TODAY'S TOP TV PICKS
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Thu, May 5
Callie and Arizona (Sara Ramirez, Jessica Capshaw) continue to have discord over plans for Sofia in the new episode "Mama Tried." Parenthood also is an element as a pregnant teenager -- previously a patient at Grey Sloan Memorial -- experiences complications that Alex and April (Justin Chambers, Sarah Drew) try to help her past. Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd and Caterina Scorsone also star.
PGA Tour Golf
The Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., is the scene today through Sunday as the PGA Tour tees it up in the Wells Fargo Championship. The par-72, 7,442-yard course is probably best known for its "Green Mile," a series of three finishing holes that are considered among the toughest on the Tour. Rory McIlroy became the tournament's first multiple champion here a year ago with his impressive seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.
A halfway-house resident who served prison time is murdered, and Booth (David Boreanaz) takes special interest in the subsequent investigation in the new episode "The Last Shot at a Second Chance." The sleuth has a personal connection to a suspect in the case. Brennan's (Emily Deschanel) career is on the line when she testifies about assaulting someone suspected of an earlier crime. Hodgins and Angela (TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin) suffer more strain.
The Big Bang Theory
Just before her run on "The Good Wife" ends, Christine Baranski makes another appearance here as Leonard's mother in the new episode "The Line Substitution Solution." Mom's latest visit prompts Penny (Kaley Cuoco) to try to get to know her better -- a difficult undertaking at best. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) wants to attend a movie screening, so he hires Stuart (Kevin Sussman) to keep Amy (Mayim Bialik) company. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar also star.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) is finally apprehended by the Legends in the new episode "River of Time," but he has some cards to play in trying to arrange an escape. In exchange for letting him survive, he promises Kendra (Ciara Renee) a reunion with Carter (Falk Hentschel). Savage also plays mind games with Ray (Brandon Routh). Snart and Rory (Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell) have issues with Rip's (Arthur Darvill) plans for Savage.
It's an unspoken rule of reality competition shows that once you're "out," you're not necessarily gone for good ... as is proven again by the new episode "Second Chances," in which the contestants who have been eliminated thus far return to form a new team. Expectedly, feathers are ruffled by the situation, but matters become more serious physically for one contender who's forced out by an injury. Gabrielle Reece is the host.
The Odd Couple
The relationship of Oscar and Charlotte (Matthew Perry, guest star Teri Hatcher) appears to be progressing nicely -- until it doesn't -- in the new episode "An Oscar Named Desire." The couple is on the verge of going to the next level when they stop themselves. Felix (Thomas Lennon) also has complications in the romance department when Emily (Lindsay Sloane) gets her dog back, forcing him to come to terms with his fear of canines. Wendell Pierce also stars.
With Hollis Doyle (guest star Gregg Henry) posing a threat to their respective candidates, Olivia and Abby (Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield) unite to try to take him out of the political picture in a new episode with the somewhat cheeky title "Drumpf Card." Edison (guest star Norm Lewis) has second thoughts about having aligned with Rowan and Jake (Joe Morton, Scott Foley) in his own bid for higher office. Tony Goldwyn and Bellamy Young also star.
Project Runway All Stars
Are we there yet? What has seemed like a longer than usual season for some of us finally draws to a conclusion in "New York State of Mind," wherein the All Stars assemble atop the new World Trade Center to draw inspiration for their cohesive collections inspired by New York City itself. Debra Messing ("The Mysteries of Laura") joins the judging panel to help crown the winner.
Million Dollar Listing New York
Ryan unwisely pushes his luck and tests the limits of the buyers' patience as he tries out a new pricing strategy for a downtown duplex in a new episode called "Planet of the Capes." In Brooklyn, Luis and a new co-lister dig a hole for themselves they may not be able to climb out of, while elsewhere Fredrik lands in hot water when he promises a buyer something his developer may not be able or willing to deliver.
Reddington (James Spader) connects a recent tragedy suffered by the task force to the stylish but lethal woman named by the title of the new episode "Susan Hargrave." The pursuit of her is immediate -- and tricky -- as the agents try to prevent her from causing more mayhem and grieving. Harry Lennix and Diego Klattenhoff also star.
A big hurdle translates into a shared tragedy for Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia and Jasper (Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick) in the new episode "Red Sky at Morning." Raven and Monty (Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin) determine something that has great significance ti them and others. Isaiah Washington and Richard Harmon also star.
After their first week on Vancouver Island, several of the participants are having at least some degree of success. Their mutual secret? Finding a way to work and live in harmony with the wilderness. Others, however, try to fight Mother Nature, and careless mistakes by some of those people are likely to send two of them home in the new episode "The Beasts of Night."
How well does your memory work while your muscles are screaming? That's the test to which the contestants are put in the new episode "Charlie Foxtrot," as host John Cena and the cadre ask them to remember symbols -- which they'll have to draw upon while also sweating their way through highly physical challenges. The team with the best level of recollection will be spared from going to "The Circus." Noah Galloway is among the military veterans on hand.
A "West Wing" reunion is provided as that show's former C.J. and Toby, Allison Janney and guest star Richard Schiff, reunite in the new episode "Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake." Their characters were White House colleagues on the earlier show, and here, Schiff plays the co-worker Bonnie (Janney) would like to have. When she makes the dean's list, Christy (Anna Faris) is disappointed not to receive the enthusiasm she anticipates from Bonnie.
2 Broke Girls
Stand-up comic Lisa Lampanelli guest stars in the new episode "And the Ten Inches," playing the Lampanelli-caliber-brassy owner of the pizzeria next to Max and Caroline's (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) dessert bar. They need more space, and they try to rent it from their neighbor -- which proves to be a major undertaking. Ed Quinn continues his guest role as Max's beau Randy. Matthew Moy, Garrett Morris and Jennifer Coolidge also star.
As the title "Bel Panto: Part II" suggests, this new episode picks up the comically suspenseful action from last week as the hostage negotiation for guests at the aforementioned charity fundraiser threatens to collapse when both Archer and Lana (voices of H. Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler) abruptly go missing. Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Jessica Walter and Judy Greer round out the voice cast.
Realizing that her goals are now aligned with those of a former nemesis, Sarah makes an uneasy alliance in a bid to gain access to the heart of Neolution in the new episode "From Instinct to Rational Control." Elsewhere, Alison dispatches Donnie and Felix (Kristian Bruun, Jordan Gavaris) to infiltrate a Neolution fertility clinic Beth is investigating. At the lab, Cosima and Scott (Josh Vokey) receive an appalling delivery from Alison.
The probe of a child's disappearance is complicated by the parents' divorce battle in the new episode "The Ringer." While Alice (Mireille Enos) handles that case, she continues her pursuit of Ben (Peter Krause) by taking a new approach that involves Dao (Jacky Ido). Margot and Reggie (Sonya Walger, Alimi Ballard) are hesitant to tackle the latest scheme Ben wants to involve them in. Jay Hayden and Rose Rollins also star.
The murder of an apparent high-school student sends Carter and Lee (Justin Hires, Jon Foo) undercover at the facility in the new episode "Welcome Back, Carter" -- a title that clearly plays off a show that famously was set in a high school. The plot thickens when the detectives learn the victim actually was another incognito police officer, who was investigating campus drug trafficking. William Mapother ("Lost") and Chris D'Elia ("Undateable") guest star.
Game of Silence
A trip back to Quitman seemed inevitable for the friends determined to right the wrongs done to them there, and that trek occurs in the new episode "Ghosts of Quitman." They try to determine if the vanishing of a former inmate is linked to their situation. A new client (guest star Sharon Lawrence, "NYPD Blue") may have more relevance to Marina (Claire van der Boom) than she realizes initially. David Lyons, Larenz Tate and Michael Raymond-James also star.
