What to watch on Thursday, January 10...
The Big Bang Theory
The guys cosplay as Star Trek: The Next Generation characters and hit the road to a comic book convention in “The Bakersfield Expedition.” Back at home, Penny, Amy, and Bernadette venture into the comics shop for what’s sure to be a nuanced and enlightened consideration of gender identities within evolving subcultures, and which certainly won’t feature at least one pun on the word “rack.”
Jack and Devin Banks (Will Arnett) form an unholy alliance to defeat archrival Kaylie Hooper (Chloë Grace Mortez) and seize control of Kabletown in “Game Over.” Meanwhile, Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer is the star of EGOT-winner Tracy Jordan’s latest directorial effort, and newly hitched Liz contemplates motherhood.
8pm, The CW
The 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
An awards extravaganza so esteemed, it can only be presented by America’s fifth-most-popular broadcast network. The Broadcast Film Critics Association honors its favorite cinema of the year, with Lincoln’s record 13 nominations leading the pack.
It’s Dwight vs. lice in “Lice.” What do you suppose are the chances he develops an unnecessarily elaborate method of combatting the infestation, possibly one involving comically inappropriate weapons or booby traps? And in Philadelphia, Jim courts a high-profile investor: NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
Bailey puts her wedding on hold, Cristina and Owen put their divorce on hold, and Arizona and Callie try to take their romantic life off hold. Elsewhere, a group of injured bikers arrives at the hospital, which could make “Things We Said Today” the Grey’s Anatomy / Sons of Anarchy crossover America has been clamoring for.
An old criminal adversary named “M.” has followed Sherlock from Britain to New York. Will this development lead where fans of the Holmes canon might predict, or has the show got a twist up its sleeve regarding the detective’s most notorious nemesis? Either way, Sherlock should probably postpone any vacations to Niagara Falls he may have been planning.
– Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, and ZZ Ward on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Cyndi Lauper on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Josh Brolin on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Ben Gibbard on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Ryan Seacrest, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson, Anthony Jeselnik, and King and Country on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Michael J. Fox and Lena Dunham on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Dr. Mehmet Oz, Chris Paul, and Blake Griffin on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– The cast of 30 Rock and John Cale on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Tim Allen and Margaret Cho on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?