What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, and The Secret Circle

By Price Peterson

Feb 02, 2012

What to watch on Thursday, February 2...

Is it THURSDAY yet? See what happened is, I replaced "Friday" with "Thursday" because Thursday's TV is SO GOOD. But to answer that question, yes, it's Thursday. Yippee:

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
After taking a week off due to recover from awesomeness exhaustion, TVD returns tonight to finally reveal Elijah's new haircut! Meanwhile Sheriff Forbes continues looking into the murder of the Medical Examiner (aw, isn't she cute?) and Bill Forbes has an unfortunate encounter with the business end of a steak knife (thanks for that spoiler, CW promo department!).

8pm, NBC
30 Rock
Tonight Liz and Jack get down to the nitty gritty of her new employment contract, plus Kenneth continues looking for page work outside of NBC. Meanwhile Tracy and Jenna agree to provide entertainment for their accountant's son's Bar Mitzvah. Sounds like times are tough for everyone, you know? #politics

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
Zoe's back! Hey where you been, girl? Anyway, tonight Reese teams up with Zoe to help prevent bad times for a particularly unlucky person of interest. Whoa that's the title, how'd that happen?

9pm, CW
The Secret Circle
Tonight we'll see the aftermath of TSC's last (stellar) episode: Cassie enlists the circle to help deal with the witch hunter threat, plus Faye and Melissa dabble in a terribly dangerous witch drug. Which drug? Witch drug. Also Cassie accidentally reveals her true preference in the Adam vs. Jake situation. Haha, please.

I Just Want My Pants Back
After last year's sneak preview following the VMAs, MTV finally unveils its newest dramedy series I Just Want My Pants Back, the NYC-set slacker coming-of-age saga based on a novel by David J. Rosen. And it looks pretty good? In tonight's official premiere, a guy named Jason has a one-night stand with a pretty lady who steals his jeans. Youth, am I right? Go forth.

SERIES 3 PREMIERE, 12am, Cartoon Network
For the past few years Delocated! has been one of Adult Swim's weirdest and hardest-to-watch comedies, and that's saying something. But it's also one of the network's funniest, which is no surprise given it's from the makers of Wonder Showzen. In tonight's Season 3 premiere, witness-protected reality TV subject Jon adjusts to his new life in semi-anonymity on the run from the Russian mafia. P.S. Here's the slightly incredible new title sequence:

American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Love Etc., ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., OWN
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
The This Old House Hour, 8 p.m., PBS
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC
¡Rob!, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
NY Ink, 9 p.m., TLC
Project Runway All-Stars, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Selling LA, 10 p.m., HGTV
Sins & Secrets, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
The Finder, 9 p.m., Fox
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
American Stuffers, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Archer, 10 p.m., FX
Jersey Shore, 10 p.m., MTV
Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Stalked: Someone's Watching, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
The Firm, 10 p.m., NBC
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 10 p.m., Bravo
Unsupervised, 10:30 p.m., FX
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, 11 p.m., Fuse

Daniel Radcliffe on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Drew Barrymore on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Jennifer Garner & Tim and Eric on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11 p.m., ABC
John Krasinski & Jenny Slate on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Kristen Bell on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Mario Batali on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:35 a.m., NBC
Taylor Lautner & Adam Levine on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Woody Harrelson & Lana Del Rey on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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  • KingofIPirates Feb 03, 2012

    Person of Interest, Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle

  • vitakato Feb 03, 2012

    The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, The Finder & The Mentalist

  • TrueTvWatcher Feb 03, 2012

    The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, and more

  • mac94102 Feb 03, 2012

    30 Rock, Secret Circle, Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, Project Runway, Archer. I wanna check out Delocated too.

  • Leesidge Feb 03, 2012

    The Big Bang Theory

  • CaitlinElisab Feb 03, 2012

    In regards to TVD. Thanks for the spoiler Price Peterson DEPARTMENT!

  • spr12cr Feb 03, 2012

    Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Finder, The Mentalist and Parks and Recreation

  • sunnysfunny Feb 03, 2012

    Parks & Rec, The Office, and TSC.

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