What to Watch Tonight: Bones, Burn Notice, and Parks and Recreation

By Price Peterson

Nov 03, 2011

What to watch on Thursday, November 3...

As far as days of the week go, Thursday is maybe only the fourth best. Or is it third best? I don't know, Sundays can be total bummers sometimes. Still though, tonight's one of the best nights for TV! Check out all these options:

It's been an especially long hiatus for Bones fans. What have America's handsomest forensic anthropologists been up to? In tonight's Season 7 premiere, Angel and New Girl's Sister will investigate the death of an amnesiac while also attempting to figure out what their living arrangements will be once the baby is born. Typical forensic anthropologist stuff.

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
If you love flashback episodes, this one promises to be a doozie! Tonight TVD whisks us back to 1000 A.D. when the Original Vampires first came to be (jerks?). Meanwhile Damon takes some initiative in reverting Stefan back into his older, "nicer" self. (Must you, Damon?)

8:30pm, NBC
Parks and Recreation
When a local religious group declares that the end of the world is nigh, everyone in the office handles the news differently. For example, Tom goes the "huge party" route while April and Andy focus on Andy's bucket list. Poignant!

9pm, CW
The Secret Circle
When Cassie's grandmother doesn't return home from her "day trip," the kids take a road trip that involves awkward emotional confrontations, a game of Truth or Dare and, somehow, a seaweed-filled bathtub nightmare. Plus Jake!

10pm, MTV
Beavis and Butt-head
Tonight the titular terrors attempt to re-enact romantic moments from movies they've seen in order to score with chicks, and after that they'll somehow land jobs at a tech support company. I am so glad this thing is back, it is the best!

Burn Notice
Michael and Fiona attempt to capture a Puerto Rican hacker, but first they must deal with the dude's other, angrier enemies. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse tutor Madeline in the fine art of police intel retrieval, which is definitely a fine art, I'm surprised you didn't know that.

Charlie's Angels, 8 p.m., ABC
Community, 8 p.m., NBC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
The X Factor , 8 p.m., Fox
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Crime After Crime, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., OWN
First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
Person of Interest, 9 p.m., CBS
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
This Old House Hour, 9 p.m., PBS
Tim Gunn: Behind the Seams of Season 9, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Whitney, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m., FX
Prime Suspect, 10 p.m., NBC
Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC
Project Accessory, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Selling LA, 10 p.m., HGTV
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
Good Vibes, 10:30 p.m., MTV
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The League, 10:30 p.m., FX
Gigolos, 11 p.m., Showtime
Dave's Old Porn, 11:30 p.m., Showtime

Alan Alda on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Eddie Murphy on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Kirsten Dunst & Chris Hardwick on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Kristen Stewart & Joe Jonas on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Louis C.K. on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Mark Harmon on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Radical Face on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:35 a.m., NBC


What are you watching tonight?

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  • ohnobees Nov 04, 2011

    Community, Bones, Parks & Rec, The Office, and I might give Beavis & Butthead another shot even though I was thoroughly disappointed with last weeks episode. Maybe I've just gotten too old, oh well. *shrug*

  • MegGiangova Nov 04, 2011

    vamp diaries, secret circle

  • Silver_Sword_14 Nov 04, 2011

    The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle (online), The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Good Vibes, Beavis and Butt-head, and Conan.

  • journey1186 Nov 04, 2011

    Definitely Grey's Anatomy

    My thursday show

  • AllieAllie Nov 04, 2011

    Vampire Diaries, Community, and Secret Circle

  • dommie007 Nov 04, 2011

    LOL Angel and New Girl's sister... hahhhaaa

    BONNNNESSSS, Parks and Rec & Office!

  • Nagowteena Nov 04, 2011

    The Vampire Diaries, and Bones. (Because they air in that order...)

  • GilmoreFan86 Nov 04, 2011

    The Secret Circle and the Tonight Show!! Looking forward to another Breaking Dawn clip!!!!

  • Geek_Queen Nov 04, 2011

    Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Charlie's Angels...

  • vicbjones Nov 04, 2011

    Person of Interest, The Mentalist, maybe The Big Bang Theory and Rules of Engagement. Burn Notice I'll try to catch on one of the rebroadcasts over the weekend.

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