The .875-mile oval of Iowa Speedway is the setting as a field including Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon, Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler do battle in the Xfinity Series' U.S. Cellular 250. Brad Keselowski cruised to an easy win here a year ago when James Buescher's crash erased his lead less than 10 laps from the finish. It was the 2012 Sprint Cup champ's third title in Iowa.
Probing the murder of a Black Panthers member proves complicated for Hodiak (David Duchovny) in the new episode "Your Mother Should Know," since he needs the help of someone whose assistance is anything but guaranteed. Feeling pressure from a superior (guest star Graham Beckel), Shafe (Grey Damon) steps up his efforts to crack the heroin case involving dealer Guapo (guest star Lobo Sebastian). Gaius Charles and Chance Kelly also guest star.
A new episode called "Lester's Last Stand" finds Dog and Beth training private investigator and fellow bondsman Elliot Sondag as they prepare to team up on a suspenseful 24-hour hunt for one of Elliot's most elusive quarries. Can the Chapmans help find a fugitive Elliot has chased for the past six months? Another new episode immediately follows.
The Freeway Series continues today at Dodger Stadium, where Adrian Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Dodgers play the second of a three-game set against Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Outside of geography, this series has practical significance for both teams -- the Dodgers are trying to stay ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants in the NL West, while the Halos are nipping at the heels of the AL West-leading Houston Astros.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu won three Academy Awards for co-writing, directing and producing this surreal 2015 drama that casts Michael Keaton (also Oscar-nominated) as Riggan, an aging actor best known for playing a movie superbero. As opening night looms for a Broadway play he's hoping will re-ignite his career, the actor's personal demons threaten to overwhelm him. Supporting players Edward Norton and Emma Stone also got Oscar nods; Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie") also star.
A difficult divorce case rattles Olivia (Andie MacDowell) following a fight with Jack (Dylan Neal) in the new episode "Something's Gotta Give." While Peggy (Barbara Niven) invites Paul (Colin Ferguson) to stay at the Thyme and Tide Inn, Bob (Bruce Boxleitner) is wary of the newcomer's real intentions toward Olivia. New town manager Grace (Teryl Rothery) tries to assemble the entire town for a group photo. Brennan Elliott, Cameron Bancroft and Sarah Smyth also star.
Morgan Freeman is an executive producer of this political drama, giving a sense of its gravitas. The series "Pilot" introduces Tea Leoni as America's new secretary of state, an ex-CIA analyst hurriedly thrust onto the stage of international diplomacy after taking the job at the behest of the president (Keith Carradine) -- and after her predecessor's mysterious death. Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Geoffrey Arend ("Body of Proof") also are in the cast.
Lois Lowry's popular young-adult novel yields a film from Phillip Noyce that's more notable for its performers than its content. Jeff Bridges has the title role of an enigmatic figure who knows the entire history, warts and all, of his society. He imparts this information to a youth (Brenton Thwaites) who determines the only way to survive, and to protect those he loves, is to leave. Others are intent on not letting him do that, though. Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard co-star.
Five months after they fell in love, Brandon (Jon Cor) leaves his girlfriend, Jensyn (Ashley Leggat), in New York to accept a promotion 3000 miles away. He promises her he'll do everything he can to make their long-distance relationship work, but his new boss, Simone (Adrienne Frantz, "The Young and the Restless"), sets her cap for her handsome new hire. Simone will stop at nothing -- including stealing Jensyn's identity -- to have Brandon all to herself in this 2015 thriller.
In the new episode "The Queen Must Die: Part One," Jason (Jack Donnelly) vows to rescue his fellow prisoners from almost certain death in the amphitheater, but doing so means he must return to Atlantis, the heart of the scheming queen's power. As events hurtle toward their uncertain resolution, Jason realizes that as long as Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) lives, there never will be peace for him, his loved ones and the citizenry at large. Mark Addy and Robert Emms also star.
A new episode called "Three Moves Ahead" finds danger closing in on Ghost and Tommy (Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora) as Lobos (Enrique Murciano) contends with a rival drug cartel on one side and U.S. Federal agents on the other. It's up to Ghost to figure out some way to extricate himself from this mess before Angela (Lela Loren) gets to Lobos first. Naturi Naughton also stars.
Hannibal and Will (Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy) becoming partners might have seemed unlikely at best, but they form an uneasy alliance during the hunt for serial killer Francis Dolarhyde (guest star Richard Armitage) in the new episode "And the Woman Clothed With the Sun ... ." Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) has big reservations about the teaming, based on past experience. Rutina Wesley also guest stars. Laurence Fishburne also stars.
A strong gallery of celebrity impressions ranging from President Barack Obama and Will Smith to Denzel Washington and Chris Tucker earned Jay Pharaoh his current spot in the ensemble of "Saturday Night Live," but he hasn't made much of an impression as himself on that show. Maybe that's why he titled his first solo comedy special "Can I Be Me?," an hour that finds Pharaoh holding forth on relationships, family, music and pop culture.
Once is not enough for some people who have been through the "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" process, so it's a good thing for them -- and host Chris Harrison -- that there's this chance for them to make a love connection again. In the case of this second season, some participants already have tried more than once, having also been a part of this show or the preceding "Bachelor Pad." An unidentified "Mystery Woman" will be among them. Another episode airs Monday.
Season 3 of the series wraps up with "Episode 6," as many of the characters determine the paths of their respective futures. Celia and Alan (Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi) recommit to spending the time they have to the fullest, while Caroline and Kate (Sarah Lancashire, Nina Sosanya) do much of the same. However, things aren't quite the same for Gillian (Nicola Walker), who has cold feet about marrying Robbie (Dean Andrews) -- largely because of John (Tony Gardner).
Verity (Ruby Bentall) largely sets matters in motion here as the new version of Winston Graham's stories concludes with "Part 7." Her elopement leaves Francis (Kyle Soller) stunned and prompts him to place blame on Ross (Aidan Turner). Ultimately, the fallout impacts Ross in business terms as well. An epidemic of putrid throat has devastating effects on the community. Eleanor Tomlinson also stars.
IndyCar hits the road -- as in road course -- at the Sports Car Course for today's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The 13-turn, 2.258-mile layout offers drivers a little bit of everything -- elevation changes, a narrow racing ribbon and a variety of corners. Scott Dixon, with five Mid-Ohio victories, runs well here, and he'll be in a field including Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal.
The "Tricky Triangle" of Pocono Raceway is the scene today as Sprint Cup drivers gear up for the Pennsylvania 400. Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a sweep of both Cup races on the 2.5-mile tri-oval a year ago by holding off Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go. A field including Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Harvick will oppose him.
When last seen, American Pharaoh was going wire to wire in the Belmont Stakes to become thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and 12th all time. Today at New Jersey's Monmouth Park, he runs his first race in nearly two months when he vies in the Grade I Haskell Invitational, which is run at 1 1/8 miles and has a purse of $1 million. He is in a field that includes Tekton, Mr. Jordan and Stanford.
Feeling guilty upon learning his burgers are at least partially at fault for Teddy's (voice of Larry Murphy) poor health, Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) tries to make amends by teaming with him to get fit at a boot camp for stuntmen in "Friends With Burger-fits." The younger family members enlist Linda (voice of John Roberts) in their bid to start an underground ice wrestling league at home.
What turned Bart and Lisa (voices of Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith) into antagonists in the very beginning? "The Kids Are All Fight" supplies the details, prompted by Homer's (voice of Dan Castellaneta) discovery of an old roll of film that he gets developed. It's interesting to see that the situation between the siblings then isn't much different from how it is now. Julie Kavner and Hank Azaria also are in the voice cast.
Jake (Andy Samberg) wonders if his recent misfortunes are simply cases of bad luck, or if someone is purposely causing his mishaps, in "Sabotage." Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) dispatches Amy and Rosa (Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz) to investigate. Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) is partnered with Scully and Hitchcock (Joel McKinnon Miller, Dirk Blocker). Samberg's former "Saturday Night Live" comrade Chris Parnell guest stars.
Now a top action star, Liam Neeson voices his animated likeness in the show's 250th episode, "Fighting Irish." That's a literal title, since the actor takes up the challenge when Peter (voice of Seth MacFarlane) declares he could beat Neeson in a fight. Stewie (also MacFarlane's voice) isn't happy when Lois (voice of Alex Borstein) volunteers for duty with his class and seems to give the other children more attention.
There are no second takes in "Live TV," as this new episode is titled, and the remaining finalists must control their nerves as each demonstrates a dish that reflects an assigned theme under conditions that simulate a live-to-camera presentation. Later, Jeff Mauro and Katie Lee join Bobby and Giada to evaluate the contestants hosting their own segment on a live ensemble show. As usual, the weakest performer goes home at the end of the episode.
As Season 9 of this hit unscripted series begins with "Crossing Enemy Lines," Polar Industries returns to defend its place as load count champs in Manitoba after two previous seasons of domination. Darrell Ward, however, is plotting to challenge his former employer by stealing one of Polar's most successful drivers: Lisa Kelly, who is getting a percentage of Ward's upstart company. Expect a David and Goliath battle on the ice.
Elizabeth's (Tea Leoni) job gets in the way of her anniversary celebration with Henry (Tim Daly) in "Standoff." Thinking she had taken care of the extradition of a Mexican drug kingpin who killed a Texas state trooper, she's summoned back to Washington when political problems arise with the deal. Jason (Evan Roe) hurts himself while being watched by Blake (Erich Bergen).
In the new episode "California Dreaming," Quad jets off to California with Simone and Jill, seeking a break from all the messy drama back home in Atlanta. Jackie struggles both as a doctor and a daughter to tend to her ailing father. Lisa throws a fantastic cooking party for her son's birthday, during which she drops a bomb that shocks Heavenly and Toya.
Two years after a patient under her care committed suicide, therapist Victoria Wrightmar (Victoria Pratt) still feels racked with guilt over the incident. When a woman comes into Victoria's office with the same symptoms as the patient who died, she must figure out why more and more patients are having the same disturbing dreams. Casper Van Dien (who also directed this 2015 thriller) co-stars, along with Richard Burgi, David Chokachi, Barbie Castro, Patrick Muldoon and Stacey Dash.
After agreeing to work exclusively for the Finney organization in exchange for Terry's (Eddie Marsan) freedom, Ray (Liev Schreiber) puts out fires while Paige (Katie Holmes) tries to close a deal that will allow her to buy an NFL team in the new episode "Breakfast of Champions." On the outs with Ray and the kids, Abby (Paula Malcomson) reconnects with her Southie family in Boston, some of whom hate Ray. Meanwhile, Conor (Devon Bagby) cuts school to throw a party, which spins out of control.
Celebrity chef Henry Ross (Dylan Neal, "Cedar Cove") and police detective Maggie Price (Brooke Burns, "Baywatch") reteam for their second case as they investigate a journalist's murder at a luxury hotel where Henry is appearing at a gourmet food conference. Persons of interest include a movie star and major figures from the San Francisco restaurant scene. Steve Valentine and Matthew Kevin Anderson also star.
While trying to piece together Dr. Hunter's lost formula, Rachel (Rhona Mitra) deals with the unpleasant fact that her sworn enemy, Niels (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), is on board the Nathan James in a new episode called "Safe Zone." Chandler (Eric Dane), meanwhile, tries to reverse the brainwashing Michener (guest star Mark Moses) suffered at the hands of the Ramseys. Adam Baldwin also stars.
Although Charlie Griffin may be leading the fleet in terms of pulling in the most bluefin tuna, his fishing vessel, the Reels of Fortune, has been having problems since his collision with the Bonner Bridge, in the new episode "Fins of the Father." His repair bill comes to a stunning $10,000, so now he and son Jake have to catch that much just to break even. Elsewhere, young Captain Tyler McLaughlin ruffles some senior feathers with his win-at-all-costs attitude.
Not happy with the way things have been going for him, Phil (Will Forte) looks to the heavens and requests a reboot in "The Do-Over.' He gets that almost immediately in the form of two women (guest stars Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman) who make him a lot happier about his "last man" status. However, to be with them, he must lie to Carol (Kristen Schaal) about where he's going -- and Melissa (January Jones) becomes suspicious of his alibi.
Franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker wrote "Selfie 2.0," which is a family affair for series star Patricia Arquette. Her fellow-actress sister Rosanna appears as the sibling of a deceased woman who was one of Avery's (Patricia) psychiatric patients. While trying to help her cope, the CSI team's leader also probes the kidnappings of young women whose social media pages are kept current while they're missing. Michael Irby and Lisa Darr also guest star.
In the new episode "Respite," an injured Tom (Noah Wyle) gets a poignant reminder of what life without war would be like as he takes refuge with a family that has distanced itself from the fight. Elsewhere, Hal and Isabella's (Drew Roy, Catalina Sandino Moreno) romance deepens as they search for Tom. The 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device that could prove pivotal in winning the war -- if they can figure out how to use it. Meanwhile, Maggie (Sarah Carter) makes a fateful decision.
Shana and Robin blur the line between altruism and revenge as they strive to pull off a rogue fundraiser that could pay off for them in political terms in the new episode "PTO 2.0." Carla, meanwhile, tries to keep board members focused on the big picture as she ramps up her planning for the black-tie gala, which is the biggest money-maker of the year. Elsewhere, LaShon and Amber C bond in a way that some people never saw coming.
Eph and Nora (Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro) finally see their lethal virus in action in the new episode "The Silver Angel." Elsewhere, Fet (Kevin Durand) takes the security of Red Hook into his own hands, while Dutch and Setrakian (Ruta Gedmintas, David Bradley) set off for Staten Island to question Fitzwilliam (Roger R. Cross), Palmer's (Jonathan Hyde) former bodyguard.
Aspiring restaurateur Nate, played by Josh Zuckerman, finds himself in an awkward situation involving his maritally separated mom's (Krista Allen) social life as this sitcom debuts with "Welcome to Bonetown." When his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) becomes her new boyfriend, Nate's dad (Jonathan Silverman) suddenly wants to reunite with her. Trying to keep a balance between them all has an impact, and not necessarily a good one, on Nate's own dating efforts.
In the new episode "End Game," which is also the finale of this eight-part miniseries, Vito Genovese and Carlo Gambino (Craig Thomas Rivela, Noah Forrest) finally make their move. Later, however, when Genovese becomes a liability, Luciano (Rich Graff) is forced to choose his successor. Ian Bell, Evan Boymel and Anthony DiCarlo also star.
He's been funny in "The Office," "The Hangover" movies and the current "Vacation" reboot, but Ed Helms often finds it hard to wax humorous as he accompanies Grylls high into the Colorado mountains in this new episode. One big problem: Helms has a fear of heights, and tackling cliffs -- some of which are not the most stable structurally -- poses him a major challenge. He does manage to discuss the course of his career with Grylls, though.
Well, look what the cat dragged in! After a good-looking businessman (guest star Ian Reed Kesler) returns Nancy, Caroline and Max's (Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings) missing kitty, the girls discover that their errant feline has come home -- with a big surprise -- in "And the Fat Cat." Garrett Morris, Jennifer Coolidge and Jonathan Kite also star.
If an NBC series is going to Orlando, Fla., it makes perfect sense that it would be based at another holding of the parent company, the Universal Orlando Resort ... and that's just where the logically titled new "Orlando Finals" episode is staged. The Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Helix Hang and Invisible Ladder are added to the obstacles that the finalists in that city faced earlier this season. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila are the hosts.
As the series continues its trips back to cities to compare item prices previously appraised to their value now, "Vintage Toronto" shows that the phenomenon also applies north of the border. A Victorian carved oak bed is among the items revisited, and its appraisal confirms that it's among the objects that are worth more these days. So is a unique violin. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
It doesn't take particular prescience to guess that a new episode titled "Mission Impossi-Ball" will involve at least one round object as aspiring magicians try to pull the wool over Penn & Teller's eyes, thus earning a spot in the duo's Las Vegas act. Bill Cook, Wes Barker, Matt Holtzclaw and David Regal are the illusionists who try the trickery. Jonathan Ross, who hosted the first season of this show that was made in England, continues in that role.
Another two finalists will be out of the competition by the end of the new episode "Top 16 Perform Live and Elimination." With the weekly performances getting ever more critical, you can bet on seeing those who remain dance their hearts out, aiming for a spot in the last 14. Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe pass judgment -- as do the at-home viewers who vote. Cat Deeley is the host.
In the new episode "Daughters," which was directed by "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson, Callie (Maia Mitchell) gets a look at a different side of Rita (guest star Rosie O'Donnell) when the latter's daughter shows up unexpectedly. While Callie learns why the two women have a strained relationship, Stef (Teri Polo) discovers a new lead in the hit-and-run case. Brandon (David Lambert), meanwhile, confronts his mothers over family tensions that are affecting their home.
Felix (Thomas Lennon) has a major, not-pleasant reaction when his much-relied-upon doctor (guest star Erinn Hayes) becomes Oscar's (Matthew Perry) latest love interest in "Heal Thyself." The situation prompts Felix's hypochondria to go into overdrive, potentially putting a big damper on the romance. Wendell Pierce, Lindsay Sloane and Yvette Nicole Brown also star.
On a new episode called "Whiplash," Marisol (Ana Ortiz) questions why a familiar face suddenly has resurfaced in the neighborhood. Carmen's (Roselyn Sanchez) penchant for lying starts to catch up with her. Zoila (Judy Reyes) tries to prove she is peerless as a maid, while Rosie's (Dania Ramirez) lingering suspicions about Taylor (Brianna Brown) lead her to a devastating discovery. Rebecca Wisocky also stars.
After a video of a gun-wielding, half-naked and bloodied man walking down a street goes viral, the Major Crimes unit must try to determine whether the man in question was a victim or a potential suicide in a new episode called "Wish You Were Here." Meanwhile, Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) asks Sharon (Mary McDonnell) for help after he finally locates the brother of Alice Herrera. Kathe Mazur, Ransford Doherty, Brandon Barash and Rene Rosado guest star.
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.
Following President Barack Obama's recent commutation of draconian prison sentences meted out to several non-violent drug offenders, this new documentary from filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond examines a new California program designed to emphasize inmate rehabilitation over hard punishment. California State Prison, a maximum-security facility in the Mojave Desert, now features an "Honor Yard" free of violence, racial tensions, gang activity and drug use, for inmates dedicated to self-improvement.
The CW gets extra mileage out of one of its top talents of current times, as "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez joins this show's regular players -- Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles -- to generate improvised songs and sketches from audience suggestions in a new episode. Comedian Jeff Davis, who's made a number of appearances on the program, returns again. Aisha Tyler is the host.
Fans of the "Bachelor" franchise often take to social media during or after an episode, but ABC is offering viewers another way to comment with this new companion to the just-launched season of "Bachelor in Paradise." No "Bachelor"-related show can exist without Chris Harrison, so it's not exactly a shock that he serves as host -- along with author and frequent tweeter Jenny Mollen -- in recapping "Paradise" developments, joined by cast members.
April (Italia Ricci) finds herself kicking off a series of "lasts" -- last week living at home, last days as a single girl, etc. -- as her wedding date grows near in the new episode "The Domino Effect." While she's inclined to ask for a low-key bachelorette party, Vanessa (guest star Krysta Rodriguez, "Smash") helps April realize this could be her last time to have a big blowout. Meanwhile, Dominic (Richard Brancatisano) sets April up for a meeting with his book agent. Scott Michael Foster also stars.
A special episode called "Personal Collection" reveals items the Gold and Silver Pawn guys have most coveted for themselves over several seasons. Among those treasures are a diamond-encrusted 2004 Super Bowl ring from the New England Patriots; a motorcycle once owned by Steve McQueen, Rick's idol; a very rare 1484 incunable book, and a 1986 Buick that Regal-ly impressed Chum.
A homeless murder victim turns out to have had quite a past as the team investigates his death in "The Grey Man." The slain man had been a Marine and a CIA agent, prompting Kensi and Deeks (Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen) to work undercover in determining whether he was linked to the Mexican cartel. Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Linda Hunt also star.
Terry and Hildy (Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson) are forced to close their case after their investigation is dealt a lethal setback in the new episode "Bruja Blanca." Raffi's (Emmanuelle Chriqui) loyalty is called into question, while a wary Suger (Mo McRae) ponders Potrero's (Chris Kelley) future. Elsewhere, the relentless stress of the trial takes a toll on Jamie's (Laila Robins) personal life.
Jill (Jill Kargman) contends with a scheduling crisis when she is forced to choose between bestie Vanessa's (K.K. Glick) 40th birthday party and Brooke's 1980s prom-themed gala for NACHO. Elsewhere, Andy (Andy Buckley) tells Jill about Lex's (Sean Kleier) illicit relationship. Later, at Brooke's event, Candace (Joanna Cassidy) reveals secrets that shatter the family's perfect facade in the new episode "Wheels Down."
