What to Watch Thursday: Scandal's House Call, TVD In NYC, Bible Challenge Resurrected & More

TONY GOLDWYNOn TV this Thursday: Lisa Edelstein gets Scandal-ized, The Vampire Diaries takes a bite out of the Big Apple, Community‘s on a whale hunt and it’s the second coming of The Great American Bible Challenge. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within) — and with March Madness unfolding on CBS, TNT and TBS — here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Damon whisks Elena to New York City, where, we see in flashback, he partied hard in the 1970s. (See photos.)

8 pm Community (NBC) | Jeff, Britta and Annie help Dean Pelton nab a “whale” – or, wealthy potential student – and Jeff and Pierce bond…?!

8:30 pm 1600 Penn (NBC) | Skip only needs to complete one more assignment to graduate college, so Emily makes it her mission to help him do so. (Another new episode airs at 9:30.)

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Meredith frets about her baby’s well-being (i.e. number of fingers, toes, heads…) and Callie and Arizona try to get their groove back. (Watch preview videos and get an April/Jackson update.)

9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | The afterglow fades when Cat has to deal with someone framing her beastly beau. Meanwhile, Tess follows a tip that will forever change her relationship with Cat.

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The designers create spring looks for Lord & Taylor’s windows.

9 pm The American Bible Challenge (GSN) | Season 2 premiere: Let there be trivia!

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10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Fitz’s pick for Supreme Court Justice is caught in an affair with Liv’s new client (House‘s Lisa Edelstein).

10 pm Archer (FX) | Archer and Lana extract an agent, only to find out his bark is worse than his bite.

10:30 pm Legit (FX) | Jim’s volunteer stint at Billy’s adult-care facility goes awry when Rodney escapes.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!