Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'

Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'
Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) mom (Laurie Metcalf) has a surprise for him on "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS. (Michael Yarish / CBS)

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Chicagoland Mayor Rahm Emanuel cheers on the Blackhawks on their NHL playoff run in this new episode. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN

The Big Bang Theory Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is in for a surprise when he visits his mom (Laurie Metcalf) in Texas, in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

Community Professor Hickey, Jeff and Shirley (Jonathan Banks, Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown) discover a cache of textbooks in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The Knave and the Red Queen (Michael Socha, Emma Rigby) encounter the Jabberwocky (Peta Sergeant). 8 p.m. ABC

Hell's Kitchen Aspiring restaurateurs present chef Gordon Ramsay their signature dishes in the return of the cooking competition series. 8 p.m. Fox

Reign Mary (Adelaide Kane) becomes suspicious of Lola's (Anna Popplewell) behavior and uncovers a deception. 9 p.m. KTLA

Grey's Anatomy Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) counsels a patient of Callie's (Sara Ramirez) on a potential amputation in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC

American Idol Harry Connick Jr. steps out from behind the judges table to perform in this results episode. Mali Music also performs. 9 p.m. Fox

Project Runway: Under the Gunn The mentors confront the judges in this tense new episode. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Parenthood Jasmine and Crosby (Joy Bryant, Dax Shepard) reach an important milestone in Aida's upbringing in this new episode. 10 p.m. NBC

Breaking Boston Four young working-class women try to better their lives in this new unscripted series. 10 p.m. A&E

King of the Nerds The contestants who were sent home return for the season finale. Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong host. 10 p.m. TBS

Celebrity Home Raiders Kit meets KITT, when host Kit Hoover and Darren Julien tour David Hasselhoff's home in the first of two new episodes. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Lifetime


CBS This Morning Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Donald Trump; Christian Slater; Lori Laughlin. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Ramon Rodriguez; Arthur Chu ("Jeopardy!"); author Carole Radziwill. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Petra Nemcova; Jordana Brewster ("Dallas"); Lance Gross ("Crisis").(N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Bill Bellamy; Omar Epps. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Emmy Rossum; Deion Sanders; Arthur Chu ("Jeopardy!"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Guest co-host Nicolle Wallace; Melissa Rauch; Frank Lutz. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Spanking; weaning opiate addiction; ADHD. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Tyler Perry; Emily Mortimer; chef Ryan Scott. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Sarah Michelle Gellar ("The Crazy Ones"); Fred Willard. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show Three natural, nonaddictive painkillers; caffeine. 2 p.m. KABC,

Dr. Phil A woman says she fears her violent 8-year-old son. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Screening for colon cancer; Shay Mitchell ("Pretty Little Liars"). (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show George Lopez; Jesse Metcalfe; Myles Eckert and Lt. Col. Frank Dailey; Luke Bryan performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Arsenio Hall Omar Epps; Alison Teal and Jonathan Klay; ballet dancer Misty Copeland performs. (N) 11 p.m. KTLA

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Anita Hill. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately Grace Helbig; Bobby Lee; Tyler Perry. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Ben Stiller; Evangeline Lilly. 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Historian Simon Schama. (N) 1130 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Julianna Margulies; Patton Oswalt; Nate Bargatze. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: David Letterman Bryan Cranston; Melissa Rauch; Le1f performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Lady Gaga; Darby Stanchfield; the Preatures. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

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

Late Night Tilda Swinton; Warren Buffett; Dan Gilbert; Carrie Brownstein; Lo-Fang performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show: Craig Ferguson Kristen Bell; Michael McMillian; Adam Ray. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley M. Night Shyamalan; Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (N) 1 a.m. KOC

Last Call James Adomian. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC

James Adomian. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC