Luke and Prudence (Nick Zano, Kelly Brook) try to help Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert) get to know a woman she admires (guest star Diora Baird, "Shameless") better in the new episode"Crushing It." They collectively arrange to go on a group bowling date, which also may help Lizzy overcome her feeling of being left out of things. Leisha (Rebecca Corry) tries to assist her in conveying her current emotions to Luke.
"Weird" is in the eye of the beholder, and "loners" also is up for some debate as this comedy premieres with "Weird Pilot," since the central characters reside together in Queens, N.Y. Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty"), Zachary Knighton ("Happy Endings"), Nate Torrence and Meera Rohit Kumbhani play the quartet who rely on one another as they navigate life in their 30s. Sitcom veteran Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens," "Family Ties") is the show's creator.
In a new episode called "Fugitive Number One," Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and his fellow Marshals scramble to deal with a serious crisis that could very well threaten all of their careers. Elsewhere, Duffy (Jere Burns), his bodyguard Mike (Jonathan Kowalsky) and Katherine (Mary Steenburgen) question the meaning of loyalty as matters come to a head. Walton Goggins and Sam Elliott also star.
"Entourage "alum Rex Lee guest stars as Jessica's (Constance Wu) beau from their college days in the new episode "Blind Spot." His visit doesn't seem to concern Louis (Randall Park), vexing Jessica ... but her husband is aware of something about the old flame that she apparently isn't. Eddie (Hudson Yang) doesn't want to participate in a school science fair in the worst way. Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks") also guest stars.
It's not dismissive to say the new episode "14 Chefs Compete" is cheesy, since the main ingredient the competitors have to use is ... guess what? Lasagna, calzones and enchiladas are included in the fare required by a team challenge, with the winners getting an ocean excursion. Probably needless to say, the losers get something quite different, heightening emotions as Gordon Ramsay oversees a dinner service later.
A current case has ties to another one four decades old in the new episode "Patience." A petty officer's murder provides clues to an airport bombing that's gone unsolved for 40 years, and that Gibbs and DiNozzo (Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) have been re-examining recently. As the probe intensifies again, McGee (Sean Murray) resents that he was left out of it earlier. A Martinez guest stars. David McCallum, Pauley Perrette and Emily Wickersham also star.
In a neat nod to the original version of this series that aired in the early 1990s, "Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill reprises a guest role he played then -- the Trickster -- in this new episode. Still behind bars, he's consulted by Barry and Joe (Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin) when a copycat criminal (guest star Devon Graye) starts plaguing Central City. Henry (John Wesley Shipp, who starred as the Flash in the earlier series) ends up threatened as a result.
Challenging fetal surgeries performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are featured in this new documentary miniseries The first of the three episodes observes Dr. Holly Hedrick as she tries to remove a tumor from a fetus that is still attached to the mother. A couple spends agonizing moments waiting to learn whether their baby will be one of those selected for a needed spinal operation. Real-time footage of surgical procedures is included.
As the title of the new episode "Treehouse Cabin" suggests, it finds Paulie and Tuffy with just five days to realize their Vermont client's childhood dream: a cabin getaway high up in a maple tree. He also wants the structure to be versatile enough to function as both a mancave and a honeymoon retreat when he and his new fiancee tie the knot.
The second episode of the new miniseries executive-produced by Ken Burns, "The Blind Men and the Elephant," recalls the medical profession's place in the "war on cancer" that President Richard Nixon launched in 1971. Though genetic causes of the disease were uncovered relatively soon, treatments for it were not determined quite as quickly, taking until the 1990s in many instances. An oncologist's own bout with breast cancer is traced.
The victim of a hit-and-run turns out to have been a hired killer, complicating Liv's (Rose McIver) subsequent probe when it turns out Peyton (Aly Michalka) is handling a murder case that involved the assassin, in the new episode "The Exterminator." A purported zombie sighting, posted online, may be related to someone from Liv's past. Major (Robert Buckley) makes a ... well, major decision about his life. David Anders and Malcolm Goodwin also star.
About to appear in Season 2 of "Salem," Lucy Lawless guest stars in the new episode "One Door Closes," as does "Battlestar Galactica" and "Miami Vice" veteran Edward James Olmos. They figure into a story that finds Skye (Chloe Bennet) still trying to harness her recently acquired abilities, a situation that edges her toward a huge decision. New findings leave Coulson (Clark Gregg) stunned. Kirk Acevedo ("Oz") and Mackenzie Astin also guest star.
