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

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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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Community, Parks and Rec, Office, Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Mentalist and It's always sunny in Philly.
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Grey's Anatomy!
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The Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle and Prime Suspect
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Community, person of interest, P&R the office
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Community and Person of Interest
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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Person of Intest, Community, Sunny,etc
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So much! How to Be a Gentleman, Project Runway, Big Bang Theory, Community, It's Always Sunny, Archer, Parks & Rec, Secret Circle, NTSF
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Person of Interest, The Vampire Diaries, The Office, Archer, Community, Prime Suspect
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The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, and The Secret Circle
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Vampire Diaries, Mentalist, Charlie`s Angels (on probation), Community, Big Bang Theory, Parks & Rec, Person Of Interest (definately passed;na na na na na BATMAN!! ), Secret Circle (looking good), Whitney (Hmmm, not sure yet) and Prime Suspect (already on thin ice).
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The Office.
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The Vampire Diaries, Community, Charlie's Angels (bad pilot, hot women), The X Factor, Parks and Recreation, The Office, The Secret Circle, Grey's Anatomy, Whitney, Private Practice, Jersey Shore, Cheryl Hines on Chelsea Lately, and Melissa McCarthy on Jimmy Fallon



no idea why i'm still watching Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.. they're getting so stupid. Off The Map was better
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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Archer, Parks and Rec, Community
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Grey's and TSC. Nothing else.
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The Vampire Diaries (I'd hoped they dropped the diary part by now, but o God, let the other one be Lexie!!), Project Runway, TBBT, Person of Interest.



:D Hasn't Charlie's Angels been canceled yet?
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The Big Bang Theory, How to Be a Gentleman, The Vampire Diaries, Charlie's Angels, The Secret Circle (online), Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Prime Suspect, Archer, and Conan. Full night!
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Community, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, The Office, Person of Interest, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and NTSF:SD:SUV.
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Community, The Mentalist & Prime Suspect
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COMMUNITY! (If you're watching this show, you have my Thumbs Up) TVD, The Secret Circle, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Rec, Archer, The Office, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Charlie's Angels.



What I WON'T be watching: How To Be a Gentleman - Bromance really is dead.
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The Mentalist, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Charlie's Angels, Community, Parks & Recreation, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, Archer, NTSF:SD:SUV::
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No Office? Did you not care for Andy as Regional Manager? I'll admit, after learning Andy is the new boss, Michael Scott's absence seemed larger than ever. Without Michael/Steve as their anchor, this show appears to be aimlessly adrift. And it will be interesting to see if they can find a new direction.
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You got me there. One of my best kept (embarrassing) secrets is that I don't actually follow The Office. It's one of the few quality shows on TV which I don't watch. Among the others are Mad Men and Justified. I do recognize that they are great shows and I support them 100%. Because ot that I for example rooted for Steve Carell to win an Emmy, even though I haven't seen much of his work as Michael.



The reason for not watching the show could be described as logistical. I don't live in the US or the UK. So most shows arrive to my country quite late. Therefore when The Office began airing in 2005 in the US, I simple didn't start following it. (I wasn't aware of all the possibilites of watching shows on-line back then.) I recognized its existence, but kind of let myself go on watching it. Don't really know why. I'm an all or nothing kind of guy when it comes to watching TV. Either I watch it all or nothing. It's a gift and a curse, as Monk would say. So when a few episodes of a show have gone by, I feel that I need to watch them all before I can truly start following the freshest episodes. And that's what kind of happened with the Office. Too many episodes went by, I watched a few of them here and there, but never really commited to it. Now it's into its 8th season, and the task of catching up feels daunting. (Like 140+ episodes?) A DVD-marathon would of course solve the problem, but that's a part-time job in itself. I guess I should exchange one of the many bad shows I'm watching right now to The Office, but I just haven't gotten around to doing it.
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The Mentalist, TBBT, Person of Interest, probably Grey's and PP later
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Big Bang Theory, The Office, Person Of Interest and Prime Suspect. I think Kevin Dillon would be best to stay with an HBO show, as a supporting charcter. It's hard to picture him as anyone else but, Drama. Maybe that's just me, though.
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I'm handing out thumbs ups to everyone who makes good picks. Out of boredom.
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Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Prime Suspect, and I'll give Charlie's Angels and Whitney one more chance.
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ABC: Charlies Angels

CBS: Person of Interest and The Mentalist

NBC: Prime Suspect

FOX: Nothing

CW: The Vampire Diaries
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The Vampire Diaries.
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Vamp Diaries and Secret Circle
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vampire diaries, The mentalist, grey`s anatomy, charlie angels and the secret circle :D

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Community. Person of Interest. Prime Suspect.
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Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Grey's Anatomy, Person Of Interest, The Mentalist and Parks & Recreation
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Funny, 'cause thursday is the worst day of the week for me, but at least it has the best tv!

Grey's Anatomy; Community; Private Practice; The Big Bang Theory; The Secret Circle; The Vampire diaries; maybe Charlie's Angels.
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The Vampire Diaries, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Parks & Recreation, Person of Interest, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Archer
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Charlie's Angels, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, How to Be A Gentleman (online), etc...
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Community, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest and The Mentalist
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the office

The Big Bang Theory

Community
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v diaries secret circle and dvr
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charlie's angels

grey's anatomy

the office

person of interest

the secret circle

the mentalist

prime suspect

archer
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The Big Bang Theory and The Secret Circle.
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