It's often said the arts are a universal language, and "Beats of the Antonov" offers evidence. An award winner at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Hajooj Kuka's documentary shows how music and dance have been salvations for the population of a community in the Sudan, where the ravages of war have been reminders of ever-present threats to safety and survival. The cultural input has inspired refugees to take action to preserve their heritage.
This rookie dramedy, set behind the scenes of a reality show that looks suspiciously like "The Bachelor," hasn't set the ratings on fire during its first season, but it has drawn across-the-board critical raves for its brilliant writing and acting. That probably explains why Lifetime recently picked it up for a second season. Meanwhile, in "Future," the Season 1 finale, Rachel (Shiri Appleby) is betrayed and Adam (Freddie Stroma) makes a decision that will change his life forever. Constance Zimmer also stars.
Who will succumb first, Drill or a man who encountered him -- or "it" -- many years earlier? That lethal race is on in the new episode "Broken Child," as Claire, Sean, Wes and Lana (Lily Rabe, Milo Ventimiglia, Barry Sloane, Kristen Connolly) try to find out everything the man knows so they can destroy Drill ... who naturally doesn't want that to happen, setting up a potentially deadly scenario. David Andrews and Catalina Denis guest star.
Ben is feeling his life is in an unusually good place as Carly comes home from her recent surgery and he and Emilia start to put together his first gallery show, so he's thrown for a loop when an unexpected medical emergency sends everyone reeling in a new episode called "Blindsided." Elsewhere, Sutton and Kevin wonder what to do next as they try to deal with some devastating news, while Lathan takes a big step in his relationship with Chris.
In the new episode "The Roman Gladius," the first-round challenge for four bladesmiths tasks each of them with transforming a steel ball bearing into a fully functional weapon. One blade is literally broken in two during a grueling round of tests, after which the contestants get a shot at recreating the Roman Gladius, one of the most important weapons in history.
Blessed with an intuitive talent for finding the unexpected and delicious even if it's hiding in unlikely places, brothers Adam and Andrew Erace travel the country in search of America's food treasures they can snap up to stock the shelves of their family market in this new series. If that means seeking out a remote farm stand that sells a scrumptious mac-n-cheese pie or sampling bacon-studded fudge brownies at a tiny hole-in-the-wall bakery, well, it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
For the third consecutive year, the group Little Big Town hosts this digest of the four-day June event that brings country music stars and fans together. The occasion was quite special for performer Keith Urban, named the Country Music Association's first national ambassador for its "Music Education Matters" campaign. Other featured artists include Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts.
When Cameron and Detective Fisher (Kyle Harris, Damon Dayoub) are targeted in a shooting, Kirsten's (Emma Ishta) stitch leads the team to Robert Barbiero (guest star Henry Rollins), a security expert who once was close to Kirsten's mother. Kirsten finds unexpected answers to some long-held questions as she follows clues that Ed Clark left her in the season finale, "Full Stop." Elsewhere, Linus (Ritesh Rajan) gets jealous when Cameron trains Camille (Allison Scagliotti) as his back-up.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Hello, Old Friend," Maggie and Emma (Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair) have an awkward encounter with Mark and Tina (Keegan-Michael Kay, Lindsay Sloane) that forces the girls to go on a mission deep inside "enemy territory." Bruce and Mary-Pat (Brad Morris, Sandy Martin), meanwhile, are focused on something far more critical: preparing the Sauce of the Season. Another new episode immediately follows.
A familiar face -- not only from this show, but from elsewhere as well -- pops up in the new episode "Judge Cuts 4," as former series regular Piers Morgan returns to the judging panel. He's given control of the Golden Buzzer, and whichever act he uses it for will head straight to the live shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The others have to compete as usual for judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. Nick Cannon is the host.
Whether you manage a bowling alley or oversee a middle school, there are no guarantees you'll be able to answer the questions that are put to young pupils in classrooms. The new episode "Anthony/Brent (Part 1)" gives two such professionals that literal test, as several brainy youngsters stand by to help the adults if needed. Host Jeff Foxworthy offers amusing commentary on the contestants' efforts to win $1 million.
Hollywood veteran Robert Wagner returns as DiNozzo's (Michael Weatherly) father in "The Artful Dodger," as the character lends his expertise in art to the team. A murder is connected to a rare painting that turns out to have been swapped with a copy, prompting a probe of the world of black-market art dealing. During filming of this story, the show's cast and crew feted Wagner on his birthday. Mark Harmon also stars.
After school officials ban the Liars from the Rosewood High prom citing security concerns, the girls reluctantly agree to settle for a "home prom" in Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) barn hosted by moms Veronica, Pam, Ashley and Ella (Lesley Fera, Nia Peeples, Laura Leighton, Holly Marie Combs) in the new episode "Last Dance." Unfortunately, their shadowy nemesis, Charles, is determined to make this a night none of them will ever forget.
"JFK: One PM Central Standard Time" revisits the shooting of John F. Kennedy minute by minute, using the CBS News footage filmed that day in Dallas, and broadcasts fro the newsroom in New York. Walter Cronkite -- who famously teared up on the air in reporting the president's death -- Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer (who ended up having direct contact with Lee Harvey Oswald's wife), Marvin Kalb and Marianne Means are among the journalists featured.
