Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘Vikings’ on History

Travis Fimmel in “Vikings” on History.

King Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) is back in the season premiere of “Vikings” on History.


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The Big Bang Theory Bernadette’s (Melissa Rauch) news gets out, and everyone is happy about her pregnancy, except dad-to-be Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

You, Me and the Apocalypse Jamie and Dave (Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry) go inside a psychiatric hospital, where they can be directed to Ariel (also played by Baynton) in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Grey’s Anatomy The aftermath of the attack on Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) continues to play out in the new episode. Chandra Wilson also stars. 8 p.m. ABC


American Idol Fan favorites Constantine Maroulis, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Haley Reinhart return to mentor and perform with contestants in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

Mom Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) guest stars in the new episode. 9 p.m. CBS

Scandal Mellie (Bellamy Young) seeks help from Olivia (Kerry Washington) in this new episode. Portia de Rossi also stars. 9 p.m. ABC

Project Runway All Stars The runway challenge in this new episode includes a wind machine. 9 p.m. Lifetime


2 Broke Girls As the comedy returns to Thursday nights, Caroline’s (Beth Behrs) story of going from wealth to very modest means intrigues a Hollywood mogul, who wants to film it. Kat Dennings also stars. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Elementary Holmes and Watson (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) investigate when poisonous mushrooms are used to murder a professor and some of his students. 10 p.m. CBS

London Spy In the finale to this five-part series, Det. Taylor (Samantha Spiro) tells Danny (Ben Whishaw) that she believes his story. Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter and Adrian Lester also star. 10 p.m. BBC America

Vikings Travis Fimmel returns as Ragnar Lothbrok in the season premiere of the action filled historical drama. 10 p.m. History

Join or Die With Craig Ferguson Jimmy Kimmel, Jen D’Angelo, and PR guru Howard Bragman are guests in the premiere of this new topic-based talk series. 11 p.m. History


Presidential Town Halls Republican candidates appear with moderator Anderson Cooper at 5 and 9 p.m. on CNN; and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet at 6 and 9 p.m. on MSNBC, with moderators José Díaz-Balart and Chuck Todd.




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

Today Amanda Peet; Phillipa Soo; Scott McGillivray. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Day L.A. Dan Reynolds. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Kiefer Sutherland; Travis Fimmel; Jazmine Sullivan performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Lance Bass and stars of “Child Genius.” (N) 11 a.m. KNBC


The Doctors A woman’s morning-after video goes viral; teens die after drinking a deadly cocktail. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Jason Sudeikis and Stephen James (“Race”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk William Shatner; Debbie Matenopoulos. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Katie Lowes (“Scandal”). (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Michael Strahan discusses his father’s health scare; Shannen Doherty’s battle with cancer. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Homeless twin sisters addicted to drugs. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Theresa Caputo (“Long Island Medium”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Matt McGorry. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

Ellen DeGeneres Adele performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary Democratic presidential candidates campaign for black votes. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Jason Sudeikis; Stephan James. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Vince Vaughn; Ryan Seacrest; Dead & Company performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: Stephen Colbert Téa Leoni; Amanda Peet; Jeffrey Tanenhaus. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kerry Washington; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Jason Derulo. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Late Show: James Corden Katie Couric; Gillian Jacobs; Anders Holm. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night Kiefer Sutherland; Carice van Houten. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call Stephen James; Lower Dens performs; Lenny Abrahamson. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC


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