Thursday TV: The Vampire Diaries S.7 Premiere, The Blacklist, The Player & More

News & Notes

Get The Blacklist Episodes via Amazon VideoTonight, The CW has the seventh season premiere of The Vampire Diaries and the third season premiere of The Originals.

Over on cable, MTV has the seventh season premiere of Ridiculousness and the second season premiere of Broke Ass Game Show and Syfy has the fifth season premiere of Haven.

On streaming, Crackle has the series premiere of the stop-motion animated comedy SuperMansion starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle).

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.293, “Cable & Streaming Fall TV Preview 2015.” On this episode I am joined by @mytakeontv and @ShowPatrol to talk some recent cancellation and renewal news and then preview the cable and streaming fall TV schedule followed by a brief reality check and some TV recommendations at the end.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Season Premiere. Damon deals with the loss of Elena. Stefan tries to protect the town from his mother and Matt and Caroline help him.

The Blacklist (NBC): New. Liz is cornered at the Russian embassy. Red gets her a lawyer. Cooper is being pushed out by the FBI.

The Player (NBC): New. Alex tries to get someone to continue looking into Ginny’s murder. Alex and Casandra go to Los Angeles to try and stop a sniper.

Solid Selections

Bones (FOX): New. The team figures out that Agent Miller has information she hasn’t shared. Arastoo makes a big decision.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX): New. Abbie and Ichabod deals with their past as Pandora unleashes a new evil.

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC): New. The team looks into a high-end sex club. A new motive against the siblings Annalise is defending is put forth.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Maggie takes stock of her life. Bailey is having her allegiance questioned. Alex has a hard decision to make.
  • Haven (Syfy): Season Premiere. Two episodes play. In the first, Dwight tries to maintain order. Audrey and Charlotte attempt to get rid of a fog that is keeping everyone in town. In the second, everyone in Haven is scared. Nathan works to get power restored. Audrey tries to rid the town of a trouble. Both play again later.
  • Heroes Reborn (NBC): New. Noah needs to find someone from his past. Tommy attempts to save someone. Luke deals with a new revelation.
  • Homeland (ShoToo): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s fifth season premiere episode, “Separation Anxiety,” replays. Plays again later on Showtime.
  • The Originals (The CW): Season Premiere. Klaus is suspicious of a former vampire friend that has returned to town. Marcel begins recruiting new vampires.
  • Scandal (ABC): New. Olivia and Fitz deal with the repercussions of their actions. Mellie attempts to get what she wants. Abby shows why she is supposed to be doing what she is doing.

Sports Notes

  • CBS and NFL Network have Thursday Night Football action with the Indianapolis Colts at the Houston Texans.
  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football action with Washington at USC.
  • FS1 has doubleheader MLB action with Game 1 of the American League Division Series with the Texas Rangers at the Toronto Blue Jays followed by Game 1 of the American League Division Series with the Houston Astros at the Kansas City Royals.

Late Night

  • Continuum (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Zero Hour,” replays.

Thursday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Castle (TNT): Eight episodes tonight.
CSI: NY (TNT): Five episodes in late night.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Nine episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Eight episodes today.
Modern Family (USA Network): Has 12 episodes tonight.

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