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On TV Thursday, Oct. 17

On TV tonight

Parks and Recreation, 8 p.m., NBC Tom Haverford has a new girlfriend, so it's time to start your betting pool on how many episodes Tatiana Maslany lasts. The over/under is sitting at five right now.

Welcome to the Family, 8:30 p.m., NBC Ricardo Chavira and Eva Longoria reunite to wink at their former Desperate Housewives audience by having Eva play Demetrio's teacher, who just so happens to be Miguel's old girlfriend. Lisette will totally be okay with it.

SERIES PREMIERE Reign, 9 p.m., CW Ever skewed to younger audiences, the CW tries to show that teenagers had it tough in the 1500s, too. This time a 15-year-old who happens to be Mary, Queen of Scots, must travel to France to get engaged to some guy named Prince Francis. If you want to spoil the story, go ahead and read your history, but it's gonna make a decent soap opera.

SEASON FINALE Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime Even with Kerry Washington judging, who cares who wins this week? We're still reeling from Tim Gunn telling In Touch Weekly he wants to bitch slap Miley Cyrus.

SEASON PREMIERE White Collar, 9 p.m., USA Can Neal prove Peter is innocent of killing Pratt? It looks like we're going to be taking a big chunk of the season finding out.

— Joshua Gillin