What to Watch Thursday: Elementary Brothers Unite, Burke's Back on Grey's, 3 Finales and More

Paint It BlackOn TV this Thursday: The iHeartRadio Music Awards are live from L.A., Grey’s Anatomy welcomes back Burke, Elementary gets personal and the Vikings have a showdown. 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 iHeartRadio Music Awards (NBC) | The most popular artists and music over the past year — as determined by iHeartRadio listeners — will be honored at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Bob Newhart returns as Professor Proton to help Sheldon cope with grief, while Amy and Bernadette make a “Star Wars Day” gift for the guys.

8:30 pm The Millers (CBS) | When Tom tells the family he’s dating a much younger woman, Nathan does some spying to make sure this lass isn’t a gold digger.

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9 pm Reign (The CW) | After enlisting a mercenary to help her, Mary realizes she is willing to sacrifice and risk lives to save her country.

9:30 pm Surviving Jack (Fox) | To get Rachel more involved in school, Jack gets her a spot on the wrestling team — much to the dismay of the coach (The Middle‘s Neil Flynn).

9:30 pm Bad Teacher (CBS) | Meredith wants to date a student’s wealthy father (Ken Marino, Childrens Hospital) but said pupil refuses to give her permission. 

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PREVIEW | Vikings: Will Floki Commit a Deadly Betrayal? Gustaf Skarsgård Teases ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Finale

10 pm Vikings (History) | Season finale: As Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat, the final showdown between two Viking leaders is at hand. (Already renewed!)

10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock is forced to partner with his estranged brother Mycroft to solve a life-or-death case.

10 pm Portlandia (IFC) | Season finale: Peter and Nance go on a walking tour; Toni and Candace lead a feminist retreat. (Already renewed!)

10 pm Sirens (USA Network) | Season finale: After a close call on the job, Theresa decides to join the FBI in Washington — prompting Johnny to propose marriage. (Not yet renewed; check status.)

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

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  1. SK says:

    Big Bang

  2. Justin says:

    Just Big Bang Theory tonight.

  3. Elyse says:


  4. Dav says:

    Vikings of course!

  5. Carrie says:

    Woke up this morning thinking I only have a few hours left till I get my Burke-Christina fix. I am not even ashamed to admit it, and only hope Shondra gives us her best tonight. Will also have to watch idol results show in fast forward….

    • Danielle H. says:

      I was excited all day at work… it’s so rare to have TV to look forward to this much anymore! I may even watch Live (GASP!)

  6. jenna says:

    for the first time in a couple years thursday will be grey’s night for me! Can’t wait to see burke back on screen :)

  7. d4h8a15r16m23a42 says:

    Surviving Jack
    The Challenge
    And giving Bad Teacher another chance.

  8. Pat says:

    TBBT and the Miller’s. Grey’s and Elementary will be on my DVR. I am not looking forward to Burke’s return. Christina has held her own all of these years without his presence and I feel like her exit from Grey’s should not include him.

  9. Britt says:

    Hell’s Kitchen

  10. elaine says:

    Haven’t been this excited about Greys Anatomy in years – welcome back Preston Burke!

  11. Brandy says:


  12. Joey Padron says:

    Check out iHeart Radio Music Awards and watch Jimmy Fallon. DVR Surviving Jack and Portlandia.

  13. dman6015 says:

    Big Bang Theory

  14. GildedRose says:

    Elementary! I’m very excited to see what happens to Joan and how Sherlock reacts because they spent the entire episode essentially building up how important she was to him and how much “losing her” would rock his world.

    • Sasha says:

      I’m loving all things Sherlock myself recently.

      Watched the BBC version Seasons 1-3 last week. Looking forward to Elementary this week!

    • Gerry says:

      Don’t like the other brother from Elementary, at all, could do without him. They don’t need him in their lives, actually he spoils the series for me. I wan him to stay with Sherlock,

  15. Eric7740 says:

    Surviving Jack
    and maybe the Vampire Diaries

  16. Steve F. says:

    Surviving Jack and Vikings (seeing how Donal Logue is going to be in Gotham, I have a feeling we may be seeing the last of King Horik tonight…)

  17. Liv says:

    Surviving Jack

  18. Badpenny says:

    I will watch TBBT and Elementary and record Vikings for a later date.

  19. Maryann says:

    Vampire Diaries
    I Heart Radio (maybe)

  20. rflairfan1 says:

    Surviving Jack