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.