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Thursday night TV picks

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Three Inches 9 p.m., Syfy

Attention fans of the Whedonverse: It was announced a while back that Syfy passed on picking up this series starring James Marsters - late of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’’ and “Angel’’ - but the network is airing this pilot episode. It focuses on a man who is struck by lightning and is imbued with the ability to move any object 3 inches with his mind and a group of similarly unusual “superheroes’’ he falls in with. Apparently, the Syfy powers that be were not so easily moved. Surely, Spike would’ve been able to persuade them. Pictured: Marsters.

Alaska: The Last Frontier 10 p.m., Discovery

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Jewel fans may recall that for a time before the singer became successful she lived in her car. Resourcefulness runs in the family apparently, as this new Discovery series turns its attention to the singer’s father, Atz Kilcher, and his extended clan as they work their homestead off the grid outside Homer.

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Hook, Line and Sisters 10 p.m., TLC

Speaking of Alaska and family this new show chronicles the lives of a clan of commercial fishermen - including two sisters. Wonder if they know the Kilchers?

Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 8 p.m., Channel 2

Ever wonder how a piano is made? Here you go.

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Community 8 p.m., Channel 7

Enjoy one last look at the Greendale campus before the hiatus.