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Thursday TV Picks: ‘Zero Hour’ on ABC

TV picks for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, include the new drama “Zero Hour” on ABC, “The Office” on NBC and “Elementary” on CBS.

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‘Zero Hour’

Anthony Edwards (“ER”) returns to series television with this new show that ABC is calling a “dramatic adventure thriller.” Edwards plays the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine (ha!) who is drawn into a “Da Vinci Code”-style mystery after his wife is abducted. The premiere is quite a jumbled mess (Nazis, antique clocks, evil babies (!), frozen dopplegangers). It’s as if the producers are trying to cram way too much into too small a space. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday on ABC (

Also on Thursday

“The Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m. (CW): Damon runs into one of the five hunters on the island; Stefan makes a confession to Elena; the stakes change for everyone after new information about the cure is revealed.

“The Office,” 9 p.m. (NBC): During an interview for a job in Philadelphia, a manager gives Pam déjà vu; Dwight asks Angela to join him on a mission; Andy returns from his trip.

“Midsomer Murders,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): Two elderly ladies die under suspicious circumstances.

“Rebecca” (1940), 9 p.m. (TCM): A British gentleman’s innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

“Elementary,” 10:01 p.m. (CBS): When Detective Bell is attacked, the investigation ends up being more complicated than Sherlock initially expected; Sherlock wants Joan to take self-defense classes.

“Legit,” 10:30 p.m. (FX): Jim, Steve and Billy appear in court to recall the night two criminals broke into their home looking for drugs.

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