Every day, we here at BuddyTV will let you know all the new shows airing that night to help you plan your TV-viewing schedule. In addition, we’ll highlight two episodes we think are worth checking out to help diversify your love of TV.

Tonight is full of repeats from both Lost and CSI, so I’ve decided to do something a bit different: in addition to promoting one new episode tonight, I’m going to spotlight a repeat that you may have missed the first time because you were too busy watching new episodes of Lost. It’s an episode of the CW’s Supernatural called “Mystery Spot,” and it’s a Groundhog Day-inspired tale that will make you laugh and cry.

Eli Stone – “Soul Free”
(ABC, 10pm)

In the season finale of this charming, quirky legal series, Eli Stone (Johnny Lee Miller) goes into surgery to have his brain aneurysm taken out, though since he believes the aneurysm gives him prophecies, this may or may not be a good thing.

Supernatural – “Mystery Spot”
(The CW, 9pm)

This repeat finds the demon-hunting Winchester brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) in a small town where mysterious things happen. Dean dies a horrible death, but the next morning, just as in Groundhog Day, the boys relive the day, only Sam is the only one who realizes it. Thus begins a series of unfortunate days in which Dean dies every single time. Even if you’re not familiar with the show, this episode is worth watching just for the joy of seeing the many creative ways the writers come up with to call of the main characters.

NEW Episodes for Thursday, April 17

10pm – Eli Stone

8pm – Survivor: Micronesia

8pm – My Name is Earl
8:30pm – 30 Rock
9pm – The Office
9:30pm – Scrubs
10pm – ER

8pm – Are You Smarter Than a5th Grader?
9pm – Don’t Forget the Lyrics

10pm – I Know My Kid’s a Star (VH1)
10pm – Rock the Cradle (MTV)
10pm – Step It Up and Dance (Bravo)


-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer


John Kubicek

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.