• "Community" (8 p.m., NBC): Abed (Danny Pudi) organizes a going-away activity for Troy (Donald Glover), but what starts out as a fun game devolves into a bitterly heated competition.

  • "Rake" (9 p.m., Fox): Greg Kinnear makes his TV series debut in this drama that has him playing a brilliant criminal defense attorney, whose self-destructive ways often affect his job. In other words, a legal-series version of "House."

  • "The Fighters" (9 p.m., Discovery): This new unscripted series is set in South Boston (a.k.a. Southie), where former fighter Peter Welch is trying to revive the sport of boxing. His plan? Have rival gyms pick their top amateur combatants to face off in weekly bouts, with their pro futures at stake.

    Also on Thursday:

  • "The Taste" (8 p.m., ABC)

  • "American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., The CW)

  • "Parks and Recreation" (8:30 p.m., NBC)

  • "Reign" (9 p.m., The CW)

  • "Wild West Alaska" (9 p.m., Animal Planet)

  • "Parenthood" (10 p.m., NBC)

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