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What to Watch on Thursday: ‘Powerless,’ ‘Superior Donuts,’ ‘Training Day’ all new

(L-R): Christina Kirk, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Hudgens, Ron Funches and Danny Pudi in “Powerless” on NBC.
(L-R): Christina Kirk, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Hudgens, Ron Funches and Danny Pudi in “Powerless” on NBC. NBCUniversal

Powerless (8:30 p.m., NBC) – In a new sitcom, set in a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of super heroes and super-villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day at Wayne Security, a company that makes products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team. Danny Pudi (“Community”), Christina Kirk and Ron Funches (“Undateable”) also star.

Superior Donuts (8:30 p.m., CBS) – Another new sitcom, this one about a go-getter who fast-talks his way into becoming the one and only employee of an old donut shop run by an owner who doesn’t want modernization.

This Was the XFL (9 p.m., ESPN) – In this “30 for 30” documentary, Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon convince NBC and the WWE to launch the XFL, which is a spectacular failure.

Training Day (10 p.m., CBS) – In this new drama, a detective with a penchant for operating in the gray areas raises the suspicion of LAPD brass, so an untarnished cop is assigned to pose as the detective’s trainee.

How to Get Away with Murder (10 p.m., ABC) – Annalise struggles to adjust to jail, but a confession to Wes’ murder may change everything.

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