Join or Die With Craig Ferguson
The world of politics usually seems to attract alpha personalities, since healthy egos are crucial when it comes to surviving attacks by rivals. When it comes to the U.S. presidency, that's especially true, and the intoxicating power that comes with the Oval Office can encourage epic misbehavior. Host Craig Ferguson debates the identity of "History's Biggest Presidential Bad Boy" in a new episode with guests Angela Kinsey ("The Office"), comic Heather Macdonald and journalist Joel Stein.
Fri, May 6
Adele Live in New York City
With her album "25" one of the biggest instant successes in modern music history, the Grammy and Oscar winner performs in a concert taped in November 2015 at Radio Music Hall ... and this re-edited telecast adds five more songs. Interestingly, Adele was teamed with Lorne Michaels -- whose "Saturday Night Live" she had just appeared on again -- in also executive-producing the special. "Hello" and the Oscar-winning "Skyfall" are among her selections here.
The Vampire Diaries
Series regular Paul Wesley doubles as director again on the new episode "Requiem for a Dream," as his character Stefan has to come to terms with his strained relationship with Caroline (Candice King) when she faces new danger. Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) effort to save Bonnie (Kat Graham) goes awry, prompting Matt (Zach Roerig) to take related action of his own. Enzo (Michael Malarkey) struggles with his agony as he watches Bonnie fight to survive.
Beyond the Tank
The Ohio developer of the plush toy Mensch on a Bench wants to expand the brand, but Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec caution him against it in this new episode. Several Virginia women receive unexpected assistance in finding a production site for their brand of preserves. A Texas woman gets advice from Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary in steering her toy-rental service back on track. Daymond John consults with the Florida developers of a portable safe.
Think Like a Man
Comedian Steve Harvey had a big 2012, given the success of his then-new syndicated talk show and this movie hit, adapted from his humorous best-seller about relationships. The book is a pivotal part of the plot here, since several male friends turn its advice on their respective ladies, who have been relying on it. The ensemble cast includes Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara ("Entourage"), Taraji P. Henson ("Empire") and Kevin Hart.
"Dedicated to Chaos (1940-45)" is an appropriate title for this installment of Ken Burns' 2001 documentary, as World War II-era musicians put their own spins on the title genre -- to mixed results. Some pay the then-new sounds no heed whatsoever, given what else has the world's attention, but the Nazi Party takes great opposition to jazz and has it banned in Europe ... thus inspiring Hitler's enemies to consider it an important representation of democracy.
The proof will be in the pudding -- or, more precisely, the follicles -- as a Honolulu hairstylist demonstrates the products she's created by using them on her own coiffure before the Sharks in this new episode. Also, a baker from Rochester, N.Y., puts forth her allegedly healthy type of frosting for potential investment by the panel members. They include Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec.
More texts, archaeology and legend that may contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact are examined as a new season begins for this popular unscripted series, which draws its information from, oh, 75 million years of history that reaches back to the age of the dinosaurs. Details about the season premiere are being kept under wraps ... perhaps somewhere in Nevada's Area 51.
Veteran actor Elliott Gould guest stars in the new episode "Pilina Koko" (Hawaiian for "Blood Ties"), a title that applies in his case since he plays the father of Gerard Hirsch (returning guest star Willie Garson). However, it's also relevant to the hour's other major story, as a woman's murder reveals that her daughter has a link to one of Five-0's members. Julie Benz continues her guest role. Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan and Grace Park star.
Lucien's (guest star Andrew Lees) moves against their family reinforce Klaus, Elijah and Freya's (Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Riley Voelkel) determination to rid themselves of him for good in the new episode "Where Nothing Stays Buried." An appeal from Marcel and Kol (Charles Michael Davis, guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) forces them to redirect their focus. Klaus and Lucien end up face-to-face in a decisive battle destined to have a lasting impact.
Brand: A Second Coming
Writer-director Ondi Timoner's 2015 documentary portrait of Russell Brand explores how this once-troubled youth from Essex, England, pursued happiness via drugs, sex and fame via his rock-star comedy persona. Ultimately, however, Brand finds that extreme lifestyle unfulfilling and transforms himself from a comic and actor into a social and political activist. The film includes interviews with Brand's friends, colleagues and family members, including ex-wife Katy Perry.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Host Guy Fieri is in South Beach, Fla., for the new episode "South Beach Sizzle," which finds him checking out a taqueria serving up tortillas made from scratch and grasshopper tacos. Next on Guy's culinary itinerary is an authentic German joint cooking up sauerbraten and currywurst, followed by a poolside oasis dishing out paella and homemade linguine.
The drama's sixth season concludes with "Blowback," as the city is rocked by public protest over the aftermath of a police shooting captured on video. The officer involved is let off by a grand jury that doesn't seek an indictment, only intensifying the general outcry -- and possibly causing more violence. Another officer is then shot, causing Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) to probe whether it was a revenge move. Christina Vidal guest stars.
With some help from Lucas (Antony Starr), Dawson (Eliza Dushku) is able to narrow her search for Declan Bode, a Satanist who is a person of interest in her serial murder investigation, in a new episode called "Only One Way a Dogfight Ends." Elsewhere, a bold Calvin (Chris Coy) throws down the gauntlet to Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen), as well as Kurt (Tom Pelphrey). Carrie's (Ivana Milicevic) latest act of vigilante justice lands both her and daughter Deva (Ryann Shane) in a lot of trouble.
Arguably the most majestic riverboat of the early 20th century, the Delta Queen spent some years moored on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga after its years of active commerce were over. More recently, however, new owners moved the vessel to Houma, La., for some extensive renovations. That move seems to have awakened paranormal activity on the Delta Queen, and the Ghost Brothers explore the boat in search of spirits, which may include its former captain, Mary Becker "Ma" Greene, in this new episode.
In a new episode called "Constant Cravings," Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) hunts down one of the Revenants who was responsible for the deadly attack on the Earp homestead some 15 years ago. Elsewhere, sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) unravels a lingering mystery that was left behind by Uncle Curtis. Tim Rozon also stars.
Sat, May 7
Reunited at last, Claire and Jamie (Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) are ready to try extinguishing the passionate fires their dinner party ignited in a new episode called "Untimely Resurrection," when she unexpectedly is diverted onto a change of course. As a result, their relationship faces its biggest test so far when the past rears its ugly head.
The Pioneer Woman
For her special new Mother's Day episode called "Mom's Day," host Ree Drummond puts Ladd and the kids to work washing her truck while she focuses on showing how to prepare an Italian chicken soup that would suit any occasion. Later, while Ree takes the afternoon off, the boys slip into the kitchen to make filet steaks with shrimp peppercorn sauce, ranch-style oven potatoes and roasted asparagus. That feast is topped off by Ree's special cherry pie.
142nd Kentucky Derby
And they're off! It's time for the "Run for the Roses" and the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown with the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. A few press time favorites on the 1.25-mile dirt oval at Churchill Downs in Louisville include Nyquist and Mohaymen, both of which should be among the field of up to 20 three-year-old thoroughbreds.
Though it's not Halloween, it was when the members of Team Scorpion originally did some masquerading in "Super Fun Guys." They go to Kazakhstan and the location of a movie that's filming there, but as might be expected, serving as costumed extras for the picture isn't their main mission. They've been dispatched to deactivate a nuclear missile that terrorists are trying to market. Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") and Kevin Weisman ("Alias") continue their guest roles.
Easily one of the most maligned movies of 2015, this adventure reboots the Marvel Comics saga of the quartet imbued with amazing abilities after they're irradiated during a trip to and from an alternate universe. Miles Teller ("Whiplash"), Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station") and Jamie Bell play the four, who oppose former ally Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell) when he plans to use his own powers to destroy Earth and replace it with a planet of his own making.
The D Train
A nebbishy guy (Jack Black) spins a web of lies around a popular former classmate (James Marsden), now a TV celebrity, to win his friendship and persuade him to attend their high-school reunion in this 2015 indie comedy-drama from first-time directors Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel. Despite middling reviews, with praise of Black's surprisingly nuanced performance, and a cast that also includes Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor and Mike White, this film absolutely cratered during its limited theatrical run.
The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story
Queen Latifah is executive producer of this glowing new TV movie premiering in conjunction with Mother's Day and inspired by basketball great Kevin Durant's moving tribute to his mother when he accepted the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Directed by Kevin George (HBO's award-winning 2007 AIDS drama "Life Support"), this film chronicles how this devoted single mother (Cassandra Freeman, "Single Ladies") worked tirelessly to raise three children. Tracie Thoms and Pauletta Washington also star.
Like a real-life variation on "The Parent Trap," this 2015 documentary from filmmakers Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto chronicles how French fashion design student Anais Bordier one day stumbles upon a familiar face on YouTube: her own. Finding the resemblance uncanny, she sends the video's American creator -- Futerman, who's also an actress -- a Facebook message and the two eventually discover that they are, in fact, twins separated at birth.
A felon with a medical background may be especially lethal, which is the worry for the team in "Future Perfect." They fear their quarry may be interested in performing experiments, which means very bad things for his victims. Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness star. Aisha Tyler continues her recurring role.
Evelyn Lozada and her loved ones return with new episodes that open as Evelyn, her fiance Carl Crawford and their toddler Leo head back to Arizona for the off-season, raising tensions with Shaniece, who is left to deal with separation anxiety and a move of her own. Later, Evelyn receives news that could change her life.
Saturday Night Live
Some may be familiar with Brie Larson mainly for her dramatic work, thanks principally to her Oscar-winning performance in "Room," but she also played Amy Schumer's sister in "Trainwreck" last year -- and she flexes her comedic muscles again as guest host of this new episode. If there's any question of how excited she is about it, she merrily tweeted the news almost as soon as the booking was confirmed. Alicia Keys is the musical guest.
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
Participating in a drug test for pay seems like a good idea to Cooper (Jack Cutmore-Scott) and his cash-strapped comrades, but someone quite unexpected -- Paula Abdul, guest-starring as herself -- interferes with their plans in "How to Survive Insufficient Funds." The time Kelly (Meaghan Rath) spends with Leslie and Josh (Liza Lapira, Justin Bartha) has an unexpected, and uncomfortable, outcome. Charlie Saxton and James Earl also star.
Sun, May 8
The Good Wife
One of television's most-praised dramas brings down the curtain after seven seasons with its finale, aptly titled "End." Emmy winner Julianna Margulies makes her last stand as Alicia Florrick, the wronged politician's wife who resumed her law career, with many twists and turns along the way. Expect not only her immediate future to be determined here, but also those of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) and Eli Gold (Alan Cumming).
It's probably too late to make practical use this holiday of the recipes featured in "Celebrating Mothers," a new episode that finds Nancy Fuller marking Mother's Day with three of her daughters who are now mothers themselves -- but Fuller's family-style specials always are treats, packed with both heart and mind-blowingly delicious recipes. This one features veal scallopini with mushroom marsala sauce, sauteed spinach with garlic and thyme, and blueberry cobbler a la mode. Also: a Mother's Day Spritz to sip.
Brunch at Bobby's
Technically, the new episode "Ladies Who Brunch" is a Mother's Day-themed edition of this series, but Bobby Flay's featured menu highlights dishes that would be welcome anytime, including cheesy mushroom and grits quiche topped with kale pesto. Complementing that savory dish are almond sticky buns that satisfy the sweet tooth and are almost dangerously simple to make, and he even pours a crisp cucumber-lime martini to accompany the food.
Arguably the most grueling tournament in professional sports, the Stanley Cup playoffs continue today with this Conference Semifinal contest. The winners of these four best-of-seven series advance to the Conference Finals later this week. NBC and NBC Sports have all the coverage of the NHL's postseason.
Arguably the most grueling tournament in professional sports, the Stanley Cup playoffs continue today with this Conference Semifinal contest featuring the New York Islanders at the Tampa Bay Lightning. The winners of these four best-of-seven series advance to the Conference Finals later this week. NBC and NBC Sports have all the coverage of the NHL's postseason.
There are few things in sports longer than the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs, which continue today with the first of three Conference Semifinal contests on ABC and TNT. Here, it's the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Atlanta Hawks -- and the winners of these four best-of-seven series advance to the Conference Finals next week. The survivors there get to play for the league championship in the NBA Finals beginning June 2.
Bud (voice of Hank Azaria) changes his initially negative tune about a television program coming to Mexifornia in the new episode "La Fiesta Noche Show." His resistance to the occasion leads to his being showcased on the telecast -- and to his becoming a big hit with Mexican viewers, possibly setting him up for a new career. Nicholas Gonzalez, Judah Friedlander, Alex Borstein and Missi Pyle also are in the voice cast.
Jay Leno voices his animated likeness in the new episode "To Courier With Love," as Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) tries to find the lowest-cost way to fulfill his promise to Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) of a trip to Paris. To score a sizable discount, he agrees to bring a mysterious briefcase along on the family-oriented journey. Nancy Cartwright (as Bart) and Yeardley Smith (as Lisa) also are in the voice cast.
The family drama continues as polygamist Kody Brown and the four sister wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn -- return with new episodes in this new time period. The family is still reeling somewhat from the revelation that first wife Meri has been "catfished" into an online relationship with a woman pretending to be a man, but as they go through therapy to resolve that issue, happier events are on the horizon, including the arrival of a new baby and daughter Madison's move to Montana to be near her fiance, Caleb.
Once Upon a Time
Not everyone may escape alive as Hades (guest star Greg Germann) continues to amass power in the new episode "Last Rites." Most of those who were in the Underworld have returned to Storybrooke, but Hades is targeting the site with assistance from Zelena (Rebecca Mader). Hook (Colin O'Donoghue), still in the Underworld, tries to fight their plot. So do Regina and Robin Hood (Lana Parrilla, Sean Maguire). Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin also star.
Food Network Star
The new season of this hit reality competition/talent search series doesn't begin for a couple of weeks, but before that, co-hosts Tyler Florence and Valerie Bertinelli welcome seven promising yet ultimately unsuccessful competitors from previous seasons who are vying for a spot with 12 other finalists in the new season. In this first of three preliminary episodes, called "Comeback Kitchen: Second Chance at First Place," the returnees must make a dish that haunts them from their first go-around.
Call the Midwife
A prostitute whose attacker reveals a modus operandi of biting victims is treated by Barbara and Tom (Charlotte Ritchie, Jack Ashton) in "Episode 6" of the drama's fifth season. One of the midwives becomes a target of the felon. A middle-aged woman claims she's expecting a child, but actually is covering for someone else -- and is planning to oversee the birth at home, to the alarm of Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia (Helen George, Bryony Hannah).
The drama's Season 2 finale, "Varitus," finds Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) fearing for her job. She worries that she's already on shaky ground with President Dalton (Keith Carradine) when she goes to him with alarming information on a top political operative. However, there's exciting news on the home front, since her daughter Stevie (Wallis Currie-Wood) gets engaged to Jareth (Christopher O'Shea). Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Geoffrey Arend also star.
