What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, The Office, Parks and Recreation & 30 Rock

by Jason the TVaholic on January 27, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Parks & Recreation S.2 at AmazonOn cable tonight, Bravo has a The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion special, FX has the second season premiere of Archer, and truTV has the 10th season premiere of Smoking Gun Presents and the series premiere of Fairly Legal.

Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice on ABC and The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Mentalist on CBS are all repeats tonight.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon gets Elena to look after Rose while he attempts to get Jules to tell him how to cure her.

The Office (NBC): New. Andy’s business seminar gets turned into an impromptu improv challenge. Erin and Gabe are in a board game battle.
Parks and Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie is trying to plan the Harvest Festival and comes down with the flu. Andy and Ron do a little bonding.

30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz is trying to benefit from the reality show crew that is following Tracy around. Runs 30 minutes.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Annie is putting on an anti-drug play at a local middle school and when things start to get out of hand, Chang comes to the rescue. Runs 30 minutes.

Nikita (The CW): New. Alex has now completed her training and is now an agent. She gets her new living situation and cover job. Nikita lets Ryan in on a secret that shocks him.

Fairly Legal (USA Network): New. Kate is mediating a case between the state and a man that was falsely imprisoned for 22 years. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. Plays again later. Last week’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays earlier in the day.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang create three large cakes for The Price is Right. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Bones (FOX): New. The Gravedigger gets shot on the way to court by a sniper and the Jeffersonian is tasked with investigating the case. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Royal Pains (USA Network): New. Hank treats a reality show contestant that gets sick, but he and Divya have their hands full when the rest of the cast starts getting sick too. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later. Last week’s midseason premiere episode, “Mulligan,” replays earlier in the day.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball action followed by the Winter X Games.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the New York Knicks followed by the Boston Celtics at the Portland Trail Blazers.

Late Night

  • White Collar (USA Network): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Forging Bonds,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker early followed by five episodes of Million Dollar Listing.
Oxygen has eight episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer early.
Spike TV has five episodes of Gangland.
Syfy has 14 episodes of Scare Tactics early.
USA has five episodes of House, M.D.

What will you be watching on this Thursday night?

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