Thursday’s TV Highlights: “Prey” on BBC America

Rosie Cavaliero in “Prey” on BBC America.

Detectives hunt one of their own in “Prey” on BBC America. Rosie Cavaliero stars.

(Ben Blackall / BBC)


The Big Bang Theory For the first time in nine years, the gang celebrates Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) birthday and surprises him with a guest in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

You, Me and the Apocalypse Jamie (Mathew Baynton) is stunned by revelations of his wife’s (Karla Crome) past in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Stephen Amell turns up in his “Arrow” role of Oliver Queen in this new episode. Casper Crump also guest stars. 8 p.m. KTLA


American Idol The top 10 perform in the season’s first live show. 8 p.m. Fox

Mom Christy Jill and Wendy (Anna Faris, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall) try to help Bonnie (Allison Janney) cross the Canadian border without attracting attention. 9 p.m. CBS

The 100 Kane and Octavia (Henry Ian Cusick, Marie Avgeropoulos) become partners in trying to prevent a disaster. 9 p.m. KTLA

Top Chef The chefs travel through San Francisco’s Chinatown, winding up at chef Martin Yan’s M.Y. China restaurant in this cooking competition. 9 p.m. Bravo


Project Runway All Stars The designers collaborate with music group Little Big Town to create “opposites attract” red carpet gowns for the Academy of Country Music Awards. 9 p.m. Lifetime

2 Broke Girls Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) are in Hollywood where Caroline takes studio meetings about having her life story turned into a movie. James Burrows directs this new episode. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Shades of Blue Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) fully commits to helping Stahl (Warren Kole) bring down Wozniak (Ray Liotta) in this new episode. 10 p.m. NBC

Prey Det. Sgt. Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero) is on the trail of a detective (John Simm) framed for the murder of his wife and son in the premiere of this six episode crime thriller. 10 p.m. BBC America


Republican Presidential Debate Candidates for the GOP presidential nomination meet at the University of Houston. 5:30 and 10 p.m. CNN


CBS This Morning Hope Solo; Gloria and Emilio Estefan. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS


Today Krysten Ritter; Sister Hazel performs; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton (“Eddie the Eagle”). (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Ginnifer Goodwin (“Zootopia”); Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton (“Eddie the Eagle”). (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”); Ben Lyons. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A procedure to eliminate migraine pain. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”). (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Craig Ferguson (“Join or Die”); Rick Springfield performs; chef Jeff Mauro. (N) 1 p.m. KABC


Dr. Oz Tamar Braxton discusses her blood clots; Maurice Benard discusses his bipolar disorder. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman says her brother is hacking her devices and having her followed. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton (“Eddie the Eagle”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Rapper David “Dee-1" Augustine. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Gwen Stefani performs; Ashley Graham. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary Replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Pope Francis, Donald Trump and immigration. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Steven A. Mazzie; Robert G. Brown; Lianne La Havas. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Former CIA director Michael Hayden. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Kate Hudson; Robert Patrick; Lake Street Dive. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show Tom Papa. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Gerard Butler; Jenny Slate; the 1975 performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: Stephen Colbert Tim Daly; Krysten Ritter; Jason Isbell performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kelly Ripa; Billy Brown; Tinashe; Snakehips. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Casey Affleck; Lucy Hale. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Angela Bassett; Rich Eisen. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call With Carson Daly Malcolm-Jamal Warner; Heartless Bastards perform. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC


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