Restore the Shore 11 p.m., MTV
The cast of “Jersey Shore” is teaming up with a nonprofit organization to raise money to restore Seaside Heights in the aftermath of Sandy. So I can’t make any dumb jokes about Snooki or about a bad Situation getting worse, since they’re doing good works. “Jersey Shore” cast members will go on the air, in addition to some special guests stars. The live hour will be filmed in the MTV studios.
Jersey Brides 10 and 10:30 p.m., TLC
Elsewhere in Jersey TV, TLC is premiering this series on Thursday night. And I think I can make fun of this cast. Big hair anyone? The action is set at a Paramus boutique called Bijou Bridal, and the brides are, um, demanding. Rather than lace and restraint, they want rhinestones and glitter. They are crazy for bling.
The Vampire Diaries 9 p.m., Channel 56
Let It Bleed.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians 8:30-11 p.m., E!
Sympathy for the Devil.
Women Who Kill 10 p.m., Biography
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