TV Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, White Collar, Covert Affairs S.4 Finale & More

News & Notes

Get Elementary Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, A&E has the fourth season finale of Beyond Scared Straight and USA Network has the fourth season finale of Covert Affairs.

I was a guest on the DVD Shelf segment of the The Televerse Podcast: Ep.116, “The IT Crowd With Jason Griffin.” I joined hosts Kate Kulzick (@theTeleverse) and Simon Howell (@suckerhowell) to discuss my favorite British comedy, The IT Crowd.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena and Caroline throw a party on campus, but then have to deal with Jesse. Damon finds out something about the secret society.

White Collar (USA Network): New. Peter and Neal attempt to uncover a smuggling ring. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Covert Affairs (USA Network): Season Finale. Annie and Auggie work to finally bring Henry to justice. Calder returns to the states. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 62 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie attempts some of her goals, which includes an event with some of the Indianapolis Colts. Runs 31 minutes.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie goes up against Councilman Jamm. Ben tries out a new hobby. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes.

The Crazy Ones (CBS): New. It’s the annual accounts vs. creative softball game. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 30 minutes.
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC): New. Mike’s parents visit for Thanksgiving.

Elementary (CBS): New. Holmes and Watson may have identified a serial killer in a cold case. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Everyone decides to spend Thanksgiving at Howard’s mother’s house. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Things continue to get worse for Meredith and Cristina. Bailey may have to deal with some problems created by someone else.
  • Ground Floor (TBS): New. Brody tries to show the group on the ground floor that they are just as competitive. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC): New. Jafar tries to get more information on Alice. Alice heads to the Black Forest.
  • Parenthood (NBC): New. Crosby and Jasmine try to teach Jabbar something. Amber is asked to sing with a band.
  • The Returned (Sundance): New. Camille’s new identity turns out to be a success. Lena’s scar gets bigger and her energy begins to lower. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. Olivia and the team deal with a campaign crisis while continuing to investigate Remington.
  • Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax): Repeat. Last Friday night’s episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football action with Rutgers at Central Florida.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Indiana vs. Washington closing out the night.
  • FS1 has college football action with Rice at Alabama (Birmingham).
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football with the New Orleans Saints at the Atlanta Falcons.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight.

Late Night

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

Thursday TV Marathons

Doctor Who (BBC America): Has 14 episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Eight episodes today.
Living Single (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
NCIS: Los Angeles (USA Network): Six episodes early.
Without a Trace (ION): Seven episodes.

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