Tonight on the Tube: Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, Mentalist & More

News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has a U.S. Drug Wars special, History has the third season premiere of Swamp People and the series premiere of Mudcats, and Showtime has the documentary premiere of On the Shoulders of Giants.

NBC has moved The Firm to Saturday nights starting this week. They will be playing repeats of The Voice or Grimm until March 1st when Awake will premiere.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena is invited to a ball at Klaus’ and Stefan and Damon won’t let her go alone. Caroline finds out more about Klaus.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. A teenager whose brother was recently murdered is the next number the machine spits out. Finch is worried that his former partner’s son is getting close to learning about the machine.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane thinks a woman on trial for murder is innocent and sets out to prove so. Cho gets some help from Summer with a case.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Sheldon is forced by the university to take a vacation, so he goes to work with Amy at her lab. Runs 31 minutes.

The Secret Circle (The CW): New. The girls decide to spend Valentine’s Day night with a sleepover. Diana takes some Devil’s Spirit. Some vengeful witch spirits visits Cassie.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Sam learns his sister is in jail. Erica doesn’t want Cooper and Charlotte to tell Mason about her cancer. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. Two episodes play tonight. Criss and Liz are searching for a table for their Valentine’s Day dinner. Jack is hanging out with his mother-in-law.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (CBS): New. Lexie baby-sits for Derek and Meredith, so they can have a Valentine’s Day date. Ben is trying to show how much he knows about Bailey. Runs 62 minutes.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Pam is back from maternity leave. Dwight gets sent on a special assignment to Tallahassee.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Wisconsin at Minnesota followed by Colorado at Arizona.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Mississippi at Mississippi State, Virginia Tech at Miami and St. Mary’s at Gonzaga.
  • NHL TV has a game tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action.

Late Night

  • Lost Girl (Syfy): Repeats. Last Monday’s episode, “Oh Kappa, My Kappa,” and this past Monday’s episode, “Faetal Attraction,” both replay.
  • Smash (USA Network): Repeat. This past Monday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” of the NBC show replays. You will find it playing on Bravo, E!, G4, Oxygen, style, and Universal HD as well.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 10 episodes of Roseanne.
Syfy has 16 episodes of The Twilight Zone early.
USA Network has seven episodes of Burn Notice followed by five episodes of NCIS.

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