WASHINGTON, October 18, 2012 – Popular sitcoms, baseball playoffs, and vampires are among tonight’s viewing choices.
8:00PM: Nuclear submarines, space geeks, two great sitcoms, and vampires dominate this hour.
ABC: Last Resort: This new show is about the renegade crew of a nuclear submarine; the USS Colorado. When ordered to fire nuclear missiles at Pakistan, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation, and as a result is fired on by the USS Illinois, and then blamed for a nuclear attack. The presumed dead crew then capture a small island with a NATO radar installation. In this episode Chaplin and his second in command, (Scott Speedman) are charged with treason.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory: The show is centered on five characters: two roommate physicists, (Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons) employed at Cal tech, a waitress and aspiring actress, (Kaley Cuoco) who lives across the hall; and two equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, (Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg). In this new episode Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) is disappointed when he doesn’t receive a hero’s welcome after returning from space.
FOX: MLB Playoff: Game 4: Giants at Cardinals
NBC: 30 Rock: Created by Tina Fey, this series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series. In this new episode Liz (Tina Fey) and Tracy (Tracy Morgan) argue about how funny women are.
CW: The Vampire Diaries: The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert, (Nina Dobrev) a 17 year-old girl, who falls deeply in love with a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore, (Paul Wesley).
Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan’s vicious older brother Damon Salvatore, (Ian Somerhalder) returns with a plan to wreak havoc on the town and a revenge against his younger brother.
In this new episode Stefan believes a stranger in town is actually a vampire hunter.
CBS: Two and a Half Men: The series revolves around the life of Alan, (Jon Cryer) Alan’s son, Jake (Angus T. Jones) and Walden, (Ashton Kutcher) Alan’s new best friend and housemate. In this new episode a visit from a friend’s daughter makes Walden feel his age.
NBC: Up All Night: 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.
In this new episode Reagan and Chris get free for a night on the town.
9:00PM: Doctors, detectives and dead ballerinas are among the choices for this hour.
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy: The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents as they gradually evolve into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives. In this episode the crash survivors have some important decisions to make.
CBS: Person of Interest: The series revolves around a former CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) recruited by a mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City. In this new episode Reese (Jim Caviezel) protects the spoiled daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.
NBC: The Office: In this new episode the staff hits the road when their building is deemed unsafe.
Nelly (Catherine Tate) reaches out to Andy (Ed Helms) for help adopting a baby and Jim (John Krasinski) spreads cheer with pie.
CW: Beauty and the Beast: When a ballerina falls to her death, Vincent (Jay Ryan) thinks her understudy is hiding something. Cat (Kristin Kreuk) asks Vincent to help decipher a paper found in her mother’s things. J.T. (Austin Basis) worries Cat’s visits risk exposing Vincent.
NBC: Parks and Recreation: Leslie Knope, (Amy Poehler) is a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. In this new episode Leslie holds a sex-education class following an STD outbreak among senior citizens in Pawnee.
10:PM: In this hour: serial killers, scandals, and stimulant abuse.
ABC: Scandal: Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is dedicated to protecting the public images of the nation’s elite. Olivia has her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. In this new episode Olivia is shocked to find out just how high the current scandal reaches.
CBS: Elementary: A modern twist on Sherlock Holmes set in America; this series stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes, and Lucy Liu as Watson. In this new episode, Sherlock and Watson investigate a child abduction case involving a serial killer known as “The Balloon Man.”
NBC: Rock Center With Brian Williams: In this new episode Harry Smith interviews designer Tory Burch. The possible extinction of orangutans, and the story of a college student who used Adderall to help him academically are also explored.
A new episode of The First 48 on AMC at 9:00PM
A new episode of The Real Housewives of Miami on Bravo at 9:00PM
A new episode of Beyond Scared Straight on A&E at 10:PM
For Movie Lovers:
More Halloween on AMC with the airing of Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood at 8:00PM and
Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan at 10:PM
The Matrix at 10:PM on Cinemax
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