The slaying of a fortune teller in the Chinatown section of Portland leads to many secrets being revealed in the new episode "Ancient, Chinese, Secret." First, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and his peers discover that a laundry service cloaks another type of business -- a decidedly illegal one. The detectives get their fortunes told in the course of the probe, and some of the information proves unsettling. Dennis Haysbert and Genevieve Angelson also star.
Because of the Dark Riders, Conde (Sean Teale) becomes a target of the Vatican -- prompting Mary (Adelaide Kane) to try to help him -- in "Getaway." Francis (Toby Regbo) also could be of assistance, but his efforts might endanger Bash (Torrance Coombs). Claude (Rose Williams) learns from Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) what Catherine (Megan Follows) really is up to. Anna Popplewell, Craig Parker and Celina Sinden also star.
Even as Lagertha and Athelstan (Katheryn Winnick, George Blagden) are helping to set up the Viking settlement in Wessex, a mysterious stranger named Harbard (new series regular Kevin Durand) turns up back home in Kattegat. His appearance seems to confirm the prophetic dreams of Aslaug, Siggy and Helga (Alyssa Sutherland, Jessalyn Gilsig, Maude Hirst) in the new episode "The Wanderer." Travis Fimmel and Linus Roache also star.
After a lengthy West Coast swing, the PGA Tour makes its way east to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa plays host to the Honda Classic. A field including Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and defending champion Russell Henley will take aim at the Jack Nicklaus-redesigned 7,110-yard, par-70 course that is considered one of the state's toughest.
Dr. Herman's (guest star Geena Davis) case is especially intriguing to many of the hospital's other medics in the new episode "Staring at the End." It means something else to Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), who's facing her own surgery and trying to complete her professional obligations before that. A pregnant woman is of special interest to Bailey (Chandra Wilson). Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey also star.
A clash of first-place teams highlights tonight's TNT doubleheader, which gets going in Cleveland, where Kevin Love and the Central Division-leading Cavaliers defend home court from the team with the NBA's best record, Stephen Curry and the Pacific-leading Golden State Warriors. Then in the late game, two teams on the playoff bubble square off when Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder pay a visit to Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns.
Is anything guaranteed to make two people fall in love? Sheldon and Penny (Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) give a test drive to an experiment that promises that result in the new episode "The Intimacy Acceleration." The story also pays tribute to late cast member Carol Ann Susi, who played Mrs. Wolowitz -- whose funeral her son and Bernadette (Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch) are returning from when they hit airport complications. Johnny Galecki also stars.
Repercussions from the slap continue in the new episode "Anouk," in which that character (played by Uma Thurman) has a lot to juggle. The pressures of doing her television show collide with her personal trials, involving her ill mother and her younger boyfriend. And that's not all: As her friendship with Rosie (Melissa George) hits the skids, she finds out she's "with child." Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Sadoski also star.
Elena (Nina Dobrev) is kidnapped by Kai (guest star Chris Wood), who's struggling to control his increased powers, in "Woke Up With a Monster." Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) strategy to rescue her hits a snag. Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) isn't up to her apparent destiny with Kai, worrying Alaric and Liv (Matt Davis, guest star Penelope Mitchell). Caroline (Candice Accola) has a definite agenda for her road trip with Stefan (Paul Wesley).
Felix (Thomas Lennon) isn't as much help as he wants to be when he interferes with Oscar's (Matthew Perry) assignment in the new episode "The Ghostwriter." A retired baseball player (guest star Geoff Stults, "The Finder") preps his autobiography with Oscar's help, but Felix suggests the book take a different path. Oscar is not happy about it. Dave Foley ("NewsRadio") also guest stars. Wendell Pierce and Lindsay Sloane also star.
One of the most-discussed new series of this television year reaches the end of its first round with the two-hour season finale, combining the episodes "The Night Lila Died" and "It's All My Fault." The first hour, directed by Laura Innes ("ER"), literally depicts the night Lila died through flashbacks. Then, the killer is revealed in a story that also finds Annalise (Viola Davis) potentially unable to rescue several of her students from their circumstances.
