Tonight on the Tube: Vampire Diaries, Fringe & The Mentalist

News & Notes

Download The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC is swapping timeslots of Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy since the former is new and the latter is not and NBC has a new episodes of 30 Rock in place of Parks & Recreation tonight and another new one in its regular timeslot.

Over on cable, Food Network has the eighth season finale of Ace of Cakes and Lifetime has the seventh season finale of Project Runway.

In late night, Lifetime has the second season finale of Models of the Runway.

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

On Episode 66, “The One With the Short Run Time,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae, and I talk about the week in TV, which included some The Amazing Race, 24, the season finale of Life Unexpected, Lost, Glee, and the 100th episode of Supernatural.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena and Caroline have entered a beauty pageant. Bonnie is back in town. John Gilbert attempts to scare Damon. Damon learns something that Stefan has been hiding.

Fringe (FOX): New. The discovery of a shape-shifting embryo is dealt with. Peter shares a secret about his family with Olivia.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane’s actions cause a case to be thrown out of court, so the team has to reopen the investigation and begin again.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Troy and Jeff attempt to sort out a chicken finger shortage at the college. Meanwhile, Britta is struggling with the number of causes she is supporting.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz and Jenna are attending some singles events. Jack is being forced to choose between Nancy and Avery, guest stars Julianne Moore and Elizabeth Banks respectively.

The Office (NBC): New. Andy is attempting to make it the best Secretary’s Day for Erin. Kevin’s voice gets compared to Cookie Monster.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz attempts to prove she can be fun. Kenneth is trying to help Tracy be a good husband.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Season Finale. Duff and the gang make a cake for the wrap party of The Clone Wars. A repeat episode follows. Both episodes play again later.

Other Options

  • Bones (FOX): New. Brennan and Booth get called in to identify human remains found in the belly of a shark. Rena Sofer (Heroes) guest stars as a marine biologist that shows some interest in Booth.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Catherine is investigating a murder at her daughter’s high school.
  • FlashForward (ABC): New. Mark and the rest of the team are looking for the missing Demetri. Olivia finds out who sent her the text about Mark’s drinking in her flash-forward.
  • Private Practice (ABC): New. Violet is back. Amelia gets in the middle of Sam’s personal life. Sheldon continues to try and get Charlotte to fix things with Cooper. Plays an hour earlier than normal, as it switches places with a repeat Grey’s Anatomy this week only.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. A group of gods take Sam and Dean hostage in an attempt to stop the apocalypse.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has the first round the NFL Draft.
  • TNT has first round NBA Playoffs action with Game 3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Chicago Bulls followed by Game 3 of the Los Angeles Lakers at the team that shall not be named.
  • NBA TV has first round NBA Playoffs action with Game 3 of the Phoenix Suns at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Versus has lots of first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Whistle Stop,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City tonight.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Ghost Lab early.
History has 13 episodes of Modern Marvels.
Lifetime has 14 episodes of Project Runway.
Oxygen has 20 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has the three-part, six-hour The Lost Room miniseries early.
TLC has seven episodes of Police Women of Maricopa County.
WE has nine episodes of The Locator early.

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