What you need to know about the 5th Democratic debate

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If you're a Democrat who's still hopelessly torn between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, we have some good news: The DNC has added many more debates, the first of which airs tonight on MSNBC. How will this debate be different from all the previous Democratic forums? Well, for starters, it's not taking place in the middle of a holiday weekend. Here's a guide to get you up to speed, and be sure to tune in later for Daily Intelligencer's liveblog and complete coverage of the debate.

When and where is the debate being held?

Thursday at 9 p.m. ET at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Why is this debate being held?

Because no was happy with the debate schedule created by the Democratic National Committee, which seemed designed to ensure that voters wouldn't watch them. Sanders and O'Malley supporters alleged that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz set the bizarre schedule to benefit Clinton, and she was initially resistant to holding more debates (in addition to two scheduled to place on February 11 and March 9). After negotiations with the Democratic campaigns, on Wednesday Wasserman Schultz announced that the DNC has agreed to sanction four more debates, bringing the total number in this election cycle to ten. There will be a debate in Flint, Michigan in March, and the Washington Postreports that the two additional debates will take place in Pennsylvania in April, and a California in May.

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What you need to know about the 5th Democratic debate
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NH - FEBRUARY 04: Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on February 4, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. This is the final debate for the Democratic candidates before the New Hampshire primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, left, and Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, participate in the first Democratic presidential debate at the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. While tonight's first Democratic presidential debate will probably lack the name-calling and sharp jabs of the Republican face-offs, there's still potential for strong disagreements between the party's leading contenders. Photographer: Josh Haner/Pool via Bloomberg
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton shake hands at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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How can I watch it?

If you don't have cable, you can watch a livestream of the debate on NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, or the network's apps. You can also follow along on social media with the hashtag #DemDebate (which has nothing to do with #DemBabies, though Mariah Carey is a Hillary supporter).

Who will be there?

Just Sanders and Clinton. As you may or may not have noticed, Martin O'Malley dropped out of the race shortly after the Iowa caucus results came in.

Who's moderating?

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who fought for more Democratic debates. The New Hampshire Union Leader will also pitch in.

How are the candidates preparing?

With a quasi-debate that aired on CNN Wednesday night. During the New Hampshire town hall, Clinton and Sanders disputed whether she's actually a "progressive who likes to get things done," as she's fond of saying (though they were never on stage together).

Will there be a lot of fighting?

This is the first time the candidates will go head-to-head without having to deal with O'Malley attempting to speak. But the chances of Sanders calling Clinton a "maniac" or her attempting to argue that Americans born to Polish immigrants aren't eligible to run for president are extremely slim. Then again, they essentially tied in Iowa, Clinton needs to shoot up about 20 points by Tuesday if she wants to win New Hampshire, and Sanders has taken to posting things like this on Twitter:

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