What to watch on Thursday, March 14...
8pm, The CW
The Vampire Diaries
Newly de-emotioned Elena joins the cheerleading squad in an effort to resume the normality of high school life, which had better not inspire Stefan to join the football team again. Elsewhere in “Bring It On,” Damon offers Rebekah some unsolicited advice, hopefully about the two of them going out for Mathletes.
Parks and Recreation
In “Bailout,” Leslie focuses her Leslie-ing on improving the fortunes of a down-on-its-luck local video store owned by guest-star Jason Schwartzman. In other developments centering on Bored to Death veterans, Chris lends Tom some assistance in dealing with troublesome employee Jenny Slate. No word on whether Ann’s scheme to blackmail April into being her friend will prominently involve John Hodgman, but we can hope.
NBC declined to picked up the Schrute-centric Office spin-off The Farm—for which tonight’s episode was to be the backdoor pilot—perhaps after realizing that their primetime schedule has already exceeded its manure capacity. That makes “The Farm” your likely last chance to revel in the rustic hijinks and antiquated antics of life at Dwight’s beet-growing bed-and-breakfast.
Seattle Grace’s ORs are all a-bustle when multiple complicated transplant surgeries are scheduled for the same time in “Transplant Wasteland.” That means we're in for inevitable mishaps, and if you don’t believe me, just ask my old friend Jimmy Five-Spleens. On the administrative front, the new management team is turning things so topsy-turvy that one doc contemplates his future at the hospital.
Person of Interest
Someone down on the boardwalk must be gettin’ ready for a helluva fight, because “All In” follows Reese and Finch to scenic Atlantic City to protect an apparently run-of-the-mill elderly gambler. Back in the Big Apple, Carter sets out to clear a wrongly accused colleague—and comes close to uncovering the department’s remaining HR faction.
“Déjà Vu All Over Again” sends Joan and Sherlock down separate investigative roads when a woman vanishes after leaving her husband a distraught Dear John video that mentions a subway-platform murder. While Joan traces the disappearance in her first solo case, Sherlock trains his looking glass on the homicide.
“Bag Lady” finds a celebrity spending the night with Jim, then hiding inside a suitcase in order to sneak away from the paparazzi that descend upon his house. Celebs: They do the walk of shame by being toted away like a parcel of smuggled goods, just like us!
12am, Cartoon Network
The synopsis for “Epic Fail” tells me that Xandra Dent happens upon “robots with great power,” but omits any mention of whether they also bear great responsibility. Way to bury the lede, episode synopsis! Will these robots be defending New York against mad scientists with extra mechanical limbs or not??
– Steve Carell, Camilla Luddington, and Luke Bryan on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Olivia Wilde on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– James Franco, Jay Mohr, and Owl City & Yuna on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Gerard Butler and Elizabeth Cook on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Katie Couric, Freddie Highmore, and Justin Timberlake on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Monica Potter and Jim Rome on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS