On TV this Thursday: Haven comes to a sacrificial close, Bob Newhart has another Theory, Barbara Walters trots out more Fascinating people and President Barack Obama is Running Wild. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar:
Haven Ends, 'Shamy' Awakens, Wild Obama and More
The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball
Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Weeknd and Calvin Harris perform at Madison Square Garden; Z100’s Elvis Duran hosts.
American Country Countdown's Top 10 Stories of 2015
Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Charles Kelley and Maddie and Tae are scheduled to appear; Darius Rucker hosts.
Inside the Actors Studio
Steve Carrell joins James Lipton to discuss his newest film, The Big Short, and prior work on The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Crazy Stupid Love and more.
The Big Bang Theory
Fall finale: Sheldon skips Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be with Amy on her birthday, leaving Leonard, Wolowitz and Raj with an extra ticket; Bob Newhart returns. (Revisit 14 unforgettable “Shamy” moments.)
Life in Pieces
Fall finale: Colleen joins John and his Air Force friends for dirty Christmas caroling; Joan gets in the way of Jen and Greg’s first Christmas with Lark. (Find return date.)
The three-hour movie event finds the detective’s attempt at a secluded life thwarted by the case of a cannibalistic serial killer. (Watch sneak peek.)
Fall finale: Christy and Bonnie try to remain supportive when Regina (recurring guest star Octavia Spencer) doesn’t think she’s an alcoholic.
Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People
Bradley Cooper, Amy Schumer, Tracy Morgan, Ronda Rousey, Bernie Sanders, Misty Copeland and Donna Karan are among those deemed fascinating.
2 Broke Girls
Fall finale: Han forces the diner staff to join him at an “Escape Room Club” to improve on their teamwork. (Moving to Wednesdays in January.)
Series finale (two episodes): First up, Nathan contemplates a sacrifice. Then at 11 pm, Audrey makes a difficult decision to save the town from Croatoan.
Running Wild With Bear Grylls
President Obama joins Bear on a trek through the Alaskan wilderness and sees how climate change is having an impact on the state’s famed Exit Glacier.
Fall finale: Morland offers to lend his resources to Sherlock and Joan on an important case. (What’s Richard Kind up to?)
The Force Awakens for O’Brien with guests J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.