What to Watch Tonight: 30 Rock Live!, The Vampire Diaries, and Community's Law & Order Episode

What to watch on Thursday, April 26...

Guys, grab the biggest pink eraser you can find and just clear your calendars for tonight. Just erase the eff out of them because SO MUCH good stuff is on and you have NO TIME to dilly dally with anything else. Then in the morning make sure to write your DVR a thank you note for all the hard work it will have done:

LIVE SPECIAL, 8:30pm, NBC
30 Rock
Buncha show-offs! Tonight the cast of 30 Rock once again attempts to prove their greatness by embarking on another live broadcast! In "Live From Studio 6H," TGS deals with possibly becoming a pre-taped sketch show until Kenneth attempts to change everybody's minds. (And yeah, they'll be doing it live TWICE, once per coast!)

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
Guys, I've seen this episode already and it's definitely a must-watch. "Do Not Go Gentle" concerns the goings-on in and around this semester's decade dance: The Roaring '20s! Love triangles are rejiggered, characters are possessed, and someone says goodbye. And yes, Caroline looks incredible as a flapper girl, but you knew that already.

8pm, NBC
Community
It's the Law & Order episode! In "Basic Lupine Urology" (think about it), the group investigates the malicious destruction of their science project and eventually holds a trial for their culprit. And yeah, this MAY be the episode in which a character dies (as Joel McHale hinted earlier this year). MAY be. Anything could happen, guys. (Spoiler alert.)

9pm, CW
The Secret Circle
In the ominously titled "Traitor," the group investigates which witch has been assisting Eben with his powers. Meanwhile Jake and Faye team up to nab Dawn's crystal, plus Melissa and Adam start experimenting with a new power. And we already know what the Blackwell sisters get up to.

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
It's a looking-back to move ahead type situation when Reese must reflect on his CIA days in order to make sense of a present day dilemma involving an armored-truck robbery gang. Whew, I'm exhausted already.

10pm, ABC
Scandal
Tonight Olivia and Cyrus nearly come to blows over the Amanda Tanner case and he ends up assisting in a probe into Olivia's team's personal lives. Bad friend! Elsewhere the team works to find the missing family of a dictator, no big deal. Busywork, basically.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Missing, 8 p.m., ABC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Bravo
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
How It's Made, 9 p.m., Science
Mary Mary, 9 p.m., WE
The First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
Touch, 9 p.m., Fox
Parks and Recreation, 9:30 p.m., NBC
7 Days of Sex, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Awake, 10 p.m., NBC
Jesus Conspiracies, 10 p.m., Discovery
Kathy, 10 p.m., Bravo
My Mom Is Obsessed, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Punk'd, 10 p.m., MTV
Sins & Secrets, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
The Pauly D Project, 10:30 p.m., MTV
The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet, 11 p.m., Lifetime
Eagleheart, 12 a.m., Cartoon Network

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Alison Brie on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Danny Pudi on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Diane Keaton & Moby on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Emily Blunt & Dave Salmoni on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Jack Black on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Jack White on Colbert Report, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Jason Mraz on Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo
Jason Segel on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Megan Hilty on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:36 a.m., NBC
Robin Williams on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Toni Collette on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS

 

What are you watching tonight?

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vampire diaries, 30 rock, greys anatomy, the mentalist, parks & rec and awake
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ABC: Scandal

CBS: Person of Interest maybe The Mentalist

NBC: Parks & Recreation

FOX: Nothing

CW: The Vampire Diaries
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I would be watching TVD & TSC but i'm in Chicago and there's a baseball game so I have to wait 'til SUNDAY!
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The NBC line up of comedies.
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POI is back!!!!!!!!!!!!! also TVD, TSC, touch, awake and TBBT
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The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Touch (online), & The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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TVD, The Office, Community.
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The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Person of Interest and Touch. I have 3 shows on at 9pm lol. They should move one to 10pm. Person of Interest and Touch are must-see TV shows.
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Community, 30 Rock, P& R, Secret Circle and The Mentalist.
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Community, and then after a few hours when the afterglow of that wears off, Big Bang Theroy, Rules of Engagement, 30 Rock, The Office's slow painful death, Awake, and probably something late-night (I'd prefer Late Late Show, but DVR says this whole week is reruns; so probably The Daily Show and Colbert).
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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, The Big Bang Theory and The Mentalist
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The Big Bang Theory!!! & Rules of Engagement
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Community!!! (Are they really going to kill someone off?) I doubt it...right?
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Also, I just accidentally flagged my own comment.
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*SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT*

Pretty confident it's Starburns

*SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT*
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oh, and how could I forget conan? Last time jack black was on the show, they had a hilarious guitar-off. they better do something similar this time
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30 rock and community (can't wait for live show part 2), and person of interest! aka, my average thursday, and I wouldn't have it any other way
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The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Person of Interest, and Touch
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wow a person of interest sighting.

