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

What to watch on Thursday, January 19...

Wait, it's only Thursday? Dang, week, what's your problem? Oh well, at least there are literally a million good shows on tonight*:

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
Perennially underdeveloped character Bonnie Bennett is about to get a lot more screen time (and even a house)! For example, we'll finally get to meet her suspiciously young-looking mother Abby Bennett and Abby's handsome young friend with whom Bonnie may or may not strike up a romance. Meanwhile we'll also learn more about that weird murder at the end of last week's episode, and Tyler will try much harder to regain his free will, which may or may not involve getting himself shirtlessly chained up and shouted at by Caroline's evil gay dad. (Don't ask.)

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
This week's installment of Sentient Computers 'n Heroes involves Det. Carter's official introduction to Reese, and her subsequent decision about whether or not to assist in a case involving a young lawyer. Oh, just do it, Carter.

9pm, NBC
The Office
Now that Robert California's divorced he's considering selling his Scranton mansion, but Kevin suggests he throw a last-bash pool party for the office. Cool! (It's winter.) Elsewhere, Erin attempts to make Andy jealous by flirting with Dwight. (I'm not sure this is a good idea.)

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10pm, FX
Archer
Since the last season of Archer ended we've seen Jon Benjamin Has a Van, and it might be kind of hard to unsee the real man behind the spy. Oh well, that'll probably pass. In tonight's Season 3 premiere, Sterling gets upset when he discovers that Mallory is dating Burt Reynolds (as himself) and must get over these hurt feelings in order to evade the Cuban hit squad currently targeting him.

9pm, CW
The Secret Circle
This show's primary backstory gets a long-awaited unpacking tonight when Cassie helps Jake recover some buried memories regarding their parents' involvement in a boat fire 16 years ago. Meanwhile Faye's sexy voodoo times continue but take a turn for the annoying when one of Lee's bad-news friends visits the garage. Voodoo foul!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30pm, FX
Unsupervised
What the world needs now is another half-hour animated series for adults! Just kidding, the world has plenty of those already, so hopefully this is a good one? Airing on the heels of the decidedly hilarious Archer, Unsupervised tells the tales of a pair of teenage best friends who attempt to live a more adult lifestyle after they realize they have no parental supervision.

*Not literally.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
30 Rock, 8 p.m., NBC
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Price This Place, SERIES PREMIERE, 8 p.m., HGTV
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
This Old House Hour, 8 p.m., PBS
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
¡Rob!, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
Man, Woman, Wild, 9 p.m., Discovery
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 First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
Up All Night, 9:30 p.m., NBC
American Stuffers, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Beyond Scared Straight, SEASON 2 FINALE, 10 p.m., A&E;
Jersey Shore, 10 p.m., MTV
Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC
Stalked: Someone's Watching, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
The Firm, 10 p.m., NBC
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
When Girls Kill, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., E!
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, 11 p.m., Fuse

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Elizabeth Banks on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Ewan McGregor on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Gina Carano on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Kate Beckinsale on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Kathy Griffin on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Ralph Fiennes and Holly Hunter on Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo
Steven Wright on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Tom Arnold on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Wanda Sykes on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC

 

What are you watching tonight?

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Like Homeland, POP is FAST becoming one of THEE best shows of the year!
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Person of Interest, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Parks & Recreation, Archer, Unsupervised
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Person of Interest, The Mentalist, The Firm, Wipeout...
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Person of Interest and Vampire Diaries. Maybe I'll check out Archer.
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Archer, Secret Circle, Unsupervised, 30 Rock, Big Bang, Parks & Rec, Project Runway, Up All Night
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Oh no, more Bonnie time? I might pass on TVD then and just watch The Secret Circle, Person of Interest and 30 Rock
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Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest
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The Secret Circle
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I just realized how irrelevant the television might be in ten years. I haven't had a television for a month but i can still watch everything online. Internet killed the tv star?
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I came to the same realization, I am moving in a few weeks and I decided not to renew my cable, at first I was worried that I'd miss out but then I realized that everything is available online now anyway.
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TVD,TSC,TBBT,POI,ROB,UAN.
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30 Rock, Parks and Rec and the Office.
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TVD, TSC, Person of Interest, and . . . ARCHER!



