TV watch list, Thursday, Oct. 2: 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'A to Z' and more

"The Vampire Diaries" returns tonight, as the characters try to get over a few losses.

David Tennant and Anna Gunn on "Gracepoint." Credit: Ed Araquel, FOX David Tennant and Anna Gunn on "Gracepoint."
Credit: Ed Araquel, FOX

 

'The Vampire Diaries'
Elena returns to school for her sophomore year of college. Given all the shenanigans in her personal life (constant death and destruction, turning into a vampire, etc), it's a wonder she manages to get her homework done.
SEASON PREMIERE, 8 p.m., CW

 

'Gracepoint'
An adaptation of British murder mystery series "Broadchurch," the American version stars Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad," and former "Dr. Who" David Tennant.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9 P.M., FOX

 

'A to Z'
A rom-com telling the story of a romance between Andrew, a romantic working at an online dating company, and Zelda, an idealistic lawyer.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9:30 p.m., NBC

 

'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo stops by to talk about being part of the Shonda Rhimes empire.
10 p.m., ABC

 
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