News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the series premiere of Zero Hour.
Over on cable, AMC has the second winter season premiere of Comic Book Men and the series premieres of Freakshow and Immortalized, Discovery Channel has a a couple of Moonshiners special, History has the fourth season premiere of Swamp People and the series premiere of Big Rig Bounty Hunters, MTV has the third season premiere of Ridiculousness and the series premiere of Failosophy, and Showtime has a Melanie Comarcho: Hello! comedy special.
Community (NBC): New. The gang tries to help Pierce after he locks himself in his panic room accidentally.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Ben and Leslie attempt to raise money for the park. Andy is getting ready for his police academy exam.
Person of Interest (ABC): New. Reese and Finch try to protect a hotel maid from many people that seem to be gunning for her. Carter gets a big offer from the FBI. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 60 minutes.
Suits (USA Network): New. Scottie is back, which only helps to complicate things for Harvey and Jessica in their battle against Hardman. Plays again later.
The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon has run into another hunter on the island. Stefan confesses something to Elena. New information about the cure is unearthed, which changes things for everyone.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Owen has to make some big decisions. Jo and Alex work to save the life of an infant. April goes to Jackson for advice on dating. Runs 62 minutes.
Elementary (CBS): New. Sherlock helps investigate after Det. Bell gets attacked. Sherlock thinks Watson should take some self-defense classes. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. The guys are all trying to find the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day. Raj and Stuart throw a lonely people party at the comic book store. Runs 31 minutes.
- Scandal (ABC): New. Fitz is unsure who he can trust. Olivia is interested in a new stranger. Pope and Associates works a case for David Rosen. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Walden attempts to get Kate to give him a second shot. Alan’s Valentine’s Day plans go badly. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes.
- Zero Hour (ABC): Series Premiere. A guy that runs a skeptics’ publication’s wife is abducted after she finds a clock at an outdoor market. As he begins to search for her, questions arise that may lead to something much bigger. While I like much of the cast, they aren’t given much to work with here. A so-so beginning leads to an absolutely absurd ending. I would maybe buy the ending if he had come across the clock in a manner that wasn’t totally accidental. I won’t be watching anymore, but don’t expect it will last all that long anyway. Especially, given its timeslot, as it is where good, mediocre and bad shows all go to die.
- ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Wisconsin at Minnesota followed by St. John’s at Louisville.
- ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with LSU at South Carolina, UCLA at California and Gonzaga at St. Mary’s.
- TNT has doubleheader NBA action.
- Necessary Roughness (USA Network): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Regret Me Not,” replays.
Thursday TV Marathons
Burn Notice (USA Network): Has five episodes early.
House (Oxygen): Has eight episodes.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Six episodes tonight.
Living Single (TV One): Has 11 episodes early.
Without a Trace (ION): Seven episodes.