The Big Bang Theory 8 p.m., Channel 4
The Mentalist 10 p.m., Channel 4
The show introduces a new, potentially recurring character tonight. Danny is the con-man brother of Patrick Jane’s late wife, and he blames Jane for his sister’s murder by Red John. I mention it here because “Friday Night Lights’’ fans will recognize the actor who plays Danny — it’s Kevin Rankin, who did such a memorable, inspiring turn as Herc, Jason Street’s friend in a wheelchair.
My Generation 8 p.m., Channel 5
“My’’ as in no one’s.
Wuthering Heights 8 p.m., TCM
$#*! My Dad Says 8:30 p.m., Channel 4
Help me out here. I’m trying to think of one word to describe this show.
Outsourced 9:30 p.m., Channel 7
Fake poop never gets old. Literally.
Arrested Development 10 p.m., IFC
Lucille with a C.