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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011 by  

I knew this day was coming, but now it’s here and I don’t know if I’m prepared.

Of course I’m talking about Steve Carell’s last episode of THE OFFICE this evening. Michael Scott can never be replaced, especially after seven years as Dunder Mifflin’s (somewhat) fearless leader. There’s just so much I’d love to say about bumbling Michael and Steve’s perfect portrayal of him and yet so little time.

I still can’t believe he’s leaving. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll just be crying in a corner while y’all check out the rest of tonight’s packed TV lineup.

American Idol | 8pm on Fox
“1 of 6 Voted Off”
It’s that time of the week where one finalist will be eliminated from the competition. Tune in to see who faces the chopping block and is sent home after America’s vote is revealed live.

Community | 8pm on NBC
“Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts”
When the Anthropology class assembles for their final exam, Shirley notices a twinge, which quickly escalates into full-blown labor. As Jeff and Britta argue about how best to help, Chang is anxious to claim this “early” labor as clear evidence that it’s a “Chang Baby!” Meanwhile, Greendale is hosting a World Food Festival in the parking lot and a riot ensues – Dean Pelton is caught in the crossfire.

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Agreement Dissection”
Priya uses her legal expertise to rip apart Sheldon’s roommate agreement, and the women take the flustered Sheldon out dancing.

The Vampire Diaries | 8pm on The CW
“The Last Day”
Damon is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent Elena from being a victim of Klaus’ (guest star Joseph Morgan) plan to break the curse. Damon’s actions put him at terrible odds with Stefan and the tension that started brewing between the brothers over their differing opinions of how to help save Elena’s life blows up into full-scale conflict. Tyler returns to Mystic Falls after receiving a disturbing phone call. With the full moon marking the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Stefan and Elena spend a romantic day together — afraid it might be their last.

Rules of Engagement | 8:30pm on CBS
“The Jeff Photo”
When an old photo of Jeff appears in an art gallery, he decides it’s time to make some changes in his life. Meanwhile, Russell experiences a slump with women until he sees a familiar face.

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Bones | 9pm on Fox
“The Pinocchio in the Planter”
The team identifies the remains of a successful ad man found in the grounds of a newly built community center playground. Upon inspecting the victim’s home and interrogating his former partner and employer, Booth and Brennan discover that the victim burned bridges by adopting an aggressive attitude toward honesty and was a member of a radical honesty support group. Meanwhile, each of the team members attempts to adopt a more honest way of communicating that doesn’t always lend itself to good relationships, and Angela urges Hodgins to confront the realities of their pregnancy.

The Office | 9pm on NBC | Supersized Episode
“Goodbye, Michael”
Michael, about to leave for Colorado, wants a day without drama to say his goodbyes to each co-worker. Deangelo (guest star Will Ferrell) and Andy scramble to keep Michael’s biggest clients.

Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
“It’s a Long Way Back”
Everyone pulls together to help Callie and baby Sofia on their painstaking journeys to recovery in hopes of allowing mother and baby to finally meet; the sudden death of a clinical trial patient has Derek proceeding with more caution while Meredith makes a calculated and risky move; Alex treats a cranky old rich woman dying of cancer and gets an idea for a grandiose endeavor that is sure to get him the Chief Resident spot; and Teddy is pleasantly surprised by the return of a familiar face.

Nikita | 9pm on The CW
“Glass Houses”
Frustrated that Nikita continues to intercept his black boxes, Percy sends Michael to check on one of the boxes and the guardian attached to it. Nikita makes it to the small Pennsylvania town first and is shocked to find that the guardian is a normal woman named Dana (guest star Christina Moses) who has abandoned her post and is attempting to live a normal life with her husband and child. Tensions mount when Michael is forced to report Dana’s actions and Division swarms in to clean up any evidence of her existence. Meanwhile, Alex and Jaden get into an argument and Nathan (guest star Thad Luckinbill) gets caught in the middle.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation | 9pm on CBS
“Father of the Bride”
Following his escape, Nate Haskell, the notorious “Dick & Jane” killer, resurfaces when he e-mails a disturbing video to the father of one of his brides, threatening to take her life.

Parks and Recreation | 9:52pm on NBC | Special Time
“Jerry’s Painting”
Jerry’s contribution to Leslie’s community art show causes a stir. Ben moves in with April and Andy and attempts to teach them how to be adults. Meanwhile, Leslie is frustrated by Chris and his interoffice dating rules.

The Mentalist | 10pm on CBS
“Redacted”
Patrick Jane must deal with two failed robbery attempts: one resulting in the murder of a repair shop owner and the other involving a former suspect personally hired by Jane to break into LaRoche’s home.

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“What We Have Here…”
Katie threatens to take legal action against Violet for “breach of confidentiality,” and although Violet feels that she hasn’t done anything wrong, she soon realizes she’ll have to defend her actions to more people than just Katie. Meanwhile, Cooper suspects that Charlotte may be hiding some lingering feelings for ex-husband Billy, only to find out that Billy has been hiding some feelings of his own.

30 Rock | 10pm on NBC
“Everything Sunny All The Time Always”
Liz realizes that she needs to take control of her personal life by fixing up her dream apartment, but she encounters an obstacle along the way. Meanwhile, Jack has his own problems to deal with when Avery (guest star Elizabeth Banks) is held hostage. Elsewhere, Tracy finds out that Kenneth, Dotcom and Grizz have bonded in his absence.

Running Wilde | 10pm on FX
“Jack’s Back”
Steve’s excitement turns to jealousy when a former fraternity brother (guest star Rob Corddry) arrives at the mansion and charms Emmy.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl | 10:30pm on Showtime
“Episode 4”
Belle wants to help Poppy deal with a recent revelation, but Poppy wants to take care of her own business; dominatrix Charlotte plays a cruel trick that leaves Belle in an awkward position.

Also playing…

  • Selling New York | “Property Values” | 9pm on HGTV
  • The Real Housewives of New York City| “Ramona’d” | 10pm on Bravo

Are you as sad as I am about Michael’s departure or will you be watching something else? Let me know!

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