On TV this Thursday: Batman visits The Big Bang Theory, American Idol‘s farewell season goes live and Sarah Michelle Gellar stops by Those Who Can’t. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Big Bang No. 200, Buffy Joins the PTA, Idol Top 10 and More
Ryan Seacrest reveals the last two semi-finalists joining the Top 10 at the start of the first live performance show.
The Big Bang Theory
Episode 200: Amy gets Sheldon to celebrate his birthday; Batman icon Adam West guest-stars; Christine Baranski, Sara Gilbert, Wil Wheaton and John Ross Bowie return. (View photos.)
Red and Liz link the murder of a State Department official to a secret keeper known as The Caretaker; Tom makes a dangerous decision.
Cyrus gets to work on his next master plan; Elizabeth uses David to her advantage; Olivia mulls over Jake’s new position as head of the NSA. (Is someone dying?)
Clarke is torn between forgiveness and retribution; Kane and Octavia partner up to prevent a looming disaster; Abby worries for Raven.
Stateside premiere: The BAFTA-nominated program finds Detective Sergeant Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero, A Young Doctor’s Notebook) on the hunt for a potentially corrupt colleague; John Simm (Life on Mars) and Dave Murdoch (Mad Dogs) co-star.
Will gets close to discovering his wife’s secret while on the hunt for the Resistance; Katie begins to feel cut off from her family.
Chip grapples with constant rejection during an evening with his family. (Renewed already for Season 2? We’re not clowning around!)
Those Who Can't
Shoemaker and Abbey do whatever it takes to get the vending machines back after the PTA has them removed; Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NBC’s Cruel Intentions pilot) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) guest-star.