Thursday TV: Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on February 23, 2012

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Person of Interest at AmazonTonight, ABC has the fifth winter finale of Wipeout.

Over on cable, Lifetime has the series premiere of Project Runway All Stars: After the Runway and Showtime has a Phunny Business: A Black Comedy special.

In late night, Spike TV has the series premiere of MMA Junkie Live.

NBC announced this week that Community will return on March 15th.

Shows normally recommended below but are repeats or not on tonight are The CW’s The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.124, “Spring TV Preview 2012.” This week @ShowPatrol and @danieltwalters joined me to take a look at all the new and returning shows premiering over the next couple months and to discuss recent episodes of The Walking Dead (Midseason Premiere), New Girl, Justified and Revenge.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. When Sheldon’s barber gets sick and can’t cut his hair, it completely throws off his routine. Wolowitz isn’t sure he wants to go into space. Runs 31 minutes.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie throws Jerry a birthday party after everyone initially forgets.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. Reese poses as a wealthy investor to get close to an investment bank trader that is the next number on their list.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Malcolm McDowell guest stars and Jane has to use the former nemesis to help catch the killer of an anti-cult activist leader.

Solid Selections

30 Rock (NBC): New. Jack starts to appreciate leap day. Tracy gets the writers to help him spend an almost expired gift card. Runs 30 minutes.

Grey’s Anatomy (CBS): New. Richard is contemplating his future as Adele’s condition continues to worsen. Callie is helping Meredith study. Lexie and Alex are helping take care of a premature baby. Runs 62 minutes.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Sam is dealing with his sister. Sheldon finds something out about Amelia. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Other Option

  • The Office (NBC): New. Dwight and Packer are going after the same job. Jim is visited by someone he wishes didn’t.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Duke at Florida State followed by Louisville at Cincinnati.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Alabama at Arkansas, Wisconsin at Iowa and BYU at Gonzaga.
  • NHL TV has a game tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action.

TV Marathons

Syfy has eight episodes of Sanctuary.
USA Network has seven episodes of Burn Notice and then five episodes of NCIS.

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