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

by Jason the TVaholic on May 3, 2012

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News & Notes

Download The Vampire Diaries Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, truTV has the first season finale of Impractical Jokers.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Klaus attempts to get out of town with Elena, but meets some surprising resistance. Bonnie needs Abby’s help with a spell. Stefan and Damon talk about the future. Next week is the season finale.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. Finch attempts to keep Reese away from the latest person of interest by giving him his birthday off.

Awake (NBC): New. Bird and Britten are looking into what appears to be a case of gang violence. Hannah has to face the news of Rex’s girlfriend. Capt. Harper has to take back a promise.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. NASA may reschedule things, which could impact Howard’s wedding plans. Leonard surprises Penny. Runs 31 minutes. Next week is the season finale.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz ends up in the middle of a feud. Jack gets some news on Avery. Angie brings her reality show back into the studio.

The Office (NBC): New. Andy needs a comeback. Jim and Dwight decide to team up to outsmart another salesman.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie is traveling around Pawnee on the last day of her campaign, when news of an important resident’s death is received. Chris may have figured out how to cure his depression. Next week is the season finale.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Lisbon runs into her ex-fiancé during an investigation. Cho reevaluates his relationship with Summer.

Other Options

  • Community (NBC): New. Britta attempts to use her psychology class skills to counsel the study group after a classmate dies.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The residents are stressed about the results of their exams. Julia wants to begin trying to have a baby with Mark. A friend of Arizona’s needs comes in with a medical problem. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Missing (ABC): New. An enemy gets revealed while Dax and Violet are searching for Giancarlo and Becca, who are searching for Azimoff.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey and Jen go out to a concert. Jeff makes plans that don’t include Adam. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. Olivia and the team are working for a pilot that was flying a commercial plane that crashed. Huck has to use his past connections to find Amanda Tanner after she goes missing. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • The Secret Circle (The CW): New. Blackwell wants Cassie to use her dark magic to find the crystal hidden at the school. Faye asks Jake to be her date to prom. Dawn attempts to stop Blackwell. Next week is the season finale.

Sports Notes

  • MLB Network has a game tonight.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader NHL action with two Stanley Cup Playoff games tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA Playoff action tonight.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA Network): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Sacrificial Lam,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanne today.
TV One has 12 episodes of Half & Half early.
USA Network has five episodes of Burn Notice followed by seven episodes of NCIS.

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