Welcome to Thursday, January 12th! Your round of weekly TV continues as tonight NBC jumps into the fray with the return of its Thursday comedies, but CBS powerhouse The Big Bang Theory won't let them get away without a fight!
Have you been dying for the return of 30 Rock, finally premiering its sixth season, or does it make you miss Community all the more? Will NBC score a hit with The Firm moving to its regular timeslot? And what of The Vampire Diaries? Read on!
Time to start prepping your Superbowl parties and curl up at night with the best shows on the best night of the week for TV, and TVRage has your guide to everything you need to watch tonight!
Bones - "The Crack in the Code" - In a special time slot for its winter finale, the team rushes to solve the case of their techno-savvy murderer after he leaves a blood message on a national monument, while Booth and Brennan search for the perfect home.. FOX, 8:00 - 9:00pm, ET
30 Rock - "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" - Finally! The TGS show returns from holiday break, while Jenna's comments on America's Kidz Got Singing land Jack in hot water, and Kenneth awaits the rapture. NBC, 8:00 - 8:30pm, ET
The Big Bang Theory - "The Shiny Trinket Manuever" - Sheldon finds himself in trouble for downplaying Amy's recent accomplishment, while Howard deals with the fact that Bernadette dislikes children. CBS, 8:00 - 8:30pm, ET
The Vampire Diaries - "Our Town" - Damon and Stefan conflict over how to deal with Klaus as Elena, Bonnie and Matt throw Caroline a party. The CW, 8:00 - 9:00pm, ET
Parks and Recreation - "The Comeback Kid" - Leslie calls on the help of her office to stage an elaborate attention-getting event, while Ben explores a new hobby and April and Andy adopt a pet. NBC, 8:30 - 9:00pm, ET
¡Rob! - "Pilot" - Rob Schneider comes to TV as a bachelor who marries into a none-too-thrilled Mexican-American family, with Cheech Marin staring as father-in-law. CBS, 8:30 - 9:00pm, ET
The Finder - "An Orphan Walks into a Bar" - The series premiere of this Bones spin-off, an Iraq war veteran uses his special skills to find things for people. We promise, it's more interesting than it sounds. FOX, 9:00 - 10:00pm, ET
Person of Interest - "Super" - Reese works the computer while Finch does the field work, and Detective Carter gets a peek into how the cases work. CBS, 9:00 - 10:00pm, ET
The Office - "Trivia" - Andy gets the entire office involved when Oscar joins a trivia contest, while Dwight visits Sabre headquarters to look at job possibilities. NBC, 9:00 - 9:30pm, ET
The Firm - "Chapter Three" - Premiering in its normal time slot, Mitch defends a partner's son on a murder charge, while Kinross and Grant's reason to bring mitch into the fold starts to surface. NBC, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET
The Mentalist - "Always Bet on Red" - The CBI narrows down the list of suspects when a disliked divorce attorney gets killed on his boat, while Jane faces questions about whether Red John was responsible for Panzer's murder. CBS, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET
Jersey Shore - "One Man Down" - A homesick Vinny considers leaving the house in Seaside heights, while Snooki fights with her boyfriend Jionni. MTV, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET
What will YOU be watching?