What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, The Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on May 5, 2011

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News & Notes

Pre-Order The Vampire Diaries S.2 on DVD at AmazonTonight, NBC has fifth season finale of 30 Rock.

Over on cable, Cooking Channel has the series premiere of The Originals With Emeril, DIY has the second season premiere of DIY Dominator, Nat Geo has the third season premiere of Known Universe, TLC has the series premiere of Pawn Queens, and truTV has the 10th season finale of Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Outlaws.

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

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena tries to deal with whatever Klaus has planned. Damon lets Stefan know about a bad development in what they have to face. Next week is the season finale.

Nikita (The CW): New. Michael finds out that Percy is going to kill anybody that may have the ability to decrypt his black boxes. Next week is the season finale.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Patrick thinks that an inmate was involved in the stabbing of a prison guard. Rigsby has to question his father about the crime.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. It’s the last day of school and picnics and paintballs are part of the celebration. Next week is the season finale.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey and Jeff start to freak a bit after they learn that they could be having twins. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

The Office (NBC): New. Deangelo is found to be playing favorites with the employees.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. The town next door puts up a fence around a park. Ron is attempting to keep his birthday party from occuring.

30 Rock (NBC): New. Tracy is messing up Liz’s summer vacation. Jenna has to decide whether to become a spokesperson or ruin her relationship with Paul.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. Belle has headed to New York to begin work on the movie. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Penny is using Bernadette as a spy to find out about Leonard and his girlfriend. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Bones (FOX): New. A hearing impaired young girl that has trouble communicating is found covered in blood and holding a knife.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Langston’s ex-wife is abducted by the “Dick and Jane” killer. Next week is the season finale.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Problems arise with plans for Callie and Arizona’s wedding. Alex looks like he might be the frontrunner for chief resident. Runs 61 minutes.
  • The Killing (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “What You Have Left,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Private Practice (ABC): New. Cooper and Charlotte are having cold feet. An investigator wants to interview the doctors about Violet’s case. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Sports Note

  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 17 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Spike TV has 12 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has 11 episodes of Stargate SG-1 followed by six episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation tonight.
USA has eight episodes of House followed by six episodes of NCIS.

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