The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

On TV this Thursday: A Vampire Diaries doc gets Alaric’s pulse racing, a handsome spellcaster threatens The Secret Circle, Amelia returns to work on Private Practice and more. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Klaus violently tries to convince Damon and Elena that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back; after a terrifying incident, Elena and Alaric grow increasingly concerned about Jeremy; Alaric meets the beautiful Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey Devitto, One Tree Hill) and is intrigued with her healing abilities. (Check out our preview of the new episode.)

8 pm Winter Wipeout (ABC) | Season premiere: Twenty-four winter warriors battle head-to-head in ridiculous challenges, hoping to win $50,000. Vanessa Lachey (née Minnillo) skates in as a new co-host, filling the Jill Wagner void.

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | A severe car crash involving an entire family results in an all-hands-on situation in the ER; Teddy, still in the dark about Henry’s death, asks Cristina to assist her in the O.R.; Lexie works with Mark’s new girlfriend during an eye surgery. (Check out our first look preview clips.)

9 pm The Secret Circle (The CW) | Cassie turns to Adam when she uncovers a secret about herself that she needs kept from the rest of the Circle; Faye recruits a mysterious stranger (Grey Damon, Friday Night Lights) to help her with a spell that could change the balance of the Circle forever. (Check out our preview of the new episode.)

9 pm Project Runway: All-Stars (Lifetime) | Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will be absent, but fan-favorite designers from the past nine seasons of the show will compete for an exclusive boutique at Neiman Marcus and a guest editor spot at Marie Claire. Tune in to see if they can make it work.

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10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | Pete and Violet find it hard to split time with Lucas now that they’re living apart; Violet and Jake work with two women and a man involved in a polyamorous triad; Addison prepares her home for a potential baby; Amelia returns to the practice.

10 pm Jersey Shore (MTV) | Rather than offer any actual preview here, we instead invite you to come up with your own idea of what else ‘G.T.L.’ could stand for. And… go!

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? Also, hit the Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Anon says:

    The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle!! Two months is just too long. So glad these two shows are back tonight, and I won’t be missing either of them tonight!

  2. Mico says:

    And the longest seven weeks of my life has finally come to an end. Grey’ssssss!

    Okay, this may be completely off-topic, but I just can’t help it I have to say it: that hint of a potential brewing romance at the end of last night’s Happy Endings totally came as a shock to me. Please do a HE recap, TVLine. That episode was a game-changer!

  3. lee says:

    vampire diaries, greys and private practice – tivo secret circle

  4. Still in love with Lost says:

    No Person of Interest? LOVE that show!

  5. Cindy says:


  6. Todd says:

    ‘G.T.L.’ = Garbage Televised Loudly

  7. fernando says:

    Happy to have Private Practice back.

  8. Vampire Diaries tonight! Glad it’s back again.

  9. Ale says:

    Definetly Grey’s Anatomy!!

  10. Brandy says:

    VD, SC. So glad theyre back.

  11. Jenn says:

    Unfortunately, not Community.

  12. Lisa says:

    Reminder: MERLIN premieres Friday on Syfy

    Make sure y’all set your DVR’s to tape ‘REPEATS’ because it already aired in the UK last year. Anything with a 2011 air date will not be considered ‘First-Run’.

  13. s. says:

    What? That’s the Thursday line-up? That’s it? Wow, thank God that the NBA is back! Give me The NBA on TNT with Ernie, The Jet, Chuckster, and Shaq over this line-up any day. Oh, and there’s some good College Hoop games tonight too! I’m just gona have to wait for next Thursdays new episode of POI! YAY.

  14. em says:

    Without any new comedies, I can actually watch TVD live tonight.

  15. Erika says:

    Tonight is gonna be good.

    Vampire Diaries 7-8
    Grey’s Anatomy 8-9
    Jersey Shore 9-10

    I’ll watch winter wipeout online

  16. juan says:

    Yay, Grey’s is back and after that amazing fall finale can’t wait, will watch with my girlfriend. Also glad PP is back, the intervention episode was one of its best.