Mon, July 6
After Jill (Jill Kargman) gets a frantic call from Brooke (Abby Elliott), who is going into labor a day before her scheduled cesarean section, the pair face another crisis when the ambulance refuses to take Brooke to the upscale hospital of her choice. That leaves Jill on her own -- well, aside from input by Siri -- to deliver Brooke's first child via natural childbirth. Later, Jill worries that she and Andy (Andy Buckley) may be getting a little too cozy with the Von Webers in the new episode "Midwife Crisis."
The program has been revisiting many cities lately, and the new episode "Vintage Tulsa" takes it back to Oklahoma for another comparison of antiques prices then and now. The reassessed items include a blanket that belonged to a Navajo chief and a watercolor painting done by Charles Russell in the mid-1920s ... and one of the articles re-examined during the hour has a current value of well over $100,000. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
Some contestants clearly will be happier than others by the end of this new two-hour episode, since of those summoned to Las Vegas, only 10 stage dancers and 10 street dancers will remain in "Vegas Callbacks No. 2/Top 20 Chosen." Judges Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe are the ones who have to make the hard decisions on who stays and who doesn't ... the results being plenty of tears and plenty of talent. Cat Deeley is the host.
The new episode "Military Qualifying" uses the battleship USS Iowa as its literal backdrop as the competition unfolds on the famous pier in San Pedro, Calif. All of the competitors are active or retired members of the Armed Forces, and they put two new obstacles -- the Log Runner and the I-Beam Cross -- to the test. This concluding qualifying round, before the show moves into its finals in various cities, is hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.