What’s Worth Watching Tonight: Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on February 2, 2012

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News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, HBO has the documentary premiere of The Union, Showtime has the documentary premiere of Brooklyn Boheme, and VH1 has the VH1 Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam.

In late night, Adult Swim has the third season premiere of Delocated! and MTV has the series premiere of I Just Want My Pants Back.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Alaric and Elena get some bad news regarding a murder from Sheriff Forbes. Damon goes to an old acquaintance to put together a big plan.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. Reese and Finch go to a former person of interest for help with their latest person of interest.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A disgraced fashion designer about to make a comeback is murder and the team investigates the case.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Leonard is looking at his friendship with Sheldon. Wolowitz tries to pick his astronaut nickname. Runs 31 minutes.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie attempts to help Ann get a date for Valentine’s Day. Leslie sends Ben on a scavenger hunt and he goes to Ron for help.

The Secret Circle (The CW): New. Cassie gets warned that the witch hunters are returning. Ethan and Diana are planning a birthday party.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Cooper and Charlotte have to face their future. Sheldon is working with an Army vet dealing with PTSD. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Other Option

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz and Jack are going at each other over her contract.
  • The Finder (FOX): New. Isabel’s new boyfriend gets robbed and Walter helps out. Leo and Walter hope that bringing Willa in on a case to earn her trust.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (CBS): New. Meredith has a dream about what her life would have been like had her mother been healthy. Runs 62 minutes.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Dwight wants to know about the case that Jim was on the jury for. Angela welcomes her new baby.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Duke at Virginia Tech followed by UCLA at Washington.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Nebraska at Northwestern, South Carolina at Florida and Gonzaga at BYU.
  • NHL TV has a game tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Chicago Bulls at the New York Knicks followed by the Denver Nuggets at the Los Angeles Clippers.

Late Night

  • Being Human (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “All Out of Blood,” replays.
  • Lost Girl (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “Sorority,” replays.

TV Marathons

Syfy has nine episodes of Ghost Whisperer.
USA Network has seven episodes of Burn Notice followed by five episodes of NCIS.

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