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What to Watch on Thursday: Couric interviews Manti Te'o, new 'Project Runway' begins

Katie (3pm, ABC) - Katie Couric interviews Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o (left), who claims to have been the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed.

30 Rock (8pm, NBC) - Liz tries to mobilize the staffers to rescue "TGS" from cancellation. Meanwhile, Liz and Criss receive unexpected family news, Tracy and Jenna focus on their careers beyond the show, and Jack sets out to hire the new NBC president.

Parks and Recreation (8:30pm, NBC) - Leslie's push to get more women in government jobs results in her and April collecting garbage. Also, Tom asks Andy and Ben to teach him about basketball, and Ron babysits Diane's kids.

Project Runway (9pm, Lifetime) - Season 11 opens with 16 designers arriving n New York City, where they soon learn they must work in teams the entire season (someone may drop dead right on camera). Guest judge: Christian Siriano.

Grey's Anatomy (9pm, ABC) - A new doctor arrives and unnerves the staff while a pregnant and highly emotional Meredith faces a grave fear.

Glee (9pm, Fox) - The ladies of New Directions organize a Sadie Hawkins dance for the school, and Sam look for proof that the Warblers cheated at Sectionals.

Archer (10pm, FX) - Archer and an old friend (voice of Timothy Olyphant from "Justified") struggle to survive in the Vermont wilderness.

Associated Press photo by Joe Raymond

A slew of new daytime talk shows debut on Monday

Lots of new daytime talk shows debut today, with the most talked about being Katie Couric's new ABC show, "Katie." (Check out our Q&A with Katie from July.)

"Katie" is filmed live in New York City each weekday at 2 p.m. and then airs here at 3 on WTVD. Her first guest today will be Sheryl Crow, who wrote and performs the theme song for the show. Crow will talk for the first time about her recently diagnosed brain tumor. Also today, Jessica Simpson. Later this week, Aimee Copeland, Heidi Klum, Brene Brown and Jennifer Lopez.

Also debuting today are new shows from Jeff Probst ("Survivor") and Ricki Lake, and a retooled Anderson Cooper talk show called "Anderson Live."

"Anderson Live" will air at 11 a.m. on Fox 50; "The Jeff Probst Show" airs at 2 p.m. on NBC-17; and "The Ricki Lake Show" airs at 5 p.m. on Fox 50. "The Steve Harvey Show" debuted last week and airs at 4 p.m. on Fox 50.

Also returning with new seasons today: "The Talk" (2 p.m., WRAL) and "The Ellen Degeneres Show" (4pm, NBC-17).

So if you're at home today, good luck getting anything done!

Q&A: Katie Couric hits Raleigh to promote new talk show

Katie Couric was in Raleigh today to film promos at WTVD for her new talk show, "Katie," which debuts on September 10.

WTVD hosted a breakfast for Couric at Oro in downtown Raleigh, where Raleigh mayor Nancy McFarlane (who went to high school with Katie at Yorktown High in Arlington, Va.) proclaimed July 18 "Katie Couric Day" in the capital city. (If I'm not mistaken, TV writers get to take that as a holiday next year.)

Couric, introduced by WTVD anchor Larry Stogner, described her new show as being "smart with heart," and said she hopes the program fills part of the void left by Oprah Winfrey's departure from daytime.

We got a few minutes with Couric to talk about her new show, which will broadcast live from New York each weekday at 2 p.m. and then air here in the Triangle at 3 p.m. on WTVD (KatieCouric.com has more details). The former "Today" show co-anchor also gave us some of her thoughts on the current morning television battles.

Click below for Q&A.

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