Tonight on TV: The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, The Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on February 16, 2012

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News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has a U.S. Drug Wars special.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena learns what Damon has been up to recently. Abby and Bonnie attempt to appease nature with a ritual. Elijah gives Stefan and Damon an ultimatum.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. Reese needs to get in with a smuggling ring to help out the latest person of interest.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Morena Baccarin (Homeland) returns as a murderer that Jane helped put away that claims to have information the murder of a charity worker the team is investigating.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Sheldon is competing with Kripke for a corner office. Penny is unsure how she feels about a gift from Amy. Runs 31 minutes.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Ben and Leslie run into her ex, guest star Louis C.K. Andy is trying to find the perfect campaign song.

The Secret Circle (The CW): New. Someone from Cassie’s past comes to town and Jake attempts to save her. Diana and Faye are worried about Melissa.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Part two of the two hour crossover with Grey’s Anatomy. Charlotte and Cooper head to Seattle Grace with Grace to talk with Amelia and Derek. Addison gets caught up in a dispute over a patient. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. Jack thinks about running for mayor after he gets mugged. Liz is putting herself ahead. Jenna and Paul are trying to act like a normal color.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (CBS): New. Part one of the two hour crossover with Private Practice. Amelia comes to Seattle to get Derek to take on a case. Alex has come to the conclusion that he needs to better his people skills. Runs 62 minutes.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Dwight is trying to impress Sabre’s special projects president. Andy attempts to sidestep the idea of raises.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Wisconsin at Michigan State followed by West Virginia at Pittsburgh.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Virginia Tech at Florida State, Vanderbilt at Mississippi and Gonzaga at Santa Clara.
  • NHL TV has a game tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Chicago Bulls followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at the Portland Trail Blazers.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 10 episodes of Roseanne.
Syfy has 11 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation followed by Star Trek: Insurection.
USA Network has Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe followed by eight episodes of Burn Notice and then five episodes of NCIS.

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