On TV this Thursday: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad parody themselves, Louie returns in deliciously cringeworthy form, The Big Bang Theory introduces an unknown half-sibling and Grey’s and Mom face-off at a special time. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
The Comedians Begins, Louie Returns, Big Bang Bro and More
The Jeffersonian team investigate a bakery infamous for employing ex-cons after the body of a former inmate is found dismembered.
The Big Bang Theory
Howard discovers he has a younger half-brother (Victorious‘ Matt Bennett); Penny gets the chance to audition for a Kevin Smith movie.
Special time: Meredith learns of Owen and Amelia’s relationship; Catherine aids an adulterer whose wife attacked him. (An encore of the series pilot airs at 8 pm in honor of its 10th anniversary… which was March 27.)
Special time: Bonnie goes to extremes to keep her new addiction a secret from Christy. Tom Amendes (Everwood) guest-stars.
Holmes and Watson get caught in a war for the digital age when a member of a notorious hacker group is murdered.
Barb brings her case in front of the media; Carter’s jailed conditions worsen after he and Aubrey attempt to flee the country.
The Red Road
Kopus tucks away the money he found at Mac’s house; Harold puts his job at risk in an effort to protect Junior.
Peter makes a shocking discovery as Golan arrests Emma’s murderer; Avram and the red heifer are abducted by a stranger with a mystifying motive.
Series premiere: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) play fictionalized versions of themselves as they’re reluctantly paired to star in an FX variety show.
Season 5 premiere: Louie attends a potluck dinner. Squirm-inducing humor ensues as he attempts to help a pregnant surrogate mother.