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What to Watch Tonight: The Season 5 Premiere of 2 Broke Girls, the Series Debut of Project Runway Junior, and The Blacklist

What to watch on Thursday, November 12...

8pm, The CW
The Vampire Diaries
Back together with her old squeeze, Julian, Lily throws a dinner to make peace between the Heretics and the Mystic Fallsians in “Best Served Cold.” But are the Brothers Salvatore prepared to accept her olive branch? Either way, Damon will bring his famous hazelnut popovers to the feast, because manners are still manners.

8pm, CBS
The Big Bang Theory
Leonard, Penny, and Bernadette snoop on Amy’s dinner with a gentleman suitor in “The Mystery Date Observation.” In somewhat healthier post-break-up behavior, Sheldon enlists Raj and Howard to help him find a new paramour of his own.

8pm, Fox
Bones
The team investigates the murder of an escape artist whose side projects earned him a few enemies among professional prestidigitators. Elsewhere in “The Promise in the Palace” Brennan and Booth seek outside opinions on the tooth fairy (the money-delivering one, not the serial-killing one).

8pm, ABC
Grey’s Anatomy
The tension ratchets up when a team takes on a high-stakes case in “Something Against You.” Outside the hospital, Bailey urges Ben to give their new roomie the boot, while Arizona and her new wingman dive into the dating pool.

8pm, NBC
Heroes Reborn
“Sundae, Bloody Sundae” finds both Noah and Erica searching for Tommy, to very different ends. Meanwhile, Emily and Joanne are reunited, Luke and Malina are separated, and Taylor’s discoveries about her mother land her in hot water.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Lifetime
Project Runway Junior
A dozen diminutive designers between the ages of 13 and 17 arrive in New York for this spin-off competition series. Tim Gunn will mentor the up-and-coming creatives, with Kelly Osbourne,Christian Siriano, and Aya Kanai serving as judges.

9pm, NBC
The Blacklist
The task force’s hunt for a terrorist dredges up Samir’s dark past in “Zal Bin Hasaan.” Elsewhere, the FBI and the Cabal make progress in their own search for Liz and Red, while Tom has much less luck in his plan to exonerate his ex.

9pm, The CW
The Originals
Elijah and Freya move to defend Rebekah from the Strix, while Hayley and Marcel have their own run-in with a member of the clan. Meanwhile in “Beautiful Mistake,” Klaus tries to suss out Aurora’s loyalties, and Lucien’s latest machinations leave Cami in a jam and Det. Kinney on the brink of death.

9pm, ABC
Scandal
As Fitz hammers out a peace deal, Olivia receives critical intel and must decide what to do with it. Elsewhere in “Rasputin,” Huck helps Jake zero in on his target, and Cyrus seizes the initiative upon learning he’s been frozen out.

9pm, Fox
Sleepy Hollow
With Reynolds on business in D.C., Abbie takes command in “The Art of War.” Unfortunately, that means she’s the one cleaning up the mess left by Jenny and Joe’s swiping of the Shard—not to mention the grave danger that action put them all in.

9pm, CBS
Mom
Christy and Bonnie come to the aid of a teenage addict (Emily Osment) in “Thigh Gap and a Rack of Lamb.”

SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9:30pm, CBS
2 Broke Girls
When the city intends to demolish Han’s dinner along with Max and Caroline’s cupcake window, the gang scrambles to save both establishments in “And the Wrecking Ball.” In less destructive developments, Sophie and Oleg announce their intention to have a baby.

10pm, ABC
How to Get Away With Murder
Philip proves threatening in “Hi, I’m Philip,” though I’m guessing the danger stems from more than a polite introduction. In other machinations, Sinclair believe she finally knows how to get the best of Annalise.

10pm, Comedy Central
Nathan For You
Nathan helps a dive bar elude anti-smoking laws, and then perhaps installs some asbestos and sprays some DDT around just for good measure.

10pm, CBS
Elementary
Sherlock remains skeptical when Morland offers to use his pull and get our heroes back in the NYPD’s good graces. Meanwhile in “Evidence of Things Not Seen,” Watson joins an FBI investigation of a triple homicide at a top-secret research laboratory.

10pm, Syfy
Haven
DATELINE: 1983. Flashdance frees America’s spirits and sweater collars. Mr. T and his lovable band of mercenaries explode their way into our hearts. And, most pertinent to Nathan and Vince’s time-traveling mission in “Just Passing Through,” the truth of Croatoan’s origins in Haven are revealed.

10pm, NBC
The Player
In “Downtown Odds,” Alex must intervene between warring street gangs before Las Vegas is consumed by an epic and snappily choreographed musical number. Meanwhile, Agent Rose Nolan is wondering how you solve a problem like the House.

11pm, IFC
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Guests Michelle Monaghan and Alan Thicke each demonstrate their renowned talents: hog-wrestling for the former, theme-song-writing for the latter. Also dropping by is Scott’s long-lost brother, whose re-emergence in the wake of Scott’s newfound wealth doesn’t seem suspicious in the slightest.
LATE-NITE:
– Daniel Radcliffe, Betsy Brandt, and Saint Motel on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Christine and the Queens on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Bill Engvall and Norman Lear on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Elizabeth Banks, Jon Glaser, and Tim McGraw on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Jennifer Connelly, Judd Apatow, and The Internet on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Julia Roberts and Future on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Cristin Milioti, Neil Cavuto, and Jeremy Gara on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Melissa Benoist and Olivia Wilde on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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