What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, Michael’s Farewell on The Office, Parks and Rec & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 28, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries S.2 Episodes via Amazon Instant Video or Pre-Order DVDTonight, ABC has a 20/20: The Royal Wedding: A Modern Fairytale special and a preview of The Voice.

Over on cable, ESPN has round one of the NFL Draft, FX begins burning off the remaining four Running Wilde episodes, Nat Geo has the second season premiere of Break It Down, and TLC has a couple of Royal Wedding specials.

In late night, Comedy Central has the second season finale of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and MTV has the series premiere of Son of a Gun.

Enter our Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight prize pack giveaways.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon will do whatever he thinks is best to protect Elena. Tyler is back in Mystic Falls.

The Office (NBC): New. Michael his hoping his last day will be drama free. Deangelo and Andy are working hard to keep some of Michael’s biggest clients happy. Runs 52 minutes.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Jerry is showing off his paintings at the community art show and they cause some excitement. Leslie doesn’t like Chris’ no dating in the workplace policy. Runs 38 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz runs into more trouble trying to finish her dream apartment. Tracy finds that his entourage has become closer with each other while he was gone. Runs 30 minutes.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Shirley goes into labor during their Anthropology final. A riot breaks out at the Greendale World Food Festival.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff sees an old photo of him and decides he needs to make a few changes in his life. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Nikita (The CW): New. Michael is sent by Percy to check on one of his black boxes and the guardian protecting it. Nathan ends up in the middle of an argument between Alex and Jaden.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Two botched robberies are being investigated. One of them seems to involve a man that was once hired to break into LaRoche’s house.

Other Options

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Priya goes over the roommate agreement. Sheldon goes out dancing with the ladies. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Bones (FOX): New. The team investigates after the remains of a successful advertising guy are found in playground at a new community center. Everyone is trying to be more honest with each other.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. The “Dick & Jane” killer pops back up with a video threat.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Everyone is doing whatever he or she can to help Callie and her baby to recover. There is a sudden death of a patient in Derek and Meredith’s clinical trial. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Private Practice (ABC): New. Violet is being threatened with legal action. Cooper thinks that Charlotte may still have a thing for her ex-husband. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. Belle tries to help Poppy deal with something she has found out. Plays again later. Plays following a Nurse Jackie repeat.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has round one coverage of the NFL Draft.
  • NBA TV has playoff action with the Orlando Magic at the Atlanta Hawks.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA playoff action with the Los Angeles Lakers at the New Orleans Hornets followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • The Killing (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Super 8,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives of… early and later another nine.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of American Chopper.
Spike TV has 10 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has six episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation tonight.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The final season premieres Sunday night.

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