Little Big Shots
It was a given that there would be a "Little Big Shots: Top 10 Moments" episode sooner or later, and since this show is only two months old, that new compilation comes sooner. Surely, there's a lot to choose from, since host Steve Harvey (also an executive producer of the show, along with Ellen DeGeneres) already has showcased youngsters who can do everything from karate to classical music. Some of them hail from foreign lands such as China and Norway.
Where's My Baby?
A nearly fatal car accident sends a young woman into a six-year coma from her injuries. When she finally comes out of it, doctors tell her she gave birth to a little girl while she was unconscious, although the present whereabouts of the child are unknown. Convinced that the woman she once knew as her best friend stole the infant to raise as her own, the still-shaky patient sets out to get back her daughter. Nicole de Boer, Gina Holden and Lochlyn Munro star in this new 2016 melodrama.
If it seems lately that you've seen a lot of tonight's combatants, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, it's because you have. These teams met a week ago on Sunday Night Baseball at Fenway Park, and two weeks ago the Sox played the Astros on the ESPN broadcast. Here, the Bombers and Bosox close out a three-game set at Yankee Stadium, the last meeting between these AL East rivals until after the All-Star break.
The music group Boyz 4 Now is about to lose a member (voice of guest star Max Greenfield, "New Girl"), prompting Louise (voice of Kristen Schaal) to enter a contest to give Tina (voice of Dan Mintz) an opportunity to meet him, in the new episode "Bye Bye Boo Boo." Bob and Linda's (voices of H. Jon Benjamin and John Roberts) discovery of part of the restaurant's history causes trouble with Jimmy Pesto (voice of guest star Jay Johnston).
Eager to make his mark with a new romantic interest, Brian (voice of Seth MacFarlane) pretends he's vastly wealthy in the new episode "The New Adventures of Old Tom." Peter (also voiced by MacFarlane) finds himself in a "Home Alone" scenario ... but at the mall, after he's left behind there by his family. The voice cast also includes Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis and Patrick Warburton.
Kenneth Branagh begins his last stand as novelist Henning Mankell's personally troubled European investigator in "Wallander, The Final Season," which starts its three episode run with "The White Lioness." While attending a professional conference in South Africa, Inspector Kurt Wallander follows the trail of a Swedish woman who has disappeared. He's led to a shooting range were someone is getting conditioned for a potentially tragic mission.
Game of Thrones
In a new episode called "Oathbreaker," Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future, while Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) encounters the past. Back in King's Landing, King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) confronts his fundamentalist nemesis, the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Arya (Maisie Williams) continues her training to become No One, while Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer to a problem. Elsewhere, Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) receives a gift.
House of Lies
While trying to expand the business of a major cruise line, Marty (Don Cheadle) is forced to reunite with two of his most disagreeable past clients in the new episode "Above Board Metrics." Elsewhere, Jeannie (Kristen Bell) becomes emotional about her baby, while Clyde (Ben Schwartz) prevents Doug (Josh Lawson) from realizing a high seas fantasy. Johnny Sneed, Evan Hart and Taylor Gerard Hart guest star.
Thicker Than Water
Jewel is forced to intervene and keep the peace as a conversation between Ben and Brooklyn reaches an explosive point in the new episode "Through Thick and Thin." Cyrene opens up to Shanira about how she really feels about her mother. Britney pursues her dream of having a child of her own, but Brooklyn criticizes her sister's intentions to be a single mom, leading to a bitter exchange and tears of frustration.
Cassie (Catherine Bell) feels at a loss when Grace (Bailee Madison) confesses she has been spending time with Sam (James Denton) because she misses her father so terribly in the new episode "The Trouble With Love." Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), meanwhile, also is miserable, although in his case, it's because his suffocating mom, Linda (Gabrielle Miller), has officially moved into Sam's house. Abigail (Sarah Power) desperately needs help to finish Martha's (Catherine Disher) huge flower order.
Spring Baking Championship
In a special holiday-themed episode called "Moms Love Chocolate," for the pre-heat, the bakers must prepare Mother's Day desserts inspired by classic Mother's Day gifts. Then, as the episode title suggests, in the main-heat they take on the most classic Mother's Day gift of all, chocolate. Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale are the judges; Bobby Deen is the host.
Voting day arguably is the worst possible time for Claire (Joan Allen) to get more disturbing news, but so it is in the new episode "Election Day." Willa (Alison Pill) comes forth with another revelation that supersedes any attention being paid to the numbers as they come in. Nina (Margot Bingham) has only a limited window of time left to be able to get the goods on her prime suspect, Doug (guest star Michael Esper). Liam James and Andrew McCarthy also star.
Fear the Walking Dead
Alicia (Alycia Debnam Carey) struggles against all odds to be reunited with her family, while Travis (Cliff Curtis) finds himself in an encounter with a familiar face in a new episode called "Captive." Elsewhere, Madison and Nick (Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane) lead a desperate charge to save their family.
The Story of God With Morgan Freeman
People of faith see the hand of God in events that seem improbable and more than circumstantial, while strict rationalists see these moments as unlikely incidents that our brains instinctively impose meaning on. In a series finale called "The Power of Miracles," host Morgan Freeman examines how miracles shape our understanding of God. If God does intervene in our world, does that make mankind his puppets without free will? And if he does exert such control, how can he allow widespread suffering?
NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed
Its fans regard the nation's largest motorsport as an all-American institution, but as this new three-night, six-hour limited series -- which airs on consecutive Sundays -- reveals, NASCAR actually was born out of bootlegging. Its history, which began in Depression-era Georgia, comes to life via re-enactments, archival footage and interviews with such figures as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip.
The Carmichael Show
"Anything you can do, I can do better" ... a famous song lyric, and also a mantra that gets put to the test in a battle of the sexes in the new episode "Man's World." Maxine (Amber Stevens West) detects that Jerrod (Jerod Carmichael) is rather dismissive of women's capabilities, sparking a challenge that sends the household's men to repair the roof, and the women to change a tire. David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine also star.
The Last Man on Earth
Tandy a.k.a. Phil's (Will Forte) excitement over being reunited with his brother Mike (guest star Jason Sudeikis) leaves Todd (Mel Rodriguez) feeling like a third wheel in the new episode "Smart and Stupid." Mike manages to be surprisingly effective in finding out things about Erica (Cleopatra Coleman) that the others never knew, for all the time she's spent with them. Kristen Schaal, January Jones and Mary Steenburgen also star.
Stella's (Mia Serafino) romance yields results both exciting and not in the new episode "Daughter." She's thrilled to have gotten Mike (Patrick Warburton) much-desired tickets to a Pearl Jam concert through her beau -- who Mike then learns is married, leaving him debating whether to tell her. Alice (Carlease Burke) gives Shea (Miranda Cosgrove) advice on affairs of the heart. Martina and Bob (Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach) find common ground at a shooting range.
In a new episode called "Sal Maldonado," Milkshake (Kevin Corrigan) uses an alias at a steakhouse to imply that he has mob connections. Elsewhere, Dice (Andrew Dice Clay) is fired as the manager of his sons' heavy-metal band, but when the slick Hollywood agent who replaces him screws over the boys, Dice is out for blood. Natasha Leggero, Max Silverstein and Dillon Scott guest star.
Shahs of Sunset
The camping trip turns into an intervention due to GG's health problems in the new episode "Back to Nurture." Mike is reluctant to confide in his friends while dealing with his crumbling marriage. The group benefits from some bonding while tackling a challenging ropes course, but GG refuses to confront her real issues.
