Thursday's TV Highlights
The Big Bang Theory: Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) runs into her ex-boyfriend, (Rick Fox) — all 6 feet 7 inches of him in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS).
American Idol: A new batch of hopefuls audition (8 p.m. Fox).
Perfect Couples: Three couples seek the secret to an ideal relationship in this new sitcom (8:30 p.m. NBC).
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: The women are excited about Taylor's birthday party, which is to be held on a luxurious hotel rooftop, but family dramas threaten to spoil the fun on the season finale (9 p.m. Bravo).
Royal Pains: Hank and Evan (Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) gain some insights into their father's (Henry Winkler) complicated past when he suffers a heart attack. Campbell Scott also stars in this new episode (9 p.m. USA).
Fairly Legal: Sarah Shahi stars in this lighthearted new drama as a former lawyer who now works as a mediator, helping people resolve their differences (10 p.m. USA).
A President to Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy: Premiering on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, this new documentary paints an intimate portrait of the 35th president. Alec Baldwin narrates (9:30 p.m. HBO).
Hockey: The Ducks visit the Toronto Maple Leafs (4 p.m. FS Prime); the Phoenix Coyotes visit the Kings (7:30 p.m. FSN).
Pro basketball: The Clippers visit the Portland Trail Blazers (7:30 p.m. TNT).
Tennis: Australian Open, Day 5 (8 p.m. and midnight ESPN2).