Former "Smash" regular Andy Mientus plays Dr. Wells' (Tom Cavanagh) former protege -- now his enemy -- in "The Sound and the Fury." The one-time pupil uses sound as his weapon in seeking vengeance. Iris (Candice Patton) gets a reporting job ... and a difficult colleague (guest star Roger Howarth). Joe (Jesse L. Martin) tries to keep a request he's made of Eddie (Rick Cosnett) from Barry (Grant Gustin). Danielle Panabaker also stars.
Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter in Long Beach, Calif., the contestants work in teams of two to create a beautiful but deadly sea creature, a siren, for their latest Spotlight Challenge. Back at the lab, one team is forced to start from scratch on day two after their design falls short, while another struggles to reconcile conflicting visions. At the stage, McKenzie Westmore shares news that raises the stakes of the challenge even higher in the new episode "Siren Song."
Talk about a full house! This light-hearted new docuseries "moves in" with Nikki Alexander to chronicle all the drama -- and accidental comedy -- that occurs in the living quarters she shares with her four younger sisters, eight nieces and nephews, three dogs and a sister's ex who is also Nikki's assistant. In the first of two back-to-back episodes, "A Storm Is a Brewin'," youngest sister Meagan, the black sheep of the family, decides to move in, which precipitates a rift with some other sisters.
The range of topics covered by a murdered radio talk-show personality makes Liv (Rose McIver) a better-informed individual very quickly in "Dead Air." What she suddenly knows worries Clive (Malcolm Goodwin), especially when she uses it in a personal way with him. Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) new romance could pose problems for Liv. Major (Robert Buckley) gets an assist from Peyton (guest star Aly Michalka). David Anders also stars.
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, successor Lyndon B. Johnson had critical decisions to make, two involving the advancements of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. That situation is the focus of this new documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman and revealing a conversation Johnson had with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the hours following Kennedy's funeral. Interviewees include historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and newsman Roger Mudd.
Fans of this hit detective series have met several members of the large Rizzoli family, but tonight's new episode, "Nice to Meet You Dr. Isles," turns the spotlight elsewhere. A police investigation into the murder of a jeweler who catered to an elite client list leads to a newly revealed member of the Isles family. As the case proceeds, Maura (Sasha Alexander) is forced to divulge a secret she has held for most of her life. Angie Harmon also stars.
Mitch and Chloe's (Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder) mission in Rio de Janeiro is sidetracked when a drug kingpin kidnaps them in the new episode "This Is What It Sounds Like." Abraham (Nonso Anozie) sets out to rescue them. The search for prison escapee Evan Lee Hartley (guest star Marcus Hester) eventually gets Jamie (Kristen Connolly), who's working with Jackson and Agent Shaffer (James Wolk, guest star Geoff Stults), into big trouble.
In a new episode called "Lock the Vote," the buyers hope for good deals in San Diego, where Darrell shoulders the burden of a possible bad locker while Mary tries to get in touch with her inner Californian. Elsewhere, Ivy comes across a "cross-dressing" locker, and Brandi and Jarrod hope for another solid score.
Filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic got unprecedented access to Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis for her award-winning and surprisingly candid 2014 documentary, which chronicles the complex life of the diving champion as he re-emerges to return to the sports world as a mentor to up-and-coming athletes. Louganis once dominated that world, yet occasionally it did not welcome his presence as an openly gay man who was also HIV-positive.
After they discover Buzzy (George Wendt) is gambling with money earmarked for his mother's medication, A.J. and Mo (Mike Castle, Matt Cook) decide to deliberately lose a poker game to him -- assuming they can convince greedy Ben (Ryan Pinkston) to do the right thing. Elsewhere, Danni, Charmaine and Joy (Ashley Tisdale, Diona Reasonover, Lauren Lapkus) talk about marriage while making up the Doyle Sisters for a wedding, a conversation that leads Joy to question her own relationship in the new episode "The Gambler."
Perpetually a subject of controversy, the National Rifle Association is in the spotlight in "Gunned Down," which examines the influence it has over gun regulation in the United States. Tragedies such as those at schools in Newtown, Conn., and Columbine, Colo. -- plus the wounding of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- are re-examined as the program questions why new legislation hasn't resulted from those situations.
The murder of an NCIS agent during a security detail for the Vice Chief of Naval Operations leaves Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team wondering whether the incident was a failed assassination attempt or a foe's attack on one of their own in "Careful What You Wish For." Agent Brody's (Zoe McLellan) somewhat mysterious history becomes a matter of interest when she is placed under investigation. Lucas Black also stars.
In a new episode called "Reborn," Carolyn's (Jennifer Beals) private investigation and her more public medical career start to overlap when a grieving mother insists that her dead son has been reincarnated in one of Carolyn's patients. Elsewhere, Ivan's (Matthew Modine) sister grows suspicious of his behavior. Edi Gathegi, Joe Morton and David Sutcliffe also star.
After his side suffers dreadful losses, Barry (Adam Rayner) grapples with the notion that he needs the palace's support to survive. Meanwhile, as his paranoia mounts, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) questions where Rami's (Keon Alexander) loyalty lies. Sammy (Noah Silver), devastated by Abdul's (Mehdi Dehbi) death, plans to give his money to insurgents fighting the Army of the Caliphate.
Self-made multi-millionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam invest in promising entrepreneurs who have the gumption to venture to the investors' home turf of Midland, Texas. In the premiere of this new eight episode unscripted series, one young pitchman seeks financing for an app he insists could revolutionize the bar scene in terms of getting drink orders faster, while another pitches a device that promises to reduce contact with germs.