The ranch devastation prompts Sam, Dean and Castiel (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins) to work all the harder to eradicate the Mark of Cain in "The Hunter Games." Castiel's suggestion leaves Sam demonstrably unimpressed. Dean is targeted by Claire (guest star Kathryn Love Newton) for his role in a tragedy that impacted her. The story was directed by veteran filmmaker John Badham ("Saturday Night Fever," "WarGames").
"The Deer Hunter" was the name of an Oscar-winning movie, but it has a different meaning as the title of this new episode, referring to a criminal who acts as a predator while treating his victims as prey. Red (James Spader) helps in the search for the felon, but Liz (Megan Boone) has other concerns. She worries that a death could end up exposing her recent captivity of Tom (Ryan Eggold). Amanda Plummer guest stars. Diego Klattenhoff also stars.
The risk of getting caught in the act is much of the fun for Christy (Anna Faris) in being physically intimate in the new episode "Turkey Meatballs and a Getaway Car." Ultimately, she has to make a choice between pleasure and reputation. Bonnie (Allison Janney) goes overboard in her role as a women's group's secretary. French Stewart, Sadie Calvano and Mimi Kennedy also star.
Think of the new episode "The Kanes" as an animated "Meet the Parents," only in this case, the Ben Stiller character is the one with the scary job. As far as the plot, Lana (voice of Aisha Tyler) introduces her parents (voice of guest stars CCH Pounder, "NCIS: New Orleans," and Keith David, "Enlisted") to Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin), while Archer introduces the Kanes to risky, pants-wettingly high-speed chases. In other words, business as usual.
Giles Coren hopes to discover a new kind of French cuisine in the culinary scene of Quebec City, where the restaurants he visits include the tragically hip and boozy L'affaire est Ketchup, which has received recognition from the New York Times, and Hosaka-Ya, an authentic ramen house run by a family of exacting Japanese-Quebecois chefs.
Paul Newman earned an Oscar nomination for his superbly controlled performance as an alcoholic Boston attorney in director Sidney Lumet's well-paced, gripping 1982 drama. James Mason plays the lawyer's opponent in a medical malpractice case that involves the Catholic Church. Jack Warden appears as Newman's investigator, and Charlotte Rampling is alluring as a mystery woman.
The holiday season has been the traditional time for the models to make a television appearance, but they add another showcase with the first telecast of this special. They display the company's swimwear line and discuss their lives during a photo shoot in Puerto Rico, and Maroon 5 and Juanes just happen to be on hand to provide music. The featured Victoria's Secret "Angels" include Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio and Martha Hunt.
Fresh evidence leaves Alex (Gavin Stenhouse) baffled, but he continues to follow his hunches with encouragement from Sam (Kenneth Choi) in the new episode "Chasing Ghosts." Mark and Katya (Scott Cohen, Hope Davis) have to reaffirm their loyalties, with Natalie (Margarita Levieva) particularly concerned about their doing so. Fred Dalton Thompson ("Law & Order") and -- as himself -- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter guest star.
The Disney studio added another member to its collection of animated princesses with a story that seems to take a cue from "The Hunger Games," since its heroine, Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), is proficient with a crossbow. She appears destined for a marriage she doesn't want, and when she goes against tradition, her entire homeland is placed in peril that she must vanquish. Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane and Craig Ferguson also are heard.
It might seem like an honor for amateur singers to be requested to perform at a bar mitzvah -- but the members of New Directions find it more of a headache in the new episode "Child Star." The young guest of honor tests the group's patience, and more than once ... many times, in fact. Spencer (Marshall Williams) tries to get Roderick (Noah Guthrie) to take better care of himself physically. Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch also star.
In the new episode "Murder at Nerdvana," Pom Pom Kitty has disappeared, and the Nerd's must discover what dastardly villain is behind her inexplicable absence. Elsewhere, a master at strategy wrestles with issues of loyalty, while two of the cleverest players bash some zombie brains to make it through another night. Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong host.
A stark beauty permeates nearly every frame of Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell's 1971 critical hit, an intimate epic that follows an impoverished 19th-century farm couple (Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann) as they make their way from their native Sweden to what is now Minnesota. Nominated for five Academy Awards, the film picked up two Golden Globe Awards for best foreign language film and best actress (Ullmann) and spawned a 1972 sequel, "The New World."
