Wed, August 5
Actor/comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office") stars in this new NBC comedy as a musician who substitute teaches a Chicago high-school music class to pay the bills. After he is hired as a full-time teacher, Craig must balance his work, his band, and his feelings for an old flame (Meagan Good) who also teaches at the school.
Cycle 22 kicks off with seven male and seven female models battling in a series of challenges. Tyra Banks hosts the competition and serves as head judge alongside P.R. maven Kelly Cutrone and runway coach J. Alexander (a.k.a. “Miss J.”). This cycle will feature special guests supermodel Chrissy Teigen, world-renowned fashion editor Joe Zee, and Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers), who designed the cast house.
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.
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.