Monday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on CBS

Jim Parsons in “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS.
A long way from home, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) gets in trouble on “The Big Bang Theory.”
(Michael Ansell / Warner Bros / CBS)

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Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court This new unscripted series offers a glimpse into the drama surrounding establishing legal parenthood. 11 a.m. KDOC

The Big Bang Theory The popular sitcom temporarily moves back to Mondays to start its eighth season with back-to-back episodes. In the opener Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is far from home, and Leonard and Amy (Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik) try to get him back. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS

The Voice Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams join returning celebrity judges/musicians/coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as the singing competition is back with a new season. Carson Daly continues host. 8 p.m. NBC


Gotham Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), who eventually will become Gotham’s police commissioner, is at the heart of this new series set in the “Batman” universe. Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith also star. 8 p.m. Fox

Inside the Actors Studio Host James Lipton welcomes Mariska Hargitay. 8 p.m. Bravo

Scorpion A team of misfit geniuses works with a federal agent (Robert Patrick) to stop high-tech crimes as this new drama series. Katharine McPhee also stars. 9 p.m. CBS

Sleepy Hollow The season premiere opens where the first season left off with Ichabod (Tom Mison) buried alive while Katrina (Katia Winter) is in the clutches of the Headless Horseman, and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) is stuck in purgatory. Lyndie Greenwood and John Noble also star. 9 p.m. Fox

Dallas In the season finale Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) races to find Elena (Jordana Brewster) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) is double-crossed by the cartel. 9 p.m. TNT

Under the Dome The drama based on the Stephen King story ends its second season. 10 p.m. CBS

The Blacklist The mystery series — on Mondays for now, but moving to Thursdays later in the year — opens its second season with new opponent for Red (James Spader), and a reunion with someone from his past (Mary-Louise Parker). 10 p.m. NBC

Forever A medical examiner (Ioan Gruffudd) has a knack for staying alive — 200 years so far — in this new fantasy-drama. 10 p.m. ABC


POV The very colorful mayor of New York from 1978 to 1989 is profiled in the new episode “Koch.” 10 p.m. KOCE


CBS This Morning Robert Plant; Mark Harmon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Gwen Stefani; Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg; James Spader; Lenny Kravitz; Jeffrey Tambor. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Tommy Lasorda; Colin O’Donoghue (“Once Upon a Time”); Charlie Sheen; Pamela Anderson. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael James Spader; Jim Caviezel; Mary Lambert. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Craig Ferguson (“Celebrity Name Game”); Delaina Dixon. (N) 9 a.m. KCOP; 11 a.m. KTTV


The View Judd Hirsch; author Lara Spencer. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show A new GMO pesticide; gastric bypass. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; Big Boy; Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee; Dean Norris. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Peter Walsh. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Jada Pinkett Smith. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

Meredith Vieira Josh Groban. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil A woman videotapes her husband abusing her. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Dr. Phil. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Lauren Graham; Ben McKenzie. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Zooey Deschanel; Breckin Meyer; Beck performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

Tavis Smiley Nicholas Kristof. (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Sofia Vergara; Megan Boone; the Black Keys perform. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: David Letterman Mark Harmon; animal expert Jack Hanna. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Late Night Martha Stewart; Ana Gasteyer. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Bill Hader; Scott Bakula. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call (Season Premiere) Jim Jefferies; Porter Robinson; Ned Benson. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC

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