Tackling their latest cold case, Kelly and Yolanda must figure out who would want to kill a beloved community figure and why, after a Little League coach in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas, is found bludgeoned to death in his own bed in a new episode called "Little League Dad."
A visibly flirtatious Wade (Wilson Bethel) upsets Zoe (Rachel Bilson) in the new episode "The Butterstick Tab," and seeking advice from Lavon (Cress Williams) doesn't do much to help Wade out of the very problematic situation. Lemon (Jaime King) is unsettled by the reappearance of a past acquaintance. George and AnnaBeth (Scott Porter, Kaitlyn Black) find it tough to move on together. Tim Matheson also stars.
Mike (Tim Allen) proves to be a big help when Kyle (Christoph Sanders) seeks a suddenly missing acquaintance, a homeless man, in the new episode "Kyle's Friend." Impressed by their selflessness, Mandy (Molly Ephraim) decides to extend herself to someone staying at the women's shelter, a young mom. Nancy Travis, Kaitlyn Dever, Amanda Fuller and Hector Elizondo also star.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess what sort of videos will be shown in the course of an hour titled "Baby Got Fail." Expect to see a lot of youngsters doing things that prove amusing, though they might not have been intended that way. The one deemed the funniest -- or, in this show's parlance, the "Fail of the Week" -- is declared by host Terry Crews at the end of the episode.
A surprise awaits three college students -- played by Brenton Thwaites ("Maleficent"), Olivia Cooke and Beau Knapp -- who think they have tracked a rival computer hacker to a shed in the Nevada desert in this low-budget science fiction thriller, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Critics mainly praised the cast, which also includes Laurence Fishburne, but not the movie's often muddled screenplay.
Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) has a reason of her own for encouraging Isabella (Isabella Day) toward qualifying for an advanced school program in the new episode "Gifted and Talented," but her mentoring rubs Natalia (Terri Hoyos) the wrong way. Maddie's (Justine Lupe) latest car accident results in Trent (Sam McMurray) reassigning her to the mail room. Carlos Ponce and Gabriel Iglesias also star.
Very loosely suggested by incidents in a 2001 nonfiction book, this 2014 thriller follows New York street cop Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) as he joins forces with an unconventional Spanish priest (Edgar Ramirez) to combat demonic forces in their city. Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom"), Joel McHale ("Community") and Sean Harris also star in the film, which overcame mostly negative reviews to become a box-office hit.
Not only have movies for Italy long been renowned for their stars and directors, but also for their soundtracks. The new episode "La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema" takes its title from one such film, with Josh Groban, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell joining the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert in a concert of related selections. Nino Rota ("The Godfather") and the prolific Ennio Morricone are among composers represented.
Daniel Dae Kim, alias this show's Chin Ho, makes his directing debut with the new episode "Kuka'awale" -- Hawaiian for "Stakeout," which is what McGarrett and Danny (Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan) are on. While at a strained point in their teamwork, they wait for a woman who was party to a diamond theft to return to her apartment. Cloris Leachman, "Saturday Night Live" alum Jon Lovitz and Jessica Lowndes ("90210") guest star.
Does the idea of an exercise outfit that provides built-in weight training grab you? A Georgia man hopes so ... and also hopes it does the same for the Sharks as he presents his unique clothing line in this episode. A Spokane man with a view toward maintaining well-kept facial hair also is featured, as are New Yorkers whose karaoke machine lets its users sound like actual music superstars. The Sharks include Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Kevin O'Leary.
Comic and character actor Gary Anthony Williams ("Malcolm in the Middle") joins recurring performers Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie for a half-hour of improvised games, fueled primarily by random suggestions supplied by the studio audience. Aisha Tyler ("The Talk," "Archer") is the host, and another episode follows.
In the new episode "All the Wisdom I Got Left," Lucas and Brock (Antony Starr, Matt Servitto) head to the infamous Underground fight club in Louisiana, where they hope to find Chayton (Geno Segers). Back in Pennsylvania, Stowe (Langley Kirkwood) pieces together details about the Camp Genoa heist and who might be behind it, while Sugar (Frankie Faison) tries to repay an old boxing debt. Rebecca (Lili Simmons) puts Proctor and Emily (Ulrich Thomsen, Tanya Clarke) in jeopardy.
