What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, The Office, 30 Rock & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 21, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries S.2 Episodes via Amazon Instant Video or Pre-Order DVDTonight, NBC has the 100th episode of 30 Rock and a preview of The Voice.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the second season finale of Bear Whisperer, E! has a True Hollywood Story: Sarah Palin, Food Network has the second season premiere of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, FX has the second season finale of Archer, Lifetime has three Royal Wedding of a Lifetime specials, and Travel Channel has the series premiere of Triple Rush.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon and Stefan disagree on the best way to protect Elena. More about the moonstone curse is revealed. Elena learns of Klaus’ motives.

The Office (NBC): New. It’s “Michael’s Last Dundies” and he is showing Deangelo how to host them.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie gets matched with someone she knows by an online dating service. Chris and Ron are in a burger cook-off.

30 Rock (NBC): New. Runs an hour tonight for the show’s 100th episode. Under threat of cancellation, Jack convinces Hank to let the TGS team put on their 100th show and show what they can really do.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. The group is looking back on their favorite memories with each other. Runs 30 minutes.

Nikita (The CW): New. Nikita is worried that things are getting too dangerous for Alex at Division. Alex and Jaden get assigned to the same mission.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. Belle gets an alluring, but dangerous new client. Plays again later. Plays following a Nurse Jackie repeat.

Other Option

  • Bones (FOX): New. Booth goes to an old friend from the Iraqi war for help with a case. This is the backdoor “Pilot” for the spinoff series.

Sports Notes

  • NBA TV has playoff action with the Chicago Bulls at the Indiana Pacers.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA playoff action with the Miami Heat at the Philadelphia 76ers followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL playoff action.

TV Marathons

BET has 20 episodes of The Game.
Bravo has 17 episodes of The Real Housewives of…
Spike TV has 12 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has three-part six-hour The Lost Room miniseries and later six episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
USA has seven episodes of House followed by six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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