Morland (John Noble) remains in danger, and Holmes and Watson (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) are right there with him, as the mystery series ends its fourth season with "A Difference in Kind." Those bent on eliminating Morland are still out there, and they have global reach -- and they're also determined to get even with the detectives for interfering with the original plan. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill also star.
In the new episode "Predators Far and Near," Ethan (Josh Hartnett) is facing a dearth of allies in his most desperate hour, but even so, he's reluctant to accept help from the witch Hecate (Sarah Greene), who almost certainly has a hidden agenda of her own. Meanwhile, back in London, more evil forces pick up the trail of Vanessa (Eva Green). Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton and Harry Treadaway also star.
For a special holiday edition called "The Mother of All Episodes," mother and daughter teams are driven around the kitchen in a minivan while they make breakfast in bed. Next, the motherhood theme carries through as one team has to make lasagna while carrying -- wait for it -- a bun in an oven. Finally, a team prepares a chocolate-covered dessert while moving around the kitchen in a giant magazine cover.
In a new episode with the intimidating title "Meinertzhagen's Haversack," Richard (Thomas Middleditch) searches for a way to circumvent Pied Piper's new CEO, Jack Barker (recurring guest star Stephen Tobolowsky), while Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) makes himself available to recruiters. Elsewhere, Dinesh's (Kumail Nanjiani) recent purchase starts to attract some unwanted attention. T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Josh Brener and Matt Ross also star.
Single Dad Seeking...
This new unscripted series follows five single fathers who work hard to raise their kids but now are about to take a big step with women they "know" via social media, phone and e-mail yet never have met in person. The series follows each prospective couple as they have their first real-life meeting, then move in together for a trial period to see whether there's real potential for a permanent commitment.
A battle between Jimmy and Victor (Sacha Dhawan, Trystan Gravelle) over Mae (Katherine Kelly) has a tragic result in the new "Episode 7" of the fourth and final season of "Mr. Selfridge." In the aftermath, Jimmy teams with Harry (Jeremy Piven) on a business proposition. Frank's (Samuel West) decision to go to America is badly timed for Harry, who needs all the help he can get against a possible lawsuit from Lord Wynnstay (Robert Pugh). Greg Austin also stars.
In the new episode "The Eagle," Mike (Matt Walsh) is forced to deal with the fallout from Selina's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) ill-considered tweet. Elsewhere, Amy (Anna Chlumsky) is troubled by the behavior of Bob (Martin Mull), who she feels has usurped her, while Gary (Tony Hale) finds himself the belle of the ball at a museum gala.
Mon, May 9
Houdini & Doyle
A youngster has a supernatural reason for shooting a well-known suffragette in the new episode "A Dish of Adharma." He maintains he's exacting revenge for being killed in a past life, prompting Houdini and Doyle (Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan) to use their respective skills to probe his claim. Emily Carey and Noah Jupe guest star as Doyle's loved ones. Rebecca Liddiard and Tim McInnerny also star.
A new trip to Cleveland begins with items certain to catch the attention of any baseball devotee, ticket stubs from the World Series that date back to 1920. To answer the logical question, the teams were the Cleveland Indians -- appropriately enough -- and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Also assessed for present-day value are an example of Ohio folk art from the mid-19th century, and a Charles Rohlfs music stand from the early 1900s. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
Two unsuspecting adult bakers discover that they've been pitted against two child cupcake prodigies in a fierce competition to have their cupcakes featured at a party celebrating the DC Super Hero Girls in tonight's new episode. Making the call as to who wins are judges Waylynn Lucas, Florian Bellanger and guests Ashley Eckstein and Shea Fontana representing DC Comics Super Hero Girls.
Mike & Molly
Molly's (Melissa McCarthy) expectant ex-student Frannie (guest star Juliette Goglia) isn't sure what she'll do once the baby arrives, giving Molly concerns for both of them, in the new episode "Baby Bump." The pregnant teen's estranged sister (guest star Jessy Hodges) may, or may not, be the solution. In another new story that follows, "The Adoption Option," an adoption-agency representative pays a visit. Billy Gardell, Reno Wilson and Swoosie Kurtz also star.
It's down to the single digits for the season's remaining contestants, as the new episode "Live Top 9 Performances" gives them another round before coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. After America votes, two of the hopefuls will be eliminated in Tuesday's episode -- but one will re-enter the contest, thanks to the Instant Save, and go onto the live semifinals. Carson Daly is the host.
Mary (Adelaide Kane) deals with something of a domino effect in trying to play protector in the new episode "Strange Bedfellows." Her bid to keep Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) safe ends up endangering Gideon (Ben Geurens), forcing Mary to seek help. Bash (Torrance Coombs) intends to find out who is threatening Catherine (Megan Follows). Anna Popplewell, Craig Parker, Rose Williams and Celina Sinden also star.
Among those who don't react well to Azrael's rampage through the city is Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), who has a specific vendetta to execute, in the new episode "Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed." Professor Strange (guest star BD Wong) is on the run from the law, but he also has Bruce and Selina Kyle (David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova) on his trail. Michelle Veintimilla returns as Firefly, alias Bridgit. Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Michael Chiklis also star.
A Utah lawman's personal agony over a result of his professional efforts informs "Peace Officer," Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber's South by Southwest-honored documentary about William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who founded the state's first SWAT team while in that job. He then watched officers who used his training kill his own son-in-law, and now as a private investigator, Lawrence continues to pursue the truth behind what happened that day.
The Big Bang Theory
Ever think of a song, but you can't remember its name? Sheldon (Jim Parsons) joins that club in "The Earworm Reverberation," and being the compulsive fellow he is, he makes Leonard and Penny (Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco) crazy as he tries to find the title. Amy and Dave (Mayim Bialik, guest star Stephen Merchant) try another date. A fan of Howard and Raj's (Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar) music intrigues them. Melissa Rauch also stars.
A very narrow margin separates last season's champion, Hard Merchandise, from the top three other competitors as the season moves into its final two weeks in the new episode "The Thin Bluefin Line." Two of those rivals, Hot Tuna and Pinwheel, are battling forces out of their control, however. Meanwhile, Wicked Pissah skipper Paul Hebert and his mate Brad Krasowski mount an unprecedented charge to take over the lead.
As they try to make plans for the future, Norma and Norman (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) make a determined effort to repair the bond that once connected them in the new episode "Connected." Meanwhile, the two other men in their lives, Romero and Dylan (Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot) decide to take action for Norman's good after they realize Norma is turning a blind eye to the seriousness of their family problems.
Jane the Virgin
Big events collide for Jane (Gina Rodriguez) in the new "Chapter Forty-Three," as she has wedding concerns while also trying to plan a celebration of Mateo's first birthday. Thanks to Alba (Ivonne Coll), Jane gets a publishing prospect, only to start second-guessing her writing ability. Michael (Brett Dier) believes Derek (guest star Mat Vairo) is scheming with Mutter (guest star Fabiana Udenio). Melanie Mayron ("thirtysomething") directed the story.
With Railly and Cole (Amanda Schull, Aaron Stanford) stranded in 1944, Jones (Barbara Sukowa) has little choice but to rely on the one person she trusts the least -- Ramse (Kirk Acevedo) -- to bring them home. It's a mission that offers Ramse a chance to perform a vital act of atonement, but he may not be able to mend fences between Cole and Railly. Elsewhere, Jones pays a visit to elderly Jennifer Goines, looking for clues to how the Twelve seeks to warp the true nature of time in the new episode "Emergence."
