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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010 by  

VAMPIRE DIARIES is back tonight with a fresh episode, along with most of the other Thursday favorites, my friends.

I know, even with BONES and FRINGE airing reruns this week, I’m stressed about how much good stuff there is to watch.

Which shows are you going to peep live, DVR for later, or skip altogether?

This rundown may help you decide…

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Desperation Emanation”
Leonard realizes he’s the only one without a girlfriend, while Sheldon wants to get rid of his. [GMMR: Peep the promo for tonight’s ep, in which Amy (Mayim Bialik) asks Shel-bot to meet her mommy.]

Community | 8pm on NBC
“Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples”
Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) gets inspired to create a religious film and asks Abed (Danny Pudi) for his creative input only to discover that he wants to make one of his own. Meanwhile, Pierce (Chevy Chase) comes to terms with being the oldest member of the group and is recruited by another set of students his own age.

The Vampire Diaries | 8pm on The CW
“Plan B”
Despite Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) efforts to keep Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) safe, he offers to help Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Alaric (Matt Davis) deal with Katherine (Nina Dobrev). Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) and Caroline (Candice Accola) share a few rare moments of quality mother/daughter time. Bonnie (Katerina Graham) accidentally discovers new information about Mason (guest star Taylor Kinney) and shares it with Stefan (Paul Wesley), leading Damon to take matters into his own hands. [GMMR: Anyone intend to dress up as their favorite vampire this Halloween?]

$#*! My Dad Says | 8:30pm on CBS
“Not Without My Jacket”

Ed tries to teach Henry a lesson about borrowing his clothes, however, his plan backfires when he inadvertently lends Henry’s jacket to a friend. Meanwhile, Vince regrets asking Bonnie to tell him all the juicy details about a previous relationship.

30 Rock | 8:30pm on NBC

Jack (Alec Baldwin) is having a perfect day and succeeding at every task. He tries to channel his winning streak into helping Liz (Tina Fey) figure out her relationship with Carol. Meanwhile, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) and Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) enlist the help of Kelsey Grammer (guest starring as himself). Elsewhere, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) is trying to shoot a commercial for the Boys and Girls Club. [Frasier!]

The Office | 9pm on NBC
“The Sting”
When a competing sales associate (guest star Timothy Olyphant) steals a Dunder Mifflin client, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell), Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) decide to set up a sting to find out his sales secrets. Andy (Ed Helms) decides to start a band after finding out a friend from college has a successful music career. [GMMR: Timothy Olyphant was really all you had to say, yo.]

Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
“Almost Grown”
As part of their training, the Chief puts Seattle Grace’s residents — including Meredith, Cristina, April and Jackson — in charge; meanwhile, Derek, Callie, Owen and the other attending surgeons compete for a million-dollar grant.

CSI | 9pm on CBS
“House of Hoarders”
A woman who suffers from a condition called “hoarding” becomes a murder suspect when a dead body is found buried under piles of trash and debris inside her home. [GMMR: I might have a dead body in my place. It’s possible. Just saying.]

Nikita | 9pm on The CW
A bus filled with Division recruits is attacked by terrorists who kidnap Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Thom (Ashton Holmes), both of whom are unaware that this is a test by Division. Percy (Xander Berkeley), Michael (Shane West) and Amanda (Melinda Clarke) watch as Alex is tortured. Alex breaks free and contacts Nikita (Maggie Q) for help. Meanwhile, Nikita has earned Owen’s (guest star Devon Sawa, “Final Destination”) trust and he reveals some devastating news to Nikita about her fiance.

Project Runway | 9pm onBravo
“Finale Part 1”
Just before Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Tim Gunn checks what the Final Four Designers are preparing for the runway.

Outsourced | 9:30pm on NBC
“Touched by an Anglo”
A box of sexual novelty items arrives at the call center and Todd notices some people in the group feel uncomfortable with the products. He calls his boss and learns that he was supposed to give a sexual harassment seminar to his group upon his arrival. He later learns that someone has already filed a complaint and tries to make things right (unsuccessfully).

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“In or Out”
Addison butts heads with a new oncologist (Cristian de la Fuente) while treating a newborn with a malignant tumor; Pete is uncomfortable when Violet tries to help a parolee.

The Mentalist | 10pm on CBS
“The Red Ponies”

The CBI team is pulled deep inside the world of horse racing when they are called upon to look into the murder of a well-known jockey.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | 10pm on FX
“Mac’s Mom Burns Her House Down”
After burning down her house, the guys think Mac’s mom should move in with Charlie’s mom. Meanwhile, Frank decides to take care of a sick Dee.

Also playing…

  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills | 10pm on Bravo: Kyle and Kim struggle to get over family issues while Adrienne travels to Las Vegas.
  • The Apprentice | 10pm on NBC: Mr. Trump tasks each team with designing, selling, and operating pedicab tours.
  • The Jersey Shore | 10pm on MTV | Season Finale: Will someone get punched in the face for the show’s second season ender? The suspense is killing us too.
  • The League | 10:30pm on FX: It’s someone’s wedding anniversary and there will be a party.

Now it’s your turn. What will YOU be watching tonight? What will you be watching LIVE, DVRing, skipping, etc? Let us know!

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One Response to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, October 21, 2010”

  1. Nicole on October 21st, 2010 10:18 am

    It’s so all about The Olyphant tonight. Mind you, very excited for the new TVD and Community as well. But, c’mon – OLYPHANT. I’m going through Justified withdrawals – don’t mind me.