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'Awake' Rises Up For a New Day, and Other TV to Rage About Tonight

Awake episode 2 "The Little Guy"

Welcome to Thursday, March 8th!  Your round of weekly TV continues as tonight NBC's critically-acclaimed new series 'Awake' delivers its second episode past the stellar pilot, while 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'The Mentalist' offer up new laughs and drama over on CBS.

Did you check out the 'American Idol' tribute to Whitney Houston last night, or was the shocking twists of 'Survivor' more your game?  Read on, for your guide to how to kick off the night right!

Time to set your DVRs, plan out your week, and curl up at night with the best shows on your favorite night of the week for TV, and TVRage has your guide to everything you need to watch tonight!

30 Rock - "Standards and Practices" - While Jenna concocts a new plan for publicity, Jack ends up taking care of his teenage nemesis Kaylie Hooper (Chloe Moretz), and Liz clashes with Kenneth over his new authority.   NBC, 8:00 - 8:30pm, ET

American Idol - "Top 13 Resuts" - Live, performers face elimination as Mary J. Blige and Lauren Alaina perform.   FOX, 8:00 - 9:01pm, ET

The Big Bang Theory - "The Weekend Vortex" - Rather than accompany Amy to her aunt's birthday party, Sheldon plans a video game marathon with the guys.   CBS, 8:00 - 8:31pm, ET

Parks and Recreation - "Lucky" - April and Ron help Andy prepare for his final exam, while an Indianapolis talk show host asks to interview Leslie.   NBC, 8:30 - 9:00pm, ET

The Finder - "Eye of the Storm" - While a hurricane rages in southern Florida, Walter helps isabel find a missing high school girl and willa's probation officer holes up at the bar.   FOX, 9:01 - 10:00pm, ET

The Office - "Last Day in Florida" - Jim tries to save Dwight's job when Robert California reveals his contempt for Nellie (Catherine Tate)'s business plan, and Andy learns of Erin's plan to stay in Florida.   NBC, 9:00 - 9:30pm, ET

Person of Interest - "Baby Blue" - Reese and Finch are puzzled when the machine names a six month-old child as the latest person of interest, while Carter questions her allegiances in the wake of Elias re-surfacing.   CBS, 9:00 - 10:00pm, ET

Up All Night - "Couple Friends" - Ava's feud with Luke gets personal, while Chris and Reagan try to befriend a fun new neighborhood couple.   NBC, 9:30 - 10:00pm, ET

Archer - "Skin Game" - Archer is faced with a dilemma when his murderd fiancee Katya suddenly and miraculously reappears.   FX, 10:00 - 10:30pm, ET

Awake - "The Little Guy" - The clue of a victim's height crosses over into both realities, confusing Britten's partner Bird, while Britten's captain shows concern over his behavior.   NBC, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET

Jersey Shore - "The Right Fights" - Mike finally tells Jionni about his hook-up with Snooki, while Deena faces a difficult truth and Vinny and Paulie pull a prank on the camping roommates.   MTV, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET

The Mentalist - "Cheap Burgundy" - Agent Susan Darcy asks Jane for help with an investigation, and the team handles the murder of a woman who was killed after meeting someone in a chat room.   CBS, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET

What will YOU be watching?

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