What to Watch Thursday: HIMYM Visits the Actors Studio, a Vikings Union, Surviving Jack and More

himym-actors-studio325On TV this Thursday: The HIMYM cast goes Inside the Actors Studio, Fitz’s kids visit Scandal, Chris Meloni wants you to know Jack and a Grey’s Anatomy doc lives parallel lives. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within) — and with CBS still in hoops mode — here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | Alice and the Knave’s friendship is tested; the Jabberwocky tries to free herself.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Caroline and Enzo take a trip to Atlanta to look for a new doppelganger, and Bonnie has a startling encounter with Luke. (Get scooped!)

8 pm Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) | James Lipton sits down with How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders to discuss the show’s nine-year run, which ends Monday. (No slapping included.)

8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) | Ramsay serves up a physical challenge involving pigs and potatoes.

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9 pm Suits (USA Network) | Harvey and Mike are put in an unpleasant position when they take on one of their biggest clients yet, while Louis faces a huge problem.

9 pm The Red Road (Sundance) | In the show’s penultimate episode, Kopus heads to Brooklyn and Jean makes a difficult decision.surviving-jack325

9:30 pm Surviving Jack (Fox) | Series premiere: From EP Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) stars as a father who becomes a full-time parent for the first time after his wife (Rachael Harris, from everything) enrolls in law school. Connor Buckley (Deception) and Claudia Lee (Hart of Dixie) also star.

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10 pm Scandal (ABC) | The Grant children (Lost alums Dylan Minnette and Madeline Carroll) visit the White House, where they prepare for a live television interview with Fitz and Mellie. (Get scoop and more scoop.)

10 pm Vikings (History) | Lagertha and Ragnar join forces to take out Jarl Borg. (Psst, hear the big news?)

10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Joel and Sarah celebrate the completion of their projects, and Amber tries to surprise Sydney and Victor.

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