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


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Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

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Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

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Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

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Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

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'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

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Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.


Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.


Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…


Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

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Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


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Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


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