What To Watch: Thursday

TOP PICK:Nikita‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Series Premiere**

hen she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita (Maggie Q) was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy and her former friends Michael (Shane West) and Birkhoff that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

KEY EPISODE:Vampire Diaries‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Season Premiere**

Picking up on the same night as last season’s finale, Elena arrives home to a nightmare as she discovers Uncle John’s and Jeremy’s fate. At the hospital, Sheriff Forbes is comforted by Matt, Bonnie and Damon while she waits to hear if Caroline will survive the car accident. After a confusing conversation with Elena about the night’s events, Damon is the first to realize that Katherine has returned. Katherine’s arrival sends Stefan and Damon on a path to find out what she wants, why she’s back, and how much of a threat she is to the people they love.

WATCH:Destination Truth‘ (9pm on Syfy) **Season Premiere**

Syfy’s hit adventure travel series is back for season four — with host Josh Gates taking viewers around the globe in eight all-new episodes, traveling to the farthest corners of the earth in search of answers behind some of the world’s most intriguing unanswered mysteries. The crew’s itinerary will include investigations in Madagascar, Tanzania, Guam, Kenya and Cambodia.

DVR:Beast Legends‘ (10pm on Syfy) **Series Premiere**

The six-part series journeys around the world using scientific data to reconstruct what mythological monsters, from Krakens and Griffins to Fire Dragons, would have been like – if they had ever existed. In each of the hour-long episodes, Beast Legends uncovers historical and eyewitness accounts by zeroing in on archaeological and other physical evidence to assemble the most accurate picture possible of these monsters, from where they might have lived to how they would have behaved.

DVR:Rookie Blue‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Season Finale**

It’s judgment day for the rookies, who soon will learn whether or not they’ve passed their evaluations and can keep their badges. Before she hears her fate from Staff Sgt. Frank Best, Andy has a harrowing experience involving the suspicious death of an unidentified girl that causes her to consider leaving the force.

Weekend’s Premieres:

  • Cops: Saturday at 8pm ET on Fox
  • America’s Most Wanted: Saturday at 9pm ET on Fox
  • The World Of Jenks: Sunday at 11pm on MTV
  • Talk Show Listings:

  • Live With Regis And Kelly: David Boreanaz
  • The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Katie Couric
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  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Diane Sawyer
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  • Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Dr. Mehmet Oz
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Ali Larter
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  • Tavis Smiley: Sheryl Crow
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Meghan McCain
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  • Lopez Tonight: Kathy Griffin
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