What’s on TV Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, Awake & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 26, 2012

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News & Notes

Download The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Bravo has the series premiere of Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding and Lifetime has the series premiere of 7 Days of Sex.

In late night, Lifetime has the series premiere of The Conversation With Amanda De Cadenet and MTV has a Punk’d special.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon and Meredith are planning their next move. Elena and Bonnie are choosing who will take them to a school dance. Tyler wants to sweep Caroline off her feet.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. Reese goes undercover at an armored truck company. Reese gets a few reminders of the tough decisions he has had to make in his past.

Awake (NBC): New. The final play in a big football game and what results from it happens differently in Det. Britten’s two realities. Vega and Hannah plan a going away party.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Bernadette finds out something about Howard that makes her reconsider things. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Kabletown doesn’t want to pay for live shows any longer, which Jack and Liz realize would actually be a good thing for them. But, Kenneth attempts to rally the staff to fight the change.

The Office (NBC): New. Andy shows up at a fundraiser he wasn’t invited to. Catherine is learning how to eat tacos.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie participates in a televised debate. Ann, Tom and Chris are manning the spin room.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A man is found dead outside a cabaret and there are many suspects that had bullied him in the past.

Other Options

  • Community (NBC): New. The study group is looking for who destroyed their science experiment. A trial is held after Troy and Abed think they have found the culprit.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The residents are on their way to San Francisco for their oral boards. Alex is feeling guilty about being away when his patient takes a turn for the worse. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Missing (ABC): New. Becca has to remember details from an old case to prove she is innocent. Michael attempts to protect himself and Oksana.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff has trouble naming five things that are nice about Audrey after she asks him. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. Olivia and Cyrus get into it. The team is helping a dictator that claims is family has been abducted. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • The Secret Circle (The CW): New. Someone steals a crystal from the abandoned house. Jake and Faye are looking for Dawn’s crystal. Adam and Melissa figure out a new magic trick.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has first round coverage of the NFL Draft.
  • MLB Network has a game tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the New York Knicks at the Charlotte Bobcats followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Golden State Warriors.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA Network): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “The Medal of Mary,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanne.
Syfy has 11 episodes of the original V series today and then tonight has six episodes of Grimm.
USA Network has five episodes of Burn Notice followed by seven episodes of NCIS.

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