In "Family Matters," the first of two new back-to-back episodes, Smo is haunted by a bad performance from one year ago at the biggest mud park in the South, so he returns to the scene of that "crime" to reclaim his victory. Immediately following, in "Private Smo," Smo surprises the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., with a free show, plus a substantial charitable donation.
In this lighthearted new unscripted series, self-proclaimed Southern glam besties Emily Dees-Boulden and Nicole Noles hit the road in their Stylemobile to explore the stories behind current fashion items and offer makeover help to locals they meet along the way. In the series premiere, "Flats Are for Quitters, they transform a busy mom with trendy wardrobe savers and give a recent film school graduate a jaw-dropping makeover.
Zachary Levi ("Chuck") has become a game-show host himself lately, thanks to "Geeks Who Drink," so he's undoubtedly up for the challenges that the new episode "Don't Drink and Game Night" pose for him. Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"), Tom Arnold, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rex Lee ("Entourage") and chef Curtis Stone are the other celebrities trying to help "citizen" contestants win $25,000. Jane Lynch is the host.
This week's special "Throwback Tuesday" episode is devoted to Kendall and Jill, who take fans all the way back to their first season with the Abby Lee Dance Company. It's a pretty warts-and-all episode, as they both share what they say are their real feelings about their fights with Abby, as well as their relationship with the teammates. Of course, the hour also looks back on the performances that defined Kendall as a dancer and help transform her into a pop star.
"A Little Southern Flare" goes into one of the rounds of competition in this new episode, but getting to that stage first involves using "mystery box" ingredients to make a flambe. The winner of that contest will be safe from elimination, and also will get to dictate the Southern dish that the others must prepare. Host Gordon Ramsay weighs in on the results along with fellow judges Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi.
The hit romantic comedy wraps up its final season with a series finale that sends both Mel and Joe (Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence) into a cold panic as she receives some startling news that directly affects her imminent senate run. Does that news involve diapers and a stork? ABC Family isn't saying. Meanwhile, Lennox and Zander (Taylor Spreitler, Sterling Knight) have personal epiphanies after a close brush with death, and Ryder (Nick Robinson) gets his Navy orders.
Craig Robinson is both the name of the main actor -- a veteran of "The Office" -- and the lead character of this new sitcom, based on the real Robinson's experiences as an educator. The Robinson in this "Pilot" is a funk musician who's also a substitute teacher at a high school, where the principal (Peri Gilpin, "Frasier") keeps close watch on his unusual approach. Meagan Good also stars as a colleague and potential romantic interest. Another episode follows.
As popular a summer entry as this show is, it's just one variation of the format around the globe. Highlights from many others are compiled in the new episode "World's Got Talent," which shows that unusual abilities and performance skills aren't exclusive to the United States. Nick Cannon hosts the hour, which includes clips from "Britain's Got Talent" -- on which former "America's" regulars David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan were judges in earlier times.
The search begins anew with Cycle 22, which opens with the rather self-descriptive "The Guys and Girls Make It to Hollywood." The beautiful ones who make the cut are determined here by the way they model swimwear, but they also have members of the public to contend with as they compete to land spots in the contest. Tyra Banks is back in her traditional role as host, also serving as a judge along with Miss J and public-relations veteran Kelly Cutrone.
The new miniseries exploring the history and possible future of Australia's Great Barrier Reef concludes with "Episode Three," detailing how human and animal residents alike brace for a cyclone as it targets the North Queensland coast. Expectedly, the eventual devastation is powerful and far-reaching ... but inevitably, the cyclone season subsides and the region regains its more tranquil status. Not only does it survive, it thrives in many ways.
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) tries to broker friendships between Brick (Atticus Shaffer) and other young attendees during a school field trip in "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.
Shades of "Grease" and "Hairspray" are evident in "Dance Party USA," as Erica (Hayley Orrantia) heads toward her goal of dancing on a television program. However, her dream is thwarted when she catches decidedly non-telegenic pink eye from Barry (Troy Gentile). Adam (Sean Giambrone) tries to emulate Pops' (George Segal) gambling skills at school, but only ends up betting away his toys as a result. Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey also star.
Melissa Peterman's former sitcom co-star Reba McEntire ("Reba") guest stars in the season finale "It's a Nice Day for a Wheeler Wedding," which finds Bonnie's (Peterman) wedding to Brad (Peter Porte) collapsing into ruins after the bridezilla's exhausted wedding planner quits. Her best friend (McEntire) comes to the rescue, but she may have a hidden agenda. Elsewhere, Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) prepares a wedding speech designed to unite big brother Danny (Derek Theler) with true-love Riley (Chelsea Kane).
For how much money would you sell out a loved one? That's the basic question in "When Kush Comes to Shove," the debut of this unscripted series -- a game show of sorts, but also what The CW likely would prefer to call a social experiment. Couples are offered cash prizes for making deals involving their unaware friends, relatives and co-workers. The catch (and it's a big one) is that with higher payouts, the agreed-to bargains become increasingly questionable.
After Uncle Si has a brush with death, he decides to create a bucket list, then asks the guys to help him cross his dream items off it in the new episode "The Ducket List." Meanwhile, Kay tries to prove to a skeptical Alan and Willie that she really did graduate from high school.
