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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

Tim Gunn.

Adam Taylor

Tim Gunn.

Under the Gunn 9 p.m., Lifetime

“Project Runway” guru Tim Gunn will try to make it work in this spinoff, in which he is joined by three former “Runway” personalities — Mondo Guerra, Nick Verreos, and Anya Ayoung-Chee — to help mentor young fashion designers. Speaking to reporters at the recent Television Critics Association press tour, Gunn explained how the show would be different from its predecessor. “We took the parts that I love about ‘Project Runway’: Great designers doing what they do, fun competitions, and my role mentoring, which I have just the hugest amount of regard for and it’s really an extension of who I am. I was in a classroom for 29 years teaching. So [producer] Sara [Rea] and I huddled and really came up with this concept about me being sort of a big daddy mentoring mentors who are mentoring designers in the work room. So you see a different dimension than you do on ‘Runway.’ ”

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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 8 p.m., The CW

Aisha Tyler hosts the next float in the annual awards show parade, which finds trophies being handed out by the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Expect “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” to win big as both films are tied with 13 nominations each.

30 for 30: The Price of Gold 9 p.m., ESPN

Harding and Kerrigan redux.

Party Down South 10 p.m., CMT

“Jersey Shore” with a twang.

SWV Reunited 10 p.m., WEtv

Feeling “Weak” all over again.

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