On TV Tonight: Thursday January 20, 2011

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Wipeout Grey’s Anatomy (R) Private Practice (R)
CBS The Big Bang Theory $#*! My Dad Says CSI The Mentalist
CW The Vampire Diaries (R) Nikita (R)
FOX American Idol Bones
NBC Community Perfect Couples The Office Parks and Recreation 30 Rock Outsourced
USA Royal Pains Fairly Legal


NEW and/or NOTABLE
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8PM CBS, CTV in Canada)
Despite the fact that this entire series is based upon the somewhat unbelievable premise that an incredibly hot blonde has nothing better to do than spend all of her free time with four socially inept nerds, we still can’t get over the fact that Bernadette traded in 3 time NBA Champion Rick Fox for… wait for it… Wolowitz!

THE OFFICE (9PM NBC, 10PM Global in Canada)
The staffers share their New Year’s resolutions. One of which we can only hope includes some variation of the words, “Be more funny.”

PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT (9PM CNN)
Based solely on the unbelievable amount of media attention Ricky Gervais continues to receive following Sunday’s Golden Globes, you’d think he shot up the place, not hurt the feelings of a few thin-skinned celebrities. (What, too soon?)

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