The Big Bang Theory Beams Up Leonard Nimoy, and Other TV to Rage About Tonight

Jim Parsons and Leonard Nimoy on 'The Big Bang Theory'Welcome to Thursday, March 29th!  Your round of weekly TV continues as tonight The Big Bang Theory welcomes legendary sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy for a long-awaited camero, and MTV spits forths its latest efforts in the revived Punked and Jersey Shore spin-off The Pauly D Project.

Did you check out the latest episode of American Idol last night, or were you watching the latest from Survivor: One World?  Read on, for your guide to how to kick off your Thursday night right!

Time to set your DVRs, plan out your weeks, and curl up at night with the best shows on your favorite night of the week for TV, and TVRage has your guide to everything you need to watch tonight!


American Idol - "Top Ten Results" - The contestants face elimination after last night's performances, with guest numbers from Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery.   FOX, 8:00 - 9:00pm, ET

The Big Bang Theory - "The Transporter Malfunction" - Penny buys Leonard and Sheldon Star Trek collectibles, while Sheldon finds himself haunted by his (guest-voice Leonard Nimoy), and Raj believes he's found his future wife.   CBS, 8:00 - 8:30pm, ET

Community - "Digital Exploration of Interior Design (Part 1)" - Shirley, Pierce and Britta plot to get rid of the new Subway in the cafeteria, while John Goodman returns as Vice Dean Laybourn continuing efforts to recruit Troy to the Air Conditioning Repair Annex, while Troy and Abed make competing blanket forts.   NBC, 8:00 - 8:30pm, ET

Missing - "Ice Queen" - Becca continues searching for Michael in Europe, while the surprise arrival of her best friend causes complications, and Michael tries to understand his predicament.   ABC, 8:00 - 9:00pm, ET

The Vampire Diaries - "The Murder of One" - Damon and Stefan enlist Elena, Caroline and Matt to help kill Klaus, while Claus and Rebekah find a way to make Finn cooperate.   The CW, 8:00 - 9:00pm, ET

30 Rock - "The Shower Principle" - Jack comes up with an idea to transform KabletTown, while Liz tries a new hobby and Hazel obsesses over her.   NBC, 8:30 - 9:00pm, ET

Person of Interest - "Identity Crisis" - The machine directs Reese and Finch to a person who has almost no digital footprint and seems to be living a double life.   CBS, 9:00 - 10:00pm, ET

The Secret Circle - "Sacrifice" - An acquaintance of Jake's shows up with a message for Blackwell, while Diana worries that her secret is putting a wall between her and Grant, and Fay and Melissa make a deal with Adam.   The CW, 9:00 - 10:00pm, ET

Touch - "Safety in Numbers" - Martin meets a homeless man who shares Jake's obsession with numbers, while Teller visit's Jake's facility.   FOX, 9:00 - 10:00pm, ET

Up All Night - "Letting Go" - Reagan and Ava have a hard time booking Stevie Nicks on the show, and Chris starts playing in a younger hockey league.   NBC, 9:30 - 10:00pm, ET

Awake - "Oregon" - Britten's methods lead to him becoming a suspect in his own cace, while Hanna considers moving to Oregon for school.   NBC, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET

The Mentalist - "Pink Champagne on Ice" - While investigating a casino employee's murder, Jane encounters a magician he used to tour with and learns he's hiding something.   CBS, 10:00 - 11:00pm, ET

Punk'd - "Justin Bieber" - The pranking series returns as Justin Bieber pranks his friends Taylor Swift, Rob Dyrdek and Sean Kingston.  Hopefully no jet-skis are involved!   MTV, 10:00 - 10:31pm, ET

The Pauly D Project - "Pilot" - Spinning off from the Jersey Shore, Pauly auditions to become the resident DJ at the Palms Casino.   MTV,10:31 - 11:04pm, ET

What will YOU be watching?