What to Watch Tonight: Big Bang Pits Newhart vs. Nye, Groban Is Crazy, Jafar's Backstory and More

The Big Bang TheoryOn TV this Thursday: Two icons visit The Big Bang Theory, Josh Groban is a Crazy one, Olivia must make a Scandalous decision, the Bluths go Inside the Actor’s Studio and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo) | You’ll have made a huge mistake if you don’t tune in to see Warden Stefan Gentles Q&A his former inmates and the rest of the Arrested Development cast.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Angry that Professor Proton (returning Emmy-winning guest star Bob Newhart) asked Leonard for advice instead of him, Sheldon befriends his childhood hero’s rival — Bill Nye the Science Guy.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (CW) | Tessa (guest-star Janina Gavankar, True Blood) confidently tells Stefan her next move, and Damon is shocked when he discovers the secret to the mysterious woman’s plan.

8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | Flashbacks reveal Jafar’s origins and what he wants from Cyrus, while in Wonderland the sorcerer plots to kill the Knave, putting the Red Queen in a difficult position. Lost‘s Zuleikha Robinson guest-stars.

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9 pm The Returned (Sundance) | Simon approaches his former fiancée, while Camille is unable to fit back in with her family. The returned begin to realize they’re not the only ones who have been brought back.

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Neal goes undercover to investigate a psychiatrist (Elizabeth Marvel, Person of Interest) who may be manipulating her patients into committing crimes.

9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | Josh Groban, king of ballads and hilarious cameos (see: Crazy Stupid Love, The Office), guest-stars as Sydney’s infatuated former co-worker who writes a stalkery song about her. “You raise me up/So I can look into your window…

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10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie heads to New York to find evidence of a crime.

10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Olivia must make a difficult decision that will affect all of her relationships in the White House. Meh, there’s nothing a big glass of pinot can’t solve!

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | When Mycroft (Rhys Ifans) comes to NYC to solicit help with a case involving his former fiancée, Sherlock has trouble accepting his brother and Joan’s relationship.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!



Comments (33)

  • Elementary! Can’t wait to see Mycroft again!

    Comment by c – November 7, 2013 04:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely LOVE BBT’s sheldon,my fav autistic character

    Comment by fran – November 7, 2013 05:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So you’re a doctor now?

      Comment by Bob – November 7, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s not autistic… He may have Aspergers, but they’ve never addressed it. He may just be incredibly socially awkward. He’s definitely not autistic though…

      Comment by Brian – November 7, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Asperger’s is on the Autism spectrum, so . . . . .

        Comment by meem – November 7, 2013 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s not crazy, his mother had him tested!

      Seriously, though, when the show first started, the writers and producers vehemently denied that he has Asperger’s, but it sure seems like he does and, as the old saying goes, “If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck!”

      Comment by Drew – November 7, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Josh Groban is always fun. Also great to see Bill Nye make a Big Bang Theory appearance, I was wondering if that was going to happen.

    Comment by Auntie Ralph – November 7, 2013 05:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood :D

    Comment by Austin – November 7, 2013 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries
    Greys
    Crazy Ones
    Scandal
    Parenthood

    Comment by Eric7740 – November 7, 2013 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hulu Tomorrow:
    Glee
    MJF Show
    Sean Saves the World

    Comment by Eric7740 – November 7, 2013 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tvd reign crazy ones

    Comment by ollie – November 7, 2013 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT, White Collar, Two & a Half, Elementary. Kids watching Zookeeper on ABC Fam.

    Comment by Stormy – November 7, 2013 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vampire Diaries
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Parenthood
    PVRing The Crazy Ones

    Comment by sarah – November 7, 2013 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Inside the Actor’s Studio is on at 8pm.

    Comment by Christopher Jobes – November 7, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amended! — KR

      Comment by Kimberly Roots – November 7, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Inside The Actor’s Studio excited to see Arrested Development cast back together again. The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, and White Collar.

    Comment by Joey – November 7, 2013 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries
    The Returned (Sundance) Absolutely excellent!
    Scandal

    Comment by Maryann – November 7, 2013 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood. On Demand: Scandal.

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – November 7, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not gonna lie, I’ll probably tune into “The Crazy Ones’ just to see Josh Groban.

    Comment by lmjo – November 7, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This week can’t go fast enough because next week, as retta puts it, “Parks and Muh’F****** Rec” is back on!!!!

    Comment by Eddie – November 7, 2013 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang
    Crazy Ones
    Covert Affairs

    Comment by SK – November 7, 2013 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang,OUATIW,VD,Reign,Scandal

    Comment by Brandy – November 7, 2013 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee!

    Comment by Jamie04 – November 7, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big Bang Theory, White Collar and Covert Affairs

    Comment by Justin – November 7, 2013 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • watching live:
    The Voice
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Scandal

    DVR:
    The Vampire Diaries
    Glee

    On Demand:
    The X Factor

    I love/hate thursdays because all my favorite shows are on

    Comment by Pam – November 7, 2013 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vampire Diaries
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Glee
    White Collar
    Scandal
    Parenthood

    Comment by Jared – November 7, 2013 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TBBT
    The Millers
    The Crazy Ones

    Comment by Marla (@zoyaroses) – November 7, 2013 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TVD
    Scandal
    DVR-ing The Returned (have the first episode recorded but haven’t seen it yet. Still interested)
    No Parks and Rec? :(
    Might watch Glee

    Comment by Omar Ahmed – November 7, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Parks and Recreation is on hiatus due to ratings troubles.

      Comment by Caitlin P – November 7, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What does Jafar have to do with Wonderland? Sounds ridiculous.

    Comment by Caitlin P – November 7, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee! Gonna be fun tonight!

    Comment by Cammie – November 7, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee! Can’t wait to see AdamLambert!!

    Comment by KC – November 7, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She says: Its unbelievable. back-to-back Ashes,Sir Richard Hadlee was promoting Sky Sports year of live cricket which includes England v New Zealand,Simon said: Were going to see a workshop on the musical in a couple of weeks time.The Geordie pair also revealed their secret plan for the ownership scheme admitting they want to boss Simon around and get him mucking out the stable. yes! That was born out of time Lesley (Sharp,000) and sailor Ben Ainslie (? media appearances and sales of her autobiography. got an early goal and we were relentless in the second half.

    Comment by air jordan – November 27, 2013 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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