What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy & The Mentalist

by Jason the TVaholic on February 3, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Parks & Recreation S.2 at AmazonOn cable tonight, Bravo has the fourth season premiere of Million Dollar Listing and History has the first season finale of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.

In late night, Adult Swim has the series premiere of Eagleheart.

Check out the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.87, “The Unexplored Territory of Won’t They.” Amrie, guest Joe from PopCultureZoo.com, and I discussed the latest episodes of Californication, Episodes, Chuck, Blue Bloods, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, and more.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Johnathan Gilbert is back in Mystic Falls. Stefan talks with Tyler. Jules takes a hostage. Bonnie doesn’t like a conversation she has with Jonas.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Derek starts up his clinical trial, but Meredith feels left out. Bailey has an idea that the Chief doesn’t care for. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane ends up in the middle of a hostage situation and must use his skills to get himself and everyone else out safely.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Pierce gets excluded from a game of Dungeons & Dragons and forces his way into the game. Runs 30 minutes.

The Office (NBC): New. Jim gets an emergency phone call and leaves Michael at a gas station. Erin, Dwight and Holly try to find Michael.
Parks and Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie wants to bury a time capsule about life in Pawnee. Andy tries to get some help winning April back.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Addison is trying to stay away from a flirtatious doctor. Sheldon sends Charlotte to a friend for psychiatric help. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. Jack is trying to impress the owner of Kabletown. Tracy and Jenna get a gift they have to share. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make 85 cupcakes for the 85th Anniversary of the New York Rangers. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Penny is giving Sheldon acting lessons, so he can be a better teacher. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Bones (FOX): New. Booth and Brennan investigate after a man is found dead disguised as a scarecrow out in a field. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Sara has to question students at the school where her mother-in-law works.
  • Nikita (The CW): New. Alex and Nikita are trying to figure out how to best mess up her first mission. Nikita ends up trusting the wrong person.
  • Fairly Legal (USA Network): New. Kate is assigned a case between a football coach and some angry parents. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Priceless,” replays earlier in the day, as does the “Pilot” episode.
  • Royal Pains (USA Network): New. Hank tries to help a music prodigy. Evan overhears something he shouldn’t have. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Pit Stop,” replays earlier in the day.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the Orlando Magic followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Late Night

  • White Collar (USA Network): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “What Happens in Burma,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of Million Dollar Listing early.
Oxygen has seven episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer early.
Spike TV has six episodes of Gangland.
Syfy has eight episodes of Destination Truth early.
USA has five episodes of House, M.D.

It’s packed night, what will you be watching?

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