If you can't stand the heat...: A new episode called "Flaming-Hot Fiesta Cake" finds Duff and his team of cake wizards accepting a gig from the hot-sauce label Tapatio that requires them to create a Mexican party cake that actually shoots fire. Also on their to-do list: a towering cookie cake for a Los Angeles convention.
The Odd Couple
Veteran sportscaster Rich Eisen guest stars as himself in the new episode "Make Room for Dani," as he gives his rival Oscar (Matthew Perry) a rough time. Oscar finally goes along with Teddy's (Wendell Pierce) recommendation to make some changes to his program, encompassing new duties for Dani (Yvette Nicole Brown). Felix (Thomas Lennon) comes to regret getting Emily (Lindsay Sloane) to introduce him to her mother (guest star Joanna Cassidy).
Person of Interest
If the team members thought they already had enough problems with an enemy artificial intelligence, those are compounded by similar problems with The Machine in the aptly titled new episode "SNAFU." Its intended reboot goes haywire, serving up information on people who aren't crime suspects -- and also labeling Finch and Root (Michael Emerson, Amy Acker) as threats to be dealt with. Jim Caviezel and Kevin Chapman also star. Another new episode airs Tuesday.
TURN: Washington's Spies
In the new episode "Benediction," Peggy (Ksenia Solo) deftly maneuvers Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) into contacting the British, while Caleb (Daniel Henshall) plans an ambush for Simcoe (Samuel Roukin). Meanwhile, Anna (Heather Lind) tries to save Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman). Ian Kahn also stars.
Community residents eagerly take full advantage of some blessedly mild weather to enhance their chances of making it through the harsh winter months that are looming behind this pleasant spell in the new episode "Rough Waters." For Hans and Timbi, that includes constructing a smokehouse, while Amanda repairs her new skiff. Elsewhere, Stuart and Sam go shrimping, while Curly tries to trap land otters.
After discovering some truly startling new information about his wife, Flynn (Nathan Phillips) and the ETU are led to a human who is collaborating with the Hunters, which in turn draws Flynn into an unexpected confrontation, in a new episode called "Her Body in My Soul." Britne Oldford, Lewis Fitz-Gerald and Mark Coles Smith also star.
The Real Housewives of Dallas
In the new episode "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," Tiffany's well-intentioned attempt to play peacemaker between LeeAnne and Brandi fails spectacularly, leading to a clash between Tiffany and LeeAnne. Elsewhere, Travis buys Stephanie's affection with some major bling to celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary, and Cary receives a fabulous surprise gift from Mark. Brandi, however, is heartbroken when Bryan skips out on a barbecue she throws for her estranged grandfather.
A certain death could be a bad "Omen" -- as in the movie by that title -- in the new episode "Hell to Pay." Castle (Nathan Fillion) gets an unexpected visitor, an escapee from a psychiatric facility who has an ax to grind, quite literally. The would-be assailant expires in Castle's office, eventually leading the writer and Beckett (Stana Katic) to suspect a connection to the Antichrist. Anne-Marie Johnson ("In the Heat of the Night") guest stars.
A quarantine of a different sort impacts the agents in the new episode "Of Whose Uneasy Route," as the activities of hackers -- who are on-site -- force a lockdown. Being in such close proximity for an extended period frays people's nerves, with Mayfair, Zapata, Reade and Sarah (Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, guest star Jordana Spiro) among them. Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton and Ashley Johnson also star.
Things literally may be going to hell as events build to a climax in the Season 1 finale, "Ave Satan!." The new episode finds Ann Rutledge and John Lyons (Barbara Hershey, Scott Wilson) targeting nearly everyone around Damien (Bradley James). The intense situation prompts the young Antichrist to make the ultimate sacrifice -- although on this supernatural drama, that phrase can mean almost anything. Megalyn E.K., Omid Abtahi and David Meunier also star.
Adapted from a successful international reality show format, this new series from Ellen DeGeneres' production company -- which premieres tonight with two back-to-back episodes -- follows host Curt Menefee ("Fox NFL Sunday") as he strolls through some major U.S. airport terminals in search of travelers who have memorable personal stories to share about arrivals and departures. In tonight's premiere, a couple faces a painful decision after meeting on a layover.
Tue, May 10
First Impressions With Dana Carvey
SNL alum Dana Carvey, known for great impressions himself, is featured in this unscripted competition series that gives up-and-coming impressionists the chance to share their skills. Freddie Prinze Jr. hosts, with a celebrity lineup including Steve Carell, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz and Kate Flannery cheering on the contestants.
Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes' acclaimed documentary "The Armor of Light" focuses on Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck, who undertakes an examination of whether being both pro-gun and pro-life run counter to each other. While others try to dissuade him, he finds an ally in Lucy McBath, the mother of an unarmed teen whose murder prompted a probe of Florida's stand-your-ground law. Together, the duo encourages others to take a close look at the gun culture in America.
The life of one of their own hangs in the balance as the rest of the NCIS team continues to work with the FBI and MI6 to find a fugitive British spy in the new episode "Dead Letter." The story introduces two new characters, played by Sarah Clarke ("24") and Duane Henry, who may continue into next season on this show. Joe Spano returns as FBI agent Fornell. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum and Rocky Carroll star.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The new special episode "Secrets Revealed" features never-before-seen moments from season six, unveiling Erika Jayne's latest video, along with insights into what goes into preparing for a big show. Eileen's "inner Erika" comes out during a shopping trip, while Lisa Rinna comes clean about using a strap-on. Kyle admits to frustration over Portia's spending spree. Supermodel Gigi Hadad, Yolanda's daughter, shares a common interest with Tom, Erika's husband.
Megan Fox returns as Reagan and Damon Wayans Jr. is back as Coach, on the eve of the wedding of Cece and Schmidt (Hannah Simone, Max Greenfield), in a new episode titled ... well, "Wedding Eve." Schmidt is concerned about getting his vows just right, so Nick and Winston (Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris) pitch in. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) fears Sam (guest star David Walton) is about to propose. The show's season finale airs an hour later.
Fresh Off the Boat
Louis and Jessica (Randall Park, Constance Wu) both try to alter their parental images for the better in the new episode "Gotta Be Me." Louis tries to give Emery (Forrest Wheeler) a makeover for school, while Jessica acts as a chaperone on a field trip for Eddie's (Hudson Yang) class. Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks") reprises his guest role. Ian Chen and Chelsey Crisp also star.
A known comic-book devotee, filmmaker Kevin Smith ("Clerks") is the director of the new episode "The Runaway Dinosaur," which sees the return of enemy Girder (guest star Greg Finley) in Barry's (Grant Gustin) absence. Realizing that Girder is returning to the scenes of his earlier crimes, Iris (Candice Patton) tries to lure him to the laboratory. Barry attempts to resume the life he knew. Danielle Panabaker and Jesse L. Martin also star.
Mel Brooks' 1974 Western spoof is one of filmdom's funniest flicks from one of its funniest directors. Harvey Korman is at his best as corrupt attorney general Hedley Lamarr, who wants to gain control of the soon-to-be-valuable land in the lawless town of Rock Ridge. His plan is to send in a black sheriff (Cleavon Little) to scare the racist populace away, but of course, it isn't that easy. Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Brooks himself also star.
Is a romantic reunion in store for Jimmy and Sara (John Stamos, Paget Brewster)? That's the big question in the comedy's season finale, "The Cure," but Sara is less certain about making the leap when Jimmy asks ... remembering all too well how hurt he left her previously. Gerald (Josh Peck) intends to go all-out to propose to Vanessa (Christina Milian). Regina Hall and Michael Trucco continue their guest roles. Kelly Jenrette also stars.
