Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, February 21, 2013
February 21, 2013 by Marisa Roffman
Leslie and Ben are getting married tonight on PARKS AND REC, so you’re going to have to excuse me if nothing else comes close to matching my excitement.
But if that doesn’t strike your fancy, take a look at your other options…
The Vampire Diaries | 8pm on The CW
“Stand by Me”
When Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Caroline (Candice Accola) is immediately worried about Elena’s state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey DeVitto) and Matt (Zach Roerig) for help. Still on the island, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) relays somber news to Rebekah (Claire Holt), and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn (guest star Charlie Bewley). Everyone is horrified when Bonnie (Kat Graham) reveals the rest of Shane’s (guest star David Alpay) plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own.
American Idol | 8pm on Fox
“Semifinalist Round, Part 2 – Guys Perform”
The grueling semifinals continue as the first group of 10 guys takes the stage to perform for the judges. After they perform, the judges will be faced with the tough decision of choosing which five will stay each night and which five will be sent home.
Community | 8pm on NBC
“Conventions of Space and Time”
In support of Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi), the study group heads to InspecTiCon – the annual Inspector Spacetime Convention. Trouble begins when the group meets up with Abed’s email “pen-pal,” Toby Davies (guest star Matt Lucas, “Little Britain,” “Bridesmaids”), who’s shared passion for Inspector Spacetime comes between Abed and Troy. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) leaves the convention floor to enjoy the luxuries of the hotel while Jeff (Joel McHale) relaxes in the bar with Lauren, an Inspector Spacetime fan (Tricia Helfer, “Battlestar Galactica”).
Zero Hour | 8pm on ABC
An explosive start to Hank’s search for his wife, Laila, brings him and “Beck” to a near-death confrontation with White Vincent, who slips away in the Canadian Tundra. Now faced with more questions than answers – not just about his wife, but about his own existence – the search is on for the next clock. Determined to unlock the next clue in the hope that it will bring him closer to understanding his past and the woman he loves, Hank and Beck set course for India, where Hank is confronted with a bombshell discovery. Meanwhile, Rachel and Arron chase another path, which reveals the final journey of the mysterious Rose Commandant.
Parks & Recreation | 8:30pm on NBC
“Leslie and Ben”/”Correspondents’ Lunch”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) have two hours to complete a years-long project. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) gets in trouble when his temper gets the best of him. Elsewhere, Leslie is literally left speechless when her planned address at a big media event is stolen. Ben starts his new job working at the Sweetums Charity Foundation, and Ann (Rashida Jones) works up the courage to ask someone an important question.
Two and a Half Men | 8:31pm on CBS
“Throgwarten Middle School Mysteries”
When Walden runs into his ex-wife at a high-end singles mixer and they talk about getting back together, Alan worries that she’s not good for Walden.
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Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
“This Is Why We Fight”
As word of Seattle Grace’s financial trouble spreads, Catherine encourages Jackson to move to Boston, and the interns fear they might lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the doctors meet with a potential investor in a last-ditch effort to save the hospital, and Alex impresses Jo while caring for a patient.
Person of Interest | 9pm on CBS
A lethal and sexy government operative who tracks and stops terrorist threats before they occur finds herself on the run – and the new focus of Reese and Finch’s attention. However, their pursuit proves to be their most formidable when they discover that her remarkable skillset equals their own.
Beauty and the Beast | 9pm on The CW
After a dinner where Cat (Kristin Kreuk) introduces Vincent (Jay Ryan) to Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson) ends badly, Heather enlists Tess (Nina Lisandrello) to stage an intervention with Cat. Evan (Max Brown) receives an interesting proposition that could change the course of his cross species investigation and at an event to honor Joe (Brian White), Heather goes missing and Vincent is forced to make a tough decision that saves her life.
1600 Penn | 9:30pm on NBC
“Skip the Tour”
President Dale Gilchrist’s (Bill Pullman) brother Doug (guest star Bruce Campbell) stops by the White House, initiating a long-standing rivalry which threatens their relationship and prompts Emily (Jenna Elfman) to take on the role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) prepares for an interview and Skip (Josh Gad) decides to offer his own special version of the White House tour after witnessing one from an official tour guide (guest star Rory O’Malley).
Elementary | 10:01pm on CBS
Sherlock investigates a case involving a wealthy philanthropist who believes his incurable illness was given to him on purpose. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to teach Joan his deductive skills by sending her to a suspicious dry cleaning establishment.
Scandal | 10:02pm on ABC
“Boom Goes the Dynamite”
Olivia and the team are hired by an up and coming politician, Peter Caldwell (Eric Mobias), but this time instead of fixing a scandal, they’re playing high-powered matchmaker. Meanwhile, David is trying to leave the past behind him, but when he feels like he’s being followed, he finally turns to the team at OPA for help. Back at the White House, Fitz is still struggling with whom to trust and how to handle a delicate hostage situation, and Jake just won’t take no for an answer when it comes to dating Olivia.
- Archer | 10pm on FX
- Suits | 10pm on USA Network