What’s on Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, Parks & Recreation, Awake & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 19, 2012

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News & Notes

Download Community Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Bravo has the series premiere of Kathy and truTV has the series premiere of Not Safe for Work.

Shows normally recommended below but are not on or are repeats tonight include CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest and The Mentalist.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon and Elena find out that Jeremy is hanging out with the wrong people. Klaus and Stefan are searching for the missing weapon. Tyler becomes suspicious of Caroline and Klaus.

The Office (NBC): New. Andy is battling with Nellie to be manager after he returns from his romantic quest.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie decides to take action after finding out that the Parks Department budget is about to be cut. Chris and Ron go to a meditation center.

Awake (NBC): New. Det. Britten is helping a couple get ready to go into the witness protection program. Det. Britten attempts to introduce a longtime informant to Det. Vega, but things don’t go well.

Solid Selections

Community (NBC): New. Annie gets Abed to let her spend some time in the dreamatorium, but the simulation turns into an examination of the group.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Jack sets Liz up with a date so she can see what she is missing with Criss. Tracy attempts to help Jenna have a public meltdown.

The Secret Circle (The CW): New. Jake, Cassie and Faye find out some disturbing theories about some past events. Callum wants to get back in Melissa’s life. Jane and Charles begin their plan to go against Blackwell.

Scandal (ABC): New. The team is working to help the son of a millionaire that has been accused of rape. Olivia takes on Amanda Tanner as a client. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The doctors end up treating a Jane Doe that turns out to be part of a nationally followed case. Residents are interviewing for their post-residency positions. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Missing (ABC): New. Becca comes up with a new plan to get Michael back while trying to avoid getting taken into custody.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Timmy attempts to reconnect with a woman he met on the subway. Jeff and Audrey end up turning on each other after being snubbed by some former friends. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • MLB Network has a game early today and a doubleheader another tonight.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader NHL games with first round Stanley Cup Playoff action.
  • NHLTV has a first round Stanley Cup Playoff game.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the Chicago Bulls at the Miami Heat followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at the Phoenix Suns.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA Network): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Drag Me to Hell,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 10 episodes of Roseanne.
USA Network has seven episodes of Burn Notice and then five episodes of NCIS.

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