TV tonight: The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men

Today's photo features The Big Bang Theory cast.

Photo: CBS

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2012 — The Big Bang Theory has made science cool, no small feat considering science is taking a beating lately. From the age of the planet to evolution, more people have been questioning what the scientific community actually accepts as fact.

Thankfully, the characters on The Big Bang Theory are sticking to their guns. For six seasons the cast had made science a star while taking the heroic choice of being a nerd to an entirely new level. Remaining entertaining enough to stay among the most popular shows on TV while accomplishing this is no small feat. Hats off to the writers of this fantastic show!

Considering the fact that America is ranked 17th in the world in science comprehension and 25th in math skills, having the cast serve as a role model for our younger generations is a very good thing. In the words of Darwin, adapt or die. The Big Bang Theory nerds not only adapt. They make it trendy. And funny. Become a fan.

Tonight’s TV schedule:

All times are EST

8 p.m. A parking space dispute and a performance by Alicia Keys in this hour.

ABC: Last Resort: (New) Marcus (Andre Braugher) brings the islanders and the members of the Colorado together for a feast in the spirit of Thanksgiving; Grace (Daisy Betts) searches for the truth when an essential crew member is accused of a crime.

CBS: The Big Bang Theory: (New) When the University reassigns Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) parking spot to Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), their fight affects the whole gang.

FOX: The X Factor: (New) Voter results are revealed. R&B/pop songstress Alicia Keys will grace the stage to perform her newest hit, “Girl on Fire,” from the album of the same name, which is out today.

NBC: 30 Rock: (New) Ready to adopt a baby, Liz (Tina Fey) and Criss’ (James Marsden) plan for a simple wedding ceremony spirals out of control.

CW: Vampire Diaries: (New) Caroline does her best to be there for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a tough time. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) tries to convince Stefan to help him uncover Prof. Shane’s (guest star David Alpay) motives, but Stefan is intent on carrying out a different plan with Klaus (Joseph Morgan).

8:30 p.m.

CBS: Two and a Half Men: (New) Alan’s (John Cryer) smokin’ hot, famous ex-wife, Kandi (April Bowlby), wants him back. Meanwhile, Berta (Conchata Ferrel) isn’t interested in celebrating her birthday, so Walden (Ashton Kutcher) helps make it special.

NBC: Up All Night: (New) Reagan (Christina Applegate), Chris (Will Arnett) and Scott (Luka Jones) go to a mountain cabin with their neighbors. Elsewhere, Reagan is in for a surprise when she finds out Ava (Maya Rudolph) has new friends.

9 p.m. Planning a wedding, homicide and revenge in this hour.

ABC: Grey’s Anatomy: (New) Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) navigate their relationship amid the pending lawsuit; Bailey and Ben (Jason George) argue over wedding plans; while Jackson (Jesse Williams) is distracted by a shocking situation with April (Sarah Drew), Callie (Sara Ramirez) asks him for help fixing Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) hand.

CBS: Person of Interest: (New) The team is spread thin when a husband and wife’s numbers both come up.

FOX: Glee: (New) The glee-club members get advice about Sectionals from alumni. Elsewhere, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) enjoy a nontraditional Thanksgiving meal in New York.

NBC: The Office: (New) An incensed Angela seeks revenge on Oscar (Oscar Nunez); Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) and Stanley (Leslie David Baker) put the squeeze on Jim (John Krasinski).

CW: Beauty and the Beast: (New) T (Austin Basis) thinks Vincent (Jay Ryan) may somehow be involved in Cat’s (Kristin Kreuk) homicide investigation after she mentions a local college fraternity brother was brutally killed.

9:30 p.m.

NBC: Parks and Recreation: (New) Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) meet with an architect from their rival town, Eagleton, about designs for a new park.

10 p.m. A crazy billionaire, an explosion and the plight of the working homeless in this hour.

ABC: Scandal: (New) The team manages a billionaire who seems to have lost his sanity; Olivia (Kerry Washington) and the White House staff prepare to celebrate the president’s 50th birthday; while investigating Cytron, James (Dan Bucatinsky) discovers something that could change the country’s fate.

CBS: Elementary: (New) While investigating an explosion that kills two people, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) discovers a crime that’s been lying dormant for years. Meanwhile, Watson (Lucy Liu) encourages Sherlock to finally pick a sponsor.

NBC: Rock Center With Brian Williams: (New) Rising number of working homeless families; Muslim brothers leave NFL, make Mecca pilgrimage; Go inside Amazon.com’s holiday HQ.

Basic cable:

New episodes of:

Wicked Tuna: Hooked up at 8 p.m. on NGC

The Real Housewives of Miami at 9 p.m. on BRAVO

Four Weddings at 9 p.m. on TLC

Rocket City Rednecks at 9 and 9:30 on NGC

Mysteries at the Museum at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

Ghost Town Gold at 10 p.m. on DSC

Jersey Shore at 10 p.m. on MTV

For movie lovers:

8 p.m.

Fargo on AMC

The Deer Hunter on FLIX

The Terminator on REELZ

Apollo 18 on SHO

Highlander on SUNDANCE

Happy Feet at 8:35 p.m. on ABCFAM

Moneyball at 9 p.m. on STARZ

127 Hours at 9 p.m. on HBO

Safehouse at 9 p.m. on HBO

Casino at 10 p.m. on AMC

Rise of the Planet of the Apes at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX

 


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