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Thursday on TV: 'Rake' is OK; wish it was better

First Published      Last Updated Jan 22 2014 10:43 pm

Greg Kinnear stars as a low-budget lawyer who gets caught up in a big case in the premiere of Rake (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13).

I like Kinnear. I kind of like this show. I sort of wish I liked it more.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Community (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Abed plans a going away party for Troy.

The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Stefan spreads the news about Katherine's health.

Women's college basketball (7 p.m. BYUtv): San Francisco at BYU

American Idol (7 p.m. Fox/Ch. 13): Auditions continue, this time in Atlanta.

Men's college basketball: Utah at Arizona State (7 p.m., P12N): BYU at Portland (7 p.m., ROOT)

Parks and Recreation (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Leslie and Ben argue.

Sean Saved the World (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Sean tries to get together with an ex.

Reign (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Bash and Mary are captured and returned to the castle.

King of the Nerds (8 and 11:30 p.m., TBS): A second season of this dopey reality/competition show begins.

Michael J. Fox Show (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mike tries to surprise his sister.

Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Sarah stars working with Hank.

White Collar (10 p.m., USA): Peter goes to Diana for help.