TV Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, White Collar S.5 Premiere, Elementary & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 17, 2013

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News & Notes

Get Elementary Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, The CW has the series premiere of Reign.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has an Apocalypse Preppers special and a MythBusters: Zombie Special, Lifetime has the 12th season finale of Project Runway, and USA Network has the fifth season premiere of White Collar and the fourth fall season premiere of Covert Affairs.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena and Katherine both have the same dream about Stefan and try to talk Damon into helping them find him.

White Collar (USA Network): Season Premiere. Neal sets out to clear Peter’s name in the murder of Senator Pratt. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Elementary (CBS): New. A woman from Sherlock’s past looks to be a suspect in the murder of a financial CEO. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie deals with a scandal. Tom sets out to impress a woman. Ben gets Ron to put together a will. Runs 31 minutes.
The Millers (CBS): New. Debbie and Nathan think the other has it easier and decide to swap parents. Starts a minute after the half hour following The Big Bang Theory and runs 30 minutes.

The Crazy Ones (CBS): New. The team procrastinates while trying to come up with a breakfast burrito campaign. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 30 minutes.
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC): New. Mike tries to get closer with his daughter by getting her an internship at the station, but she seems to like his nemesis more. Starts a minute after the half hour following Sean Saves the World and runs 30 minutes.

Covert Affairs (USA Network): Fall Premiere. Annie is on her own in deep cover. Auggie, Joan and Arthur deal with Annie’s death. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Amy takes a job at the same university as Sheldon, which he finds troublesome. Howard gets into a big fight with Bernadette. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Meredith attempts to juggle being a mother and a surgeon. Stephanie wants to impress Jackson’s mother.
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC): New. Alice tries to figure out who she is up against. We flashback to see how Alice and Cyrus fell in love..
  • Parenthood (NBC): New. Adam is uncomfortable with Kristina’s campaign. Sarah and Amber are talking about the wedding. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Reign (The CW): Series Premiere. After spending her childhood at a monastery, teenage Mary Stuart arrives in France to formalize her arranged engagement to Prince Francis. If the idea of a 17th century Gossip Girl appeals to you, then you might just like this.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. A mother from the Midwest comes to Pope & Associates for help.
  • Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. Last Friday night’s episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football action with Miami at North Carolina.
  • FOX has Game 5 of the MLB ALCS.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football with the Seattle Seahawks at the Arizona Cardinals

Late Night

  • Masters of Sex (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Standard Deviation,” replays.

Thursday TV Marathons

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 17 episodes.
Living Single (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
Without a Trace (ION): Six episodes.

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