In "You Say You Want an Evolution," the first of two new back-to-back episodes, Molly (Halle Berry) is stunned to find her physical being transforming into something unknown, while Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is visited by his ex-wife (guest star Melina Kanakaredes). Then, in "The Other," Shepherd (guest star David Morrissey) may be the key to establishing peace between humans and hybrids. Hilarie Burton also guest stars. Grace Gummer also stars.
Jeff and his team discover that they didn't manage to leave some personnel issues behind them as they settle into their new Hollywood office in a new episode called "Say Hello to Hollywood." With Joe off his A-game and Vanina struggling to stay focused, Jeff struggles to keep his current clients happy.
In a new episode called "Big Secrets," Jasmine wants to host an extravagant party to score points with the other ladies, but since her husband recently lost his job, she may have to modify those plans. Elsewhere, Christy undergoes a painful IVF procedure, while Terra reveals a shocking secret that could permanently destroy a relationship.
Jay (Ed O'Neill) celebrates a birthday that turns eventful for many reasons in "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 much as it might seem that Vikings always carried swords, only a relative handful had what could be considered the top-of-the-line model. "Secrets of the Viking Sword" examines the Ulfberht, not only a swift and effective weapon, but also an example of the artistry of its era. Rivals were long unaware of what went into crafting it, but this program uses science and simple human curiosity to uncover and reveal how it was designed and constructed.
Mike (Patrick J. Adams) is stunned when, at Jessica's (Gina Torres) behest, he works with Harvey's old nemesis Jack Soloff (John Pyper-Ferguson) as co-counsel on a case and the two find common ground in the new episode "Hitting Home." Esther Litt (guest star Amy Acker), Louis' (Rick Hoffman) sister, returns to the firm hoping to solve a problem discreetly, which is, needless to say, not her brother's preferred mode of operation. Donna and Harvey (Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht) struggle to get back on track.
Each episode of this new unscripted series from the producers of "Undercover Boss" follows a different young adult on his or her journey to land a first job. Each applicant goes on three different interviews and sweats through an intense emotional journey while waiting to find out how many job offers -- if any -- will be forthcoming. Career expert Jane Buckingham also appears.
Dre (Anthony Anderson) gets caught in a lie by Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) in "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.
"Celebrity Former Wife Swap" actually might be a better title for this new episode, since two of the participants are veteran actor George Hamilton and his ex-spouse Alana Stewart, who have been divorced for four decades but have remained close. Stewart trades households with Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, a crime-family descendant now of "Mob Wives" television fame -- and it pretty much goes without saying how different each woman will find the other's home life.
"The Invitationals -- Part 3" welcomes -- as the new episode's title implies -- invited comedians to show their stuff for judges Roseanne Barr, Norm Macdonald and Keenen Ivory Wayans. However, just because they've been asked to show up doesn't necessarily mean they'll be sent right through to the finals. They still have to bring the funny, at least as far as the judging panel is concerned. Anthony Jeselnik is the host.
In the new episode "In the Name of the Father," Jim and Jeannie (Ashley Williams) reluctantly agree to dine with Daniel (Michael Ian Black) and his father (guest star Larry Pine) to act as buffers in their emotionally fraught relationship. After the meal is over, Dave (Adam Goldberg) joins the group for what turns out to be a wild night.
In the new episode "Waffle House Rules," Jenny settles into the new family home in Chicago while Donnie is away on tour. Her inability to make decisions, however, grows frustrating for the McCarthys as they try to help Jenny decorate the house, a process that is complicated further when her old sibling rivalry with sister Lynette is reignited. Elsewhere, on the road, Johnny and Danny hatch a plan to help remind Donnie what it means to be a pop star.
With Elliot (Rami Malek) missing in action, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) scrambles frantically to pull the fsociety team back together, a mission on which the entire future of their organization depends, in a new episode called "eps1.6view-s0urce.flv." Elsewhere, Angela (Portia Doubleday) puts her life at risk as she goes head to head with a dangerous old nemesis. Carly Chaikin also stars.
Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful life events anyone could ever experience, but as Terra and Joe's wedding plans swing into high gear, they find out things can always get worse as they receive unexpected news about Penny's health in the new episode "In Over My Head."
Clearly he needs to brush up on his Ten Commandments: Buddy (Michael Rosenbaum), saddled with yet another major gambling debt, steals a ruby necklace from a woman in a coffin in the new episode entitled -- told you! -- "Thou Shalt Not Steal." Meanwhile, Dora and Alexa (Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe) clash over the church's upcoming fashion show, while Schmidt (David Rasche) is swept off his feet by a mystery woman. Mike Kosinski also stars.
Goaded by their friends to prove their bartending skills on opening night at their new bar, Nick and Drew take bartending classes to brush up on their mixology knowledge in a new episode called "From Boy Bands to Bar Backs." Making their schedule even more crowded, the guys are selected to serve as the Grand Marshals of Cincinnati's Oktoberfest celebration, during which they enter several different competitions.
Stuart's (David Alan Basche) sister, Nicki (Leah Remini), raises some eyebrows when she returns home from her extended European vacation with a new female lover in tow in the new episode "The Forty Year Old Her-Gin" (which must set some kind of record for longest reach to make a pun). Holly (Kristen Johnston), inspired by Nicki's free-spirited example, decides to try dating within her own gender pool, too. Donald Faison, Wayne Knight and Kelly Stables also star.