Shunned as a turncoat after she testifies against her partner, an officer (guest star Tonya Glanz) gets a new patrol mate in volunteer Jamie (Will Estes) -- who also finds himself an outcast for supporting her -- in "Forgive and Forget." Even Eddie (Vanessa Ray) turns against him. Football veteran Boomer Esiason appears as himself, asking Frank (Tom Selleck) for a favor. Guest star Eric Laneuville also directed the episode.
Adapted from a UK series, this isn't your grandma's "dating show." Heck, it may not even be your sexy aunt's. Each episode features a real couple whose relationship has hit a rough patch. First, they have sexual relations inside an opaque and soundproof on-set box, then immediately afterwards join a panel of experts for an "emotionally honest" discussion about intimacy. Panelists include therapists Fran Walfish and Chis Donaghue, as well as Florida pastor Yvonne Capehart.
Kayla decides to stay in Cabo but only ends up in a major fight with Lolly at the mission. The other girls have gotten so fed up with Lolly's shenanigans that they decide to confront her, which only prompts Lolly to blow a gasket yet again. Afterwards, however, she must face the consequences of her behavior in the new episode "A House Divided."
Catherine Bell reprises her bewitching role as Cassie Nightingale in this new series spinoff of several successful TV movies. The recently widowed Cassie's life with her teenage daughter, Grace (Bailee Madison), is complicated by a new neighbor, Dr. Sam Radford (James Denton, "Desperate Housewives"), who is alarmed that so many locals prefer Cassie's herbal treatments to his own medical practice. Catherine Disher and Peter MacNeill also star in the series premiere, "Starting Over... Again."
The 16-time NBA AllStar allowed an unprecedented level of access to his personal and professional life for this 105-minute film, which Bryant has described as less a documentary than "therapy on film." Footage spanning from Bryant's childhood to his career as a Los Angeles Laker enhance the project, an attempt by the hoops star to cement his legacy even as he contemplates his life after sports.
She's wrapped her two-year run as a Las Vegas headliner, but Shania Twain is seen taking the stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in this new special, offering highlights from her concerts as well as behind-the-scenes footage. Don't expect the most objective portrait, since Twain also is the executive producer here, but that likely won't matter to the country-crossover star's many fans. Highlights include -- brace yourself -- a flying motorcycle.
Conference rivalries abound in today's CBS tripleheader, which tips off at New York's Madison Square Garden, where D'Angelo Harrison and the St. John's Red Storm take on D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and the 24th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas of the Big East. Then it's a pair of ACC showdowns, the first between the No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels and the Miami Hurricanes followed by a Virginia Tech-at-No. 3 Virginia tilt.
Three pals -- played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller ("The Spectacular Now") and Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station") -- grapple with moving romantic relationships from the casual to the more committed in this 2014 comedy. They make a pact not to involve themselves deeply with women anymore, but of course, their prospects improve as soon as they've struck that accord. Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas play the objects of their confusion.
Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and the rest of the team discover that they may have stumbled onto a cult while investigating the murder of a youth pastor at a church in "Takes One to Know One." The police chief recruits Backstrom's former fiancee, Amy Gazanian (guest star Sarah Chalke, "Scrubs"), to head up the newly formed Civilian Oversight Committee. Kristoffer Polaha, Genevieve Angelson and Thomas Dekker also star.
Also the source of a 1981 Brooke Shields movie that yielded a classic title song (no trace of which is found here), Scott Spencer's novel is the basis of this 2014 update starring Alex Pettyfer as a young man whose involvement with a former classmate (Gabriella Wilde) leads her to change her plans for her future. That makes her father (Bruce Greenwood) determined to break them up, with unforeseen results. Joely Richardson and Robert Patrick also star.
When software for a new, unmanned aerial vehicle is stolen -- and the lead engineer's 10-year-old daughter disappears -- Sam (LL Cool J) is certain the two events are connected in "One More Chance." He has a special interest in the case, as he once was on the protection detail for the child in Saudi Arabia. Chris O'Donnell, Linda Hunt, Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah also star.
