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

News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Season 1 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, A&E has the 11th season premiere of The First 48 and an Undercover Ops special, History has the first season finale of Stan Lee’s Superhumans, and WE has first season finale of You’re Wearing That?!?

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Katherine returns with a few secret revelations. Damon attempts to end his issues with Mason.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Meredith tells Derrick about the miscarriage. Bailey isn’t allowing Alex back into surgery until he gets the bullet in his chest removed. Run 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane’s ne’er-do-well brother-in-law comes to town and ends up as a suspect in a murder case.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Jeff is returning to some of his bad habits after he begins hanging out with an old law colleague.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz is trying to put her newfound confidence to good use and help Pete. Tracy has vowed that he will be at his wife’s side when the baby comes.

Fringe (FOX): New. The team is trying to uncover what seems to cause people to go into a trance like state that eventually leads to death. Review: Once again Anna Torv does superb work, this time as alt-Olivia pretending to be Olivia in the regular universe. Not sure how long I’ll buy that she can pull off this con, but for right now it is providing some mighty interesting goings-on. What did you think of last week’s S.3 premiere?

Private Practice (ABC): New. Violet and Cooper attempt to alter their relationship to appease the significant others. Addison is trying to figure out whether to go public with her new romance or not. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make a NASCAR cake. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Sheldon is trying to get more healthily, so he can live longer. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Bones (FOX): New. Booth’s new girlfriend arrives for a surprise visit and Brennan re-evaluates her relationship with him. Meanwhile, the gang is investigating the remains of a couple found in a cave.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A woman gets attacked by a shark in a pool.
  • Nikita (The CW): New. Nikita gets some help from Michael during a mission. Alex suffers a panic attack during her basic training.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Michael is forced to participate in counseling with Toby. Pam attempts to change her job title.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football action with Texas A&M at Oklahoma State, which replays on ESPN2, and later Day 1 Ryder Cup Golf action in late night.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Los Angeles (Oxygen): Repeat. Last night’s series premiere episode, “Hollywood,” from NBC replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Hands and Knees,” replays.
  • Terriers (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “FusterCluck,” replays.

TV Marathons

History has eight episodes of Stan Lee’s Superhumans.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanne early.
USA has nine episodes of House followed by five episodes of NCIS.

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