Fri, December 19
The annual special that combines musical performances with stories of adoption features Jennifer Hudson, Train, Rixton, Katharine McPhee -- who's sung only fleetingly in her regular role on "Scorpion" -- and Earth, Wind & Fire among the headliners in this 16th edition. Two families from Los Angeles and one from Birmingham, Ala., are among those showcased in the informational segments. Ashley Monroe, Jillian Michaels and Dan & Shay also appear.
Every race eventually must end, especially when it comes to the ones on this multiple-Emmy-winning show -- and so it is again, with the remaining competitors reaching the finish line in this finale of the 25th season. Host Phil Keoghan can greet only one couple with the good news that their around-the-world adventures have ended with their win of $1 million. In the tradition of the series, many others will be present to cheer their victory.
"War Games" finds Mike (Tim Allen) being challenged by Ryan (Jordan Masterson) about encouraging Boyd (Flynn Morrison) to consume action-oriented movies and video games. Mandy (Molly Ephraim) is surprised to be consulted by Vanessa (Nancy Travis) about fashion prior to a college reunion. Kaitlyn Dever, Amanda Fuller and Hector Elizondo also star.