Is the end of the world at hand? It seems so if you ask Ichabod (Tom Mison), who prepares for an all-out battle between the forces of good and evil in "The Akeda." Big choices, some of them of the life-or-death kind, have to be made as the fight proceeds. Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood also star.
In a new episode called "A Marriage of Inconvenience," the King's (Ryan Gage) cousin is ambushed while traveling under Musketeer escort from Italy to Sweden to make a politically advantageous marriage for France. As the Musketeers rush to discover who is behind the attack, they learn that other figures at court also appear to be in danger. Are there enemies inside the palace walls themselves? Luke Pasqualino and Tom Burke also star.
In the season premiere, "Jesus, Take the Wheel," business is booming at both restaurants, but when Miss Robbie returns from Memphis, she finds her kitchen in chaos and a bumbling team of new managers in charge. As she tries to restore balance and order to the operation, Tim's push for another restaurant puts Miss Robbie on edge.
Set in Columbia, S.C., this new unscripted series follows the fortunes of best friends Corey and Ramone as they try to get their revolutionary new food concept -- stuffed chicken wings -- off the ground. In the series premiere, "Ready for Takeoff?," Ramone's father threatens to repossess their food truck unless the duo shows a return on his investment, sending the two friends scrambling to protect their dream by taking their business to the next level.
Emmy winner Jane Seymour guest stars as the wife Abe (Judd Hirsch) divorced, then remarried -- then divorced again -- in "The Ecstasy of the Agony." Though his head tells him one thing, his heart tells him another when she shows up again with a proposition. Henry and Jo (Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza) suspect a businessman's death may be connected to the particular type of therapist he had. Hilarie Burton ("One Tree Hill") also guest stars as said therapist.
A brash young Navy lawyer and a by-the-book colleague (Tom Cruise, Demi Moore) defend two closemouthed Marines accused of murdering a fellow soldier deemed to have "broken the code." Base commander Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson), who regards himself as untouchable, stonewalls the attorneys. Kevin Bacon and Kevin Pollak also star in director Rob Reiner's 1992 version of Aaron Sorkin's play, which picked up four Oscar nominations, including best picture and best supporting actor (Nicholson).
Inspired by an Australian show, this new drama stars Ryan Phillippe ("Crash") as a man who finds a deceased boy's body -- and is immediately suspected of causing the death. Juliette Lewis ("The Firm") returns to series television as the principal police detective on the case. The cast also includes KaDee Strickland ("Private Practice") and Natalie Martinez ("CSI: NY"). The opening episodes, "The Trail" and "The Father," feature guest star Melissa Gilbert.
Also the show's creator, "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Forte has the title part in this new sitcom, which puts spins on a concept treated seriously in such movies as "I Am Legend" and "The Omega Man." In the year 2020, Phil Miller (Forte) apparently is the sole survivor of a virus -- and just as he's convinced no one else is alive, he gets a surprise. This hour-long premiere combines two episodes, "Alive in Tucson" and "The Elephant in the Room."
Captain TJ Ott's brother, an experienced mechanic, comes to the rescue after the steering breaks in the middle of a catch, in the new episode "Bluefin Beatdown." Elsewhere, Captains Tyler McLaughlin and Dave Carraro engage in an intense rivalry over who can outfish the other, while Captain Paul Hebert of the Kelly Ann tries to land his first fish of the season and break in some new mates.
With the hoopla of Daytona behind them, NASCAR's Sprint Cup drivers can get down to the business of competing in the other races on the 2015 schedule, starting with today's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. A field including Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and defending Cup champion Kevin Harvick will do battle on Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile quad oval, where Kasey Kahne emerged victorious when this race was last run in August 2014.
Two pair of interconference playoff contenders clash in today's ABC doubleheader, which tips off in Chicago, where Pau Gasol and the Central Division-leading Bulls welcome in Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Bulls overwhelmed the Clips in L.A. in these teams' first meeting on Nov. 17, 105-89. Then, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers drop in on James Harden and the Houston Rockets, a team that defeated them Jan. 7 in Cleveland, 105-93.
