Thursday TV: The Vampire Diaries, White Collar, Elementary & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 31, 2013

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News & Notes

Get Elementary Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, NBC has a Saturday Night Live: SNL Halloween special,

Over on cable, Sundance has the series premiere of The Returned.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.201, “It’s the Sleepy Brooklyn Scandal Agents.” On this episode I am joined by @danieltwalters and @kyool. We talk a little news and then discuss the recent episodes of Sleepy Hollow, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Scandal and The Good Wife.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Damon escorts Elena to the Whitmore historical ball. Nadia tells about her history to Katherine.

White Collar (USA Network): New. Peter continues to get settled into his new position. Neal gets roped into a museum heist. Plays again later.

Elementary (CBS): New. Sherlock and Watson investigate after a gunman breaks into Capt. Gregson’s home. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the holiday symbol to appear.

The Crazy Ones (CBS): New. Sydney’s high school crush gets nominated for an award in the same category as her father. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 30 minutes.
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC): New. Mike and Annie go away for a charity golf event.

Covert Affairs (USA Network): New. Henry goes to Calder for some information. Auggie’s ex continues to be around. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Doctors have to deal with some patients in costumes that make things difficult. Derek and Ben are working on a new technique for surgery. Richard angers Bailey.
  • Parenthood (NBC): New. Joel and Julia are trying to keep it together. Adam and Kristina go to the family for help during the campaign.
  • The Returned (Sundance): Series Premiere. French series about a small mountain community where people who have died reappearing in their homes. Plays again later. I’ve heard only good things about this series. Some have dubbed it the French zombie show, but from what I’ve heard that is a terrible description for the show.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. Olivia and Mellie run into each other at an event. Jake and Huck continue to investigate Operation Remington.
  • Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax): Repeat. Last Friday night’s season premiere episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader Thursday Night College Football action with South Florida at Houston followed by Arizona State at Washington State.
  • FS1 has college football action with Rice at North Texas.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Miami Dolphins
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the New York Knicks at the Chicago Bulls followed by the Golden State Warriors at the Los Angeles Clippers.

Late Night

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

Thursday TV Marathons

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 17 episodes.
Living Single (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
Roseanne (WEtv): Has 14 episodes.
Without a Trace (ION): Six episodes.

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