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  • "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS): Bob Newhart, who just won his first Emmy for an appearance on "The Big Bang Theory," returns tonight to reprise his role as Professor Proton, the host of Leonard and Sheldon's favorite childhood science show.

  • "Inside the Actors Studio" (8 p.m. Bravo): We're doing the chicken dance in anticipation of an "Inside The Actors Studio" devoted to "Arrested Development." James Lipton is joined by Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter and creator Mitch Hurwitz.

  • "Glee" (9 p.m., Fox): Guest-star alert: Adam Lambert drops by as the show returns from hiatus. He plays an audacious singer who tries out for Kurt's new band. Meanwhile, the McKinley singers are challenged to figure out if they're more like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga.

    GLEE: Elliot "Starchild" (guest star Adam Lambert, C) auditions for Kurt’s band in the "A Katy or a Gaga" episode of GLEE airing
    GLEE: Elliot "Starchild" (guest star Adam Lambert, C) auditions for Kurt's band in the "A Katy or a Gaga" episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ( Fox )

    Also Thursday:

  • "The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC)

  • "The X Factor" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., The CW)

  • "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC)

  • "Scandal" (10 p.m., ABC)

  • "Elementary" (10 p.m., CBS)

  • "Parenthood" (10 p.m., NBC)