Emmy winner Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") supplies the guest voice of Gayle, Linda's (voice of John Roberts) sister who's distressed over a canceled date, in the new episode "The Gayle Tales." She had tickets for a show, giving her younger relatives an idea of how to get around being grounded. They vie to become her replacement date, and they have to write essays to make their case to accompany her.
For the three contenders still in the competition, it comes down to this ... the "Final," presented in a new episode. Their tests are considerable, starting with a culinary effort they must accomplish in three hours, though it normally takes a full day. They're given no recipe for the technical challenge, then they have to concoct "perfect" pastries including petits fours. The person not eliminated by the hour's end will be the season's Great British Baker.
Accusations of corruption in a program she's shepherding don't make Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) happy -- neither with herself nor her support staff -- in the new episode "Whisper of the Ax." She then enlists a consultant (guest star Kevin Rahm) to help her straighten things out. The probe into the death of Vincent Marsh continues. Journalist Martin Bashir guest stars as himself. John Bedford Lloyd ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps") also guest stars.
The fantasy series resumes with a new episode with a title Bruce Springsteen fans will appreciate, "Darkness on the Edge of Town." Gold's (Robert Carlyle) absence means a chance for Storybrooke's citizens to rebuild their lives, but a new evil presents itself. Cruella de Vil (guest star Victoria Smurfit), the villainess of "101 Dalmatians," is sought out by Gold and Ursula (guest star Merrin Dungey). Filmmaker Jon Amiel ("Copycat") directed the story.
Ever get an e-mail claiming a member of foreign royalty wants to cut you in on a fortune? Moe (voice of Hank Azaria) did, and he wants to reclaim the money that was scammed from him in the new episode "The Princess Guide." He thinks the Nigerian princess (voice of Yaya DaCosta, "Whitney") being guarded by Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) can help. Joe Mantegna reprises his voice role as Fat Tony. Entrepreneur Richard Branson voices his animated likeness.
The "Boyle-Linetti Wedding" is imminent in this new episode, with the parents (guest stars Stephen Root and Sandra Bernhard) of Charles and Gina (Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti) ready to tie the knot. Terry (Terry Crews) is assigned to preside over the nuptials, which Jake and Amy (Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero) might end up missing, since they're pursuing a felon. Nick Cannon also guest stars.
Ted Allen hosts this new culinary competition series, in which 10 home cooks from across the country are paired with such Food Network celebrity chefs as Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Curtis Stone as they compete for a $50,000 grand prize. Special guest judge Shaun Majumder decides which home cooks will move on in the series premiere, "Choosing Teams."
Before attending an unusual art show, Hannah (Lena Dunham) goes out for drinks with Fran (Jake Lacy), a new coworker. While Hannah spends some private time with Mimi-Rose (Gillian Jacobs), the latter's friend Ace (Zachary Quinto) manages to completely unnerve Adam (Adam Driver). Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) helps Ray (Alex Karpovsky) with his election campaign for a spot on his community board in the new episode "Ask Me My Name."
"Downton Abbey" fans never are happy to see another round of the series end, but it happens again with the new "Season 5: Episode 9," also known as the Christmas episode when it was shown earlier in England. Indeed, it's the holiday, and it means a shooting party for the Crawley family. Staged by the Sinderbys, it could be a less-than-pleasant occasion if that clan's butler (Alun Armstrong) makes good on his vengeful intentions.
The new episode "Dark Money" is loaded with notable guest stars: Dylan Baker is back as the ever-unpredictable Colin Sweeney, David Hyde Pierce returns as Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) political opponent Frank Prady, and Ed Asner plays a monetary donor those two candidates vie for the favor of. Sweeney wants representation when he claims a television series is based on him. Laura Benanti, seen lately on "Nashville," also returns as Sweeney's wife.
The title Michigan city supplies the setting of this seriocomic new crime series from executive producers Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad") and David Shore ("House"). The premiere, "The Battle Creek Way," brings an FBI agent (Josh Duhamel) to town to join an old-school police detective (Dean Winters) in probing a double murder, though their methods differ greatly. Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Aubrey Dollar and Edward Fordham Jr. also are in the cast.
In the new episode "You're Bacon Me Crazy," one chef must use finger tools while preparing a bacon-wrapped dish, while another must drive around the kitchen in a race-car seat while making lasagna. Finally, a chef is required to double up the recipe steps on a black-and-white prep station while making black-and-white cookies. Alton Brown is host; Antonia Lofaso is guest judge.
