Thursday's TV Highlights: “$..! My Dad Says” on CBS
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).
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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