What to Watch Tonight: Community, The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock & More

by Jason the TVaholic on March 24, 2011

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Parks & Recreation S.2 at AmazonOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the sixth season finale of Man vs. Wild, MTV has the third season finale of Jersey Shore, and USA Network has the first season finale of Fairly Legal.

In late night, MTV has the second season premiere of The Hard Times of RJ Berger.

As of April 14th NBC will replace Perfect Couples with new comedy series The Paul Reiser Show.

Prime Picks

Community (NBC): New. Jeff plans a Pulp Fiction party to surprise Abed with for his birthday, but would you believe, things don’t go as planned. Runs 30 minutes.

The Office (NBC): New. While the office is having a garage sale, Michael decides he is going to ask Holly to marry him.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie plans a camping trip for the department where they can try and brainstorm some new ideas. Chris is back in Pawnee as the new city manager.

30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz is attempting to convince everyone that the hiatus is only temporary. Jack goes to his nemesis for help. Runs 30 minutes.

Solid Selections

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. “The Dinner Party” episode from earlier this season replays, where Stefan tells Elena more about his dark past and Damon is planning a dinner party.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Richard wants Adele in the Alzheimer’s trial that Derek and Meredith are working on. Arizona and Mark are planning a baby shower together for Callie. Things really start to amp up in the race for chief resident. Runs 61 minutes.

Private Practice (ABC): New. A critic severely pans Violet’s book and Sheldon starts to develop a thing for her. Cooper and Sam are trying to get a family to put the health of their son over his sports career. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Option

  • Fairly Legal (USA Network): Season Finale. Kate attempts to mediate two cases while dealing with some potentially big news. Plays again later. This series has been marginally fun to good at times, but tonight’s episode is the worst of the season, which is not a good way to end things. The whole embezzling storyline, the way the Justin character reacts to everything, and the way things end just makes no sense to me. What do you think of the series thus far? Are you still watching? Do you hope it will be back for a second season?

Sports Notes

  • CBS has doubleheader NCAA Basketball Tournament action.
  • TBS has doubleheader NCAA Basketball Tournament action.

TV Marathons

A&E has 15 episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has 18 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike TV has 12 episodes of RENO 911!
Syfy has nine episodes of Scariest Places on Earth.
USA has six episodes of Fairly Legal early followed by five episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and then five episodes of NCIS tonight.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alatea March 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

As regards Fairly Legal: I’ll probably watch the last episode, but I won’t watch it if it comes back. The main character is horrible – she is a total narciscist and treats everyone around her like garbage. I don’t understand why the ex-husband still cares or the assistant works so hard.

Still, it was worthwhile to see MacGyver gone to seed. ;)

2 kaliel2000 March 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I actually am sad that the last episode of Fairly Legal is the worst in your opinion. I really like the actress as she seems like a real nice person and the character she plays is sorta self-absorbed but she has a good heart and tries to come up with the best solution for all sides in her job and just doesn’t give up on her clients. I don’t know if it will come back but I hope it does and gets stronger. I want it to return for Sarah’s sake if nothing else. I hate it goes off on a weak note in what may be their final episode. I’ll see when I watch it.

One thing I will say about it that did continually bother me is her and the D.A. lawyer/ex guy…I never totally did understand their relationship at any point and still don’t know if they’re really actually broken up or not.

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