"Saturday Night Live" veterans from two of the show's different eras appear in the new episode "The Right Thing," as Nora Dunn and Nasim Pedrad guest star. The main plot involves a funeral Jess (Zooey Deschanel) crashes, since she's concerned that a suggestive text she had sent to the deceased person will be discovered. J.J. Watt, of the NFL's Houston Texans, guest stars as himself. Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone also star.
The miniseries format makes a broadcast-network return with this drama based on Alice Hoffman's best-seller, executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and concluding Wednesday. "NCIS" alum Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan ("Manhattan") and Kathryn Prescott play several women caught up in the battle between Jews and Romans at Masada in 70 C.E. Sam Neill and Diego Boneta also star in the drama, which was filmed in Malta.
This French-West Germany co-production directed by Louis Malle stars Gaspard Manesse as a Catholic boarding-school student during World War II. While there, he befriends a Jewish boy (Raphael Fejto) who is being hidden from the Nazis by the school's friars. Francine Racette, Stanislas Carre De Malberg, Francois Negret and Philippe Morier-Genoud also star in this 1987 drama, which was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign language film.
In "The Nuclear Option," Dawson and Mills (Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett) settle into their new roles at Station 51, while Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer) copes with the fallout from Christie's (guest star Nicole Forester) impending divorce. Elsewhere, the Molly's crew still can't get the food truck started, and Brett (Kara Kilmer) wavers over whether to leave Chicago. Patrick John Flueger ("Chicago PD") guest stars. Taylor Kinney also stars.
Some stubborn mysteries start to unravel as Season 2 of this intense drama picks up the action shortly after where the first season finale left off, with a doped-up Carter Stevens (Kathryn Prescott) kidnapped once again by Lori (Milena Govich), the woman Carter once believed to be her mother. As these unwelcome events leave Carter more frightened than ever, she and her family and friends face a fresh assortment of obstacles as they struggle for answers to long-held secrets.
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire ") remains present as Jo's (Alana De La Garza) love interest in the new episode "Punk Is Dead" -- with the title referring to a 1980s punk-rock star (guest star Frederick Weller) convicted of killing his then-girlfriend, whose body has just been discovered. A younger version of Judd Hirsch's character Abe is played by one of the actor's former "NUMB3RS" co-stars, David Krumholtz. Ioan Gruffudd also stars.
With Falco's (Damon Runyan) mission almost over, Agent Koz (Ari Cohen) urges him to lay low until the bust goes down, but that proves impossible when Schizo (Paulino Nunes) orders him to orchestrate a big drug deal in the season finale, "Endgame." Elsewhere, Darko and Stash (Ian Matthews, James Cade) lean on Falco to defect and start cooking meth for a rival chapter, while Suzanna (Melanie Scrofano) walks out on him for good.
Laura tries to convince a reluctant Kirk to have a baby, but he's determined to spend their newlywed year in less stressful pursuits in a new episode called "Pressure Cooker." Elsewhere, Erik cooks a Valentine's Day meal for Nadine, his new bride, and Toi becomes ill with a lupus flare-up that gives Rouvaun an opportunity to show her whether he really meant that "in sickness and in health" part of his vows. Sam's anxiety threatens to interfere with his and Laura's plans as they prepare for their honeymoon.
Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster ("Bunheads") returns to series TV in this new sitcom from "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, which casts her as Liza Miller, a 40-year-old divorcee struggling to return to the Manhattan workforce after a long hiatus. Running into ageism at every turn, Liza gets a makeover and pretends to be 26 in order to land her dream job at a publishing house. How long can she keep spinning this lie, though? Miriam Shor, Debi Mazar and Hilary Duff also star.
This "little sitcom that could" managed a six-season run and a healthy share of critical praise, despite an ungainly if not irrelevant title and a relocation from network TV to cable in the middle of things. The series finale, "Mary Jane's Last Dance," finds Grayson (Josh Hopkins) trying to ensure that Jules (Courteney Cox, who also directed this farewell episode) has a great birthday, but everyone seems to be dealing with some major life changes. Christa Miller, Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd also star.
Guest star Charlotte Ross ("NYPD Blue") is back as Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) mother in the new episode "Public Enemy." The two women stand vigil for Ray (Brandon Routh), who's hospitalized with serious injuries after an assault on the mayor's office. Oliver (Stephen Amell) races the police to find the culprit, but the abduction of Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) thwarts all their efforts. Dwight Little ("Murder at 1600") directed the story.
