TV preview: Bob Newhart makes 'Big Bang'

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TV icon Bob Newhart returns to his old stomping grounds — a CBS sitcom — when he appears on this week's episode of The Big Bang Theory. He guest stars as Professor Proton, the star of a kids' show that Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) loved when they were kids. And word is that Newhart may be back next season.

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The Following

Ryan tries to stop Joe. (Season finale)

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Axl and Brick try to create a viral video.

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Jaime is judged; Robb is betrayed.

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