Though they have been sparring back and forth for months, U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law school professor Elizabeth Warren will debate face to face for the first time Thursday night in prime time.

The debate, sponsored and moderated by WBZ-TV in Boston, will be the first of three televised dialogues between the candidates. While only an hour in length, experts expect the debate—and the two scheduled for later this fall—will prove to be an important inflection point in the hotly contested Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.

With polls showing Brown and Warren neck-and-neck, the debates may serve as one of the last chances for the candidates to sway undecided voters before Nov. 6.

Whether you're politically interested or just a TV junkie, watch the debate at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV or online at Check The Crimson for post-debate reaction and much more on Massachusetts's U.S. Senate race.