TV Watch List: Thursday, Oct. 3

A Latino teen knocks up his white girlfriend and their disapproving families have to learn to get along in “Welcome to the Family.”

Metro’s Thursday night TV breakdown.

‘The Vampire Diaries’
DRAMA. Are vampires still in? It would seem so, since this show about sexy vamps living in suburbia is still going strong. In the fifth season opener two of the sexiest, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), have finally gotten together.
Season Premiere, 8 p.m., CW

‘The Millers’
COMEDY. The premise of this new situational comedy sounds a whole lot like the premise of what’s turning out to be a steaming pile of TV turd, “Dads.” Except in this version, it’s an overbearing mother who moves in with her recently divorced son after his dad follows his lead and dumps her. The son here is played by Will Arnett, however, so that’s a promising start.
Series Premiere, 8:30 p.m., CBS

‘Welcome to the Family’
COMEDY. This is sort of like a modern version of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” except updated to include — what else? — a pregnant teen. A Latino teen knocks up his white girlfriend and their disapproving families have to learn to get along. Sounds… funny?
Series Premiere, 8:30 p.m., NBC

‘Sean Saves the World’
COMEDY. Yet another new show about a dad — dads are so hot right now — this one stars Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) as a gay single dad struggling to raise a 14-year-old daughter. Hijinx surely ensue.
Series Premiere, 9 p.m., NBC


Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

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K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.


Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.


Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

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The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.


Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

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Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

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U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.


Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.


2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

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U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…


Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.


Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.


Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.


Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.