9 p.m., CTV & ABC

In this special crossover episode with Private Practice (which airs at 10 p.m. on Citytv and 10:02 p.m. on ABC), Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) visits Seattle Grace to beg her brother, Derek, for help with a case. Meanwhile, marriage counselling causes Cristina and Owen to argue more, Alex tries to improve his lousy people skills, and Meredith treats an ER patient who got his hand stuck in a meat grinder. 


10 p.m., Showcase

Things get wildly out of hand after Curtis decides to use his new power of resurrection on both Seth’s dead girlfriend and an old woman’s cat, resulting in deadly zombie cheerleaders and a nasty undead feline.

The Mentalist

10 p.m., CTV & CBS

Against his better judgment, Patrick Jane arranges to have a murderer he helped imprison (former V star Morena Baccarin) sprung from prison when she claims to have information that’s crucial to a case he’s working on.