Those 'Big Bang' moms are back: 6 things to watch this week

Story highlights

  • The two moms from "Big Bang Theory" guest star this week
  • "Backstrom," "Blue Bloods" are among the week's season finales
  • Comedy "Younger" is gaining big buzz

(CNN)Two of the best actresses on television are back on "The Big Bang Theory" -- one of our six suggested things to watch this week.

1. "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday 8 p.m. ET, CBS
Sheldon and Leonard's moms are back, and that ought to make for one of the best episodes this season.
    TV's top comedy will see the return of Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf as the mothers of Leonard and Sheldon, respectively.
    Seeing as they're two of the most talented actresses on television, we should be in for a great episode, as the pair drive their sons crazy.
    2. "Saturday Night Live," Saturday May 2 at 11:30 p.m., NBC
    Scarlett Johannsson is the host, the day after her new blockbuster "Avengers" movie opens nationwide.
    3. "Mom," Thursday 9:30 p.m., CBS
    Allison Janney continues to deliver Emmy-worthy performances in this underrated Chuck Lorre dramedy. The season finale is this week.
    4. "Backstrom," Thursday 9 p.m., Fox
    Time will tell if the Rainn Wilson crime drama comes back in the fall, but fans of the quirky series won't want to miss the season finale.
    5. "Happy-ish," Sunday 9:30 p.m., Showtime
    Steve Coogan took the place of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in this new series about a 44-year-old ad executive searching for happiness... or something close to it.
    6. "Younger," Tuesday 10 p.m., TV Land
    This charming comedy from the creator of "Sex and the City" just got picked up for a second season. Now is a great time to tune in as Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff deal with a secret generation gap that one of them doesn't know exists.