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

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What to watch on Thursday, February 9...

Thursday is basically Friday's slightly less attractive little brother who is actually a total prodigy and pretty fun to have around. Come on in, Thursday! Grab a pop and chill on the beanbag chair for a while.

8pm, CW
The Vampire Diaries
The Season of the Originals rolls onward as Klaus and his family throw a formal ball for the town's resident tuxedo and ballgown owners. But it won't be all waltzes and foxtrots for Elena when she uncovers a dastardly plan that threatens the lives of the remaining three dozen living citizens of Mystic Falls!

9pm, CW
The Secret Circle
Tonight's the buzzed-about Valentine's Day episode in which the girls have a slumber party, Melissa gets high, a Ouija board is used improperly, and Diana eats pizza. Meanwhile an increasingly dark Cassie finds herself haunted by the spirits of vengeful witches.

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
Reese will find himself in an awkward situation when he attempts to protect a teen hell-bent on avenging his brother's murder. Elsewhere the mainframe is like, "Beep boop beep." Right? I don't know, I'm not caught up.

8pm, NBC
30 Rock
Here's a full hour of 30 Rock for those of you who recently threw pennies into wells wishing for it. Tonight Liz and Criss attempt to overcome their urge to buy furniture and try to celebrate Valentine's Day properly. Meanwhile Jack spends some quality time with his mother-in-law and Jenna readies for her performance on America's Kidz Got Singing.

9pm, ABC
Grey's Anatomy
In a Valentine's Day babysitting raffle, Lexie and Mark draw the short straw and must look after every other couple's respective kids. Meanwhile the hospital fills up with any number of love-related injuries, including a girl who has an allergic reaction to her Valentine's chocolates and a man who gets hit by a car while running after his girlfriend. (I thought every episode of this show was Valentine's Day themed? Feelin' like a real boob here.)

10pm, FX
Archer
Archer's birthday doesn't quite go according to plan, despite the surprise gift of a high-tech spy car. We've all been there right?

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
The This Old House Hour, 8 p.m., PBS
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
¡Rob!, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
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 Office, 9 p.m., NBC
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
Up All Night, 9:30 p.m., NBC
American Stuffers, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Jersey Shore, 10 p.m., MTV
Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC
Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
Unsupervised, 10:30 p.m., FX
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, 11 p.m., Fuse
I Just Want My Pants Back, 11 p.m., MTV
Delocated!, 12 a.m., Cartoon Network

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Carol Burnett and Jon Glaser on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Courteney Cox on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Daniel Radcliffe on Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo
Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Gina Carano on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:35 a.m., NBC
Hulk Hogan on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Lisa Kudrow and Weird Al Yankovic on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Nicolas Cage on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Zooey Deschanel and Chris Hardwick on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC

 

What are you watching tonight?