The 46th CMA awards, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men highlight tonight's prime time TV

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host tonight's 46th annual CMA awards.

Washington, Nov. 1, 2012 — Whether or not you like country music, the Country Music Awards show is always entertaining and full of surprises. Tonight is also a great night to catch some of prime time’s favorite shows.

The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and Person of Interest are on Nielsen’s top 25 list, so after you have done your part in contributing to the recovery effort from Sandy, sit back and enjoy a night of first rate television entertainment.

8 p.m. Country music at its best, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and Vampires in this hour.

ABC: (Live) 46th Annual CMA Awards: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-host.

CBS: The Big Bang Theory: (New) Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) relationship with Stephen Hawking is threatened over a game of “Words with Friends,” and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) secretly enrolls in a class at the local college.

FOX: The X Factor: (Live) The top 12 finalists will be revealed.

NBC: 30 Rock: (New) Election fever strikes TGS as Jack (Alec Baldwin) and Liz (Tina Fey) battle to influence Jenna. (Jane Krakowski)

CW: The Vampire Diaries: (New) Damon (Ian Somerhalder) goes with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Katerina Graham) to visit Whitmore College, where Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay, “The Borgias”) is taking over the Occult Studies classes formerly taught by Bonnie’s grandmother.

At a fraternity costume party, Damon takes advantage of the wild scene to give Elena a lesson in choosing a victim.

8:30 p.m.

CBS: Two and a Half Men: (New) Walden (Ashton Kutcher) has to choose between Rose (Melanie Lynskey) and Zoey, (Sophie Winkleman.)

NBC: Up All Night: (New) The series follows Reagan (Christina Applegate), a producer on her best friend Ava’s (Maya Rudolph) talk show, and Chris (Will Arnett), Reagan’s supportive, stay-at-home husband, as they try to adjust to life as new parents.

9 p.m. Office pranks, ADHD, and meeting the parents in this hour.

CBS: Person of Interest: (New) Reese (Jim Caviezel) must protect an investigative journalist through surreptitious means to avoid becoming part of her story.

NBC: The Office: (New) The staff teams up for a prank on Dwight (Rainn Wilson) while Andy (Ed Helms) deals with a family meltdown.

CW: Beauty and the Beast: (New) Vincent (Jay Ryan) revives a 19-year old boy who was left for dead in a dumpster and rushes him to the E.R., where he remains in a coma. After Evan (Max Brown) declares that the boy’s x-rays reveal a history of bone fractures, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) question the father, Zachary Holt (guest-star Alex Carter), who worries that his son’s ADHD and history of fighting and gambling might have gotten him mixed up with the wrong crowd.

9:30 p.m.

NBC: Parks and Recreation: (New) Leslie is (Amy Poehler) apprehensive about meeting Ben’s (Adam Scott) divorced parents for the first time.

10 p.m. A closeup on the devastation of Sandy and a killer tracked in this hour.

CBS: Elementary: (New) Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) tracks the person who has been killing terminal patients at a hospital but making it look like they died of natural causes; more information on Watson’s (Lucy Liu) decision to end her surgical career is revealed.

NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams: (New) NBC News reports on the record-breaking hybrid storm system that swamped neighborhoods, paralyzed the nation’s biggest city, and left millions of families from the Carolinas to Ohio without power.

Basic cable:

A new episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8 p.m. on BRAVO

A new episode of The Real Housewives of Miami at 9 p.m. on BRAVO

A new episode of Beyond Scared Straight at 10 p.m. on A&E

New Episodes of Jersey Shore at 10 and 11 p.m. on MTV

For movie lovers:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day at 8 p.m. on AMC

The Others at 8 p.m. on FLIX

Sniper at 9:40 p.m. on ENCORE

Suspect Zero at 10 p.m. on FLIX

Lucky Number Slevin at 10 p.m. on SUNDANCE

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