Tonight on the Tube: Community, Grey’s Anatomy & The Mentalist

News & Notes

Download The Office Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, A&E has a Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force special, Cartoon Network has the series premiere of Adventure Time With Finn and Jake, GSN has the first season finale of Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, ID has the series premiere of True Crime With Aphrodite Jones, and VH1 has the second season premiere of Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House.

Scheduled to be on TV Talk today at 4:00 p.m. PT to talk about the week in TV with host Shaun Daily. The show runs from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT and I am usually on right about the halfway point.

Prime Picks

Community (NBC): New. Katherine McPhee (American Idol) guest stars as Pierce’s stepdaughter and Jeff is trying to help him connect with her during Greendale’s Family Day.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. A possum has bit the Mayor’s dog and Leslie is put in charge of catching it. Mark won’t bend the rules for Ron.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Owen and Richard are in a competition for a difficult surgery. Bailey is preparing for another date with Ben. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A government researcher has been exposed to a deadly toxin and Jane sets out to figure out who exposed her to it.

Solid Selections

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. The “Children of the Damned” episode replays, where things get dangerous for Bonnie on her date with Ben. Stefan and Damon are continuing to look for Elena’s father’s journal.

The Office (NBC): New. Dwight is trying to cause problems for Jim on his first day back after paternity leave. Andy and Erin are preparing for their first date.
30 Rock (NBC): New. A rumor is causing problems for Jack. Liz is looking for a guy she met at the dentist office. Tracy is pursuing a Tony award with the help of Jenna.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Addison has a patient with three unborn babies that are near death and she and Sam’s new girlfriend disagree on the course of treatment. Cooper goes to Sheldon for help with a young patient. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make a pre-game cake for a Baltimore Ravens player. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A boys murder may be connected to an old case that was never solved.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader Big East Tournament college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has five conference tournament college basketball games.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Chicago Bulls at the Orlando Magic followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Golden State Warriors.

Late Night

  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last night’s season finale episode, “Mr. Yin Presents…,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s season finale episode, “Out of the Box,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Ghost Lab.
History has five episodes of Modern Marvels.
Oxygen has 13 episodes of Snapped.
Syfy has eight episodes of Early Edition early.

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