Kathie Lee Gifford normally inhabits NBC's weekday lineup, as a co-anchor of the fourth hour of "Today," but she makes her way into the network's primetime lineup as a guest star in the new episode "The Mystery of the Sunken Sailor." She plays a psychiatrist who consults on the case of a slain seaman, which coincides with Laura's (Debra Messing) birthday -- an occasion Laura doesn't want to acknowledge, in the worst way. Josh Lucas and Laz Alonso also star.
Voight (Jason Beghe) is taken back to an early point in his career, and not in a pleasant way, in the new episode "Get Back to Even." One of his first contacts becomes a suspect in the investigation of a drug-related robbery that resulted in two murders. Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) discovers the real reason his brother (guest star Nick Gehlfuss) is in Chicago. Platt (Amy Morton) displays a maternal side. Sophia Bush, Jon Seda and Elias Koteas also star.
The stages of this season's competition are getting ever more critical, as the episode title "Top 8 Perform" confirms. By the end of the two hours, it'll be down to the top seven, since someone will be sent home. Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are sure to be careful in their judging, knowing what it means to the hopefuls ... and also knowing how it could impact the voting by viewers. Ryan Seacrest is (of course) the host.
How similar are other planets to Earth? The aptly titled episode "Alien Planets" tackles the question from the standpoint of discoveries made via NASA's Kepler Telescope, the specific purpose of which is to find such other locations in the solar system. Whether earthlings could sustain life on any of them is another matter addressed during the hour, with related observations by astrologists and astrophysicists enhanced by animation.
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) tries to broker friendships between Brick (Atticus Shaffer) and other young attendees during a school field trip in the new episode "Operation Infiltration." Axl (Charlie McDermott) tries to get on Devin's (guest star Gia Mantegna) good side by playing "perfect brother" to Sue (Eden Sher). Mike (Neil Flynn) fears he was a negative influence on his brother (guest star Norm MacDonald) in their youth. Dave Foley also guest stars.
Is Gabi (Emily Osment) about to be out of a job? That's the burning question on her mind after Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) meets a new woman who loves to cook for him. And after Josh doesn't ask Gabi to make dinner for an important client, she thinks the best way to keep her job is to challenge the new lady to a cook-off. Elsewhere, Yolanda (Kym Whitley) makes a date with the building window washer. Rex Lee also stars.
In a new episode called "Spirit Boards Freak Me Out!," a timid soul is frightened out of her wits when a ouija board starts answering questions about her, seemingly without anyone's assistance. A man who reluctantly volunteered to help at a gala is horrified when he is blamed for a falling chandelier chopping off the arm of another volunteer. Finally, the driver of a hired car takes two party guests to a sinister garage where a crime lord holds them hostage.
Erica's (Hayley Orrantia) decision to postpone college and pursue professional singing worries Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) in the new episode "The Adam Bomb." Beverly then asks Murray (Jeff Garlin) to have a related talk with Erica, but it doesn't turn out as anticipated. In an appropriately timed subplot, Adam and Barry (Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile) pull a series of April Fools' Day jokes on each other. Ana Gasteyer reprises her guest role.
Comics Jay Larson and Sean Patton cross America to explore notable drinking establishments as a new season premieres. In these new episodes, Larson and Patton embark on what amounts to a massive pub crawl that takes them from San Francisco and the Southern California coast through Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis, Minn., to Washington D.C. and Louisville, Ky. The Chicago visit, by the way, includes a trip to an oxygen bar to recover from stubborn hangovers.
The new, three-part miniseries executive-produced by Ken Burns concludes with "Finding the Achilles Heel," as scientists believe they've determined the medical solution to the mystery of cancer. Additional complexities thwart them at the time, though -- but the episode then moves forward into the current decade, when new ways to beat the disease appear possible. The immune system of human beings becomes a major key to conquering cancer.
Rob Morrow ("Northern Exposure," "Numb3rs") guest stars as a television personality who interviews a college student (guest star Ally Ioannides) about her alleged frat-house rape in the new episode "Devastating Story." The segment's telecast has a variety of results, from general awareness of campus assaults to a trial that pits the purported victim against those she has accused. "Today's" Jenna Wolfe appears as herself. Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T star.
Jay (Ed O'Neill) celebrates a birthday that turns eventful for many reasons in the new episode "Grill, Interrupted." Phil (Ty Burrell) can't wait for his gift to Jay to be seen, and Claire and Mitch (Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) offer a present that really isn't one: the payback of a loan Jay made to them. Gloria (Sofia Vergara) decides to give Manny and Luke (Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould) an education on the subject of drinking. Eric Stonestreet also stars.