Ever-unconventional filmmaker Kevin Smith ("Clerks") took a unique approach to selling this 2011 melodrama, deciding to distribute it independently. The central characters are teenagers who respond to an online offer apparently too good to resist -- only to find themselves immersed in terror once they discover the company they're in. Oscar winner Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Kaylee DeFer ("Gossip Girl") and Kerry Bishe ("Scrubs") are in the large cast.
The teams have a choice of traveling by land or by sea after they are dropped on a remote beach in leg 10, a new episode called "Covert Ops." The Military team eschews the provided kayaks in favor of a more direct course over land, but dehydration sets in as they scale a high mountain peak. The Lower 48 team wisely opts to use the kayaks, only to find themselves engulfed by a huge pod of whales.
In a new episode called "Curse of the Black Legion," as Wayne Tuttle and his expedition venture more deeply into the Superstition Mountains of Arizona in search of the Lost Dutchman's gold mine, these hunters begin to worry that they are about to become the hunted when they start to come across what appear to be physical signs of the mythic Apache Black Legion. According to legend, these ferocious warriors guard the mine and its gold from any interlopers.
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tries to protect Cami (Leah Pipes) from a vengeful, rampaging Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) in "Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire." Hayley and Jackson's (Phoebe Tonkin, guest star Nathan Parsons) efforts to generate peace between vampires and werewolves are thwarted by Vincent. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) worries about Rebekah's (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) sudden absence.
After some of her cancer symptoms recur, April (Italia Ricci) starts to fret about how fragile her remission may be. A twist of fate may encourage her to reconnect with Leo (Scott Michael Foster), however. Brenna (Haley Ramm) gets frustrated with Sara's (Mary Page Keller) lofty expectations about the former's academic future. Beth's (Aisha Dee) increasingly heavy job demands start to take a toll on her personal life in the new episode "Rest in Peace."
If Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) seems happier as Season 3 begins, don't bet it will last very long. Then again, followers of this Kevin Williamson-created show likely know that by now anyway. There's a new woman in Hardy's life (played by Zuleikha Robinson), but his nemesis Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is still around -- and another dark element of his past may remain, too. Shawn Ashmore and Jessica Stroup also return in the season opener, "New Blood."
Lindsay Lohan guest stars in "And the Wedding Cake Cake Cake" as Claire, a bride-to-be who wants Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) to make -- you guessed it -- her wedding cake. It soon becomes apparent that this won't be an easy job, and not just because wedding cakes are tricky. Claire has a rampant case of indecisiveness and keeps changing her mind about everything, posing a big challenge to the "broke girls." Jennifer Coolidge also stars.
At the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Wes Cowan examine a variety of finds. They include a late Victorian 14-karat gold vest chain and fob, a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs, and a rare collection of movie memorabilia from the golden age of Hollywood in "Des Moines (Hour One)."
There's plenty of suspicion to go around the city in the new episode "Everyone Has a Cobblepot," as Gordon (Ben McKenzie) investigates Commissioner Loeb (guest star Peter Scolari) and Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is thought to be in cahoots with Dr. Dulmacher (guest star Colm Feore). The young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) gets a new reason to pursue his own campaign against crime. Nicholas D'Agosto (as Harvey Dent) and Nicholle Tom ("The Nanny") also guest star.
Every round of this series has its "Women Tell All" edition, and just before Chris Soules makes his choice between the last two contenders in next week's season finale, those already sent packing return to give their views on him -- and, in many cases, on one another. Of course, Chris Harrison is on hand as host and also as mediator, given how intense some of the exchanges between former rivals often get.
As Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) turns her attention to organizing a student protest over an administrative incident at school, Callie (Maia Mitchell) risks defying Stef's (Teri Polo) orders so she can help her friend Kiara (Cherinda Kincherlow) in the new episode "Now Hear This." Elsewhere, Jude (Hayden Byerly) finally confronts Connor (Gavin MacIntosh) over the maddeningly mixed signals he has been sending her. Rosie O'Donnell guest stars.
