What to Watch on Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, Elementary & More

News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries Season 3 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, HBO has an In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye special.

In late night, FX has the first season winter premiere of Unsupervised.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon and Stefan head to New Orleans, where they recall the last time they were there in 1942. Bonnie, Caroline and Elena have a fun evening.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. A cab driver’s number comes up and Reese and Finch must figure out how to deal with his passengers. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 60 minutes.

Elementary (CBS): New. Holmes joins the investigation of a college professor and Watson is asked for help by an ex. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Last Resort (ABC): New. The crew is hoping to see family members, but there may be a problem.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Meredith thinks Heather should help fix Derek’s hand. Cristina tries to get her interns to be more competitive. Shane learns an important lesson. Runs 62 minutes.

Burn Notice (USA Network): New. Problems arise in a deal Michael is putting together when he learns Sam has gotten caught up in robbery. Madeline goes to Barry for some help. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. Jenna is unhappy with Liz having gotten married. Jack is trying to keep from disappointing his mother. Runs 30 minutes.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Sheldon tries to take care of Amy when she gets sick. Wolowitz attempts to bond with his father-in-law on a fishing trip. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Dexter (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “The Dark… Whatever,” replays.
  • Homeland (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Broken Hearts,” replays.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Dwight throws a traditional German Christmas party after the office holiday party doesn’t go well. Darryl wonders if Jim has forgotten him for a new job opportunity. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Ron has to deal with the return of Tammy Two at a woodworking awards dinner. Jerry doesn’t invite everyone to his holiday party. Starts a minute after the half hour and run 30 minutes.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. Olivia heads back to work at the White House after the shooting and we see flashbacks to the early days of Fitz taking office. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Alan tries to help Walden create a persona to meet women, so they won’t know about how rich he is. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Long Beach State at Syracuse.
  • NFL Network has the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Raiders.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the New York Knicks at the Miami Heat followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Phoenix Suns.

Thursday TV Marathons

Oxygen has 16 episodes of House.
TNT has five episodes of The Mentalist today and three more after the basketball games.
USA Network has eight episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit early followed by eight episodes of NCIS.

What are you going to watch on Thursday?

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