What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 5, 2012

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News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has the fifth season premiere of Wipeout.

Over on cable, History has the first season finale of Big Shrimpin’, Lifetime has the series premiere of Project Runway All Stars and the series premiere of 24 Hour Catwalk, and MTV has the fifth season premiere of Jersey Shore.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Klaus shows that nobody is safe until he gets his family back. Tyler is attempting to get used to all the changes he is going through.

The Secret Circle (The CW): New. Cassie shares something with Adam. Diana is happy to see her grandmother. Faye asks a stranger for help with a spell.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Cooper’s son gets caught stealing and he has to figure out how to punish him. Addison is preparing for a new baby. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): Repeat. The fantastic “Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism” episode from earlier this season replays.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): Repeat. The excellent “The Trial of Leslie Knope” episode from earlier this season replays.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The oldest daughter of family involved in a car accident has to make a tough decision. Lexie has to work with Mark’s new girlfriend during a surgery. Runs 62 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Scarlet Ribbons,” replays, where Jane has to get himself out of jail and prove that the guy he shot was actually Red John.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Pittsburgh at DePaul followed by Michigan at Indiana.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the Atlanta Hawks followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Portland Trail Blazers.

TV Marathons

Syfy has nine episodes of Stargate SG-1.
USA Network has eight episodes of Burn Notice.

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