What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, Private Practice, and How To Be a Gentleman

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What to watch on Thursday, September 29...

The weekend's one day away, but tell that to your TV! You're like, "But I have to wake up early tomorrow," and your TV's like "Come on bro, just shotgun this sixer with me real quick!" Listen to your TV: Go ahead and have some good times tonight.

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
Not gonna lie, I've already seen a sneak preview of this episode and it's a good one! First of all, it contains flashbacks, which I usually don't like, but these ones are set in the '20s and they actually answer some important questions! Like WHY does Klaus want to hang out with a vampire as boring as Stefan? Also, we meet an important new character and at least two classic characters return, one of which is [SPOILER ALERT] the diary!

SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30pm, CBS
How To Be a Gentleman
Tune in for the gripping saga of a prude (David Hornsby) who must befriend a dude (Kevin Dillon). Seriously, the fact that this thing somehow made it past the thirty levels of approval a pilot needs to get on the air is nothing short of a modern miracle. On the upside, it has Dave Foley, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Flight of the Conchords' Rhys Darby in supporting roles. So, you know, good for them.

SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
Private Practice
The team snaps into gear when Pete has a heart attack, plus Addison (Kate Walsh) seeks out a Benjamin Bratt-esque hunk (Benjamin Bratt) in order to get herself knocked up. But that's probably a totally normal thing that Benjamin Bratt has to deal with day in and day out.

10pm, CBS
The Mentalist
On tonight's episode of television's Mentalest show, Jane's reinstated with CBI but must finagle the return of the rest of his former team. And it's gonna take more than a smirk while tapping his temple for Jane to get his way this time!

10pm, FX
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Tonight the fellas (and Dee) get mixed up in one of the shadiest businesses in the world: child beauty pageants. Tune in to see Frank get suspected of pedophilia while Dee picks fights with stage moms and the other dudes find a pretty lil' lady to back.

9pm, Lifetime
Project Runway
In what's shaping up to be a pretty strong season, entertainment-wise, tonight the designers will use the styles of the 1970s to inspire their creations. Not to be confused with last week's hippie-esque menswear challenge inspired by that neo-70s rock band. But you know, '70s styles for LADIES.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Charlie's Angels, 8 p.m., ABC
Community, 8 p.m., NBC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
The Latino List, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., HBO
The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox
Parks & Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
Person of Interest, 9 p.m., CBS
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC
The Secret Circle, 9 p.m., CW
Whitney, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Jersey Shore, 10 p.m., MTV
Prime Suspect, 10 p.m., NBC
Archer, MIDSEASON FINALE, 10:30 p.m., FX
Russian Dolls, 11:30 p.m., Lifetime
NTSF:SD:SUV::, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Albert Brooks & TV on the Radio on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Carson Kressley & Michelle Monaghan on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Cheryl Hines on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Cloris Leachman on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Kaley Cuoco on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Ken Burns on Colbert Report, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Laura Marling on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:36 a.m., NBC
Melissa McCarthy on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Patton Oswalt on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Trey Parker & Matt Stone on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC

 

What are you watching tonight?

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