The Real O'Neals
Though she wanted Kenny (Noah Galvin) to find gainful employment, Eileen (Martha Plimpton) comes to regret it in the new episode "The Real Other Woman." He lands work as a tutor and quickly gets to know his student's mom (guest star Emily Rutherfurd) very well. Pat (Jay R. Ferguson) tries to get closer to his kids, but doesn't necessarily take the best path. Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") guest stars as himself. Matt Shively and Bebe Wood also star.
Little People, Big World
One of TLC's flagship series returns with some major changes for the Roloff family, including the very future of the Roloff farm. Even as Zach and Tori begin blending their lives as newlyweds, Amy and Matt brace themselves to sign the papers that will end their marriage. That all finds the family still trying to share the same physical property while sorting out seismic shifts in their relationships at the same time as they are trying to keep their family business together.
Following a last team performance by Melissa, Maddie and Mackenzie, Jai Rodriguez ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy") hosts a new reunion episode called "Hello and Goodbye." All the participants are free to speak their minds as they rehash all this past season's drama. The junior elite team performs and the moms get their last shot at venting any Melissa-centric grievances before they bid her a final goodbye.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Holy synergy, Batman ... whoops. Wrong comics brand. The new episode "Emancipation" is linked directly to the feature film "Captain America: Civil War," impacting S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dealings with Inhumans. Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his deputies debate coming clean about the relationship, but the increased power of Hive makes them think twice. Los Angeles newscaster Courtney Friel appears as "Newscaster." John Hannah and Adrian Pasdar also guest star.
NCIS: New Orleans
A Navy master diver's murder may be connected to a larger crime in the new episode "The Third Man." Pride (Scott Bakula) and his colleagues learn that a planned attack on New Orleans, by foreign perpetrators, may have been the reason for the slaying. A Homeland Security agent (guest star Ivan Sergei) works with the NCIS team on the case. Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell and CCH Pounder also star.
The hit personal makeover series returns for Season 3 with the new episode "Foreign Bodies," which marks the return of Rajee, a fan favorite. She is severely disfigured after someone who was not a licensed medical professional injected her face with cement. It's up to Doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif to come up with a complex plan to restore her looks.
This unscripted series returns to introduced three new couples from different cultures, all of whom share a belief in arranged marriage. In the season premiere, "Estranged Arrangement," Taylor and David risk the wrath of their mothers, while Vicki and Ben struggle with a Jewish Orthodox rule. Perhaps most seriously, Maneka and Mayur clash when their priest declares that she will be his property once the vows are exchanged.
A homeless alcoholic with a broken leg prompts a disagreement between April and Dr. Halstead (Yaya DaCosta, Nick Gehlfuss) over treatment in the new episode "Withdrawal" -- leading the latter medic to consider a job offer seriously. A combination of mourning and anxiety threatens the widowed Dr. Manning's (Torrey DeVitto) health. Two senior citizens with the same symptoms puzzle Dr. Charles and Sarah (Oliver Platt, Rachel DiPillo).
Lex (David Gyasi) becomes increasingly upset about the optimistic messages he has to give the public in the new episode "With Silence and Tears." Jana (Christina Moses) detects things are not what they seem with him, and she tries to get in touch with him directly. Dr. Cannerts (George Young) continues his search for a cure. Leo (Trevor St. John) tries to reach friends trapped in the quarantine zone. Chris Wood and Hanna Mangan Lawrence also star.
It's judgment day for Dean Sr. (William Devane) in "Full Circle," the show's season finale, and it's up to Dean Jr. (Rob Lowe) to clear his dad of malpractice charges when Stewart (Fred Savage) is taken out of the case. Others don't think the younger Sanderson is up to the task. The identity of the person who schemed against the firm is revealed -- and a "special surprise guest star" is promised. Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Natalie Morales also star.
Practically giddy at some of the recent success stories he's heard from other buyers, Dave is determined not to let another great locker slip out of his grasp as the crew returns to Palm Springs, Calif., in the new episode "Auctions Arriba!" Rene, meanwhile, seeks an inside line on where the best treasures are, and Mary enlists the help of a very unlikely ally.
Person of Interest
You never know when someone from your past might resurface -- and in Reese's (Jim Caviezel) case, it could prove deadly in the new episode "Truth be Told." The team's latest person of interest is connected to CIA veterans who are very familiar with Reese, a fact that threatens his cover identity. Keith David ("Enlisted") guest stars. Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman and Amy Acker also star.
A call to an unstable building, where more than a dozen people are trapped, forces Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) to make tough decisions in the new episode "Where the Collapse Started." Dawson (Monica Raymund) pursues the process of becoming a foster parent. Severide and Kidd (Taylor Kinney, guest star Miranda Rae Mayo) continue their covert romance. Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Dawson's "Chicago P.D." brother Antonio (guest star Jon Seda) clash.
The revival of the competition series soon starts its second season, and a preview subtitled "The Gears Awaken" gets viewers ready for it. Machines are the thing as inventors develop robots that can perform a variety of functions, and the question is how well each will stack up against the others when they rival one another directly. ESPN's Samantha Ponder is the show's new host, and Clark Gregg ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") is a guest judge here.
Kirsten's (Emma Ishta) skills are tested to the max when she is forced to enter the minds of numerous victims after an airplane lands with multiple dead passengers in the new episode "Red Eye," which was directed by actor Chad Lowe. As the Stitchers team tries to determine whether this bizarre incident was the work of a fellow passenger or terrorists, Camille (Allison Scagliotti) helps Linus (Ritesh Rajan) with a personal problem. Elsewhere, Liam (Jack Turner) continues to cause trouble.
The Night Manager
In part four of six, Roper (Hugh Laurie) makes Jonathan (Tom Hiddleston) his frontman for a phony tractor company and joins him on a trip to broker an arms deal in Istanbul. He probably would be less sanguine about his new companion, however, if he knew Jonathan and Jed (Elizabeth Debicki) recently had a covert sexual liaison. Fearful for his safety, Angela (Olivia Colman) orders Jonathan to abandon his mission and come home, but Jonathan insists he is close to exposing his target.
This new unscripted series follows the happy but exhausting lives of Adam and Danielle Busby, who became parents to the first set of all-girl quintuplets in the U.S. back in April 2015. The quints -- Ava Lane, Olivia Marie, Hazel Grace, Riley Paige and Parker Kate -- were born at 28 weeks in Houston and were released from the hospital last July.
The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled private eye Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) finds himself in hot water with a bunch of bad eggs. He searches for a jewel-encrusted statue he comes to realize is "the stuff that dreams are made of" while deceits and double-crosses pile up around him. Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre also star in this 1941 film noir classic.
Wed, May 11
After a hooded man open fires on their patrol car, Roman (Brian Geraghty) is left wounded and Burgess (Marina Squerciati) takes off after the shooter, briefly losing sight of him, then shooting when she relocates him turning in her direction with a glimmer of silver in his hand. No gun is found at the crime scene, and the shooter is identified as a 17-year-old honor student who will likely never walk again due to his injuries. Protests begin as the public views the case as another incident of a police officer shooting an unarmed African-American teenager.
Teamwork is encouraged frequently -- and not only among humans, as the new episode "Nature's Perfect Partners" underscores. It examines surprising collaborations among animals that enable different species to survive, and even thrive, through their unlikely partnerships. For instance, fish and hippos ordinarily might not be thought of together, but this hour explains the benefits they derive from their mutual association.
