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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, October 5. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Scandal (ABC, 9 p.m.): TGIT returns to full strength, just in time to start bidding farewell to the fixer who brought the whole Shondaland shebang together. Not that Olivia Pope has much time for red wine and popcorn these days, as she’s busy pulling the strings behind the scenes of the Mellie Grant presidency. While Olivia prepares to face down her first international incident, Ashley Ray-Harris is there to keep tabs on the latest developments.


Regular coverage

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)
The Good Place (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)
The Orville (Fox, 9 p.m.)
Will & Grace (NBC, 9 p.m.)
Great News (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Nathan For You (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)
Better Things (FX, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

SuperMansion: Drag Me To Halloween (Crackle): Stop-motion superheroes commemorate All Hallow’s Eve with help from special guests Lake Bell and Phil LaMarr. It’s high-flying comedy to scare you stiff—which is the opposite of stop-motion, but just go with us here.


Managing editor, The A.V. Club

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