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What to Watch on Thursday: 'Hell's Kitchen' returns, Harry sings on 'Idol'

Chef Gordon Ramsay returns with Season 12 of “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox.
Chef Gordon Ramsay returns with Season 12 of “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox. Patrick Wymore / FOX

Hell’s Kitchen (8pm, Fox) - Season 12 begins with Gordon Ramsay dividing the 20 new chefs into two male-female teams. In their first challenge, the teams must prepare their signature dish. The winners are treated to a fancy dinner with Ramsey, while the losers have to scrub the kitchen.

Also on . . .

ACC Tournament (WRAL, ESPN/ESPN2) - The second round of the ACC Tournament starts today at noon, with Florida State vs. Maryland. Games continue into the evening, with all of it ending Sunday. You can see the whole schedule at theacc.com

American Idol (9pm, Fox) - “Idol” judge Harry Connick Jr. performs, as does Mali Music.

Community (8pm, NBC) - Jeff, Shirley and Professor Hickey stumble upon a secret stash of textbooks and decide how to monetize their discovery. Meanwhile, things get intense when Abed and Annie try to pick a new roommate.

Vikings (10pm, History) - King Ecbert faces a new foe and Ragnar races to dominate in the West.

Chrisley Knows Best (10:30pm, USA) - In the opener of this new reality series, the patriarch of a wealthy Southern family micromanages both his career and home life, creating no small amount of drama in the process. I say: this is another cable reality show sure to make us all look bad. But at least if you watch this, you aren’t watching “Myrtle Manor” on TLC.