The Office, Vampire Diaries, and the finale of Archer

What to watch on Thursday, April 21.

Oh gosh, is it Thursday ALREADY? Hold on, let me check. [12 minutes later] All right, I checked and it's definitely Thursday. This calls for a CELEBRATION! Where is my clicker? Okay very funny guys, seriously, I want to watch TV now and I need my clicker! Where is it??

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
After successfully resurrecting one ancient vampire to help battle another ancient vampire, Elena finds herself the object of the Salvatore Bros' disapproval. Plus, we'll flash back to the 1490s, where we'll learn some crucial background on the dastardly Klaus and probably also see tons of floppy wigs.

9pm, NBC
The Office
Exciting/sad! Mindy Kaling wrote and directed tonight's episode, in which Michael Scott continues training his equally childish replacement (guest-star Will Ferrell) by teaching him how to host the Dundie Awards.

9pm, FOX
Latter day 7th Heaven hunk Geoff Stults guest-stars as an Iraq War vet who helps Booth solve a case involving the remains of a maritime museum security guard and a possibly related 17th-century treasure map. What? Bones!

9:30pm, NBC
Parks and Recreation
If you missed last week's hilarious/touching surprise wedding of April and Andy, then get on Hulu right this instant! Anyway, tonight, perhaps spurred on by this romantic happening, Leslie joins an internet dating site and gets matched up with a guy she already knows.

With the looks of a mannequin and the personality of a slacker sociopath, Archer has won the hearts and minds of America throughout its first two seasons. But all great love affairs must end—or at least, go on hiatus—so cherish tonight's season finale, in which Krieger unveils his top-secret project and Archer introduces sultry former KGB agent Katya Kazanova to his mom.

11pm, Showtime
On tonight's episode of the weirdest, least-sexy softcore show on pay cable, the guys will encounter a dominatrix-in-training and Brace (Brace!) will rekindle a romance with a past lover while hawking his line of vitamin supplements. (His line of vitamin supplements!)


American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Community, 8 p.m., NBC
The Paul Reiser Show, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Nikita, 9 p.m., CW
Police Women of Broward County, 9 p.m., TLC
Selling New York, 9 p.m., HGTV
Swamp People, 9 p.m., History Channel
30 Rock, 10 p.m., NBC
Bear Whisperer, SEASON 2 FINALE, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Mounted in Alaska, 10 & 10:30 p.m., History Channel
Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew, 10 p.m., MTV
Real Housewives of New York City, 10 p.m., Bravo
Secret Diary of a Call Girl, 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Eagleheart, Midnight, Cartoon Network


Christoph Waltz on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12:00 a.m., ABC
Malin Akerman on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Melissa Leo on The Wendy Williams Show, 12:00 a.m., BET
Tracy Morgan on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11:00 p.m., Comedy Central

What are you watching tonight?

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