Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Backstrom' on Fox

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Backstrom' on Fox
Rainn Wilson stars as an intense and obnoxious police detective in "Backstrom" on Fox. (Liane Hentscher / Fox)

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The Biggest Loser Not all is lost for the contestants in the season finale of the unscripted weight loss series. 8 p.m. NBC

The Vampire Diaries On their birthday, Liv and Luke (Penelope Mitchell and Chris Brochu) make an appeal to their father to let Jo and Kai (guest stars Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Chris Wood) substitute for them in a ceremony in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

American Idol Auditions continue. 8 p.m. Fox

Backstrom When a family falls victim to a serial arsonist, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) works with a detective (Angelique Cabral) who has experience investigating fires in this new episode, "Bella." They have different ideas about who may be responsible, especially when evidence vanishes from the crime scene. Eddie McClintock guest stars in this new episode. 9 p.m. Fox

Project Runway All Stars In this new episode, the designers must use Marchesa's showroom as inspiration to create bridesmaids' dresses for a wedding on the runway officiated by Alyssa Milano. Cat Deeley guest stars. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Parenthood Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham, Sam Jaeger, Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson, Monica Potter and Mae Whitman say goodbye to the long-running family series. 10 p.m. NBC

Babylon In this new episode Liz's (Brit Marling) relationship with Commissioner Miller (James Nesbitt) attracts scrutiny. 10 p.m. Sundance

Breaking Greenville Producers describe this new unscripted series as a "character-driven, comedic docu-soap" that takes viewers behind the scenes of two real TV news stations in Greenville, Miss., one of America's smallest TV markets. 10:30 p.m. TRU


CBS This Morning Natalie Zmuda, Advertising Age. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Kevin Costner; Giada De Laurentiis; Eden xo performs; Lucy Biggers and Pam Chatman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Actress Viola Davis; Valentine's Day deals and steals. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Charlie Weber ("How To Get Away With Murder"); Hill Harper ("The Boy Next Door"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Guest co-host Padma Lakshmi; Kevin Costner; Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano and James Murray. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Counterfeit foods. 10 a.m. KCOP

The Doctors A woman gets help for her morbidly obese son; Jennifer Grey. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Tony Danza (Broadway's "Honeymoon in Vegas"). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Simon Helberg; Jennifer Widerstrom; Sara Gilbert's birthday. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Bill Clinton helps Rachael prepare chili; Michael Strahan. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Christina Milian; Debbie Matenopoulos. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show A hassle-free weight-loss program offers many meal options. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A TV news reporter struggles with alcohol. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Claudia Jordan ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta"). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real James Pickens Jr.; guest host Porsha Williams. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kanye West; Sam Smith performs; Stephen "tWitch" Boss. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Pay equity; microcredit; hacking group Anonymous. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Damien Chazelle. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLC

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Author Sarah Chayes. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Simon Helberg, George Ezra and Tanishq Abraham. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Josh Hutcherson; Tracey Ullman; Echosmith performs. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman John Oliver; Mayim Bialik; Death Cab for Cutie performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kerry Washington; Dave Salmoni; Ne-Yo performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Kristen Stewart. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Guest host Whitney Cummings; Alan Cumming; Alison Brie; Joanne Froggatt; OK Go performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC