What to Watch Tonight: The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy & The Mentalist

by Jason the TVaholic on March 31, 2011

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News & Notes

Preorder The Big Bang Theory S.4 on DVD or Blu-ray at AmazonTonight, FOX has the Mobbed special and PBS has the ninth season finale of The This Old House Hour.

On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has a Taxidermy USA special, History has the second season premiere of Swamp People, MTV has a Jersey Shore reunion special, Showtime has a Behind the Burly Q special, and truTV has the third season finale of Top 20 Most Shocking.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.93, “The Modern Fringe Community Office Code.” Daniel @theTVaddict joined Amrie and I to talk about The Chicago Code, Castle, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Community, The Office, and Fringe along with some recent TV news items and TV on DVD picks.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Someone hacked Sheldon’s online game account and the gang tries to figure out who it could be. Runs 31 minutes.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff and Audrey play matchmaker for a neighbor and Russell attempts to impress Timmy’s sister. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. It’s the musical episode. After a catastrophic event, Callie is left in critical condition. Runs 62 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A man that thought he had been abducted by aliens is found murdered and then his body gets stolen from the coroner’s van.

Solid Selections

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. “The House Guest” episode from earlier this season replays, where Elena, Stefan and Damon all figure out they can use Katherine’s knowledge.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A series of weird deaths have the CSIs betting each other.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Pete’s brother brings their mother into the hospital. Violet finds out about Sheldon and her bad book review nemesis. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has tripleheader MLB action today as the season officially begins.
  • ESPN2 has the NIT Championship.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the San Antonio Spurs followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 14 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
History has 26 episodes of Pawn Stars.
Oxygen has five episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation followed by 12 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has seven episodes of Sanctuary.
USA has six episodes of House followed by eight episodes of NCIS.

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