As a new season opens with "Padian: P.I.," Ivy is particularly excited when the buyers return to Fontana, Calif., since past experience has shown him this market is rich with items he's looking for. Jarrod and Brandi struggle for the right strategy to snag a good locker, though, while Darrell and Brandon look to score heavy. Meanwhile, Mary works her way up from the bottom.
It's Dean (Jensen Ackles) vs. Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) in the new episode "Inside Man." Before placing any bets on which one ends up victorious, bear in mind which of the characters has been on this show from the beginning -- though that doesn't mean trouble that plays out over several more stories can't result. Sam (Jared Padalecki) is otherwise occupied, continuing to pursue the Mark of Cain with Castiel's (Misha Collins) help.
In the conclusion of the new miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's novel, the captive Shirah and Yael (Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan) manage to provide Josephus (Sam Neill) with their takes on what has occurred at Masada. The Romans continue to strategize their siege on the fortress, while Eleazar (Mido Hamada) rallies fellow Jews to mount a defense against General Silva's (Sam Hazeldine) forces. Kathryn Prescott, Diego Boneta and Luke Roberts also star.
Dre (Anthony Anderson) gets caught in a lie by Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) in the new episode "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies." She learns from another source that Dre never had a certain procedure he was supposed to undergo long ago -- check that subtitle again -- so she decides to test him on how long he'll perpetuate the fib. As a likely indicator of how that goes, consider that talk-show host Maury Povich guest stars as himself. Laurence Fishburne also stars.
In the new "Episode Five," Alec and Elly (David Tennant, Olivia Colman) receive new information that shakes them up, forcing them to wonder whether they have been wrong about nearly everything in their investigation so far. Elsewhere, Sharon (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) gets some unexpected help, while Olly's (Jonathan Bailey) persistence finally pays off as he lands a major scoop. Charlotte Rampling and Andrew Buchan also star.
Determined to help Deacon (Charles Esten) deal with his condition, Rayna (Connie Britton) is upset when he rejects her efforts in the new episode "I Can't Keep Away From You." Scarlett's (Clare Bowen) worries about her image on social media threatens her touring with Avery (Jonathan Jackson), Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Rascal Flatts. Layla (Aubrey Peeples) is confused about Jeff's (Oliver Hudson) true intentions for her. Hayden Panettiere also stars.
In a new episode called "Stingers," Philip and Elizabeth (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) deploy a plan for the CIA's Mujahideen visitors. Meanwhile, back at the Jennings' home, tensions continue to escalate, making the scene appear less like a domestic setting than a war zone. Noah Emmerich also stars.
If you've got the cash, these guys have got the "carry." Six independent shippers return to make a living transporting unconventional items other carriers won't touch as this hit reality series resumes, with two back-to-back new episodes. The fun often lies in how rival truckers will get into heated bidding wars for the chance to transport a given item, only to later realize they have no idea how to move the shipment in question.
Three Academy Awards, including one for black-and-white cinematography, went to this stunning 1964 film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel about an earthy Greek laborer (Anthony Quinn) who teaches a staid British heir (Alan Bates) to loosen up and enjoy life. Quinn lost the best actor Oscar to Rex Harrison ("My Fair Lady") but won the role of his life. The drama also stars Irene Papas and Lila Kedrova, who won the best supporting actress Oscar.
The Miami Heat hope to solidify their hold on a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference as Dwyane Wade and his mates pay a visit to one of the hotter teams in the league in old friend LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then in the nightcap of this TNT doubleheader, Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns hope to vault themselves into the West playoff picture with a victory over Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Olivia (Kerry Washington) ponders what to do when a high-ranking politician asks her to help his dad evade a possible death penalty in the new episode "Honor Thy Father." Seeking support for his intention to dismantle B613, David (Joshua Malina) attempts to enlist some of its former operatives in his crusade. Portia de Rossi and George Newbern continue their guest roles. Jeannot Szwarc ("Somewhere in Time") directed the tale.
The drama ends its relatively brief season with the new episode "Ritchie," as that character's (Lucas Hedges) photos of the actual slap are turned over to Harry's (Zachary Quinto) prosecutors. In a bid to discredit Ritchie, unflattering information about his past is leaked by Harry and Thanasis (Michael Nouri). Gary (Thomas Sadoski) then tries to prevent more tragedy. Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton and Melissa George also star.
