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‘Bad Teacher’

This TV adaptation of the 2011 feature film stars Ari Graynor as a former trophy wife who pretends to be a teacher in order to find a new man. David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert and Kristin Davis lead the supporting cast. 9:31 p.m. Thursday, May 1, on CBS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Thursday

“iHeartRadio Music Awards,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Showcasing the year’s biggest artists and songs at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles; scheduled performers include Blake Shelton, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira and Thirty Seconds to Mars.

“The Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m. (The CW): When Stefan and Elena are put in imminent danger, Damon suggests they hide in a remote cabin once owned by Caroline’s father; a ghostly presence tries to make itself known with fire and violence; Bonnie disregards warnings from Gram.

“Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Cristina considers her future at the hospital; Amelia and Derek collaborate on a tough surgery involving conjoined twins; Jo takes on too many cases at once; Stephanie stumbles on the truth about Bailey’s case.

“Surviving Jack,” 9:30 p.m. (Fox): Jack hopes to get Rachel more involved in school by getting her a spot on the wrestling team, much to the chagrin of the coach (Neil Flynn); during their annual mother-son trip, Joanne realizes that Frankie is embarrassed to be seen with her.

“Vikings,” 10 p.m. (History): Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat; Ragnar places his trust in those who have stood by him.

“Sirens,” 10 p.m. (USA): After a brush with death, Theresa resolves to join the FBI; Johnny proposes to keep Theresa in Chicago.

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