I really hope we get a "danger zone" or a "lana, Lana, LANA, LAAANAAAA!!!"
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I don't know what it is about Archer. But it just makes me laugh uncontrollably.
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The Mentalist and TBBT
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Archer, Big Bang Theory, The Office (though man does that sound crap), 30 Rock (maybe), and ol' Craigy Ferg.
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the vampire diaries, greys anatomy

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Yay, Archer!



Also, yay, Person of Interest!



Oh, and 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Finder, Up All Night... and maybe The Firm.



And of course, the LLS w/ CF.
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Archer - hell yeah.



Also, The Big Bang Theory (100th episode!!!), The Vampire Diaries (obviously), The Secret Circle (so I have a reason to get pissed off again), Grey's Anatomy, The Finder/Firm/Mentalist, Jon Stewart and Chelsea (but skip the first 15 mins or so).
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"The Secret Circle (so I have a reason to get pissed off again)" LOL

I'm right there with you, but I can't seem to stop watching.
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Vampire Diaries and Secret Circle.
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Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Finder, The Mentalist and Parks & Recreation
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Person of Interest, Archer, The Secret Circle, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, The Finder, The Mentalist and Kate Beckinsale on Chelsea Lately.
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The Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, Wipeout, Parks and Recreation, Grey's Anatomy, The Office, The Secret Circle, Up All Night, Private Practice, Jersey Shore, Elizabeth Banks on The Daily Show, Kate Beckinsale on Chelsea Lately, and Wanda Sykes on Leno
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Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Finder.
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The Big Bang Theory's 100th episode of course, can't miss that! Gonna watch Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice as well.

Does anyone know when Bones airs next time?
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BIg Bang Theory's 100th episode!

Rob!

Big Bang Theory on TBS!
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Steven Wright!!! But I am not watching that.
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Vampire Diaries and The Office. I guess my "Gay-dar" hadn't picked up on Caroline's dad. haha. Sheesh, only was in one ep. I think so far so that's pretty good for those who know. :P
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The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, The Finder & The Mentalist.
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FINALLY we'll get more info on that freaking fire! Where the parents are like 17 years old and already have children....TSC's timeline makes no sense.



I'll be watching that and TVD
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Person Of Interest, The Mentalist, The Office, Parks & Recreation, The Big Bang Theory and Archer.
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TSC. The Office--but I honestly don't know why.....
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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Big Bang Theory, Jersey shore. But I'm in the middle of exams so it will probably be this time next week before I actually get to see any of these shows. *tear*
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The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle!! I'm so psyched for these two shows tonight. Finding Bonnie's mom AND on The Secret Circle we'll go back in time to uncover the truth about 16 years ago.



Color me excited, these are the two episodes I've been looking forward to the most since we first heard word about them. I'm really looking forward to TSC though as we'll be getting a lot of answers tonight.
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PS: "and Tyler will try much harder to regain his free will, which may or may not involve getting himself shirtlessly chained up and shouted at by Caroline's evil gay dad."

The last time I was laughing so much about a what-to-watch-tonight entry was when I read Stefanie Lee's Supernatural entry/comment back in February (2011). :D
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Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist and The Finder? It was only the pilot, so here's to this week's episode being better than that: cheers!
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30 Rock, The Vampire Diaries, Park and Recreation, The Office, The Secret Circle, Up All Night, Archer and Wipeout.
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It's a good night for TV! Person of Interest, Office, Archer, Unsupervised, 30 Rock, Big Bang, Rob!, Parks and Rec, & Up All Night
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Big Bang 100th episode! and of course Parks and Rec
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ABC: Nothing

CBS: Person of Interest & The Mentalist

NBC: Parks & Recreation, The Office & Up all night

FOX: Nothing

CW: The Vampire Diaries



Network picks:

Archer

Unsupervised

Project Runway

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TVD, Greys, PP, The Mentalist, Up all Night, The Avett Brothers on Fallon and of course LLS/CF. Busy night.
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Elizabeth Banks on TDS, Grey's and THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!!



I love Thursdays.
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Only "The Big Bang Theory" for me. I wish CBS would cancel "Rob" and bring back "Rules of Engagement." I guess I'll watch some TBBT repeats on TBS, then.
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Vampire Diaries ("and Tyler will try much harder to regain his free will, which may or may not involve getting himself shirtlessly chained up and shouted at by Caroline's evil gay dad. (Don't ask.)") --> when you are geeking out over being on the in of this joke, you watch too much TVD. I do, apparently.



Person of Interest

BBT

The Finder (for Willa)

The Firm
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Haha! You're not alone.
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