With Opening Day but a few days away, teams go about the business of making their final cuts and determining who will come north with the big club. Two veteran teams whose rosters should be pretty much set by now clash today in Lakeland, Fla., where Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers host Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees in a preseason tilt.
Those not yet on Twitter are subject to jokes from others who are social-media-savvy, but they have one less target -- Brennan (Emily Deschanel) -- as of the new episode "The Teacher in the Books." She finally learns how to tweet, to help market her books, and "squintern" Jessica (guest star Laura Spencer) offers valuable tips. As for the case of the week, a teacher's death prompts an investigation of fellow faculty members and students. David Boreanaz also stars.
Students on a field trip to the hospital see more than they bargained for when two police officers require immediate treatment in the new episode "When I Grow Up." Callie (Sara Ramirez) becomes involved in performing the surgery, while Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) hopes to become involved with one of the youngsters' chaperones. Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) tries to come to terms with her emotions regarding Owen (Kevin McKidd). Ellen Pompeo also stars.
Some special-effects technicians were banned from the ranch -- which was what they named their own firm after George Lucas ordered them out of his headquarters -- and Leonard and Sheldon (Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons) might do well to heed that in the new episode "The Skywalker Incursion." They try to visit Lucas' Skywalker Ranch while en route to a speaking engagement. Howard and Bernadette (Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch) have a feud involving "Doctor Who."
Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team realize they must pursue Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell), who is now a dangerous meta-human, in "The Nuclear Man." Joe (Jesse L. Martin) enlists Cisco's (Carlos Valdes) help re-investigating Nora Allen's murder, while Barry tries to juggle his duties with his growing interest in Linda Park (guest star Malese Jow). Victor Garber also guest stars. Another episode follows.
A mutual pal's wedding means different things to Oscar and Felix (Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon) in the new episode "The Wedding Deception." Oscar hopes to encounter a former girlfriend at the event, while Felix is eager to see his ex-wife (guest star Christine Woods) and prove to her that he has changed. The story was written by "Frasier" veteran Joe Keenan. Wendell Pierce, Lindsay Sloane and Yvette Nicole Brown also star.
The search for a drug-case witness evolves into a homicide investigation in the new episode "Inescapable Truth." While trying to figure out how the victim managed to leave a court-ordered stint in rehab, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) becomes suspicious of the man's fellow band members -- none of whom cared very much for him. The sleuth also is in store for a surprise from Valentine (Thomas Dekker). Lolita Davidovich ("Raising Cain") guest stars.
In the new episode "Hot Wheel of Fortune," Rick is excited when the Beach Bomb No. 1, the rarest Hot Wheels car in the world, is brought into the shop. Later, he examines an etching by the artist Rembrandt. Meanwhile, Chumlee decides to set aside some time to write his memoirs.
Relatively few of the criminals on Red Reddington's (James Spader) list have been women, but the new episode "Vanessa Cruz" revolves around one. Played by guest star Ana de la Reguera ("Eastbound & Down"), she preys upon rich people. Tom (Ryan Eggold) makes a desperate bid to secure Liz's (Megan Boone) help, while Red also wants something from her: the Fulcrum. Diego Klattenhoff and Harry Lennix also star.
Though the medication Bonnie (Allison Janney) is given is meant to relieve her back pain, she considers another purpose for it in the new episode "Dropped Soap and a Big Guy on a Throne." She's not alone: Christy (Anna Faris) also mulls another use for the drug. Jaime Pressly, who will be a full-time cast regular on this show next season, reprises her role as Jill. Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano and Mimi Kennedy also star.
Aubry (Caitlin Gerard) gets the newly released Carter (Elvis Nolasco) to make a break for the Canadian border with her in the new "Episode Five." After Matt's funeral, Mark (guest star David Hoflin) shares some personal news with Barb (Felicity Huffman) that he isn't sure she'll respond well to. Alonzo (Benito Martinez) tries to fortify his ties to Tony (Johnny Ortiz) after the latter's discharge from juvenile detention. Regina King also guest stars.
As Season 6 wraps up tonight with Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) and his team concluding their latest exploit in "Drastic Voyage: Part 2," a send-up of the classic sci-fi movie "Fantastic Voyage," fans can heave a satisfied sigh that this rudely funny adult comedy is back on track after the "Archer Vice" arc in Season 5 threatened to send the whole thing off the rails. Let's hope Slater (voice of guest star Christian Slater), is happy too.
