Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on CBS



The Big Bang Theory Wolowitz and Bernadette’s (Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch) baby is on the way, and it’s Amy’s (Mayim Bialik) birthday. Jim Parsons also stars with guest stars Pamela Adlon and Vernee Watson. 8 p.m. CBS

The Great Indoors When the human resources department rescinds its rule against inter-office dating, Jack (Joel McHale) doesn’t have an excuse to break up with Amy (guest star Jessica Makison). 8:30 p.m. CBS

Project Runway The two-part season finale begins with Tim Gunn traveling to the hometowns of the finalists to get a preview of the collections they plan to show at New York’s Fall Fashion Week. 9 p.m. Lifetime


Mom Adam (William Fichtner) thinks Christy and Bonnie (Anna Faris, Allison Janney) are backsliding a bit in this new episode. Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressley and Beth Hall also star. 9 p.m. CBS

Project Runway: Fashion Startup In the season finale, the investors are impressed by an international team of entrepreneurs who present a major and highly creative upgrade to an everyday accessory. Julie Rice, cofounder of SoulCycle and Jenny Fleiss, cofounder and head of logistics at Rent the Runway, give an entrepreneur invaluable insight into how to build a business. 11 p.m. Lifetime


iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 This new special focuses on the multi-city concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, the Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Charlie Puth and Niall Horan are on the bill. 8 p.m. KTLA


CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Arnold Schwarzenegger; Nick Kroll; Elle Fanning; Little Mix performs; Zach Braff; ambush makeover; chef Ina Garten; holiday gift guide. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Liam Neeson; Forest Whitaker; Gail Simmons. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Tony Bennett; Ross Mathews (“Hollywood Today Live”); Band of Merrymakers performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Arnold Schwarzenegger; Elle Fanning; co-host Van Jones. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Day of hot topics. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray A mystery taster; holiday party planning advice; edible ornaments; a one-skillet chicken dinner. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A man tells of being injected with HIV by his father; weight-loss success stories. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Martha Stewart; reality star Vikki Ziegler. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Cedric the Entertainer; Alan Tudyk; Carnie Wilson. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Kate Gosselin discusses life as a single mother of eight. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Rosemarie DeWitt; Alicia Keys performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry 50 Cent; Alfonso Herrera (“The Exorcist”); Harry performs. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV, midnight KCOP

Dr. Phil A 6-year-old is murdered by her mom’s boyfriend. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Jovan Adepo (“Fences,” “The Leftovers”); solving winter’s beauty setbacks. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé A teenage African American girl travels to Ghana. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Dr. Nadine Burke Harris; astronaut Mike Massimino. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR, 11:30 p.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Rob Corddry. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Diego Luna; the Pretenders perform. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Casey Affleck, Sienna Miller; Solange performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert James Franco; Michael Stipe; comic Gad Elmaleh. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Andrea Riseborough; Blake Shelton performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Katie Holmes; Seth MacFarlane performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Megyn Kelly; Colin Quinn; Megadeth performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Filmmaker Gareth Edwards (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”); Classixx performs; Alexa Davalos. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC

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