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Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Thursday

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The Office 9 p.m., Channel 7

I’ve been enjoying the writers’ decision to go meta in the end. The Dunder Mifflin employees now interact with the filmmakers, and last week they saw clips of themselves online. Andy got into some hostile exchanges with commenters. This will make it hard for other mockumentary sitcoms, since they generally pretend the crew and the finished film don’t exist. On Thursday, Roseanne (pictured) guests.

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Hannibal 10 p.m., Channel 7

Get ready for one of the more artfully repulsive images of the new age of TV gore, when the FBI agents discover a garden of corpses sprouting mushrooms. But that stylization of murder, along with the expertly broody atmosphere, doesn’t change the fact that this show is dull and pretentious and derivative. The dialogue is wooden and stuffed with explication, and Hugh Dancy, as the guy who is so fragile he has two shrinks tending to him, is a collection of tics. Pictured: Mads Mikkelsen (left, as Dr. Hannibal Lecter) and Dancy.

Rehab Addict 9:30 p.m., HGTV

Jonesing for Pinsky.

The Killer Speaks 10 p.m., A&E

A new idunit series.

America’s Worst Tattoos 9 p.m., TLC

Done on LSD. Let me guess: Lucy, sky, diamonds.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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