In the new episode "Wilson's Father," Peter (Jason Isaacs) uncovers an ancient symbol that has been hidden for centuries while he is digging more deeply into Emma's (Alison Sudol) shadowy past. Meanwhile, Charlie (Dean Chekvala) tries to rescue Debbie (Lauren Ambrose) from the compound in New Mexico. Anne Heche, Regina Taylor and David Costabile also star.
The death of a ride-sharing-company driver hit by a taxi makes Holmes and Watson (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) wonder if the tragedy was an accident or something more in the new episode "The View From Olympus." They come to suspect professional rivalry as a factor. Holmes is surprised when his new flame (guest star Anastasia Griffith, "Damages"), someone he thinks he knows well, asks something quite unexpected of him. Aidan Quinn also stars.
Set in an antiquity of legend after the gods were banished to Mount Olympus, this new fantasy series follows the adventures of a young man named Hero (Tom York), the illegitimate son of a king, as he searches for his identity. It's a quest that may take him ultimately into the divine realm itself, but not before he is sorely tested by physical and personal trials. The cast also includes Sonya Cassidy ("The Paradise"), Matt Frewer, Sonita Henry and Graham Shiels.
In the crowded TV programming landscape, too many fans of quality drama missed Season 1 of this taut thriller, which currently is available for streaming on Netflix. Season 2 opens with the fallout from the suspenseful shootout between local cop Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) and local Indian leader Philip Kopus (Jason Momoa, "Game of Thrones"). Elsewhere, Jean (Julianne Nicholson) struggles to put her life back together following the trauma of recent events. Tamara Tunie also stars.
The citizens of Paris are understandably unnerved by the appearance of the Viking fleet, although Charles (Lothaire Bluteau), the emperor, yields to the urging of his daughter Gisla (Morgane Polanski) and announces to his court that he will remain in the city. Count Odo, who is rallying a force to defend Paris, hopes a victory may win him Gisla's hand in marriage. Meanwhile, the Vikings make camp downriver and plan their attack in the new episode "Paris." Travis Fimmel stars.
Pastor Kevin Brown, a former policeman, and his team attempt to convince sex workers to quit the business in this absorbing new reality series set mainly in Houston, said to be the epicenter of human trafficking in the United States. The series takes its terse title from Brown's time-tested determination that when he approaches a woman forced into prostitution, he has no more than eight minutes to convince her to leave with him and his team. After that, the danger increases exponentially.
This new unscripted series opens the doors on the domestic life of NBA legend Kenny Smith and his wife, actress-singer Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, as they try to hold onto their sanity while raising five kids ranging in age from 2 to 21. In the series premiere, "Step Your Notches Up," a situation that's already fraught with chaos is complicated even further by Kenny and Gwen's dramatically clashing parenting styles.
Leslie Hope ("24") guest stars in the new episode "Through the Looking Glass" as a reporter who won't reveal the identity of a source -- a self-confessed murderer -- to Frank (Tom Selleck). A police program makes Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) the mentor of a teen he hopes to convince to make better life choices. Acting veteran Eric Laneuville ("St. Elsewhere") directed the episode. James Lesure ("Las Vegas") also guest stars. Bridget Moynahan also stars.
An enduring music star switches genres to render song standards from her Grammy-nominated latest album in the new offering "Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert," taped in January at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre. With spare orchestration backing her vocals, the Eurythmics veteran's selections include "I Put a Spell on You" (with her version also featured in the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey"), "Summertime" and "Georgia on My Mind."
Most movie updates of television shows aren't successful, but this smart and genuinely amusing 2012 take on the former Fox series -- which launched Johnny Depp to stardom -- teams Jonah Hill (also a writer and producer here) and Channing Tatum as novice policemen. They still look young enough to pose as high-school students and probe a drug-selling operation. Ice Cube and Brie Larson co-star, and the script incorporates some wise nods to the original show.
The phrase "deadly touch" has a very literal translation in the new episode "Heartbreaker," as Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) seek the reason a cyclist died. The Royal family -- not the real one that rules England, but this show's version of one -- expands as a new member (guest star Nico Evers-Swindell) appears. Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) tries to become more accepting of her current condition. Silas Weir Mitchell and Bree Turner also star.
Vincent Price, Casey Kasem and Danny Kaye provide voices for this classic 1970 animated holiday tale. When Peter Cottontail vies for a promotion to become Chief Easter Bunny, his nemesis, the evil Irontail bunny, tries to thwart him at every turn. Peter must face Irontail's challenge of delivering the most Easter eggs. Thankfully, good wins out as Peter saves the day and keeps Easter safe from evil rabbits.
