Mom’s the word on ‘Rock’

Tonight’s “30 Rock” (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14) returns to its theme of mothers and female role models.

Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) mother (Elaine Stritch) sends him into near homicidal rage, while Verna (Jan Hooks, “SNL”), Jenna’s (Jane Krakowski) low-rent, money-grubbing mom, shows up seeking forgiveness and reconciliation – or so she says.

•Two regulars return to Comedy Central tonight with the Season 2 debut of “Important Things with Demetri Martin” (10 p.m., TV-14) followed by the third-season premiere of “The Sarah Silverman Program” (10:30 p.m., TV-MA).

Other highlights

Past participants look back on “Surviving Survivor” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).

A twisted reading of the Bible inspires a gruesome murder on the winter season finale of “Bones” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

A peculiar corporate White Knight (Kathy Bates) buys Dunder Mifflin on “The Office” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

Teen speed racers court death on “CSI” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14, V).

Science alone can’t explain a building’s implosion on “Fringe” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland and Keri Hilson perform at the “Super Bowl Fan Jam 2010” (9 p.m., VH1).

A luxury car saleswoman comes to a grim ending on “The Mentalist” (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).

“Project Runway” (10 p.m., Lifetime, TV-14) continues.

Michael’s neighbors need help on “Burn Notice” (10 p.m., USA)

Late night

Wanda Sykes and Evan Lysacek appear on “The Jay Leno Show” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14) … Jamie Foxx, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Thicke appear on “Late Show with David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS) … Eric Dane and The Bravery are booked on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (12:05 a.m., ABC).

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