Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki in "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS.

Life without Sheldon is imagined on "The Big Bang Theory." With Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki. (Eddy Chen / CBS / December 5, 2013)

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format

This week's TV Movies  



The Big Bang Theory While Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is back in Texas, his friends imagine what their lives would be like if they hadn't met him in this new Christmas episode 8 p.m. CBS

The X Factor This results episode features performances by Jennifer Nettles and Enrique Iglesias. 8 p.m. Fox

The Millers Carol's (Margo Martindale) overbearing parents (June Squibb, Jerry Van Dyke) visit, and she doesn't want them to know the truth about her failed marriage — or her son's (Will Arnett) in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. CBS

The Crazy Ones The bratty daughter (Ashley Tisdale) of an important client is hired as an intern in this new episode. 9 p.m. CBS

Project Runway All Stars In this new episode, the designers are flown to the Pennsylvania headquarters of the home shopping channel QVC, where their mission is to create a red-carpet gown. Lisa Robertson, Elisabeth Moss and Mondo Guerra are guest judges. 9 p.m. Lifetime

The Michael J. Fox Show Mike (Michael J. Fox) finds out he has to work on Christmas Eve in this new episode. Sting guest stars. 9:30 p.m. NBC

Parenthood Amber and Ryan (Mae Whitman, Thomas Lauria) clash over her hanging out with the band. Peter Krause and Monica Potter also star in this new episode. 10 p.m. NBC


Mandela: The Leader You Know, The Man You Didn't This new special offers behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris about the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." 8 p.m. IFC


CBS This Morning Bob Barker. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Oscar Isaac; Golden Globe nominations; Jordan Metzl; Steven Van Zandt; Christina Perri performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA