Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ CBS
The X Factor: This elimination episode features performances by Alicia Keys and Josh Krajcik (8 p.m. Fox).
Apollo Live: Gladys Knight performs in this new episode (8 p.m. BET).
Return to Lonesome Dove: Call (Jon Voight) makes Agostina (Nia Peeples) a partner in the Hat Creek Ranch in the conclusion of the western mini-series (8 p.m. Encore).
Up All Night: Reagan, Chris and Scott (Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Luka Jones) join Gene and Terry (Matt Braunger, Jean Villepique) at their mountain cabin for a family gathering in this new episode (8:30 p.m. NBC).
Two and a Half Men: Alan’s (Jon Cryer) now-famous ex-wife, Kandi (April Bowlby), wants to reconcile in this new episode (8:30 p.m. CBS).
The Office: Angela (Angela Kinsey) seeks help from Dwight (Rainn Wilson) when she discovers her husband’s affair. Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer also star in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC).
Beauty and the Beast: JT (Austin Basis) examines Vincent (Jay Ryan) to determine why he’s been having blackouts but is forced to sedate him when he begins to transform in this new episode (9 p.m. KTLA).
Parks and Recreation: Leslie (Amy Poehler) asks the public for design ideas for her park, but the source of one particularly good one raises her suspicions in this new episode (9:30 p.m. NBC).
American Chainsaw: This new series revolves around ice sculptors (10 and 10:30 p.m. National Geographic).
100 Greatest Kid Stars: This new five-part special counts down the top young stars of the past two decades. Catherine Reitman — daughter of “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman and once a child actress herself — hosts (9 and 10 p.m. VH1).
A Fairly Odd Christmas: Timmy Turner must save Christmas after his actions cause children to lose faith in Santa Claus in this new TV live action/animation based on the children’s series (7 p.m. Nickelodeon).
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