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

News & Notes

Get Parks & Recreation S.2 at AmazonOn cable tonight, A&E has the first season finale of Beyond Scared Straight and ID has the first season finale of Nightmare Next Door.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena and Stefan attempt to have a romantic weekend away. Bonnie finds out some interesting information from Luka. Jenna begins to question how honest Alaric is being with her.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Meredith and Lexie’s father shows back up in the ER with abdominal pains and a new girlfriend. Mark is trying to get some information about Lexie. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A witness gets murdered while under the protection of Van Pelt, which gets her actions called into question.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Abed and Troy are both going after the same attractive librarian. Britta makes a new friend. Jeff ends up having a party at his place. Runs 30 minutes.

The Office (NBC): New. Everyone is feeling a bit uncomfortable with all the PDA now that Michael and Holly are together. Jim and Pam go to a bottomless champagne brunch.
Parks and Recreation (NBC): New. Tom decides that he should go on a date with Ron’s ex to get even with him.

Private Practice (ABC): New. The man that attacked Charlotte shows up at the hospital in need of immediate care. Susan starts to get sick again and Bizzy wants Addison to do something about it again. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. While vacationing in Canada, Avery goes into labor. Carol and Liz try to get away for a little romance, but get stuck on a plane at the airport. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make a Delorean time machine cake for the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. A wealthy donor makes Leonard question what he is willing to do for science. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Bones (FOX): New. A BMX rider’s body is found on the roof of a building. Booth makes a decision about Hannah. Sweets needs some advice from Booth. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A box donated to a thrift store is found to have a dead body inside. Langton’s wife visits the lab.
  • Nikita (The CW): New. Nikita ends up having to use an old identity to keep a dangerous weapon from getting into the U.S. Alex finds her new life getting interfered with.
  • Fairly Legal (USA Network): New. The star of a cooking show has a beef with the company that is going to release his barbeque sauce. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Benched,” replays earlier in the day.
  • Royal Pains (USA Network): New. Hank treats a park ranger. Evan is going overboard with plans. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “A History of Violins,” 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 Los Angeles Lakers at the Boston Celtics followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Denver Nuggets.

Late Night

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

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of Million Dollar Listing early.
Oxygen has nine episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer early.
Spike TV has six episodes of Gangland.
Syfy has eight episodes of Doctor Who early.
USA has eight episodes of House, M.D.

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