What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries (Duh), Community, and Person of Interest

What to watch on Thursday, May 3...

Do you smell that sweet aroma wafting through the air? There's a fresh-baked weekend sitting on the windowsill just waiting for you to come steal it! Careful though, it's very hot still. Might need to hold off for another day or so. Thank you for your patience. Now please enjoy some fantastic television:

8pm, NBC
"Course Listing Unavailable" deals with the aftermath of last week's shocking death: Britta will attempt to put her psychology education to work by counseling her fellow classmates, but Jeff's apathy will prove a tough nut to crack. Meanwhile, when the memorial service turns into a riot, Chang attempts to take control of campus security and that is exactly how WWII began! I think?

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
Season 3's penultimate episode "Before Sunset" promises to be an adrenaline-soaked hour as Evil Alaric attempts to kill Klaus before he can leave town with Elena. Meanwhile everybody's #1 favorite character Abby will return tonight to help Bonnie enact a powerful and dangerous spell. But, you know, Abby's a vampire now, so there's a good chance she'll just be providing moral support. (Question: What are the chances Abby will die this season? 100%?)

9pm, CW
The Secret Circle
Despite what the media or most of your friends claim, prom is not fun for everyone. Sometimes they are hecka awkward! Especially when you're trying to just enjoy some hot jams and not get killed by demon-possessed witch hunters or undead witch hunks. Tune in tonight to see how the teens of Chance Harbor will or won't enjoy THEIR prom.

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
We're getting to the best part of any J.J. Abrams-produced series, where the procedural aspects drop away and we start getting ANSWERS. In "Many Happy Returns," Reese will be barred from interacting with the next person of interest and so he'll have to go rogue in order to figure out what's what. Expect revelations and/or flashbacks! "We have to go back to the island!" -Reese

9:30pm, NBC
Parks and Recreation
In "Bus Tour," Leslie will scramble to react to a prominent Pawnee citizen's death while she's on a bus tour on her final day of the campaign. Meanwhile Andy looks into a security threat and Chris finds an unusual cure for his depression. (Parks and Recreation marathons?)

10pm, NBC
Tonight Britten and Bird will look into what appears to be gang violence, but info from Britten's OTHER universe causes him to become skeptical. Meanwhile Hannah reaches out to Rex's girlfriend and Vega starts planning Britten's going-away party. (He should order tons of those black & white cookies and also maybe the two-flavor Doritos and... Other things with dual... Nevermind.)

American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Missing, 8 p.m., ABC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
30 Rock, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
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
Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, 9:30 p.m., Bravo
7 Days of Sex, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Kathy, 10 p.m., Bravo
My Mom Is Obsessed, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Punk'd, 10 p.m., MTV
Scandal, 10 p.m., ABC
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

Carson Daly on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Jennifer Love Hewitt on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Joel McHale on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Julie Andrews & Michael Emerson on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Lena Dunham on Colbert Report, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Mark Ruffalo on Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo
Michael Ian Black on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:36 a.m., NBC
Robert Downey, Jr. & Katharine McPhee on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC
Scarlett Johansson on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Stephen Colbert & Chloe Moretz on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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