Person of interest, Parks and Rec, missing, touch, the office, community, scandal
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Community

Parks & Rec

TSC

Awake

Chelsea Lately

Colbert Report

Daily Show

Conan
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In the Community Criminal Justice System the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The Chang who investigate crime and the Study Group who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.



Also: TVD & TSC! Awake, Touch, and POI.



Thursdays Rock!
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I might also have to watch Chelsea Lately. I've never once seen her show, but she has the one guest that I would even suffer through an hour of Leno to see.
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Community (absolutely love this show, and watching it has become a highlight for my TV week), Person of Interest (so glad it's back, can't wait to see where they take the show in the last few episodes), Parks and Recreation (second tier comedy for me, which is a lot of fun to watch), and Touch (hopefully last week's episode is a hint that this will start to pick up now - it was good before, but was starting to get kind repetitive). Busiest night of the week in terms of shows I want to watch. :D
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TVD!!!!



Come on CW, forget about awful shows like The LA Complex and give us a TVD spin-off with those awesome originals....

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"Community" - the long awaited Law and Order episode!

"Parks and Recreation" - the long awaited debate episode!

"30 Rock" - the long awaited return of the live show! (with guest star Donald Glover!)



And. I guess "The Office" is on too. I think someone eats a taco this episode? Yay...

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The Vampire Diaries, The secret Circle, Grey's Anatomy, The big bang theory , Missing
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Delena! Delena! Delena! Delena! I'm a new viewer of this show. Saw the article in EW in February and went back and started watching from the beginning!!!! I am now obsessed with The Vampire Diaries!!!!!! It is an incredible show and sorry Stelena fans but Elena and Stefan just don't have the chemistry - the sheer "hotness" - that Damon and Elena do everytime they are on screen together. If you haven't watched this show yet....DO!!!
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Yay!!!! Finally!!! TV has been so skimpy this week. Thursday for the save!!!!

Oh yeah, I'm watching: 30 Rock, The Vampire Diaries, Community, Scandal, The Secret Circle, Parks and Rec, The Big Bang Theory, Awake, Touch :)
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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Rules of Engagement and Punk'd,
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The Big Bang Theory, Missing, Person of Interest, and Touch.
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Yay, Person of Interest is back!



So, uh, POI, Community, 30 Rock, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Awake, Touch, and Scandal. Whew.
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TVD.
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P&R and The Office.
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TVD, POI, Scandal, TBBT, Touch, Awake. After two days of watching absolutely nothing you'd think they'd spread out my favorite tv shows a little more...
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LIVE: The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle



On the DVR: Person of Interest and Awake
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Big Bang theory, Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Touch and Awake. Damn I love Thurdsay, and not just cos its nearly Friday neither!
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COMMUNITY!!!



Also: 30 rock, The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, Touch, Awake, The Mentalist and maybe Scandal. Also, Stewart, Colbert and the interviews for Alison Brie (obviously), Danny Pudi and Emily Blunt.



I should have just about managed all of that by next Thursday!
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touch,person of interest and may be may be tvd
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30 Rock, Community, The Vampire Diaries, Parks & Recreation, The Office, The Secret Circle, and Eagleheart.
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Missing, The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory, and Person of Interest.
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Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Awake, maybe Community...
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30 Rock, Community, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, Parks and Recreation, The Mentalist and Alison Brie on Chelsea Lately.
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Missing, The Secret Circle, Touch, Scandal and Punk'd
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The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, The Mentalist, Awake, Punk'd, Conan.
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Question: If you've already seen the Vamp Diaries ep, does that mean the recap's gonna go up almost immediately? Cos if it does, then you just made my day.
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VERY good question. I would plan my night accordingly if this was the case.



We need an answer, TV.com!
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The Vampire Diaries, Community, Missing, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, Touch, The Office, The Secret Circle, Parks and Recreation, The Pauly D Project, Alison Brie on Chelsea Lately, Robin Williams on Letterman, Diane Keaton on Leno, Emily Blunt snd Dave Salmoni on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jason Segel and Leelee Sobieski on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Toni Collette on Craig Ferguson, and Megan Hilty on Carson Daly



so much.. epecially late night. and I may watch Lucy Hale hosting Punk'd
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The Big Bang Theory, Community, The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, Touch, Parks and Recreation, Awake
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