Thursday's Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox
RESULTS: The twelve finalists face elimination in a new episode of “The X-Factor” at 8 p.m. on Fox. With Simon Cowell.
The Big Bang Theory: Penny and Bernadette (Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch) shop for wedding dresses without Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS).
Grey’s Anatomy: George O’Malley’s mom (Debra Monk) arrives after a botched operation at another hospital in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).
Bones: In last season’s finale, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) stunned Booth (David Boreanaz) when she revealed that she was pregnant with his child. Tonight’s season premiere picks up with the new couple well into Brennan’s pregnancy and seeing the world from radically different perspectives (9 p.m. Fox).
Project Runway: In the follow-up episode “Tim Gunn: Behind the Seams of Season 9” the designers’ mentor and sometime critic shares his thoughts about key moments from the series (9 p.m. Lifetime). “Project Accessory” follows at 10.
The Mentalist: While searching for a serial killer, Jane (Simon Baker) crosses paths with a blogger (David Paymer) who has devoted his life to finding this murderer. Robin Tunney also stars in this new episode, which Baker directed (10 p.m. CBS).
Burn Notice: In the season premiere, Michael and Fiona (Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar) go to Puerto Rico to abduct a financial hacker who has software they need for Anson (Jere Burns) (10 p.m. USA).
The Truth Behind: The Loch Ness Monster: In this new special, modern technology, eyewitness testimony and psychological testing are used to dive into the mystery of Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).
Waiting for Forever: Tom Sturridge stars in this 2010 romantic comedy as a street performer carrying a torch for his childhood best friend (Rachel Bilson), an aspiring actress. Richard Jenkins and Blythe Danner also star (7:25 p.m. Showtime).
Hockey: The Ducks visit the New York Rangers (4 p.m. FS Prime); the Edmonton Oilers visit the Kings (7:30 p.m. FSN).
Soccer: MLS Playoffs: The New York Red Bulls visit the Galaxy (8 p.m. ESPN2).
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