It's time for The Outdoor Man's new eatery to be launched in the aptly titled new episode "Restaurant Opening," but all is not well on the premises. Kristin (Amanda Fuller) feels co-owner Ed (Hector Elizondo) is overriding her on decisions about managing the operation, and Mike (Tim Allen) ultimately has to play mediator. Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) worries about an old friend's suspected intentions toward her. Nancy Travis and Molly Ephraim also star.
The synergy between this show and its lead-in gets tighter as Tim Allen and Hector Elizondo make crossover appearances in their "Last Man Standing" roles in the new episode "Last Goose Standing." Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) becomes Mike Baxter's (Allen) last hope of securing zoning approval for an expansion of his business. Her partner in the quest (guest star Adam Shapiro) may turn out to be of more-than-professional significance to her.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reteam as the police detectives who are too old for school, but go back there anyway, in a comedy sequel that's pretty much a replay of the first movie that satirized TV's "21 Jump Street," but still yields its own share of fun. This time, the cops are sent to a college to track down the source of a lethal drug. Ice Cube and Nick Offerman also return, and a couple of cast members from the original show turn up, though not the same, hugely famous one who had a cameo last time.
Director Stephen Kijak spent two years shooting footage for this 2015 documentary chronicling the career of the popular boy band made up of Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McClean, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough. The film charts the group's origins and climb to success, up to the making of their 2013 album "In a World Like This," as well as the subsequent promotional tour.
Was it an accident or not? That's what Grover (Chi McBride) wonders about the death of a close friend's wife in the new episode "Ike Hanau" (Hawaiian for "Instinct"). After the woman takes a fatal fall from a cliff, Grover has reason to think it may be foul play. Danny and Dr. Shaw (Scott Caan, Amanda Setton) get stuck in an elevator -- and they aren't alone. Guest stars include Mykelti Williamson ("Forrest Gump"), Michelle Hurd ("The Glades") and Kim Wayans.
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning talent from the stage version of "Kinky Boots" gets his own showcase -- devised specifically for this Lincoln Center date -- in the new episode "Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul." Also a director, the Pittsburgh native's performance draws from "Billy's Back on Broadway," his album of songs popularized in New York theater. Porter will get more television exposure in the new season of "So You Think You Can Dance."
The Sharks reach a milestone with the 100th episode of the series, marked by all six of them -- Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary -- appearing on the show together for the first time. They still consider others' business proposals, but the spotlight largely is on them as they discuss the reasons for their ongoing involvement in the program. There's cake and champagne, too. (For them, anyway.)
Can Mini-Me maximize his improvisation skills? The answer is evident in this episode as Verne Troyer -- alias the diminutive sidekick to Mike Myers' Dr. Evil in the "Austin Powers" spy-spoof movies -- makes a guest appearance. So does comic Nyima Funk, teaming with regular players Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles in bringing the studio audience's comedic suggestions to life. Aisha Tyler is the host. Another episode, with guest Tara Lipinski, follows.
The YouTube star brings her very distinctive "uber-fan" perspective as she hosts a look at pop culture and celebrity interviews in this new hybrid comedy and talk show. Episodes are expected to include the same kind of Interactive element her online fans have come to know and enjoy, as well as guest interviews held in informal settings such as a grocery store or her car.
Clint Eastwood might seem an odd choice to direct the screen version of the hit musical about the Four Seasons, but he does stay true to showcasing the tunes generated by lead singer Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for the role on Broadway) and his comrades. Christopher Walken is the biggest name in the cast, as a mobster with ties to the group. The real-life Valli is an executive producer of the film, whose soundtrack includes such hits as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Sherry."
A visit to New York by Atlanta's deputy chief (returning guest star Harry Hamlin) and one of his detectives (guest star Dreama Walker) takes a very unexpected turn in "Forgiving Rollins." The detective initially claims she's been sexually assaulted, but offers a different account when Benson (Mariska Hargitay) arrives. It's up to Rollins (Kelli Giddish) to clarify the case, possibly on a courtroom stand, when she realizes her own ties to it.
Shortly before this fantasy series went on hiatus last September, nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) made a failed attempt to return to her 1940s life with her husband. As new episodes resume with "The Reckoning," however, fans are wondering where Claire's heart truly lies, as Jamie (Sam Heughan) and the Highlanders rescue her from Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, Laoghaire (Nell Hudson) remains firmly resolved to win Jamie back.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is down to its Final Four, with two games tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis determining which teams will meet in the national championship game on Monday. Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will call the action.
