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

Kaley Cuoco, left, and Jane Kaczmarek in “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS.

A psychiatrist (Jane Kaczmarek, left) tries to help in “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS. With Kaley Cuoco.


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The Big Bang Theory Penny (Kaley Cuoco) wants Leonard (Johnny Galecki) to meet with a psychiatrist (Jane Kaczmarek) in this new episode of the smart comedy. 8 p.m. CBS

Heroes Reborn Luke and Malina (Zachary Levi, Danika Yarosh) must save Tommy (Robbie Kay) in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

American Idol Auditions in Little Rock and San Francisco. 8 p.m. Fox


Inside the Actors Studio James Lipton interviews Jeff Daniels. 8 p.m. Bravo

Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest Former astronaut Leland Melvin returns for a second season of the competition featuring gifted students from across the country. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Life in Pieces Heather and Tim (Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl) make new friends, but Sophia (Giselle Eisenberg) doesn’t like the other couple’s son in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. CBS

Mom Christy (Anna Faris) hosts a dinner that includes Phyllis (Linda Lavin), the finicky mother of Violet’s (Sadie Calvano) fiancé, Gregory (David Krumholtz), in the new episode. Allison Janney also stars. 9 p.m. CBS


The Blacklist Season 3 continues with Liz (Megan Boone) in federal custody and Red (James Spader) trying to help her from the outside. 9 p.m. NBC

My Diet Is Better Than Yours In this new unscripted weight loss competition, the competitors are the diet and fitness experts who try to help overweight and obese participants. 9 p.m. ABC

Angel From Hell In this new comedy, a dermatologist (Maggie Lawson) meets someone who claims to be her guardian angel (Jane Lynch). 9:30 p.m. CBS

Elementary A new book written by Watson’s (Lucy Liu) stepfather (John Heard) was inspired by her work with Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and the NYPD. 10 p.m. CBS

Shades of Blue Jennifer Lopez stars as a single-mom-Brooklyn police detective pressured by an FBI agent (Warren Kohl) to inform on her colleagues. Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo also star in the premiere. 10 p.m. NBC

Todd Margaret The previous season ended with the end of the world, so this unexpected new season is a reboot of the quirky comedy. David Cross, Will Arnett and Sharon Horgan star. 10 and 10:30 p.m. IFC

Lip Sync Battle Channing Tatum competes against his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, in the season premiere. 10 p.m. Spike



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

Today Carmen Electra; Rachel Platten performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Roman Reigns, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella; Lynne Russell and Chuck De Caro. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue”); Michael B Jordan (“Creed”); Brie Larson (“Room”); Peter Berg. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”); Shaun T (“My Diet Is Better Than Yours”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Morgan Spurlock (“Morgan Spurlock Inside Man”). (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A sex therapist. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL


The Wendy Williams Show Kirstie Alley (“Flaked”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Lily James. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Dr. Ian Smith’s top five weight-loss myths; Lorraine Pascale. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Sheryl Underwood (“The Talk”). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman and her fiance react to revelations from her 15-year-old daughter who disappeared. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Queen Latifah; Marlon Wayans. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

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

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Dalia Mogahed. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Ricky Gervais; Marsai Martin; Rory Scovel. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mark Ruffalo; Kendrick Lamar performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Damian Lewis; America Ferrera. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Cate Blanchett; Dominic Monaghan; Vance Joy performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Gael Garcia Bernal; Meghan Trainor; Transviolet performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Tim Roth; La La Anthony; Jillian Bell; Charlotte Newhouse; Matt Sorum performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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


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