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

News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Season 1 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, Lifetime has the first season finale of On the Road With Austin & Santino and MTV has the third season premiere of Pranked and the series premiere of Megadrive.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon and Stefan come across some surprising news while trying to help Elena. Bonnie has cast a difficult spell and Jeremy assists her after. Caroline is attempting to make things easier on Tyler.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Owen is running the residents through some vigorous trauma certification drills. Cristina is left by herself to monitor a lung transplant patient that isn’t doing very well. Run 61 minutes. Last week’s episode, “These Arms of Mine,” replays right before.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane and the team deal with an exploding building while investigating a death threat. Currie Graham (NYPD Blue) is back as billionaire Walter Mashburn.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Abed finds he’d make a good “mean girl.” Jeff and Troy find a secret trampoline. Pierce ends up in the hospital.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Avery is trying to get Jack to establish some boundaries in his relationship with Liz. Liz’s father is visiting. Tracy is attempting to reinvent himself.

Fringe (FOX): New. Olivia is being haunted by visions of Peter while in the alternate universe. They are trying to track down a man escaped from a quarantined area with the help of his twin brother.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Pete comes across the bloodied and bruised Charlotte and tries to help her, but only Addison finds out everything that happened to her. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Wolowitz’s security clearance may be in trouble after Sheldon’s interview with the FBI. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Bones (FOX): New. Booth and Bones investigate when the skull of a promising young dancer is found at a construction site.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. It seems many people could have had the opportunity and motive to shred the CSIs’ latest victim.
  • Food Feuds (Food Network): New. A slider battle is waged in New Jersey. Plays again later.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Michael invites everyone at the office to go the christening of Jim and Pam’s baby.
  • Nikita (The CW): New. Thom is tasked with killing a young woman that had an affair with a Senator. Alex helps Nikita find the woman’s parents.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football action with Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech.

Late Night

  • Terriers (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Pimp Daddy,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Oxygen has seven episodes of Snapped tonight.
Spike TV has six episodes of Gangland.
Syfy has eight episodes of Stargate SG-1 early.
USA has 12 episodes of Burn Notice starting early followed by five episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.

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  • kaliel2000 Nov 4, 2010, 10:08 am

    My pick tonight is TVD. That has really turned into a very good show.

    I also think Maggie Q is doing a great job as Nikita when I really thought there was no need for the show.

    I guess thats a testament to how good she is in the role when I was predisposed to liking it.

  • Jason the TVaholic Nov 4, 2010, 7:52 pm

    kaliel2000, The Vampire Diaries has turned into a very good show. As I mentioned on Twitter, it’s fast paced, so never boring, and you very seldom know where things are going, which is always a good thing in my book. Nikita is a lot of fun too, with a mostly great cast.

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