TV picks: Thursday, Jan. 17
COMEDY. Archer is more clueless than ever as Season 4 opens, but this time he has an excuse: The superspy has amnesia. That forgetfulness leads to one awesome homage to “Bob’s Burgers,” that other animated show for which H. Jon Benjamin provides the voice of the titular character.
Season premiere, 10 p.m., FX
“The Vampire Diaries”
DRAMA. What would an epic episode involving returning Originals be without Elena (or Stefan, or Caroline — or all three, in this case) being held hostage at Mystic Falls High?
8 p.m., The CW
“Project Runway All Stars”
REALITY. The finale finds the remaining designers creating a capsule collection to impress guest judges Liv Tyler and Margherita Missoni in just four days.
Season finale, 9 p.m., Lifetime
DRAMA. Harvey and Mike celebrate Hardman’s departure in different ways while taking on a criminal suit that hits close to home for Mike.
Midseason premiere, 10 p.m., USA