The TV Watercooler

Preview Up All Night with Megan Mullally plus see which Breaker High star is on The Vampire Diaries tonight

— Happy Birthday Buffy:

— Urban Outfitters is now selling a “douche bag jar,” like the one you see on New Girl. Seriously, as if hipsters don’t have mason jars lying around.

Katherine Heigl would like to return to Grey’s Anatomy.

— The CW has ordered a few pilots: Beauty and the Beast, an update on the 1980s tv version, a prequel to Sex and the City and an hour-long drama based on the Green Arrow comic books. Justin Hartley portrayed Green Arrow/Oliver McQueen on Smallville. As for the SATC prequel, why would viewers invest in a show where Carrie interacts with friends/family that aren’t even relevant when she grows up?

— Wow, if only Jack Wagner‘s character on The Bold and the Beautiful was as interesting as his real life scandal with Heather Locklear.

— People have started Downton Abbey viewing parties.

Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will play Victoria’s new high-powered divorce attorney on Revenge.

Daniel Radcliffe will appear on New.Music.Live on Jan. 26th.

— My picks for tonight:

On The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m. on CTV Two, 8 p.m. on The CW): Bonnie (Kat Graham) believes her recurring dreams about Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) coffins will her how he can be killed. The dreams also lead Bonnie to a reunion with her mother, Abby (Breaker High and GirlfriendsPersia White), whom Bonnie hasn’t seen in 15 years. Tyler (Michael Trevino) turns to an unexpected ally in his quest to regain his free will. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is intrigued by Alaric’s (Matt Davis) new friend, Dr. Fell (Torrey Devitto).

On 30 Rock (8 p.m. on NBC and Citytv): Drama erupts at TGS when a cell phone video leaks onto the web with Tracy (Tracy Morgan) on an offensive rant. Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) refusal to approve of Liz’s (Tina Fey) new boyfriend (James Marsden) causes her to question the validity of her relationship. Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) call on Kelsey Grammar when  problem arises that only the Best Friends Gang can handle.

On Parks and Recreation (8:30 p.m. on NBC and Citytv): Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) disagree on the content of her first campaign ad. Ron (Nick Offerman) is very uncomfortable when Chris (Rob Lowe) tries to befriend him.

On The Office (8 p.m. on Global, 9 p.m. on NBC): After Robert (James Spader) decides to sell his mansion following his divorce, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) suggest that he have an office pool party. Erin (Ellie Kemper) tries to make Andy (Ed Helms) jealous by flirting with Dwight (Rainn Wilson).

On Up All Night (8:30 p.m. on CTV, 9:30 p.m. on NBC): Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava (Maya Rudolph) are thrown into a spiral when rival talk-show host and former friend of the show, Shayna (Megan Mullally), is suspected of stealing their show ideas. At home, Reagan develops some jealous feelings towards Chris’ (Will Arnett) new female friend.

Over in late night: Joseph Arthur is on Letterman; Ewan McGregor is on Fallon; Kate Beckinsale is on Chelsea Lately. For more late night listings, click here.


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