"The Blind Auditions, Part 3" continues as part of the competition's newest round. Singing hopefuls perform in front of coaches and mentors Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams ... the latter of whom undoubtedly remains "Happy" about his recent success at the Grammy Awards. The auditions continue in Tuesday's episode. Carson Daly is the host.
Peggy (Rondi Reed) evidently makes a hasty decision to retire in the new episode "The World According to Peggy." Molly (Melissa McCarthy) moves quickly to stage a party for the occasion, but there may be much more to Peggy's situation than others initially suspect. Billy Gardell, Swoosie Kurtz, Nyambi Nyambi and Katy Mixon also star.
After Steve (voice of Scott Grimes) uses crude language to Francine (voice of Wendy Schaal), she refuses to cook for him, forcing him to learn his way around the kitchen himself. To everyone's surprise, he becomes a successful chef, appearing on a popular morning TV show in the new episode "Morning Mimosa." Meanwhile, Stan (voice of Seth MacFarlane) becomes convinced he can make people invisible by snapping his fingers.
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) suddenly finds herself with plenty of options in "Chapter Eleven." Just as she's handed a permanent teaching job, Rogelio (Jaime Camil) offers her an internship as a writer for his telenovela. Xo (Andrea Navedo) struggles with following through on a decision she made about Rogelio. Michael (Brett Dier) takes action on his hunch about Rafael (Justin Baldoni). Joanna Kerns ("Growing Pains") directed the story.
The campy reality competition opens its seventh season with two new judges, as former "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy" cast member Carson Kressley and TV personality Ross Mathews join Michelle Visage on the panel. Also appearing at different points during the new season are celebrity guests Ariana Grande, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, John Waters, Kat Dennings ("2 Broke Girls"), Kathy Griffin, Jordin Sparks, Olivia Newton-John and Mel B, among others.
The mission is personal for the team -- particularly Cabe (Robert Patrick), since his ex-wife (guest star Jessica Tuck, "True Blood") is the object of it -- in "Rogue Element." She becomes a target upon learning questionable information about a congressman's death, so Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his comrades step in to help keep her safe from those who might want her silenced forever. Katharine McPhee and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.
In a new episode called "Pirate of the Bayou," one team goes after a one-eyed alligator who has been their elusive quarry for several years, while another hunts down a gluttonous gator that keeps stealing the bait off their lines. Meanwhile, a solo hunter matches wits and strength with an aggressive bull gator that has been bending his hooks and tripping his lines.
Callen and Sam (Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J) are up to their necks in danger -- quite literally -- in "Deep Trouble, Part II." The agents are aboard an armed submarine primed by terrorists to strike an aircraft carrier in San Diego ... but the sub may end up becoming a target itself. Hetty (Linda Hunt) abandons a planned trip to Washington. D.C. to stay and help her operatives.
"The Revolutionary Optimists" tells the story of Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur who has transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata, India, by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation. Using street theater, dance and data as their weapons, the children have cut malaria and diarrhea rates in half, increased polio vaccination rates, and turned garbage dumps into playing fields.
John and Luccia, a Colorado couple who love cars, join Jonny Smith in a bid to build the ultimate off-road vehicle. Competing with them are Tom "Wookie" Ford and California best buddies Darren and Benny. The teams race their vehicles in three intense missions, including one called the Bog of Doom -- which a press release clarifies as "a bog, only doomier," in the new episode "Off-Road."
Matters are decidedly western for the medics in the new episode "Back at the Ranch." TC (Eoin Macken) is among the responders trying to save a woman accidentally shot by her rancher husband, then he's sent to a teen ranch party where he has to attempt surgery on one of the attendees. Jordan and Kenny (Jill Flint, JR Lemon) treat a beauty queen whose predicament worsens. Topher (Ken Leung) debates how to tell Jordan he wants to keep her former job.
In the new episode "Snakes and a Plane," Tony Coffman feels the pressure with only one more day to meet his midseason deadline to deliver half a ton of ginseng to the Chinese syndicate. Sam Lunsford and his gang use intimidation to build their ginseng empire in North Carolina, while Mike Ross and Mitch Simpson continue their efforts to drive poachers out of West Virginia. Obie Bennett finds a huge honeyhole of ginseng.