Having gotten used to keeping their own hours at school, Sue and Axl (Eden Sher, Charlie McDermott) worry Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) with their late returns home during summer vacation in the new episode "Find My Hecks." After some discord over an attempt at a curfew, Frankie comes up with what she believes is a good solution. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) tries to find out who he's vying against to be valedictorian at his middle-school graduation.
Tom Amandes ("Everwood") is back as Noah Kuttler, the father of Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), in the new episode "Monument Point." She seeks his assistance in the fight against Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough), prompting a conversation between Noah and Oliver (Stephen Amell) ... and the latter isn't very happy about the outcome. David Ramsey also stars.
The medical mission is deeply personal for Alex (Melissa George) in the new episode "Match Game," as the patient in question turns out to be her father (guest star Michael Nouri, "Flashdance"). He needs a kidney transplant, and the identity of a willing donor causes family strife. JoBeth Williams ("Poltergeist") also guest stars. Dave Annable, Don Hany, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy and Shelley Conn also star.
The death of a patient turns out to be tied to the murder of an ATF agent who was operating undercover in the new episode "Keratin & Kissyface." Rosewood and Villa (Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz) work on the investigation, which has twists and turns that seem endless. Sherri Shepherd and Sam Huntington guest star. Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis and Domenick Lombardozzi also star.
Barry (Troy Gentile) had better keep a close eye on his most treasured shirt, since it has two enemies -- Beverly and Lainey (Wendi McLendon-Covey, AJ Michalka) -- who are determined to get rid of it in the new episode "Big Orange." Once it vanishes, Barry enlists Adam and Erica (Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia) to help him determine what happened to it. Adam isn't happy about Murray's (Jeff Garlin) intention to get rid of the family tree house.
Though it sounds like the stuff of war movies -- and has been, on occasion -- the new episode "Bombing Hitler's Supergun" recalls the bank of weapons ordered by the Nazi leader, intended to pummel Allied forces and the city of London with relentless firepower from guns sending 600 shells over a 100-mile span ever hour. Not surprisingly for this series, the subject is considered from a scientific standpoint, with engineers and historians weighing in.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Dating-competition shows have taken their hits from the series "UnREAL," and they're in for more from the new episode "Assaulting Reality." A contestant on such a program maintains she was sexually attacked, drawing Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her colleagues into the behind-the-scenes operations of such a series. Guest stars include Larisa Oleynik and Michael Gross ("Family Ties"). Kelli Giddish, Ice-T and Raul Esparza also star.
Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) is up to no good -- which shouldn't exactly come as a news flash to fans of this series -- in the new episode "All in the Family." The literal torture she exacts on Lucifer (Misha Collins) suggests she may have other targets close to Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) in her sights, so the Winchester brothers devise a rescue mission.
The Real Housewives of New York City
In the new episode "Tipsying Point," Carole hosts a psychic session that turns ugly after Dorinda receives an unexpected reading, which leads in turn to raised voices between her and Ramona. Later, Jules urges Carole to try to turn her struggles into a positive means of helping others. At Sonja's birthday party, Ramona challenges Luann about her alleged influence over the honoree, as well as the dubious gift Luann bestowed on Ramona herself. Sonja's latest business venture causes concern amongst some of the women.
"Cheers" alum Shelley Long reprises her earlier guest role in the new episode "Crazy Train," which finds her character Dede headed to the altar again. Manny (Rico Rodriguez) persuades the family to travel by train to the nuptials, and the travelers have various feelings about the trek. For Phil and Cam (Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet), there's particular excitement since their favorite novelist also is a passenger. Simon Templeman also guest stars.
Little Women: LA
This new two-part special, concluding next week, examines the turbulent relationship of Brianna and Matt. Tonight's first part opens in the immediate aftermath of Brianna's discovery that Matt has been unfaithful to her. She's understandably devastated to learn of the affair, but now that she's Matt's wife and expecting his baby, she's facing a very difficult decision.
The dilemma of trying to fit someone new into the formidable Lyon family starts to take its toll on Hakeem (Bryshere "Yazz" Gray) in the new episode "Rise by Sin." Jamal (Jussie Smollett) becomes concerned when he learns about Freda's (Bre-z) father from Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), then does something highly questionable for Lucious' (Terrence Howard) benefit. Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday and Gabourey Sidibe also star.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Johannesburg is the International Response Team's destination when a U.S. college student is killed and his brother disappears in the new episode "Iqiniso." Going on a hunch that a gang is responsible, Jack (Gary Sinise) teams with an offbeat profiler (guest star Bahni Turpin) he's encountered before. Mykelti Williamson ("Forrest Gump") also guest stars. Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney and Annie Funke also star. Another episode follows.
With graduation on the horizon, a group of fraternity brothers at the University of Maryland is confronted with a terrifying turn of events as they are forced to make sense of an unexpected and brutal murder, accompanied by a raging fire, in a new episode called "Burning Down the House." Suspicion falls, at least initially, on students who were outside the charmed social circle of the frat boys.
Few things are as challenging for a household as a bout of illness for almost everyone concerned, and such a dilemma plagues the Johnsons in the new episode "Daddy Dre-Care." With his immediate family battling the flu, a work-obsessed Dre (Anthony Anderson) fears catching it as he tries to tend to everyone else. The kids want Bow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) maternal touch instead, but she's having quite a time contending with her own mom (Jenifer Lewis).
A new episode called "Rick the Emperor" highlights a Roman coin dating from 44 B.C. and bearing the likeness of Julius Caesar that comes into the shop. Later, Corey and Chum think they may have scored a home run when a visitor brings in plaster casts of Joe DiMaggio's feet. Also: a rare 1960s leather jacket and a scarlet fever caution sign.
"Dancing With the Stars" veteran Derek Hough and music's Kesha guest star in the new episode "After You've Gone," both figuring into Juliette's (Hayden Panettiere) efforts to lobby for an Oscar nomination for her work in "Shenandoah Girl." Rayna (Connie Britton) has close-to-home concerns about the pitfalls that new artists can run into. Scarlett's (Clare Bowen) patience with Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Autumn Chase (guest star Alicia Witt) runs out.
The ABC TV movie "The Day After" premieres, driving home the very high stakes -- and bleak consequences -- of a Cold War disaster, but even with that in mind, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) still must complete the painful "Patty" operation in the new episode "The Day After." Matthew Rhys also stars.
Nazi Mega Weapons
The documentary series begins its third season with the rather self-explanatory "Blitzkrieg," describing the German offensive that was so potent, the term -- translated as "lightning war" -- found its way into common usage. In its form during World War II, it initially represented Germany's invasion of Poland with a combination of tanks, dive bombers and ground troops. France, Belgium and the Netherlands were among the campaign's subsequent targets.
The Last Panthers
The penultimate episode in this six-part limited series is set in 1995 Bosnia, where the war-torn country breathes in the uncertain safety of a delicate cease fire. Against this tense backdrop, a significant personal connection between Naomi and Milan (Samantha Morton, Goran Bogdan) is revealed.
There Goes the Motherhood
In the new episode "Forty Not-So-Wonderful," Leah shocks the group on the eve of her 40th birthday when she reveals she and Bill, her husband, are going through a marital rough patch. On a happier note, Meghan surprises Nick with the gift of moving back into their bedroom, while Beth gives her cousin Billy all the dirt at mommy group. Later, Billy gives Leah a birthday present she'll never forget.
Little Women: NY
In the new episode "Agree to Disagree," a night of belly dancing takes a very unpleasant turn when Jazmin confronts Dawn and accuses her of being a real disappointment as a sister-in-law. Elsewhere, one of the ladies receives shocking news about her baby.