Mon, May 25
From the producers of Hatfields & McCoys comes History’s next epic miniseries, this 10-hour saga that details the human stories behind the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. This was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the rule of the Mexican general Santa Anna. Bill Paxton plays the heroic Gen. Sam Houston, who leads a ragtag team of Rangers who have the will to win against insurmountable odds. The miniseries also stars Olivier Martinez, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot and Crispin Glover.
The program's new visit to Charleston, S.C., concludes at the Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History at Marshall University, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Rafael Eledge to survey cigarette booklets from the Civil War. The items appraised include a collection of memorabilia from playwright Noel Coward that he gave to someone himself, and a late-19th-century W.S. Young oil painting of West Virginia's Greenbrier River.
Combining newly unearthed fossils and cutting-edge CGI technology, Jeremy Wade brings horrifying prehistoric beasts back to life in his search for the greatest river monster of all time. This special two-hour extended director's cut features new reports and previously unseen footage in the new episode "Jurassic-Sized Prehistoric Terror."
Who has the right stuff to endure obstacle courses in various localities across the country, then in Las Vegas for the finals? The quest begins in California with "Venice Qualifying," the series' Season 7 premiere. Returning hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila have a new on-air partner this time, Kristine Leahy of CBS Sports. Baltimore Ravens veteran Brendon Ayanbadejo and current Seattle Seahawks player Jon Ryan make their debuts as contenders.