'The Vampire Diaries' (The CW)

Returns: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 The saga of the Salvatore brothers continues, as Gina Torres takes a break from playing Vanessa's mother on "Gossip Girl" and Stanford's wife on "FlashForward" to guest star as a "past" associate of Damon's. Place your bets now as to whether or not she gets out of Mystic Falls alive. Also: "Supernatural," 9 p.m.
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