Veteran actor Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") has fared well with playing television fathers: Not only does he recur as Tim Allen's on "Last Man Standing," he turns up here as Rainn Wilson's in "Enemy of My Enemies." The elder Backstrom is a sheriff who joins his estranged son in probing an oil-pipeline explosion. Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") also guest stars as the younger Backstrom's ex-fiancee. Dennis Haysbert also stars.
As Middleton braces itself for an approaching blizzard, Cassie and Grace (Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) both sense that bad weather isn't the worst thing in the offing. As tensions next door escalate once again between Sam (James Denton) and his headstrong son, Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), Cassie begins to intuit that the pregnancy of a visitor (guest star Alex Paxton-Beesley) to Grey House may be experiencing some complications. Anthony Lemke also stars in the new episode "The Storm."
College co-ed Paige York (Daveigh Chase) develops a burning crush on one of her professors, Dr. Lucas Emery (Rick Roberts), but things don't take a scary turn until Paige gets hired to care for Dr. Emery's wife, Gabby (Sydney Penny). Gabby is struggling with multiple sclerosis, but the greater danger to her welfare by far is Paige's growing conviction that she, not Gabby, is the professor's true soulmate -- and nothing will get between Paige and the wedding of her dreams. Colin Macphee also stars in this 2014 TV movie.
"Cat Daddy" Jackson Galaxy continues his missions of mercy to help owners of fractious felines as a new 10-episode season opens with "My Boyfriend vs. My Cat." Model and social media star Adrianne Curry needs help with her savage cat, Billy Shears, who terrorizes her boyfriend, Todd, when he isn't destroying their 1920s vintage Art Deco apartment with his scratching.
Holiday travel can be complicated enough, but try being an NCIS agent working a case while stuck in the middle of it. DiNozzo and Bishop (Michael Weatherly. Emily Wickersham) find themselves in that situation -- along with Bishop's NSA-lawyer husband (guest star Jamie Bamber) -- in "Grounded." A terrorist threat impacts many airports just as Thanksgiving transit reaches its peak. Veteran character actress Edie McClurg also guest stars.
Charlaine Harris, who penned the wildly successful "True Blood" series of supernatural thrillers, had another literary success with her mystery novels following the exploits of smalltown librarian and master sleuth Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure). In this 2015 TV movie adaptation of the first Teagarden mystery, premiering concurrently on Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Aurora tries to unravel a murder mystery after a close friend unexpectedly dies. Marilu Henner also stars.
Those who remember the 1985 movie "Witness" will recall Harrison Ford using a silo and its contents to outwit some of the bad guys. A similar situation is all too real for an imperiled man in the new episode "In an Instant: Buried Alive," as he's trapped under several feet of corn when a shelf breaks at his family's Iowa farm. With his father otherwise occupied, he only can hope he'll be found and rescued before he suffocates.
Determined to take down his treacherous rival (Dominic Cooper, "Marvel's Agent Carter"), street-car racer Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad") runs through a cross-country gauntlet of cops and bounty hunters to enter the most prestigious race in the underground racing circuit. Based on a series of video games, this 2014 American action film drew mostly negative reviews, but it went on to earn more than $200 million at the worldwide box office.
Someone is working against the CIA from the inside, and unless Team Scorpion can figure out who it is in time, deadly chemicals may be released into the atmosphere in "Charades." Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his cohorts have to apply all their abilities to determine the identity of the mole. Paige (Katharine McPhee) believes that entails helping Walter improve his social skills. Robert Patrick and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.
What might turn peaceful people into killers? And could it involve Pee-wee Herman? Those questions are answered in "Dr. Linus Creel," featuring Paul Reubens as a guest star as a wave of murders is committed by very unlikely perpetrators. Liz (Megan Boone) is perplexed until Red (James Spader) clues her into a psychological experiment that could be the cause. Red also remains concerned about ex-wife Naomi (guest star Mary-Louise Parker).
Zach Braff ("Scrubs") co-wrote and directed this Kickstarter-funded 2014 comedy-drama, in which he stars as a struggling actor who relies on his wife (Kate Hudson) to support their family with a mind-numbing data-entry job. His cancer-stricken father (Mandy Patinkin) agrees to pay for their two kids' (Pierce Gagnon, Joey King) education as long as they attend an Orthodox Jewish day school. Josh Gad also stars.