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Thursday's TV highlights

January 06, 2011


The Big Bang Theory: Leonard has an idea for a smartphone application, but it causes friction in his friendship with Sheldon in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS).

Wipeout: Contestants tackle an extreme obstacle course in the "winterized" edition of the competition series (8 p.m. ABC).

30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin) tries to influence a congressional election to help a candidate (John Slattery) whose victory would benefit the network in this new episode (8:30 p.m. NBC).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Although investigators believe an online photo of a dead call girl has been faked, the picture leads them to the strangled young woman's corpse. Trevor Donovan, Rich Sommer and Carrot Top guest star in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).

Grey's Anatomy: A gunman opens fire at a local college, sending casualties to the hospital in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).

Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Brad's team works with a former FBI agent and new evidence to try to crack the case of D.B. Cooper (10 p.m. History).

Jersey Shore: The guys and girls — minus Angelina — return to Seaside Heights, N.J., for the third season (10 p.m. MTV).


The Facebook Obsession: This new special chronicles the story behind the rise of the largest social media site in the world, as told by Facebook's founders, friends and foes (6, 7, 9 and 10 p.m. CNBC).


I'm All Right, Jack: An Oxford man (Ian Carmichael) reluctantly accepts a job in his shady uncle's (Dennis Price) factory, where he soon offends the shop steward (Peter Sellers) and causes a strike in this 1960 comedy (5 p.m. TCM).


College football: Miami (Ohio) vs. Middle Tennessee State (5 p.m. ESPN).

Hockey: The Nashville Predators visit the Kings (7:30 p.m. FSN).

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